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Benny Thomasson and the Texas Fiddling Tradition: Part Two

by Michael Mendelson Reprinted from: JEMF Quarterly Volume 10, Part 3 (Autumn 1974) #35 As Charles Faurot notes, in Texas, “Almost any reason will serve as an excuse for a fiddle contest…” whether it be a rodeo, anniversary of a town founding, St. Patrick’s Day or a “Yamboree”— a yam harvest festival .14 As these [...]

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The Fiddle Sessions Jazz Violin Project: Go Tell Aunt Rhody – Solo #1 Stacy Phillips

by Stacy Phillips  (photo by Marcia Goodman) This first entry in The Fiddle Sessions Jazz Violin Project serves as an introduction and, so, is a bit different in scope to all other entries that follow.  It is taken from my “Complete Country Fiddler”, a book designed to teach violinists how to create solos in the [...]

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The Fiddle Sessions Jazz Violin Project: Go Tell Aunt Rhody – #2 Tim Kliphuis

By Tim Kliphuis My name is Tim Kliphuis, a jazz fiddler from Holland. My style is based on the playing of French jazz fiddler Stephane Grappelli, who in the 1930’s with his partner Django Reinhardt, founded the style of Hot Club Jazz, nowadays called Gypsy, or Manouche, Jazz. Here is my solo. (The numbers refer [...]

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The High Level Hornpipe from Jehile Kirkhuff

 by Ed Berbaum  This is a good example of the “Classical” Old-Time Fiddle tune style as defined by the Old-Time Herald many years ago.  It is not at the speed of Bluegrass., Not the “Nashville” or modern Contest style Not the Blues, not “music of the 20ʼs”. It is a great melody, a beautiful melody [...]

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High Level Hornpipe 2

Here is my transcription of Jehile Kirkhuff’s setting of High Level Hornpipe from the Mel Bay book “Favorite American Hornpipes for Fiddle”. Stacy Phillips Printable Version

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Welcome to the April-May 2011 issue of Fiddle Sessions®!

With this issue Fiddle Sessions introduces an exciting series of articles featuring solos by some of the best of the current crop of jazz violin improvisers. In recognition of The Fiddle Session Jazz Violin Project there will be some outstanding discounts offered exclusively to readers of this on line magazine.  Check back to this page [...]