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Ashokan Farewell - Melody

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  • Melody
  • Key   C
  • Tempo   35 bpm
  • Tuning   GCGCD
This beautiful waltz works great on clawhammer. You can play it solo in double C, but if you play with a fiddler you'll need to capo at the second fret and spike your fifth string on the seventh fret. Start with the melody, and pay attention to fingerings for the fret and picking hand. After you get the basic melody down check out those licks. There's a lot of great ideas for how to get a fuller sound by adding chords, and adding some nice variations and embellishments. This tune also works beautifully with the swing feature engaged. Check it out and have a ball!

Tags: #old-time, #clawhammer, #double c