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
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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5 responses to “Groundhog – Basic Fiddle Lesson”
The sheet music video sounds like Jenny Lind.
Thanks Sandra, I removed it…
I am wondering if you might offer a bit more expansion on this tune with more chords to make it sound a bit richer. The Round Peak variation seems a bit intimidating. Perhaps something in between. An idea for a Group lesson???
Thanks. I did enjoy the tune
I am confused. The breakdown notation for the first quarter ends on a D1, but the sheet music and watching your fingering and listening to it seems to end on a D3.
Nice tune and song!
You’re correct. I noticed the same thing.
Just a mistake in graphics.