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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Let Me Out

This is one of my original tunes with an Irish fiddle flavor. I have it in the Canine medley, which includes Little Begger Dog and Old Gray Fox. One of my challenges is to find the happy medium between the way I play the tune with maximum ornamentation, and an accessible way for intermediate fiddlers. […]

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Connaughtman’s Ramble

I saved space on the pages of my book by using footnotes and tidbits of tab. These one bar or less fragments were meant to be substituted when desired. In my many years of teaching I found that substituting a fragment, or a bar, was not an easy skill for most students. Now that I […]

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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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