Tunes with Scores

As promised, we have returned with some new scores. These scores are presented with the full understanding that the nuances of fiddle music cannot be accurately represented on paper. Consider these scores a reference for the notes of the melody. Individual and regional preferences will vary. We recommend listening to lots of recordings in order to hear different approaches to a tune.

Shenandoah Falls

This one came from the Portland Collection, and other scores are available online. Apparently the exact origin of this tune is unknown. It's quickly becoming a favorite. We hope that you will enjoy learning this tune.

Link to recording: Shenandoah Falls - Recording

Link to score PDF: Shenandoah Falls - PDF

Waltz Of The Little Girls

Brought to us by Ron Whitlow, "Waltz Of The Little Girls" is likely a tune of French origin. We hope that you will enjoy learning this tune.

Link to recording: Waltz Of The Little Girls - Recording

Link to score PDF: Waltz Of The Little Girls - PDF

Tippin' Back The Corn

Brought to us by Taylor Dunn, who discovered Roger Netherton playing it on YouTube. Tippin' Back The Corn is a lively number, and we strongly recommend checking out Roger playing it with various folks on YouTube. We hope that you will enjoy learning this tune.

Link to recording: Tippin' Back The Corn - Recording

Link to score PDF: Tippin' Back The Corn - PDF

Tippin' Back The Corn

Rock Andy

Inspired by the two Andys who bring so much to our jam (Andy Smith and Andy Shivas) we present another tune from Snake Chapman, "Rock Andy". We hope that you will enjoy learning this tune.

Link to recording: Rock Andy - Recording

Link to score PDF: Rock Andy - PDF

Rock Andy

Kennedy Rag

"Kennedy Rag" is (obviously) a ragtime in the key of F. I transcribed this version from a Charles Stripling recording. The timing of the tune is a bit unusual, and would probably be called "crooked" by most fiddlers. Note the 1/4 measure at the end of the first part at bar 11, and another 1/4 measure in the second part at bar 19.

Link to recording: Kennedy Rag - Recording

Link to score PDF: Kennedy Rag - PDF

Kennedy Rag

Bee In The Pumpkin Blossom

"Bee In The Pumpkin Blossom" is a tune that we first heard on the Chirps Smith Home Recordings. I don't have any further information on its origin, and would appreciate any pointers. It's quickly becoming a favorite around here. NOTE: the chords on this score were updated August 2017 after O'Banyon set us straight.

Link to recording: Bee In The Pumpkin Blossom - Recording

Link to score PDF Bee In The Pumpkin Blossom - PDF

Bee In The Pumpkin Blossom