These free bluegrass fiddle tabs are written out for you two ways, in standard musical and also in a style of tab that I invented. Instead using numbers on the strings to represent the finger that you use, I put the name of the note you play.
This method does require you to learn the eight notes of the scale, and where to find them on your fiddle. This may seem like a “royal pain,” but trust me, this will give your music a BIG BOOST. You absolutely need to know the name of the note you’re playing, instead of just the number.
Let’s say you’re playing a song that mainly stays on a D chord, like “Reuben’s Train.” When you’re trying to play along with the song, or figure out the melody, you need to know the notes that make up a D chord. Those notes are D, F# and A. If you know where to find D, F# and A notes, you’ll have a much easier time figuring out the melody, or notes to accompany the song. If you only know the numbers, you’re paddling upstream without a paddle.
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