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Cumberland Gap

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Size: 1,026kb, uploaded 5/2/2010 4:01:25 PM
Genre: Old-Time / Playing Style: Unknown/None Chosen

Learned this tune this morning. I have been playing for five months now. I know I ain't no Bruce Molsky, but hey... I'm happy with it.



5 comments on “Cumberland Gap”

FiddlerFaddler Says:
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 @8:05:55 PM

That's really impressive for just five months of playing. Keep up the good work.

slimman53 Says:
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 @6:34:22 PM

sounds great. What key are you playing this tune in?

manmademusic Says:
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 @10:04:09 PM

Thanks for the nice comments and encouragement. I tuned the fiddle to ADAE for this tune. Just tune the G string up to A and you are all set. It's great for droning off of when you are on the low strings.

Gary

slimman53 Says:
Sunday, May 23, 2010 @4:45:24 AM

Would you know where I could find tab or sheet music for this tune?

manmademusic Says:
Sunday, May 23, 2010 @8:51:22 AM

Hey Slimman,

I found some sheet music for Cumberland Gap in the key of D here: http://www.mne.psu.edu/lamancusa/tunes/cumberlandgap.pdf

I don't know if it is correct or not. I just did a Google search and came up with this. I have found that most written music for Cumberland Gap seems to be in the key of G. My personal preference is to play it in the key of D either on fiddle or banjo probably because that is the way learned it and I have always played it in D.

Gary

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