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Fiddle Lessons


Most of these sample files appear smaller here than the pages in the actual books

For "Going up Caney" from Stoney Lonesome Fiddle - The Fiddle Music of Bill Monroe, click Click here to get the PDF.

For one of five(!) pages of "Bluegrass Breakdown" from Stoney Lonesome Fiddle - The Fiddle Music of Bill Monroe, click Click here to get the PDF.

For "Wolf Trap Blues" from Stoney Lonesome Fiddle - The Fiddle Music of Bill Monroe, click here.

For an excerpt of a bluegrass lesson using "Pig in the Pen" from Complete Country Fiddler, click here.

For an excerpt of a swing fiddle lesson using the tune, "Go Tell Aunt Rhodie" from Complete Country Fiddler, click here.

For an excerpt of a blues fiddle lesson from Complete Country Fiddler, click here.

For Abe's Retreat from Volume One of the Phillips Collection of Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, click here.

For Old Time Fire on the Mountain from Volume One of the Phillips Collection of Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, click here.

For Sailor's Set on Shore from Volume One of the Phillips Collection of Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, click here.

For Chief Sitting Bull from Volume One of the Phillips Collection of Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, click here.

For Miss Mountain's Hornpipe from Favorite American Hornpipes for Fiddle, click here.

For Hugh Farr's version of Texas Crapshooter from Favorite American Rags & Blues for Fiddle, click here.

For Doc Roberts' great version of All I Got's Done Gone from Favorite American Rags & Blues for Fiddle, click here.

For Ruthie Dornfeld's version of Pointe au Pic from Volume Two of the Favorite American Jigs & Polkas for Fiddle, click here.

For Portland Fancy Jig from Volume Two of the Favorite American Jigs & Polkas for Fiddle , click here.

For a fine new tune composed by Paul Elliott, Heartland Waltz from The 110 Waltzes download, click here.

For the twin fiddle kickoff to Miss Molly from Western Swing Fiddle, click here.

For Johnny Gimble's wonderful solo on Corrine, Corrina from Western Swing Fiddle, click here.

For Richard Greene's solo on All the Good Times Are Past and Gone (when he was a member of Bill Monroe's band) from Bluegrass Fiddle Styles, click here.

For one of the six pages of great contest-style variations of Blackberry Blossom from Contest Fiddling, click here.

For one of the seven pages of great contest-style variations of Don't Let Your Deal Go Down from Contest Fiddling, click here.

For some examples of licks that connect chords and use double stops from Hot Licks for Bluegrass Fiddle, click here.

For an example of how a typical bluegrass tune can be varied using standardlicks, check out Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms from Hot Licks for Bluegrass Fiddle. click here.

For one of the several variations of Orange Blossom Special from Hot Licksfor Bluegrass Fiddle. click here.

For the first part of an excerpt of some of Mark O'Connor's wilder playing on Sally Johnson from Mark O'Connor - The Championship Years, click here.

For the second part of an excerpt of some of Mark O'Connor's wilder playing on Sally Johnson from Mark O'Connor - The Championship Years, click here.

For a sample page featuring Muddy Roads from Beginning Fiddle Solos, click here.

The Klezmer Collection is not a fiddle book but here is a medium-paced khosidl from it called Simchas Torah. Click here.

For an untitled hora from the Klezmer Collection, click here.

For an uptempo freylakh called Liebes Tanz from the Klezmer Collection, click here.



Dobro Lessons

For a transcription of a Jerry Douglas solo on Saint Anne's Reel from The Complete Dobro Player click here.

For a sample lesson on double string licks and some simple music theory from the Complete Dobro Player click here.

For an excerpt of a lesson on swing lap guitar from the Complete Dobro Player click here.

For an excerpt from the chapter on chording the lap guitar from The Dobro Book, click here.

For a finger picked country blues in D tuning from The Dobro Book, click here.

For an excerpt from several pages of variations of Hilo March based on versions by Dick McIntyre, M. K. Moke and Jerry Byrd from The Art of Hawaiian Steel Guitar Vol. 1 click here.

For a straight-ahead version of Pupu O'Ewa from The Art of Hawaiian Steel Guitar Vol. 1 click here.

For an excerpt of the discussion of the characteristics of Hawaiian style guitar from The Art of Hawaiian Steel Guitar Vol. 1 click here.

For an excerpt of Eleu Mikimiki from The Art of Hawaiian Steel Guitar, Volume 2 click here. (This scan did not come out as clear as the print in the book.)

For an excerpt of Sol Hoopii's solo on Hano Hano Hawaii from The Art of Hawaiian Steel Guitar, Volume 2 click here. (This scan did not come out as clear as the print in the book.)

For a sample country blues from the Deluxe Dobro Tune Book, (available as a download), click here.

For a bluegrass arrangement of John Hardy from the Deluxe Dobro Tune Book, (available as a download), click here.

For an old time waltz from the Deluxe Dobro Tune Book, (available as a download), click here.

For an arrangement of a breakdown called Lead Out (a.ka. Too Young to Marry) from the Deluxe Dobro Tune Book, (available as a download), click here.

For a sample page featuring a boogie woogie from Beginning Dobro Solos, click here.