Looking for fiddle tunes to teach the class? Need tunes transposed for viola, cello and bass?
Did you know that there are many, many skills you can teach through fiddle tunes? Read about all the great reasons to teach fiddle tunes to your class in Why Teach Fiddle Tunes?.
In the collection are standard fiddle tunes in the Irish, (and soon to come) Cape Breton, Quebeçois, Acadian, and East Coast Canadian styles. Each tune is transposed for Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass in treble, alto and bass clefs. This allows you to give out the same sheet to the whole class. This also makes it easy for the students to play with anyone else.
Also included are exercises for common fiddle ornamentation, and a Fiddle Tune Checklist and rubric for your students.
Many of the tunes below are supported with videos and playlists on the SMT Youtube Channel so students can practice at home and explore different styles, and so you don’t have to feel self-conscious demonstrating a style you aren’t familiar with.
SMT Fiddle Tunes for Strings
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* This collection of fiddle tunes is regularly being updated. Updates are included with your purchase!
The Irish Washerwoman – very recognizable, easy and catchy tune
The Kesh Jig – very common session tune, featured in the party scene in the Titanic movie
Morrison’s – very common Em jig
The Blarney Pilgrim – a 3-part jig, featured in the dance scene in the Titanic movie
Reel du pendu – very catchy tune with an uneven number of bars, typical of the French Canadian style
Bonaparte’s Retreat – from Aaron Copland’s “Hoe Down” from Rodeo
Exercises for Fiddle Ornamentation
Fiddle Tune Checklist & Rubric