Renowned fiddle instructor Brian Wicklund and Canadian fiddle master April Verch have joined forces to bring a new instructional book/CD to market, American Fiddle Method: Canadian Fiddle Styles.
The book and CD set will introduce the student to the Canadian fiddle style. The instruction is geared toward those who are of an intermediate level and wish to expand their playing by adding this dynamic style to their repertoire. Canadian styles covered in the book include the traditions of Old Time Canadian, French Canadian, Cape Breton and M?©tis.
In this 80 page book and 60 minute CD, Brian and April teach the simple melodies to 18 Canadian fiddle tunes, and then go on to demonstrate variations using ornaments and bowing patterns common to Canadian fiddle styles. The instruction is presented in a clear and accessible manner, bringing these more advanced techniques within grasp for all intermediate level players.
The CD includes “play along” tracks for the students continued practice.
This instructional book/CD package is available for $24.95 directly from Brian, or you should be able to find it anywhere Mel Bay products are sold.