November-December 2008

This month’s fiddle lesson is Tucker’s Barn. It is in standard tuning on the fiddle. I’ve included two video clips. The first is at normal speed with no instruction. The second video has it slowed down followed by the bow directions called out. Enjoy. The original can be found on the Doc Watson Family Tradition album. This is one of my favorite Gaither tunes, so enjoy.

Tucker's Barn-GDAE tuning (source: Gaither Carlton) 

Tucker's Barn-Slow and Slower with Bowings

David Bragger is a Los Angeles-based instructor and player of old time fiddle and banjo music. He also photographs, films, and collects the lore of traditional artists, from puppeteers in Myanmar to fiddlers of Appalachia


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