Dear fiddler, here’s a basic lesson on how to play Jenny Lynn by Bill Monroe. 

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B Part

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Let’s practice…

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Preparation

Scale and drone

The tune is in A Major. Warm up with the A major scale.

A Major scale: A0-1-2-3-E0-1-2-3 | G1-2-H3-D0-1-2-H3-A0 

A Drone


 

Tabs

A part 

First half: D1-A0-2-1 A0-1-2-0-1-2-0-D2

Sheet music

We’re experimenting with adding fingerings to sheet music. Note that repeated parts are colored. Is this helpful? Let me know in a comment.

Other versions

This version by Tyler Childs inspired the making of this lesson:

Here’s a version by the man himself…

Further learning

Jenny Lynn – Round Peak Variation


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Give thanks

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