Ashokan Farewell

Here’s a tune that needs no introduction. You can occasionally find a fiddler that hasn’t learned this tune, but not often. This is the way I present Jay Ungar’s popular tune to my students.

We have even played this in an orchestral arrangement at the Richey Community Orchestra. Lately, I added a high harmony part as an extra version.

Fiddle tab chart of Ashokan Farewell
Fiddle Tab of Ashokan Farewell

The one fiddle playing tip that most fiddlers miss is the slide with the third finger on the A and then the D string. I caught this from Jay Unger’s teaching video.

Here is the pdf for Ashokan Farewell.

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