BackUp Trax: Old Time & Fiddle Tunes for Cello
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Old Time & Fiddle Tunes
for Cello

BackUP TRAX: Old Time & Fiddle Tunes for Cello by Dix Bruce. Cello solos played by nationally known performer and educator Renata Bratt. Learn melodies and practice soloing on fourteen of the most popular old time & fiddle tunes. Play along with a great string band rhythm section: guitar (Dix Bruce), mandolin (Bob Alekno), and string bass (Markie Sanders).

For years cellists have been requesting a version of BackUP Trax: Old Time & Fiddle Tunes arranged for the cello. Now cellists can hear, read, play along with the band, and learn a great collection of fiddle and old time tunes on cello!

Melodies are first presented on the recording at a slow speed with just guitar, then each is repeated at regular speed with the band. Split track mixing on the recording allows the student to hear just the melody (while reading along in the book) or just the rhythm section, or both for maximum flexibility and specific study. Finally the band plays several choruses and you play all the leads. Songs may be repeated, at slow or regular speed, as many times as you wish in order to perfect phrases, melodies and solos in a band context. Beginners can practice basic skills while more advanced players can hone their improvisation chops, each at their own individual learning pace. And, it's great fun! You'll really get the feeling of having your own band to practice with. The band never gets tired. We’ll jam all night long! Potential for improvement is unlimited!

Tunes: Temperance Reel, Sally Goodin, Blackberry Blossom, Over the Waves, Beaumont Rag, Red Haired Boy, June Apple, Salty Dog, The Wayfaring Stranger, Arkansas Traveler, Soldier's Joy, Billy in the Lowground and Old Joe Clark.

BackUP TRAX: Old Time & Fiddle Tunes for Cello Booklet/ CD set: $14.95 Add $2.98 for Media Mail (ten days to two weeks or more); $6.45 for Priority Mail (two to three business days).

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Also available: BackUP Trax: Old Time & Fiddle Tunes for Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar, banjo.

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