Ragtime for Fiddle & Mandolin Transcribed, Arranged and Illustrated by Steve Parker

Edited by Alan Davis

Copyrighted © and Published 2006

Book and CD Highlights

  • The book contains 124 Ragtime tunes transcribed and arranged for fiddle and mandolin with guitar chords.
  • Standard music notation is used for all tunes.
  • Many old-time string bands are represented: Dallas String band, East Texas Serenaders, Mississippi Mud Steppers. Plus mandolin and fiddle players such as Dave Apollon, Ted Hawkins, Kenny Hall, Clark Kessinger, Arthur Smith, Brad Leftwich and Bruce Molsky, and lots more.
  • Includes transcriptions of 33 piano rags, plus 9 original rags.
  • A complete set of 9 rags from the East Texas Serenaders.
  • Photos, drawings, and biographies of musicians throughout the book.
  • A complete index, discography, and bibliography.
  • The Appendix includes a mandolin chord chart and charts to help mandolin players read standard notation.
  • The MP3 CD contains all 124 tunes (7 hours) played at a moderate tempo.
  • 224 pages. Spiral bound $35. Order Now

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MandolinCafe News

September 12, 2006

"A new web site for a book that recently came to our attention and that we've reviewed. Ragtime for Mandolin and Fiddle. Highly recommended."

by Stephen C. Parker

The following article appeared in the Winter 2006/2007 issue of Fiddler Magazine and is reprinted with their kind permission.

"Ragtime for Fiddle and Mandolin

available from Sue Parker at: steveparkermusic@ragtime-resource.com

Paul Anastasio

(Fiddler Magazine, Winter 06/07)

"This book is a gem! 124 (!) rags, drawn both from recordings and from the old sheet music. Many of the expected "usual suspects" (Beaumont, Cotton Patch, Dill Pickles) are included. However, this collection digs much deeper, drawing tunes from sources as diverse as ragtime king Scott Joplin, Smith's Garage Band, the East Texas Serenaders, Joseph Lamb and Kerry Mills. These tunes are eminently playable on fiddle or mandolin and the all-important chords are included. Sources, a discography, a little historical information, photographs and some of Mr. Parker's drawings round out this terrific resource. Highly recommended!

Review from The Old-Time Herald, Volume 10, Number 9,
February-March 2007, by Tom Mylet