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Solo Fiddle Tune Books

Arrangements by Deborah Greenblatt

These collections contain tunes suitable for playing by yourself.

In addition to the titles described on this page the books in the Tunes for Two Series have the melody on the top stave so that they can be played with or without a second player.


Book of Rounds
40 tunes in 13 keys from 12 countries. The lyrics for 27 tunes are included, with handy indexes to organize it all. Spiral bound volumes with these same tunes are available for Fiddle, Cello, Soprano Recorder, Alto Recorder, Tenor Recorder, and Bass Recorder. Easy to intermediate.

Cross-Tuning Fiddle Tune Book
Cross-tuning (“scordatura”) refers to the practice of altering the tuning of one or more strings. This technique makes some double stops easier to play. This collection contains 39 cross-tuned fiddle tunes utilizing 11 different tunings. Scales for each of these tunings are also provided.

Fiddler’s Scale Book
Major Scales, Melodic Minor, Pure Minor, Harmonic Minor, Chromatic, Whole Tone; Modes: Ionian, Aeolian, Mixolydian, Lydian, Dorian, Phrygian, Locrian; Klezmer: Major, Pure Minor, Melodic Minor, Harmonic Minor, Adonoi Molokh, Ahava Raba, Misheberakh.

International Fiddler’s Tune Book
52 tunes with chords for two fiddles from 52 places including Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, etc.

Jewish Fiddler’s Tune Book
28 tunes of Jewish, Hebrew, Yiddish, and Israeli origin, arranged for fiddle and rhythm guitar. (It is also suitable for recorder, hammered dulcimer, mandolin, etc.).

Piano Fiddling Tune Book
27 hoedowns, polkas, jigs, waltzes, and rags arranged for Piano.

Renaissance Fiddler’s Tune Book
21 olde tunes composed between the years 1100 and 1650. Love songs, sad songs, dance songs, waltzes, etc., from Germany, France, England, and Italy will add just the right depth and change of pace to your repertoire.

Telemann’s Fantasias for Solo Violin
G. P. Telemann composed 12 Fantasias for Violin, and 12 Fantasias for Flute. This collection includes all 24 of these pieces arranged for solo violin. Suitable for concerts or background music. There are many fun places for string crossings. Fingerings are included. Second position is used frequently.

Telemann’s Fantasias for Solo Viola
G. P. Telemann composed 12 Fantasias for Violin, and 12 Fantasias for Flute. This collection includes all 24 of these pieces arranged for solo viola.


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