Love of Music and Food Produces New Instructional Book of Tunes and Recipes

WHIP UP A TUNE ARTWORKWhip Up A Tune is a brand new instructional book by sisters Erin and Amber Rogers, who perform as “Scenic Roots.”

The book contains a baker’s dozen tunes and recipes transcribed for fiddle, clawhammer banjo, mountain dulcimer, and hammered dulcimer.  But this is more than a basic tune-book.



Erin and Amber have included stories about each tune, a basic melody in standard music notation, their own arrangements for each of the instruments, plus thirteen of their family-favorite recipes.

The ladies also worked with artist Peter Lague, who designed the cover and illustrated pencil-drawings throughout the book.

Erin shares a bit of the story behind the book:

One day, Amber and I were driving along in our van named ‘Toto,’ watching the white stripes go on endlessly, and talking about ideas for future projects. Amber said, ‘What would happen if we wrote a book with arrangements for all of our instruments and some of our favorite recipes?’ and the idea for Whip Up A Tune was hatched. As we continued down the highway, the dream for such a book continued to grow. Our favorite things are music and food and we love nothing more than to share those with our friends, so we made a book. We wrote the arrangements the way we actually play them, DE-mystifying some of our “tricks” along the way; and we shared some of our memories, inviting readers to join us at the campfire and the dinner table.”


“You have truly made something to own for a lifetime. I have a very few books of music that have lived and traveled with me for 30 or 40 years. Great books are vessels - like boats and bottles. Over time we fill them with our own enjoyment of the art and music. I think you have created a fine vessel - sail away ladies!”  

--Ed Marsh, music professor at South Plains College

To order the 116-page spiral-bound Whip Up A Tune book, visit

Tunes included are Angeline the Baker, Arkansas Traveler, Big Sciota, Cherokee Shuffle, Cluck Ol’ Hen, Mole in the Ground, Old Grimes, Salt Creek, Southwind, St. Anne’s Reel, Star of County Down, Temperance Reel, and Turkey in the Straw.



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