Groundhog – Basic Fiddle Lesson
Here’s a basic lesson on how to play an old-time tune called Groundhog.
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Scale and drone
The tune is in G Major. Warm up with the G major scale.
G Major scale: G0-1-2-3-D0-1-2-3 | D3-A0-1-L2-3-E0-1-L2
A part (single rep)
First quarter: D3-3-3-D2-2-2 D3-3-3-3-D0-1
Always good to hear Doc Watson! Here’s his version:
Here’s a take on this tune as a children’s song, performed by Lisa Loeb and Elizabeth Mitchell.
Here’s a cool YouTube documentary on a banjo player named Obray Ramsey. You can hear the tune Groundhog in it. I think this might help you to get more into the tune!
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Take a moment to reflect with gratitude that you have music in your life. No matter where you are on your fiddle journey, you get to learn, play, and listen to music. What a wonderful gift!