RED-HAIRED BOY is the tune of the day! It is one of those tunes that is played almost anywhere that people jam. So, if you learn this, along with a tune like St. Anne’s Reel, you’ll have at least a couple tunes to play in a jam session! 🙂
This simple version for guitar is similar to the one that we play locally, so that’s what I chose to use.
This YouTube video is great fun to watch, and features the mandolin, banjo, and flatpick guitar. It’s done pretty quickly, but, hey, reach for the stars!
One side note – most mandolin and fiddle players play this is the key of A. Most guitar players pick this in the key of G, and use a capo on 2 to play with those playing in A. For me, I think it’s easier to play it outright in the key of A to begin with, so that’s what key it’s notated in. However, if you wish to learn it in G, please email me, and I will send you a copy of it in the key of G! firstname.lastname@example.org
There is now a practice video available! Go to the Fiddle Tunes tab at the top of this page, and you will find a video done at a moderate tempo several times through. 🙂
Hope it inspires you to get out your guitar and play a spell!