EASTERN EUROPEAN FIDDLE TUNES
80 Traditional Pieces for Violin
Book with Online Material
Format: Softcover Audio Online
Editor: Pete Cooper
Following the success of Irish Fiddle Solos and English Fiddle Tunes, Pete Cooper's new book contains a rich selection of tunes from many Eastern European countries including Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Macedonia, and pieces from the Klezmer tradition. There are 80 tunes in a variety of styles: mazurkas, polkas, kolomyikas, freylekhs, horas, csárdás, legenyes,sîrbas, rucenitsas, kopanitsas, etc. The material is wide-ranging in complexity, including very simple pieces as well as many more challenging tunes requiring intermediate to advanced technique. The introduction provides explanations of rhythms, scales, modes, and notes on the individual tunes.
As with many other books in the series, there are MP3 files that can be downloaded for free, with all the pieces performed by Pete Cooper.