Old-time Waltz in D Major

Here’s a classic waltz by Jay Ungar made popular by the Ken Burns Civil War documentary. It’s a good way to learn raised third finger. Listen for the sound of the D major triad in the second quarter.


Learning Chunks

I’ve made some “Learning Chunks” to help you learn more easily. These focused exercises contain sheet music, tabs and mp3 snippets to guide you on your fiddle journey. The idea is to start with small musical bits, get good at those, and then put them together into bigger pieces until you have the whole tune. I call it Micro-practice.

For those of you who read (or want to read), all snippets use this key and time signature:

A part, first quarter

A part, second quarter

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A part, third quarter

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A part, fourth quarter

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B part, first quarter

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B part, second quarter

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B part, third quarter

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B part, fourth quarter

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Play Along Track – Full Tune

Drone in D – No Beat


Ashokan Farewell – Full Tabs and Sheet Music

 

A part

First quarter: (A0-2)-3-2-1-0-D2-1-2-3-2-1-0-G2-D0-G2

Second quarter: G1-D0-2-A0-3-E1-1-L2-1-0

Third quarter: (A0-2)-3-2-1-0-D2-1-2-3-2-1-0-G2-D0-G2

Fourth quarter: G1-D0-2-A0-3-E1-A0-2-E0-A3

B part

First quarter: (D2-3)-A0-D2-0-A3-0-1-2-3-0-D2-1

Second quarter: D2-1-0-G2-0-1-H3-A0-0-D2-1

Third quarter: D0-2-A0-L2-3-1-2-3-0-D2-0

Fourth quarter: G1-D0-2-A0-3-D2-1-0-GH3-D0


Sheet music

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4 responses to “Ashokan Farewell

  1. I can’t download the track for this song like I normally do. Can you check to see if the link is missing? My internet isn’t fast enough to keep the song playing off the website. Thanks!

  2. Just returning to my lessons after a bit of an absence, and what a knockout, pretty
    song this is to get me back into playing again. Learning this one will keep me coming
    back for sure, and then playing with that whole tune version at the end… Motivating!