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Strings: Transcriptions and Performance Prep.

Transcriptions and Performance Prep.

Scores of transcriptions for Strings

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Dave Matthews Band: Just the Riffs for Violin by Mark Wood
MT278.W66 D3  Check Availability
Image:Strings_transcriptions_justtheriffsdmb.jpg From the publisher:
"Learn 70 fantastic riffs from innovative DMB violinist Boyd Tinsley. Author Mark Wood assembles Boyd's best from the songs on four albums, including: Ants Marching, The Best of What's Around, Crash into Me, Crush, Everyday, Halloween, If I Had It All, Jimi Thing, Lie in Our Graves, Pig, Proudest Monkey, Rhyme & Reason, Satellite, and more. Includes an interview with Tinsley and notes on his equipment."
Jean-Luc Ponty Collection: Lead Sheets for 22 Compositions by Jean-Luc Ponty
MP175.5.P667 J4  Check Availability
Image:Strings_transcriptions_jeanlucponty.jpg From the publisher:
"For all 'C' instrumentalists, this unique songbook features lead sheets for 22 tunes from this French jazz-rock/fusion violinist. Includes: After the Storm • Bowing Bowing • Caracas • Enigmatic Ocean • Gardens of Babylon • Imaginary Voyage • Jig • Mirage • Tender Memories • more."
Mel Bay Presents Mark O'Connor, the Championship Years: 1975-1984 transcribed and edited by Stacy Phillips with Mark O'Connor
MP41.O3 M4  Check Availability
Image:Strings_transcriptions_championshipyears.jpg From the publisher:
"This book shows how Mark adapted what he learned from Benny Thomasson to produce an original voice in fiddle tune variation, becoming the most celebrated fiddle in recent history. Contains meticulously accurate transcriptions of the album of the same name. Includes hoe-downs, schottisches, waltzes, jigs, rags and polkas. The text details the first phase of Mark's career, during which he established a new standard for old-time fiddling."
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The Greatest Stars of Bluegrass Music: Fiddle transcribed by Martin Norgaard
MP40 .B74 1999  Check Availability
Image:No_cover_image_available-SCORES.jpg From the catalog:
"Colorado calling me -- In the pines -- Under the double eagle -- Blue is the color of lonesome -- High level hornpipe -- Wish I'd stayed in the wagon yard -- Down in Union County -- Palms of victory -- Lonesome day -- Old Black Mountain Saturday night -- Little rosewood casket -- The Johnson boys -- Arkansas traveler -- Blue Ridge Mountain blues -- Down yonder -- Skyline drive -- Ida red -- Are you tired of me my darling -- Lonesome road blues -- Sailing for glory -- Grass country -- Mother Maybelle -- Somebody touched me -- Home in the mountains -- Cannonball blues -- Bluebirds are singing for me --White heat -- Forked deer -- Carry me back to old Virginny -- Liberty."
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Mel Bay Presents Natalie MacMaster's Cape Breton Island Fiddle by Natalie MacMaster
MP41 .M112 2001  Check Availability
Image:Strings_transcriptions_nataliemacmaster'scapebreton.jpg From the publisher:
"This book contains transcriptions of selections from three of Natalie MacMaster's albums: A Compilation, Fit as a Fiddle, and No Boundaries. These tunes were selected because the fiddling was easily heard over the accompaniment and the tune settings were reasonably transferable to standard music notation."
Never Before...Never Again by Joe Venuti; violin transcriptions by Aidan Massey; edited by Richard Niles Romano
MP41.V45 N4  Check Availability
Image:Strings_transcriptions_neverbefore.jpg From the publisher:
"Joe Venuti was the first and greatest jazz violinist. In 1954 an impromptu recording session in duet with guitarist Tony Romano produced, in the words of respected jazz critic Leonard Feather, 'music of the highest and purest order.' British Jazz violinist and teacher Aidan Massey has meticulously transcribed Venuti's breathtaking solos from this session, the CD of which is also included with this volume."
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