BackUp Trax: Old Time & Fiddle Tunes for Cello,
by Dix Bruce, cello parts by Renata Bratt

Learn melodies and practice soloing on fourteen of the most popular old time & fiddle tunes. For fiddle and mandolin. You play along while the band backs you up. It’s tons of fun to jam!

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BackUP Trax: Old Time & Fiddle Tunes
You play all the leads while the band backs you up. 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. 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 times through the tune 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. Potential for improvement is unlimited!

Play along with a great string band rhythm section on the downloadable audio: guitar (Dix Bruce), mandolin (Bob Alekno), string bass (Markie Sanders) and fiddle (Jeremy Cohen). We’ll jam all night long!

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
Old Joe Clark.