St. Anne’s Real, or isn’t she?

Just couldn’t resist the pun today!

ST. ANNE’S REEL

This tune is one of those standard tunes that most everyone who plays fiddle music knows. It fits in just about any category, but we’ll put it in the Irish tunes group. I don’t know what it is about the tune, but it is a classic! If you search YouTube, you will find many versions of St. Anne’s Reel and some are amazing. Right now, St Anne’s Reel – Gtr TABis a simple version for learning the basic tune.:) There is are now two practice videos available! Just go to the Fiddle Tunes tab at the top of this page, where you’ll find a practice video for playing the tune totally in first position, and one that shows you how to play the B part up the neck. There is also TAB for both as well.:)

So, you know what I’m going to say – get out your guitar and work on this super tune!

You’ll be glad that you did.:)

Blessings

Just a Little Pig’s Foot

Since I’m creating guitar TAB for fiddle tunes, I thought that I’d begin with one of my favorite tunes,

 SHOVE THAT PIG’S FOOT A LITTLE FURTHER IN THE FIRE

HUH??? Poor little piggy-squeal , squeal, squeal….Naaaahhhh….it doesn’t mean that for real. From my research, the most common explanation for this title is that the chunks of wood sticking out of a campfire are called pig’s foot, so you shove them back in to keep the fire going. So now all of you animal lovers out there can play this tune without fear!

Here is a PDF of the tune, with regular notation, chords AND guitar tabs. It’s a pretty straightforward way to play it on the guitar.

Shove That Pig’s Foot – Gtr TAB (click this link

So pull out your guitar, or fiddle, or mandolin, or banjo, and enjoy the tune – it only takes a few minutes to learn! You can even play along with this video! And, you can go to the Fiddle Tunes tab at the top of this page, where you’ll find a practice video for Shove That Pig’s Foot a Little Further in the Fire.:)