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Aug 22, 2021 - 10:21:14 PM
2 posts since 8/22/2021

I need help finding Fiddle Tablature for Fiddle Tunes that I want to learn.
I'm not a beginning Fiddler, but certainly not an advance player.
I do not have a problem paying for quality Fiddle Tablature.
Even information on how to obtain the following will be appreciated.
With hopes that my request will offer further Fiddle Tablature opportunities in the future.
The following are what I'd like to find quickly
Rayburn May
21430 N 123rd Dr
Sun City West, AZ. 855375
1. There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder: as on youtube in the same key as Wanda Jackson
2. City Lights: as played on youtube by Ashley Giles day 62 of 365
3. Pass Me Not: as played on youtube by Kenny Baker
4. Fraulein: as played on youtube by Aynsley Porchak Tone - Tuesday
5. Silver Wings: as played on youtube by Ethan Harty 2019

Aug 23, 2021 - 7:24:58 AM
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10589 posts since 12/2/2007

I don't know how much luck you'll have with this. Tablature has a long history (going back at least to the lute) but its best suited for fretted instruments. Music for the violin has traditionally been written in standard notation, which has many advantages. This has changed a little in recent years, I think because of players coming to the fiddle from other instruments, especially banjo, where its more common.
Here's what I know:
The version of "New Moon" I found by Wanda Jackson is in C, but there's no fiddle.
"Pass Me Not O Gentle Savior" is a 19th century Gospel song and should be in lots of hymnals. Onlne, the Cyberhymnal has music (in Ab).
"Fraulein" was a hit in the 1950's for Bobby Helms and there should be sheet music around somewhere. BTW, when I was stationed in Saigon in 1967 I played rhythm guitar in a little country trio, and we played that song in some of the worst dive bars I've ever seen.
Also, I don't think its a good idea to post your contact information on an Internet forum. Too many prying eyes out there. This forum has a function to contact members with a private message - just make sure you have it enabled. You can still delete it from your post if you wish.
Good luck!

Aug 23, 2021 - 11:14:21 AM

10163 posts since 3/19/2009

Check your email, Rayburn..

Aug 29, 2021 - 7:05:52 AM



4224 posts since 6/23/2007

I invented my own tab years ago, and it has evolved and continued to improve over time. It works well. I can look at a tune I notated 25 years ago and get a good sense for how to play it. You might consider making up your own system.

Aug 29, 2021 - 11:03:34 AM
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2190 posts since 8/27/2008

I'm guessing the OP isn't wanting to devise his own system, he's looking for what might already be out there. I used to read mandolin tab, and I think that's what you're looking for. But when I was learning the fiddle I really put some effort into reading sheet music. I had been very resistant before, it seemed impossibly hard. But it's not, you just starting working on it with simple tunes, maybe working in one key, and it becomes a lifelong process. I'm not a great sight-reader now but really not bad either. One thing that can discourage trying to read is busy looking sheet music. If you know the genre it's generally unnecessary to try to navigate complicated looking music with too much written syncopation, phrasing lines, bowing marks, etc. so finding well written music is a must. People differ on what that is, of course. I prefer fiddle tunes written in eighth notes. Sixteenth notes is way harder for me to follow.

I now transcribe fiddle tunes with those things in mind in order to learn new tunes myself. I haven't any of the tunes you are looking for unfortunately. Another good source for learning to read is O'Neill's. I used to pick a key and then go through the book trying out tunes with funny names.

If you're not interested in all that I recommend mandolin tab.

Edited by - Brian Wood on 08/29/2021 11:04:57

Aug 29, 2021 - 9:39:19 PM

2 posts since 8/22/2021

Thank you.

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