“Ruth's expressive playing style and exemplary teaching methods are evident throughout this book. Here you will find both a collection of great tunes and a helpful resource for learning performance ideas, historical background, and personal creativity. Whether you play solo or with others, this book is for you!”   
—Stephen Humphries

 Features: 

• 10 Ruth Smith original tunes 
• 17 popular tunes from Steve and Ruth Smith's CDs 
• Two versions of each tune: 
   - a melody version with chords, 
   - and an arranged version 
• Arrangements range from beginner to advanced 
• Tips on how to play more expressively 
• String chart tear out to keep beside the music as a reference

Music Included: 

Ruth’s Originals: 

An Appalachian Aire 
An Appalachian Winter 
Dancin’ Cross the Strings 
Emerald Isle 
High Mountain Heather 
Homesick for the Holler 
Jessie Mae 
Mountain Minuet 
Snow Angels 
Winter’s Finale 

Other Favorites: 

A Fig For a Kiss 
A Gaelic Dance 
Coilsfield House 
Come Before Winter 
Drunk at Night, Dry in the Morning 
Farewell to Whisky 
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring 
Niel Gow’s Lament 
O’Carolan’s Draught 
O’er the Moor to Maggie 
One Wintry Night 
Si Bheag, Si Mhor 
Sleepers, Awake! 
Southwind 
St. Basil’s Hymn 
Swingin’ on a Gate 
The Lovers’ Waltz