Babette’s Quick Start Guide to Theory for Fiddlers — Book One
Book One is designed to give the beginning fiddler the fiddle theory needed to play with family and friends. This is applicable theory as it relates to the violin. Even though the material is easy to read, the lessons should be played on the violin. Short worksheets accompany the lessons in each book. Because of the innovative nature of my approach, many of my students can play the answer to the questions, before they can voice the answer.
Book One Table of Contents: Sharps, F# is First, The Other Sharps, First Position Notes on the Violin/Using the Pinkie, Notes on the Staff/Beyond the Staff, Major Scales, Playing G, D, and A major scales, Most Important Note in the Scale, Second Most Important Note in the Scale, Chord Beginnings, In The Background, Circle of Fifths, Flats, Bb is the First Flat, The Other Flats, Third Most Important Note in the Scale, The Third Chord, I-IV-V, or More on Chops, Circle of Fourths. ISBN-13: 978-0-9787985-2-9, ISBN-10: 0-9787985-0-3, Copyright 2004. Available in PDF and Print from our store, and for your Kindle from www.amazon.com.
Babette’s Quick Start Guide to Theory for Fiddlers — Book Two
Book Two is a continuation of what you’ve learned in Book One, elaborating and delving deeper into concepts already learned, as well as introducing new ones.
Book Two Table of Contents: Major Scales Step Two, Beyond The Staff, All of the Notes in the First Position, Scales With a Low Fourth Finger, Some Notes are the Same/Accidentals, Two Octave Scales, What Key Are You Playing In? (Sharps), What Key Are You Playing In? (Flats), Fifths Revisited, Thirds, Let’s Make A Chord, Harmony 101, Maybe You’re Really Playing in the Relative Minor A Brief Word About Modes, 1,2,3,4,5,6,7, The Circle of Fifths Is Your Friend, Appendix. ISBN-13: 978-0-9787985-1-2, ISBN-10: 0-9787985-1-1, Copyright 2005. Available in PDF and Print from our store, and for your Kindle from www.amazon.com.