Monday, June 5, 2017

The list so far of updated rhythm track links:

angelina baker
arkansas traveler
beaumont rag
big mon
big sandy river
big sciota
bill cheatham
billy in the low ground
black mountain rag
blackberry blossom
bury me beneath the willow
cherokee shuffle
daley's reel
dixie hoedown
fisher's hornpipe
foggy mountain breakdown
forked deer
fox on the run
gold rush
gray eagle
home sweet home huckleberry hornpipe jerusalem ridge
june apple
st anne's reel
temperance reel
whiskey before breakfast
wildwood flower

Thanks again for your patience. I'm still chipping away at it.  -Dave

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Updated: Beaumont Rag, Angelina Baker, Billy in the Low Ground

Still working my way through the list in descending order of how often they're used. If you try these and they work, or don't work, let me know?


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Updated: Jerusalem Ridge, Cherokee Shuffle, Blackberry Blossom, Whiskey Before Breakfast

I'm updating rhythm track links, starting with the ones most frequently visited in the last month.  I'll provide progress reports as I update more. Please let me know if something I thought I updated isn't working!


Monday, March 20, 2017

Dropbox changes

Hi, everybody.  Dropbox has changed a few things about how they share files, which unfortunately means that I have a lot of work to do to go back and change the links to every file I've posted so far.

I'm testing the new file sharing method with the blog post for "Drowsy Maggie". If you get a chance, can you try to play and/or download the Drowsy Maggie tracks, and reply on this post if it worked or not?


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Drowsy Maggie

This is an Irish tune in D (or E dorian?) I've been working on, and I've found it pretty hard.  Lots of string jumping. Unlike most reels I'be played, the structure is AB (repeat), rather than AABB (repeat). There seems to be quite a bit of variation in how this tune is played; I went with what seems like the most standard version.

Drowsy Maggie 150 bpm
Drowsy Maggie 160 bpm
Drowsy Maggie 170 bpm
Drowsy Maggie 180 bpm
Drowsy Maggie 185 bpm
Drowsy Maggie 190 bpm
Drowsy Maggie 195 bpm
Drowsy Maggie 200 bpm
Drowsy Maggie 205 bpm
Drowsy Maggie 210 bpm
Drowsy Maggie 215 bpm
Drowsy Maggie 220 bpm
Drowsy Maggie 225 bpm
Drowsy Maggie 230 bpm
Drowsy Maggie 235 bpm
Drowsy Maggie 240 bpm
And a zip file of all tempos (24.7 MB)

The chords:
| Em | Em D | Em | G D | Em | Em D | Em | G D |
| D A | D | D A | G D | D A | D | D | G D |

Guitar tab

Mandolin Tab

Versions from


Thursday, October 1, 2015


A Youtube viewer asked for the backing track to this video:

So, here's the backing track:


The chords go like this:

| C | Am | Fm | G | (repeat)

and then the bridge goes:

| F | F | Fm | Fm |
| C | C | C7 | C7 |
| F | F | Fm | Fm |
| G | Bb | G | G7 |