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Each provides a comprehensive learning experience and includes Digital Audio of each selection.

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$17.95

This book was written to be used as a learning tool for beginners who read music. It presents very easy tunes to learn the basics of bowing and style, and progresses in difficulty with each tune. All of the arrangements are renditions that the author plays and has heard other fiddlers play. Many of the tunes are done in the style of Herman Johnson, a five-time National Fiddle Champion and Jeanine's mentor.

Using the digital audio that is included with this book will be helpful for understanding the bowings and the style of the tunes. The tunes are played by Jeanine Orme at a moderate tempo.
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$17.95

Written to be used as a learning tool and a reference for intermediate level fiddle players who have reading ability. It presents tunes with bowing and fingering specific to Texas-style fiddling, and progresses in difficulty with each tune. This book provides information about bowing styles and playing in fiddle contests. The tunes are presented in the style of many great contest fiddlers including Herman Johnson.

Using the digital audio that is included with this book will be helpful for understanding the bowings and the style of the tunes. The tunes are played by Jeanine Orme at a moderate tempo.
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$22.95

Transcribed and edited by Jeanine, Herman Johnson's former student, this book offers 39 solos in the smooth, precise, and innovative Johnson style. Inspired in his youth by Bob Wills of the Texas Playboys, Johnson learned tunes by listening to records and the radio. At 16, he successfully auditioned to play in Wills' band, but was then too young to join the musicians union. Johnson went on to a distinguished career as a performer and contest fiddler, winning the National Fiddling Championship in Weiser, Idaho five times, the only player to reign undefeated each year he entered the contest.

Included in this collection of intermediate to advanced-level tunes are original tunes by Herman, such as Herman’s Rag, Fiddlin’ Around and Little Bit of Swing. The first twelve tunes in this collection were transcribed from Johnson's 1993 recording, Simply Perfect. A copy of this recording is included as a digital audio with this book. Other transcriptions were chosen by Herman for this collection.