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Busking Fiddle Tunes for Two

Traditionally, a “busker” is someone who performs (music, juggling, puppetry, etc.) in a public place for money. The 36 tunes in these books were carefully selected with busking in mind from 19 of the previously published “Tunes for Two” collections from Greenblatt & Seay. Not only can these tunes enable you to provide your admiring public with a wide variety of music they can also serve as a sampler of Deborah Greenblatt’s arrangements from many of these books. For example there are American, Danish, Hungarian, Irish, Klezmer, Russian, and Busking tunes. There are also ragtime, renaissance, and classical tunes as well as eight tunes with lyrics for those of you who like to sing. Most of these tunes have guitar chords which can come in handy if you have friends that play rhythm instruments. The tunes in each book of the Busking Fiddle Tunes for Two series are in the same keys so you can harmonize with other stringed instruments.


Busking Fiddle Tunes for Two Basses

Book: $15.00

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Busking Fiddle Tunes for Two Cellos

Book: $15.00

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Busking Fiddle Tunes for Two Mandolins

Book: $15.00

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Busking Fiddle Tunes for Two Violas

Book: $15.00

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Busking Fiddle Tunes for Two Violins

Book: $15.00

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Tunes in this Collection...
“Angelina the Baker & Whiskey Before Breakfast & Spotted Pony”
“Banish Misfortune”
“Beauty In Tears” by O’Carolan
“Blow Ye Winds”
“Boda Valsen”
“Chorus Jig”
“Clementine”
“Dallas Bound”
“Dennis Murphy’s Polka”
“Drunken Sailor”
“Finjan”
“The Fox”
“Grasshoppornas”
“Hava Nagila”
“Home On The Range”
“I Had a Little Overcoat”
“Irish Washerwoman”
“Kallnaschotis”
“Lanc Lanc Eszterlanc”
“Lars Peter pa Rimmi”
“A Malomnak Nincsen K&oumi;ve”
“Moscow Nights (Padmaskovniye Vyechera)”
“The Old Chisolm Trail”
“Old Dan Tucker”
“Paddy Lay Back”
“La Paloma” by S. Yradier
“Pig Ankle Rag”
“Pittyedare”
“Road to Lisdonvarna & Boys From Tandragee”
“Rose Tree”
“Smash the Windows”
“Supen”
“Swinging On a Gate”
“Tambourin” by J.P. Rameau
“Tantst Tantst Yidelekh”
“Tanzen und Springen” by H. Hassler

Reviews...

“Fiddler, educator, music publishers, and arranger Deborah Greenblatt expands her family of fun, accessible string compilation books with Busking Fiddle Tunes for Two Violins. This collection appeals not only to street performers, but also to players who'd like to get together for an informal jam, and violin teachers who are looking for supplemental repertoire that students will enjoy playing together. The book is a diverse collection of traditional tunes, ranging from those of Russian, Hungarian, and Irish origin to American ragtime and classical pieces....The difficulty level is beginner to intermediate, so provided that the fiddlers have a basic understanding of double-stop technique, this collection is appropriate for most levels. Even advanced violinists will have fun playing the 36 tunes in this book. All in all, this is a great starter kit to strengthen your busking skills (even including a short guide to the art of busking) and would make a lovely addition to your music library. It’s truly a joy to flip through with friends on a street corner, at a festival or farmer’s market, or in your home.”
- Eliana Fiore
Strings, August 2011

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