Today’s tune is
This tune is a Cajun waltz that is just wonderful to play! It came across my path from a jam friend, and I fell in love with it.:) I have found it played in different keys, and chose this one for ease of playing. Although it begins with an F chord, the tune is actually in the key of C, no flats or sharps. The video that I found by Beausoleil really gives the feel of the tune! If you want to play along with them, they are playing in the key of F (one flat), so just put your guitar capo on the fifth fret, play the F, C, & G chords in the notation, and you will be playing in the correct key to join in with Beausoleil! 🙂
Here is the notation and TAB –Chez Seychelles
After a lot of rain here in the Midwest, it is warm and sunny, and just perfect for sitting outside with your guitar. Go ahead, you’ll be so glad that you did!
Today’s tune is
This is a tune that I had to work up the courage to tackle! The B part is not bad, but the A part is much more difficult. The key here is to just take it as slowly as you need to get the patterns down and to play it cleanly. Blackberry Blossom is challenging on any instrument! One way that I found to make it easier on the guitar was to go up the neck for the “above the staff” notes. So you’ll see that you will play up at the 7th and 8th frets in measures 1,2, 5, & 6 in the A part, and measure 4 in the B part. Even though it looks scary, it’s really easier than the stretches is you play it at the normal position.
Here is the guitar TAB and notation – Blackberry Blossom – Gtr TAB
There were a million videos to choose from, so I chose this one because of the banjo!
As always, now is a great time to grab your guitar and try this one out. You will be glad that you did!
The tune of the day is
Ragtime Annie is an old fiddle tune standard, and many guitarist flatpick as well. The version here is the VERY basic, but it’s playable with anyone else.:) There is sometimes a 3rd part, but I chose not to include that here just to keep things simple.
Here is the guitar TAB and notation – Ragtime Annie – Gtr TAB
There was no lack of videos with which to demonstrate Ragtime Annie, so I randomly chose this one.
It’s rainy and wet here in the Midwest, and a perfectly good time to sit a spell with your guitar. Get it out – you’ll be glad that you did!
Today’s tune is
This North Carolina tune dating back at least to 1852 was originally titled Rainbow Schottische. I, for one, am certainly glad that the title has changed to Duck’s Eyeball, even though it’s a really weird name. In any event, it’s a really great tune that I found on YouTube being played by Rich Hartness and friends. It is crooked, meaning that it has some differently timed measure, or more or less measures than the standard 8 per A and B part. This has a 2/4 measure at the second ending of the A part, and if you listen to the video below, you’ll easily hear it. Lots of old-time fiddle tunes have crooked things in them, which makes them fun and challenging to play.:)
Here is the guitar TAB and notation – Duck’s Eyeball – Gtr TAB
And the video mentioned above….
The sun is shining, the weather is mild, and it’s a great day to lift your spirits with a peppy tune. Go ahead – you’ll be glad that you did!