Red Haired Boy

Most people play Red Haired boy with a Capo on 2 but I've always enjoyed playing it in open position. It's an A mixolydian tune so it is not dissimilar from playing in D major. One of the nice things about playing it from an A position is that the bVII chord is G which... Continue Reading →

The Devils Dream

I first learned this tune from a young fiddler who was trying out fiddles at the House of Musical Traditions in Takoma Park Md. I liked the flow of the tune and I really loved the name so I went right home and learned it. There are not a whole lot of tunes that I... Continue Reading →

Salt Creek Guitar

Salt creek is a tune that people generally like to play fast. It is an A mixolydian tune and on guitar it is usually played out of a G position with a capo on the second fret. Mixolydian tunes usually have a bVII chord which is G major if the root is A. Since we... Continue Reading →

Whiskey Before Breakfast: Guitar

This is one of the first fiddle tunes I ever learned. I think some people capo this up to the second fret and play from a C position but play this one without a capo. If you are interested in one on one lessons contact me Here whiskey-before-breakfast-guitar-lessonDownload

Big Sciota: Guitar

Big Sciota, sometimes called Big Scioty, is a popular tune at bluegrass and old time Jams. It has a cool vi minor chord in there that is fun to play. The PDF below includes melody, chords, and the G major scale and arpeggio for practice. If you are interested in one on one lessons contact... Continue Reading →

Billy in the Low Ground: Guitar

Billy in the Low Ground is a popular tune for guitarists and it's been recorded by many of the greats. Doc Watson, Tony Rice, Brian Sutton, and Clarence White all have really good recordings. This is a pretty simple version of the tune with Chords, Melody, and some basic info on the Key of C... Continue Reading →

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