Parts of a Fiddle(R); Who This Book is For; A Word to the Fiddlers; What is Old-Time Fiddling?; Checking out Your Fiddle; Checking Out Your Bow; Getting Equipped; Tuning Your Fiddle; How to Hold the Fiddle; How to Hold Your Left Hand; How to Hold the Bow; How to use the Bow; The Fear of Reading Music; Tablature or "Tab" for Ignoramuses; How to Read Music for Ignoramuses; Your First Scale; Finger Placement Help; Joy to the World; What a Typical Page Looks Like; Ida Red; Say, Darling, Say; How to Shuffle; Improvising; Lynchburg town; Shortening Bread; run Johnny run; Cumberland Mountain Deer Chase; Camptown Races; Sugar Hill; Polly Put the Kettle On; Sail Away Ladies; D Dorian Mode; In the Pines; Gospel Plow; Don't Let Your Deal Go Down; Muley's Daughter; East Virginia; Darling Corey; Rain and Snow; How to Jam; Playing in the Key of A; Cripple Creek; Buffalo Gals; Liza Poor Gal; Cotton-Eyed Joe; Old Joe Clark; Playing in A Minor; Charley He's a Good Old Man; Cluck Old Hen; House of the Rising Sun; The Key of G; Amazing Grace; It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo'; Red River Valley; Old Molly Hare; rye Whiskey; Blackest Crow; Wagoner's Lad; Willie Moore; Groundhog; The Key of C; Wildwood Flower; Little Birdie; And Waht Now?; Fiddle Slang; Tune & CD Index; Native Ground Books & Music.
Wayne Erbsen has made it his lifelong passion to collect, preserve and perform historic American music. An active teacher, musician, writer, and publisher, he is President of Native Ground Music, Inc. He lives with his wife Barbara and their three children near Asheville, North Carolina.