Thanks Jason, thats what I was after.
A lot of the reference tunes I could find for Tennessee Wagoner are played pretty ‘bluegrass’ speed, and even the sheet music is pretty different, especially in the A part, so I was thinking it might be a totally different tune (‘wagoner’ vs ‘tennessee wagoner’) but this version sounds a lot closer.
So i’ve really been enjoying playing the tune wagoner, however I don’t really know how to ‘find’ it online. If I search for wagoner (and some other key words) I just get a heap of unrelated results.
Is this tune known by another name, or has it been performed by a prominent artist, that would make it easier to find references for it?
I’ve come from banjo (and other instruments before that also) too!
The fretless thing doesn’t really affect it (see fretless banjo, or mandolins which are fretted but tuned same as fiddle).
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2 quick ways, first if you look at the sheet music, there should be a number of # or b on the stave at the very start. How many of them there are are indicates the key, and where they are indicate that what note should be sharped or flatted. If the tune calls for one of those to be natural, there should be a natural symbol next to it.
Bit of a late bump, but I’ve also been wondering a similar thing.
My view/question is this (coming from being a guitar/banjo player), The difference is really noticeable.
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