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Paddy Handly's Goose
Reel--another dance tune. This one has an unusual rhythmical pattern in the melody in the second part that makes it fun to play.
Bluegrass · Beginner · 5368 Hits · 5.00/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 8/30/2006
 
Rakes Of Kildare
An Irish jig, very tuneful.
Bluegrass · Beginner · 8995 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 8/12/2006
 
My Pretty, Fair Maid
Another easy jig for you!
Bluegrass · Beginner · 6804 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 8/30/2006
 
Ride A Mile
A jig. This one has a fun little rhythm to play.
Bluegrass · Beginner · 6287 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 8/30/2006
 
The Jolly Seven
Another easy reel to play.
Bluegrass · Beginner · 4787 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 8/30/2006
 
Once Upon My Cheek
Another old-timey reel transcribed from a book of old fiddle tunes.
Bluegrass · Beginner · 4473 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 8/30/2006
 
The Tin-Ware Lass
Easy and tuneful reel.
Bluegrass · Beginner · 4313 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 8/30/2006
 
Playing The Pilgrim Song
Good licks from live performance.
Bluegrass · Intermediate · 1712 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 7/22/2012
 
Tullochgorum
Scottish reel. This is in a typical Scottish note pattern of dotted 8th and 16th. Think of it as good practice for learning funk. :-)
Bluegrass · Intermediate · 6700 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 8/30/2006
 
The Alhambra
Another reel originally for the fiddle.
Bluegrass · Beginner · 4874 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 8/30/2006
 
The Drink Of Brandy
Another jig, this one with a slightly different format.
Bluegrass · Beginner · 4194 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 8/30/2006
 
Wildwood Flower
NOT the usual Clarence White version!
Bluegrass · Intermediate · 14162 Hits · 4.13/5 (15 ratings) · Last modified: 6/28/2012
 
Bluegrass Licks
A compendium of bluegrass licks.
Bluegrass · Intermediate · 97590 Hits · 4.91/5 (88 ratings) · Last modified: 10/8/2007
 
Dublin Lasses
This piece is in the key of F instead of the more usual A, D or G. That means harder chords if you're doing your own. Otherwise, it's tuneful and not all that hard to play.
Bluegrass · Intermediate · 10253 Hits · 4.89/5 (9 ratings) · Last modified: 8/30/2006
 
Banks Of The Ohio
Carter-style picking, beginner to advanced.
Bluegrass · Beginner · 28948 Hits · 4.82/5 (22 ratings) · Last modified: 7/25/2012
 
Beaumont Rag
If you ever learn one rag (apart from Black Mountain) let it be this one!
Bluegrass · Intermediate · 17361 Hits · 4.82/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 3/8/2007
 
Money Musk
A well-known reel translated from a book of fiddle tunes.
Bluegrass · Beginner · 13263 Hits · 4.80/5 (5 ratings) · Last modified: 8/12/2006
 
Fisher's Hornpipe
Here's another popular tune at bluegrass jams. key of D.
Bluegrass · Intermediate · 14301 Hits · 4.77/5 (13 ratings) · Last modified: 4/27/2004
 
Pop Goes The Weasel
Same tune as the children's song...but this was in an old book of fiddle tunes for dancing. Easy and fun!
Bluegrass · Beginner · 7062 Hits · 4.75/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 5/20/2006
 
Morton's
Another easy and tuneful reel.
Bluegrass · Beginner · 5337 Hits · 4.75/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 8/30/2006
 
Irish Washerwoman
An easy to play old Irish jig. Also known as "Irish Wash Woman"
Bluegrass · Beginner · 14508 Hits · 4.67/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 8/12/2006
 
The Primrose Lass
Another easy and tuneful reel from a book of old time dances and fiddle tunes.
Bluegrass · Beginner · 4015 Hits · 4.67/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 8/30/2006
 
Banjo Style Fingerpicking For Guitar
Learn some techniques that banjo players use to get that fluid, rolling fingerpicking sound, and play them on guitar.
Bluegrass · Intermediate · 148960 Hits · 4.66/5 (164 ratings) · Last modified: 2/22/2001
 
Dusty Miller
This is my version of an old fiddle tune.
Bluegrass · Advanced · 6672 Hits · 4.62/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 9/22/2008
 
Floating
What 'floating' is.
Bluegrass · Beginner · 8210 Hits · 4.60/5 (5 ratings) · Last modified: 10/10/2008
 
Maid Of Athens
A reel transcribed from a book of fiddle tunes.
Bluegrass · Beginner · 5600 Hits · 4.57/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 8/30/2006
 
The Cock And Hen
This jig is easy to play.
Bluegrass · Beginner · 5292 Hits · 4.50/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 8/30/2006
 
A Whiskey Before Breakfast
This is a cool flatpicking tune. Learn each part then play with a friend. A classic!
Bluegrass · Intermediate · 151687 Hits · 4.48/5 (86 ratings) · Last modified: 1/8/2005
 
Difinitive Bluegrass Lick
A lifetime of bluegrass study in 6 measures.
Bluegrass · Expert · 12938 Hits · 4.45/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 1/13/2006
 
Devil's Dream
This is the melody of an old, easy to play, and very popular, reel.
Bluegrass · Beginner · 35951 Hits · 4.42/5 (26 ratings) · Last modified: 5/21/2006
 
Pick And Strum
Simple, beginner pick and strum.
Bluegrass · Beginner · 9214 Hits · 4.33/5 (9 ratings) · Last modified: 10/20/2002
 
Boys Of Bluehill
A nice Irish hornpipe, and good to play.
Bluegrass · Intermediate · 4105 Hits · 4.33/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 10/8/2007
 
The Unfortunate Rake
A very tuneful jig.
Bluegrass · Beginner · 5947 Hits · 4.33/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 8/30/2006
 
Black Mountain Rag
This is a classic bluegrass tune.
Bluegrass · Intermediate · 47179 Hits · 4.28/5 (54 ratings) · Last modified: 10/20/2002
 
Bon Dundee
This may be more along the lines of a Celtic sound. What do you think?
Bluegrass · Intermediate · 9780 Hits · 4.27/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 9/8/2002
 
Connaught Man's Ramble
A tuneful jig that's not hard to play.
Bluegrass · Beginner · 16434 Hits · 4.25/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 8/12/2006
 
Lark In The Morning
More old dance music...this one is a jig.
Bluegrass · Beginner · 6590 Hits · 4.25/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 8/30/2006
 
Wildwood Flower
Classic Bluegrass song by the Carter Family
Bluegrass · Intermediate · 20680 Hits · 4.13/5 (31 ratings) · Last modified: 7/25/2003
 
A Tribute To Clarence White
One of the greats. If you never heard of Clarence White, you should check this out!
Bluegrass · Intermediate · 63017 Hits · 4.10/5 (62 ratings) · Last modified: 12/1/2002
 
Bluegrassy Run
Sounds bluegrass to me.
Bluegrass · Beginner · 28154 Hits · 4.08/5 (12 ratings) · Last modified: 11/14/2002