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Golden Slippers in Fiddle Tab

Golden Slippers is a favorite at the Bay Area Fiddlers Association. We add new tunes constantly, and we also go back to the fiddle chestnuts of yesterday. There are fancier versions of this tune. This one is almost a straight ahead cover of the melody as sung, with just a few fiddling changes. And here […]

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Amazing Grace Fiddle Notes and Recording

The Amazing Grace fiddle notes are comments I make here, not musical notation. Fiddle notes might be tablature, but not musical notation targeted for fiddle. Dale Morris had a very interesting approach to Amazing Grace. He talked about this when I attended the Texarkana Fiddle Camp way back when. (It was the first year of […]

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Down Yonder

Down Yonder is a good old time tune that you don’t hear so much any more. My first serious exposure to it was when I listened to the “Circle Album.” Doc Watson asked, “How does that go, Vassar?” and away they went. That version got published by Oak Publications. Alas, it is out of print. […]

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Moscow Duck

This must be the oldest original fiddle tune that I still play. A hand draw tab was published in The Florida Fiddler newsletter a long time ago. This update is only a little different. I don’t think I had Georgia bow in the B part, as in this version. A special observation is the use […]

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Old Joe Clark

One occasion when I got to observe Vassar Clements was when he was promoting his new album at a record store. He was mainly holding his fiddle and chatting with fans, when suddenly Mike Marshall breezed into the store, pulled out his fiddle and got into a hot twin fiddle version of Old Joe Clark […]

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