The 8th of January Redone

This is my second fiddle tab publication of 8th of January. This version is a little easier than the previous. If nothing else it gives you more options for playing the tune. It’s known better as the tune for “The Battle of New Orleans” by those old enough to have heard it. It’s a great […]

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Out on the Ocean

Out on the Ocean is an Irish jig I noticed when I got the Patrick Mangan album, Farewell to Ireland.  I liked the sound of it. I found it in one of my books and had it on the music stand for a while. But, I didn’t really make it mine. There was one part […]

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O Holy Night

This is more of a devotional song at Christmas than a Christmas Carol. Usually it’s sung by a singer with real chops. I got a request for this one by email. I hope I can find the message in my piles of messages so I can reply. This tune is not in my new ebook, […]

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Jingle Bells

This Jingle Bells is in the key of G. That’s a better key for singing than A. On the other hand, A would allow easy use of the open E string for drones. Then again, maybe F would be the best key for singing. I like F for fiddle tunes, but beginners are not familiar […]

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Indian Point by Rick Mohr

Indian Point is a jig written by Rick Mohr. It has become a popular session tune. Mr. Mohr has used a musical device in this tune that is very effective. Maybe he did not set out to do this composer’s trick, but it is a neat one. The contour of the melody and chord progression […]

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