Quatrième de couverture
The fiddle, or violin, which first appeared towards the middle of the sixteenth century, has for many years been the instrument most widely used in the playing of Irish Traditional Music. It has had a significant influence on the melodic structure of many tunes and has played a central role in producing the repertoire we enjoy today.
This book explains and shows in detail the various techniques used by fiddle players in creating a traditional style of playing. All the information is presented in the context of the music itself, with numerous transcribed and recorded examples. For those unable to read music, a chapter on notation is included. Particular emphasis is given to bowing and ornamentation, with individual chapters devoted to Jigs, Slides, Polkas, Hornpipes, Airs and Reels. The book also attempts to convey something of the excitement felt in playing music which has a large degree of improvisation, albeit within certain bounds. --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.
Biographie de l'auteur
Matt Cranitch, who lives in Cork, has been playing the fiddle since childhood. He bas performed extensively, and has presented master-classes and lectures, both at home in Ireland and abroad. As a founder member of Na Fili, he featured on all their records, and has made a number of solo albums and various other recordings. He is a graduate in Electrical Engineering and in Music of University College Cork, where he taught the fiddle for a number of years. He lectures in Electronic Engineering at Cork Regional Technical College. As a highly accomplished musician and experienced teacher, he brings to this book a deep knowledge and keen understanding of all aspects of Irish Traditional Music. --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.