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Minor Swing

This has been a popular bluegrass tune since David Grisman’s Hot Dawg, if not earlier. It’s also showed up in a few movies.

Chocolat featured a Gypsy band playing the tune. Even in Julie & Julia, there was a moment of one and a half bars that had the tune playing at the cut to the wedding scene. Then, the music cut again to something else. It was an awkward moment in the film. Maybe it just slipped by.

The tune should be played with a swing feel. I’ve indicated some of the syncopation. Use more if you like.

The way I have the tune here is close to how I play it. I can make no other claim.

Fiddle tab chart for Minor Swing

The pdf for Minor Swing.