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Milk Cow Blues

Milk Cow Blues When you start playing this fiddle tune from the tab, be aware that the rhythm is a swing rhythm. And sometimes the first of the paired notes is the faster. This fiddle tune has been a long time favorite of my students. Maybe everybody just loves to play the blues, I know […]

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Huntsmans Chorus-Fiddle and Suzuki

The Huntsman’s Chorus in Fiddle Tab Have you ever heard a fiddle tune for the first time and said, “Whoa! That’s a fiddle tune?” That was me sitting up quickly as I head Lissa Schneckenburger play The Huntsman’s Chorus on her CD album, Dance.  Before going on with the Huntsman’s Chorus I need to say […]

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President Garfield’s Hornpipe

President Garfield’s Hornpipe from Sean Ryan’s Being an election year, and the race for President being more interesting than usual, here is a blast from the past. This tune, President Garfield’s Hornpipe was first published in Sean Ryan’s Mammoth Collection of fiddle tunes, not long after the unfortunate assassination of the man elected by the people […]

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Lannigan’s Ball

A Good Time at Lannigan’s Ball A few years ago, I went to the Clearwater Library to sit in on a concert presented by the Bay Area Fiddlers. I had been out of the group for a few years. So it was that I met Anson and Pat Young for the first time. I learned […]

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Arkansas Traveler

  Arkansas Traveler and Eck Robertson   Eck Robertson recorded Arkansas Traveller and Sally Gooden for Edison Records in 1922. These must have been the first recordings of fiddle tunes. Sally Gooden was included in the Smithsonian Country Classics. The other side of the original recording, Arkansas Traveller, remains a very popular tune in fiddle […]

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