This is a collection of old-time fiddle tunes — most of them from Appalachia — that I collected for my own use and would like to share with other fiddlers who whiskey before breakfast pdf this kind music. As far as I’m concerned you may use this music in any way you like as long as you don’t sell it. I hope someone will correct me.
I put the sheet music together by transcribing recordings, consulting printed versions of the tunes, and making my own adjustments. You should not treat any of these transcriptions as “authentic” versions or accurate reflections of any particular fiddler’s playing. Two different fiddlers will almost always play the same tune differently, and the same fiddler will often vary his playing substantially between performances and between verses within the same performance. American fiddle tunes is Stacy Phillips’ Phillips Collection of American Fiddle Tunes, Vol.
You should also know about Andrew Kuntz’s Fiddler’s Companion, a massive online compendium of information about thousands of fiddle tunes. The music is in standard notation. Some people prefer ‘tabs’, but I think traditional notation is much more useful, and well worth the small trouble of learning how to read it. These tunes usually evolved over many years, and trying to identify a ‘composer’ is useless. I haven’t tried to notate the drones. Which drones to use are in my opinion fairly obvious. Experiment, listen to recordings, and enjoy yourself.
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Usually you won’t find any metronome markings or chords. Most of these tunes were originally played on solo fiddle, or with a banjo doubling the melody or playing a drone-like accompaniment, and were not composed with chord progressions in mind. A given tune might be played at very different speeds depending on circumstances, so providing a ‘correct’ tempo would be misleading. A metronome setting from about 96 up to about 120 will cover the usual range of tempos. To contact me with questions or comments, email: hamartolos at gmail dot com.
Also known as ‘Betsy Liken’ etc. A crooked variation on another tune called ‘Dubuque’ or ‘Old Dubuque’ or ‘Duck River’. The Scioto River runs through Columbus, Ohio and empties into the Ohio River. Big Sweet Taters in Sandy Land. From Clyde Davenport’s version of a tune also called ‘Great Big Taters in Sandy Land’. Nice use of bowed ‘strumming’ on the lower strings.