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No 616 BK CD

Canadian Hits Book 2

Canadian Old Time Fiddle Hits Volume No 2--Transcribed by Gordon Stobbe. Contains over 70 fiddle tunes taken from jam sessions lists from across mainland Canada. Tunes such as: Toronto Waltz, Stan's Jig, Murray River Jig, Bowing the Strings, Clarinet Polka, Gaspe Reel, Nakimum Reel, Ontario Swing, Stone's Rag, and many more. Includes CD.

$32.00 CAD
≈ $24.17 USD

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No 617 BK CD

Canadian Hits Book 3

Canadian Oil Time Fiddle Hits Book 3--By Gordon Stobbe. Approx 44 tunes such as: Candlelight Waltz, Sheamus O'Brien, Vlliage Carousel Waltz, Canada Day Swing, David's Jig, Swallowtail Jig, Cheticamp Reel, Mississippi Sawyer, Swamplate Breakdown, Johnny Wagonner, Money Musk and many More. Includes CD.

$32.00 CAD
≈ $24.17 USD

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No 623 Bk CD

Re Book Scales & Arpeggios

Red Book of Scales & Arpeggios by Gordon Stobbe. 150 Exercises explaining and exploring these major building blocks of Fiddle Music. Understanding scales and arpeggios helps us identify larger chunks of a melody, making it easier to memorize as an idea rather than a collection of notes. Playing through these exercises will greatly improve your reading skills. Comes with CD.

$30.00 CAD
≈ $22.66 USD

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No 624 BK CD

Green Book of Accompaniment

The Fiddler's Green Book of Accompaniment by Gordon Stobbe. What to play when you don't know the tune. We want to develop some musical strategies to help us keep playing even when we don't know the tune. We need some basic music theory to understand how things fit together and then we need a wide variety of songs with several examples of how the theoretical fits with reality. All these questions we be tackled in this book. Comes with CD

$30.00 CAD
≈ $22.66 USD

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No 625 DVD

Bowing--Right Hand Work Shop

DVD Bowing Workshop by Gordon Stobbe--Twelve things your right hand should know. In real time and slow motion a workshop that will help your right hand develop skills and confidence in several areas. Covering proper Bow Grip, when to bow from the elbow and when to bow from the wrist. Use your grip to create accents, How to develop a variety of bow patterns and much much more. A value packed DVD with many help tips for bowing.

$30.00 CAD
≈ $22.66 USD

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No 630 BK CD

Mandolin Chordology

Mandolin Cordology: How to Create Every Chord you will ever need-By Gordon Stobbe. This is not a learn to play book for the mandolin. It is an attempt to help people gain confidence in their chording abilities and thereby double the fun and usefulness of the instrument. Comes with CD.

$30.00 CAD
≈ $22.66 USD

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No. 614 BK

Opening Lines

By Gordon Stobbe: Opening Lines, an alphabetical listing of opening phrases for 220 Canadian Old Time Fiddle Hits, including waltzes, Jigs, Reels and other dance Favorites. How many times have you been in situation where you cannot remember how to start playing a tune and you have to get someone to hum it for you or give you assistance. This is the help shortcut book just for this reason, made small enough to fit in your fiddle case so you can have it with you when needed. The list of 220 tunes are found in The Canadian Old Time Fiddle Hits, Volume # 1, 2, and 3. No CVD included.

$12.00 CAD
≈ $9.06 USD

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No. 615BK/CD

Canadian Old-Time Fiddle Hits Vol 1

Canadian Old-Time Fiddle Hits--Vol 1....transcribed by Gordon Stobbe..Gordon is a well known Atlantic Musician and Music Instructor..This book includes common tunes from across Canada such as: Poor Girl Waltz, Smile the While, Old Red Barn, Little Burnt Patato, Mason's Apron, Sheehan's Reel, Lake Dore Waltz, Reel de Rimouski and many more--Approx: 69 tunes in all......includes CD.

$32.00 CAD
≈ $24.17 USD

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No. 618BK/CD

Of Course You Can Play The Fiddle - A Beginner's Guide

by Gordon Stobbe

Introducing the basics of fiddling through the in-depth study of twelve tunes, jigs, hornpipes, reels and waltzes. Include proper hand position, scales, bowing techniques and much more. Tunes are played at half and full speed. A complete beginner's guide with CD. Volume One.

$30.00 CAD
≈ $22.66 USD

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No. 619BK/CD

Of Course You Can Play The Fiddle - Book 2

by Gordon Stobbe

Building on book 1, this book includes an in-depth study of twenty tunes, waltzes, jigs, reels, rags, polkas, a strathspey and a pattern dance for western Canada. It also includes exercises, scales, arpeggios, phrases and bowing techniques. Slow and fast versions on included CD. Volume Two.

