Spiralbound, 102 pgs. Capturing the essence of traditional fifing and drumming in tunes and style, this book includes over sixty tunes played at formal and informal affairs. Drumbeats are in the strict rudimental style, with fills. Tunes are marked to show the rousing style which is characteristic of fifing in the Connecticut Valley today. Original harmonies, based on simple chording, enhance the melodies without overshadowing them. Music is traced to its 18th- and 19th-century roots.