Genre: Country Key: A Tuning: Standard Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Paul Greninger, updated: 1/11/2011 - 1 Member Comments
Notes: At the end of the 80's I used to ‘sit in’ with Fishbach and Kirby which became 29 Strings at Durty Nellies in Palatine IL. They asked me to learn the fiddle brake to this song. I half speeded it on a Tandberg Tape recorder and got it note for note. In the song John Denver's telling you he is just a simple country bumpkin but there is an extra beat in measures 6 and 14. Once you get the basic tune down you will want to double stop on the open A or E string, which ever is not being used to play the melody line.
Genre: Celtic/Irish Style: Unknown/None Chosen Key: G Tuning: Standard Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Marc Metzger, updated: 8/25/2008
Notes: I heard this performed by the Dubliners once, who disregarded the repeats and ran straight through the piece, then repeated it again. First time through was strictly strings (banjo, guitar, violin) then the second time through they added harmony with whistles and what sounded like hammer dulcimer. It is a very fun piece to play due to the rhythm and off-beat syncopation thrown in throughout.
Genre: Jazz/Blues Key: C Tuning: Standard Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JamminDave, updated: 5/29/2013
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Notes: Fiddle can be played standard notation or tab, mandolin plays tab; rhythm guitar is in just as a basic strum pattern, a little background noise.
Genre: Folk Key: G Tuning: Standard Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by dneff, updated: 3/9/2010
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Notes: This is a twin fiddle version of a gospel classic. It includes a modulation to the key of D and several variations on the melody. A bass and piano part are included with the tablature.
Posted by Addie, updated: 11/27/2012
Notes: Selected Tunes from A Collection of Marches Quick Steps Strathspeys & Reels Some Seconds &c Adapted for theViolin and Violoncello & Harp orPIANO FORTE by THOMASCALVERT KELSO  An early collection in the Scottish Borders Style. PDF by Addie, 2012
Genre: Pop Key: C Tuning: Standard Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by tomarri2, updated: 10/31/2011
Notes: www..com I transcribed and transposed the fiddle introduction to the banjo, so that banjo players could cover the whole melody. Here, in this version of the arrangement, I have turned on the music notation of the vocal melody AND the intro fiddle melody that the banjo plays in my arrangement... Hopefully, one of the skilled fiddle players/writers/arrangers can come up with a fiddle solo using this arrangement for a guideline... Tom
Genre: Old-Time Key: C Tuning: Standard Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by a4naught, updated: 12/12/2017
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Notes: Transcribed from the recording, Tunes from the North Country, Lockwood Music, Saratoga, NY, 2002 (John Kirk & Friends). Transcribed by Cathy Kerry, Dec 2017. Note: this is not the more well-known song, but a different tune altogether.
Genre: Old-Time Key: G Tuning: Standard Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by dneff, updated: 1/5/2012
Notes: This teaching tutorial illustrates the difference between twin fiddle close harmony (high & low) and backup or ensemble harmony. It was developed for the Jana Jae Fiddle Camp and was very effective.
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