$30.00 CAD
≈ $22.66 USD

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No 619-3 BK CD - Of Course Book # 3

Of Course You Can Play The Fiddle Book # 3 By Gordon Stobbe. The third book in the series of Of Course You Can. Features and in depth study of 20 fiddle tunes in 8 Keys suitable for intermediate players. Tunes of Waltzes, Jigs, Reels, Two-Steps and hornpipe, a foxtrot and a Metis tune and some harmony parts. Each tune comes with its own page of exercises covering scales, arpeggio diagrams. This book also includes exercises, scales, arpeggios, phrases and bowing techniques. The accompanying 70 minute CD includes all tunes played slow and at regular speed.

$30.00 CAD
≈ $22.66 USD

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No. 620BK

Of Course You Can Learn To Read Music For The Fiddle

by Gordon Stobbe

For players of all levels, covers all aspects of reading - includes detailed description of basics, note naming, note values, time signatures, key signatures, intervals, scales and arpeggios in six major keys, also includes building exercises and eighteen original compositions. No CD.

$20.00 CAD
≈ $15.10 USD

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No. 621BK/CD

Of Course You Can Play Fiddle Harmony

Fiddle Harmony by Gordon Stobbe...A all new book on Harmony--designed to introduce small and large fiddle groups to the wonderful world of harmony. Guitar and Piano cords are included for all tunes and cello/bass parts for several tunes. The accompanying 64 track CD showcases each tune in its entirety as well as each fiddle part on its own track.

$30.00 CAD
≈ $22.66 USD

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No. 622 BK/CD

Fiddle Harmony Book 2

Fiddle Harmony Book # 2 by Gordon Stobbe--for Duets, Trios, and more. Here is more Traditional fiddle tunes harmonized for 2, 3 and more players. Guitar and Piano cords included for all tunes and Cello and Bass parts for several tunes. 65 Track CD showcases each tune in it's entirety as we as each fiddle part on it's own track. Tunes: Stan Lennox-1st change, Teardrop Waltz, Joys of Quebec, Sasha, Old Red Barn, Meeting Lake Polka, Shove that Pig's foot a little further in the fire, Lonesome for the Yukon, Reel Saint Joseph, Beluga Waters, Rubber Dolly, Island Swing, Trans Canada Jig, Cariboo Shuffle, Faded Love, Atlantic Polka-1st Change, Pen Lake Polka, Miss Molly.

$30.00 CAD
≈ $22.66 USD

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TECHNICAL BOOKS

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N0 715BK

Violin Repair Guide

Violin Repair Guide by Michael Atria. Illustrated step by step instructions for Bow Rehairing, Repair and Restoration of the Violin, Viola and String Bass. More than 100 detailed illustrations. Subjects covered: Bow Re-Hairing, Nut, Bridge, Pegs, Sound-post, Saddle, Glueing and much more.

REG: $17.50 CAD
SALE: $12.60 CAD
≈ $9.52 USD

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No 704BK

Viola Making Plans

Viola making plans by H S Wake. The Viola's made by these instructions have won several awards. Step by step instructions, 80 pages-spiral bound--plans included.

REG: $47.35 CAD
SALE: $35.50 CAD
≈ $26.81 USD

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No 705BK

Cello making plans

Plans for making a Strad model Cello by H S Wake. Step by step instructions including detail worksheets.The author made many cellos by these plans and won many awards, 37 pages-spiral bound. Plans included.

REG: $35.65 CAD
SALE: $27.40 CAD
≈ $20.69 USD

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No 706BK

Double Bass Plans

Plans to make a Double Bass by H S Wake. The text will tell you with detailed instructions, including detail worksheets, 85 pages-spiral bound. Plans included.

REG: $49.60 CAD
SALE: $39.50 CAD
≈ $29.83 USD

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No 707BK

Maker's Notebook

Violin Maker's Notebook by Henry A Strobel. A must for any Luthiere, covering subjects as Bow Rehairing and Minor Bow Repairs, Crack and Varnish Repairs, Safety and Health, Photographing Violins, Tuning and other subjects.

$26.70 CAD
≈ $20.16 USD

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No 710B BK

Viola Making

Viola Making Step by Step by Henry A Strobel, first edition. Includes full size drawings for an elegant smaller (15 5/8) inches or 397 mm viola, as well as information and illustrations on a wide range of traditional and innovative viola styles, sizes and other considerations.

