Big Scioty

Today’s tune is


Now, this is one wonderful tune, but there are about a million different tune titles for it, so it seems, as well as variations in the melody and chords. I found a great discussion over at Banjo Hangout, so I won’t belabor the issues here. 🙂 I must say, thought, that the chord progression I’ve used is what endeared me to this tune!

Here is the guitar TAB and notation – Big Scioty – Gtr TAB In the B part, I’ve ventured up the neck to the 7th and 8th frets for the first 3 measures, because with my small hands, it’s much easier to scoot up there and play rather than try to jump from the 3rd fret to the 7th fret on the high E string. It also gives a little bit of practice for those who are a bit leery about playing up the neck.:)

As with many well-known fiddle tunes, there are lots of videos available on YouTube, so I chose one that seems to cover the melody in its basic form, which suits our purposes here very well!

It’s the weekend, so a perfect time to get out your guitar! You’ll be glad that you did.:) Don’t forget to check out the menu tab at the top of this site labeled Fiddle Tunes etc. where you will find an alphabetized PDF list that contains all of the tunes I’ve featured and tabbed – all in one spot!


3 thoughts on “Big Scioty

  1. Nancy Holloway October 21, 2017 / 3:00 pm

    Hello there. I am trying to contact Jeramie. I don’t know his last name. I have danced with him at Winfield and I have some pictures he may enjoy. I am a dancer too, clogger, aka “Dancin’ Nancy”. Also a friend of Georgia.


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