E Tenn Blues, Texas Crapshooter, Beaumont Rag

Earlier this year a student came back from a summer fiddle camp. She was a little beside herself. The class was on average more advanced than she was, in her opinion. Furthermore, she wanted to play E Tennessee Blues and the fingering was a high speed bump. She seemed resistant to the idea of using […]

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8th of January

This tune was popularized by the country hit, The Battle of New Orleans. I set out to do a pentatonic treatment of the tune. You can see the results in the fiddle tab chart. Often this is played in the key of D. I like it in G. It’s easier to sing in that key. […]

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Georgia Bow in Ebeneezer

In my book, 43 Fiddle Tunes in Tab, I have two tunes using Georgia bow. The first is Salt River, the second is Dick Gossip, an Irish reel. You might ask, how is it that an Irish tune is being played Georgia shuffle style? Good question! I would ask this myself if I didn’t see […]

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Off She Goes in Tab

Here’s yet another jig with updated endings. That original idea was economical, but confusing. This way is the standard approach in music notation for endings and repeats. Let’s go with it! And Off She Goes pdf. In the present edition of 43 Fiddle Tunes in Tab, I have ornaments as inserted alternatives to certain bars. […]

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O’Keefe’s Slide

As long as I’m updating those ending transitions of Irish jigs from my book….. Here is O’Keefe’s Slide. And a nice littleĀ  pdf of O’Keefe’s Slide.

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