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
It’s a long drive from Raleigh, North Carolina to Nashville, Tennessee. Before Interstate 40 was cut through North Carolina, driving west from Raleigh meant winding through such towns as Siler City, Mocksville, Statesville, Hickory, and Old Fort. Bill Monroe is no stranger to that road. In the forty odd years he has been performing, he has worn out many a set of tires driving that road. Being a bluegrass musician has meant accepting show dates spread out all over the country; it never seems to matter how many miles lie between.
To pass the time, Monroe has often tuned in
By Wayne Erbsen
Throughout its long and spicy history, the fiddle has been both loved and loathed. In early frontier days fiddlers were held in the highest esteem, even above doctors, lawyers, and politicians. It was a lone fiddler who held sway at community dances, which were the most popular form of entertainment in early America. Without the fiddler, there simply was no dance. A pioneer community that could boast having a fiddler was the envy of all, and a skilled fiddler was always in demand to play for community gatherings, such as barn dances, log rollings, corn-shuckings and bean-stringings.