Wildwood Flower

The tune of the day is

WILDWOOD  FLOWER

I first learned this tune on the mountain dulcimer, and I still enjoy playing it every once in a while.:) Wildwood Flower is a very common tune among guitar players, and many play it “Carter” style. Here, however, I have notated it out with just the basic melody to make it easier to learn and play along with others.

Here is the guitar TAB and notation – Wildwood Flower – Gtr TAB

Since I had learned this on the mountain dulcimer, and I used to have a teaching video by David Schnaufer, I thought it quite fitting to feature his playing here! He passed away in 2006, and the world lost a wonderful musician! One note: Most mountain dulcimers are tuned in the key of D, so you can just put a capo on the 2nd fret, and you will jump from the key of C to the key of D! Viola!

HOWEVER – I went back and played along with David Schnaufer’s video, and he is in the key of C. 🙂 So you can jam with him without using a capo. TaDa!

http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2006/08/dulcimer-virtuoso-david-schnaufer-dead-at-53-taught-at-vanderbilt

 

We are getting some blessed rain (hooray!) and it sure makes for a grateful heart. So….grab your guitar, and play some music.:) You’ll be glad that you did!

Blessings