The Old-Time Fiddler's Repertory
245 Traditional Tunes
Compiled & Edited by R. P. Christeson
224 pages
11 x 8.50
index of tunes, spiral bound

Formats available:
Paperback   $29.95 SH
ISBN: 978-0-8262-0439-4

About the Book

Fiddle music is a firm part of the American folk tradition, yet little has been available in formal notation. This collection, based on recordings and notes made by R. P. Christeson over three decades, offers reliable scores for 245 traditional fiddle tunes as played by artists in the Midlands and the Southwest.
In this volume Christeson presents the scores for traditional tunes as played by thirty-three different fiddlers from nine states. Many of the tunes, divided into categories of breakdowns, waltzes, quadrilles, and “pieces,” have never been published nor appeared on commercial recordings.


About the Editor

R. P. Christeson began playing the fiddle as a boy in Dixon, Missouri. He started collecting commercial recordings of fiddle music in 1933 and started making live field recordings in 1947. Always in search of the least-altered version of a fiddle tune, Christeson traveled the country to attend fiddlers’ contests and visited individual fiddlers to record their music. This book was born out of his belief that the traditional folk arts of the American people should be preserved and documented while they still may be.


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