$34.80 CAD
≈ $26.28 USD

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No 711 BK

Cello Making Step by Step

Cello Making Step by Step by Henry A Strobel, Third Edition. Full size drawings for the 4/4 (755 mm) cello and its inside mold. The process of making a master cello, including some alternate tools and techniques, is described in detail and illustrated with numberous photographs. This new (third) edition also includes full size drawings and measurements for the 7/8 "Guadagnini" cello, varnish information etc.

$41.75 CAD
≈ $31.53 USD

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No 712 BK

Art & Method of the violin maker

BY Henry A Strobel: Second revised edition. Design: The violin's outline, scroll, geometry, esthetics. Wood: Species, selection, figure, cut, and orientation. Making: mold types, antique and modern methods. Ribs, corners, graduation, barring, selected repairs. Creativity and copying, fads and fundamentals. Illustrated copying, fads and fundamentals. Illistrated with over 70 photograpgs and diagrams. For the violin maker, repairer and connosissear.

$26.70 CAD
≈ $20.16 USD

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No 713 BK

Health of the Violin, Viola & Cello

The Health of the Violin, Viola & Cello, Second Edition. By Lucien Greilsamer and Translated by Henry A Strobel from the Original French 1910 edition. Practical advise on the Acquisiton, Maintenance, Adjustment and Conservation of Bowed Instruments.

$13.50 CAD
≈ $10.20 USD

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No 716 BK

The Set-up & Repairs of the Double Bass for Optimum Sound

The Set Up & Repairs of the Double Bass by Chuck Traeger. Chuck Traeger has continued his research into what makes a double bass sound and play at its maximum potential with this CODA to his magnum opus " The Setup & Repairs of the Double Bass for Optimum Sound ". Contained herein are new sound setup discoveries and repair tips. The book also feathures pictures of ten signed instruments by name makers, photographed by Bill Merchant.

REG: $34.12 CAD
SALE: $25.80 CAD
≈ $19.48 USD

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No. 708BK

Violin Making

Violin Making By Henry A Strobel. A complete, traditional method. Includes brief descriptions of alternate methods. Photo illustrated, from sharpening tools to varnishing and adjustment. Includes full size drawings for making a stradivari model violin. Illustrated with 115 photographs--for the beginning or advanced maker or the interested violinist.

$41.75 CAD
≈ $31.53 USD

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No. 709BK

Useful Measurements

Useful Measurements for the Violin Makers By Henry A Strobel. A convenient, comprehensive, working reference book that provides basic size and adjustments for the Violin Family. Including Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass. Example: Neck Length and thickness, Fingerboard length-width-thickness. Bridge thickness at strings and feet and much-much more. Also, information on bows such as weight balance point and camber.

$17.40 CAD
≈ $13.14 USD

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No. 714 BK

Practical Acoustics

Practical Acoustics Of Instruments Of The Violin Family by Jan James, First English Addition, Publisher Henry Strobel. Non-mathematical, illustrated, for the string musician rather than the violin maker. A wealth of practical information on adjustment, strings, instrument and bow characteristics, historical perspective, etc. Dr. James is known for his articles in the VSA Journal and The Strad, 80 Page book.

$31.35 CAD
≈ $23.68 USD

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No.700BK

A Luthier's Scrapbook

By H. S. Wake. A collection of short how-to-do-it articles and information on every phase of the making, repair, and restoration of instruments of the Violin family. 120 pages, over 100 illustrations. Spiral bound.

REG: $33.40 CAD
SALE: $25.00 CAD
≈ $18.88 USD

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No.701BK

Violin Bow Rehair and Repair

By H. S. Wake. One of the best and easiest to understand manuals on the subject of rehairing, repairing, and restoring bows. Clearly written with 88 photographs and drawings. 93 pages. Spiral bound.

REG: $35.50 CAD
SALE: $26.50 CAD
≈ $20.01 USD

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No.702BK

The Technique of Violin Making

By H. S. Wake. Step by step instructions for building a violin, from wood selection to final finishing, with full scale working diagrams. 114 pages. Spiral bound.

REG: $35.50 CAD
SALE: $26.50 CAD
≈ $20.01 USD

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VIDEOS

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No 720 DVD

DVD-Violin Bow Rehairing

By Roger Foster---Finally a DVD on the subject of Bow Rehairing presented in an easy to follow, step by step event. See how the bow is examined and prepped, plugs cut for the head and frog, hair selected then installed and the ferrule spreader inserted. You will sell how the hair is carefully rosined for the first time. A full 53 minutes of instructions--- for Bow Makers, Teachers, Stores, Schools and Professional Rehairers. IN STOCK.

REG: $36.00 CAD
SALE: $29.00 CAD
≈ $21.90 USD

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