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Klezmer Fiddle - a how-to guide

Published by Oxford University Press, this book (with CD) is  suitable for anyone wanting new tunes, play-along parts, or ways to explore traditional-style playing.

"The best exposition I’ve come across of Eastern European-style Jewish fiddle playing ... Highly recommended." Pete Cooper, FolkRoots Magazine

The book contains 16 tunes in treble clef with chords above the stave for easy accompaniment. Currently in use by clarinet players, oboists, cellists, as well as viola and bass players, the melodies, accompaniments, and tips on playing have appeal and application well beyond violinists!

  • Each tune has a ‘workshop’ on playing in traditional style.
  • There’s also a CD with the complete set of tunes, historical recordings of a selection of the melodies, plus backing tracks you can play along to.
  • The package contains two pull-out booklets with bandstand-style parts for sekund (second violin) and bass players.

Buy the book

UK - £20 including postage:

Europe - £25 including postage:

Australia, US, Africa, Asia - £30 including postage:


FolkRoots Magazine

The Strad

Arco Magazine of the European String Teachers' Association

Tony Phillips KlezCalifornia

Eric Zaidins Westchester Klezmer

Commercial and educational orders

ISBN no. 978-0-19-335584-2. For trade prices and schools orders, visit the OUP webpage:


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