Old Time // Key of D // Beginner
Angelina Baker is a nice standard old time tune. It can be played with mostly downstrokes, but watch out for those upstroke eighth notes at the end of some bars.
Glory In The Meeting House
Old Time // Key of E Mixolydian // Intermediate
Whiskey Before Breakfast
Traditional/Bluegrass // Key of D // Intermediate
There are numerous versions of and ways to play Whiskey Before Breakfast. It's a great workout for developing a nice fluid right hand, with lots of scale patterns in first position.
Red Prairie Dawn
Old Time // Key of A // Intermediate
Red Prairie Dawn is a pretty old time tune that has some stretches on the G and D strings.
Traditional // Key of G // Beginner
Amazing Grace is a classic popular hymn melody. Here are two versions, one fairly simple and another with chordal embellishments. Head over to the Lessons pages for tips on embellishing tunes.
Goodbye Girls I'm Going to Boston
Old Time// Key of A Mixolydian // Intermediate
Goodbye Girls is a popular modal old time tune played in the key of A Mixolydian. For more information on modes, and how to embellish tunes, head over to the Lessons page.
Cattle In The Cane
Old Time/Bluegrass // Key of A Mixolydian // Intermediate
Cattle In The Cane (or Cattle In The Corn) is a great fiddle tune that works well on the mandolin. The A part is in A Mixolydian and the B Part is in A Aeolian. For more information on scales, keys and modes head over to the Lessons page.