Angelina Baker

Old Time // Key of D // Beginner

Angelina Baker is a nice standard old time tune. It can be played with mostly downstrokes, but watch out for those upstroke eighth notes at the end of some bars.

Whiskey Before Breakfast

Traditional/Bluegrass // Key of D // Intermediate

There are numerous versions of and ways to play Whiskey Before Breakfast. It's a great workout for developing a nice fluid right hand, with lots of scale patterns in first position.

Cattle In The Cane

Old Time // Key of A Mixolydian // Intermediate

Cattle In The Cane (or Cattle In The Corn) is a great fiddle tune that works well on the mandolin. The A part is in A Mixolydian and the B Part is in A Aeolian.

Glory In The Meeting House

Old Time // Key of E Mixolydian // Intermediate

Glory In The Meeting House is a fun old time tune in the key of E Mixolydian. This means it shares the same notes as the key of A Major.

Goodbye Girls I'm Going to Boston

Old Time // Key of A Mixolydian // Intermediate

Goodbye Girls is a popular modal old time tune played in the key of A Mixolydian.

Ookpik Waltz

Old Time // Key of G // Intermediate

Here are two arrangements of the old time melody Ookpik Waltz. The first is the basic melody and the second introduces chordal elements over parts of  the tune.

The Girl I Left Behind Me

Old Time/Bluegrass // Key of G // Intermediate

The Girl I Left Behind Me is a nice straightforward tune in G. It demands a nice steady right hand to effectively pick out those quarter note bars without speeding up.

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