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Red Haired Boy

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  • This is a nicely paraphrased version of the greatest fiddle tune in the history of the world. Well maybe that's just one man's opinion, but it is a well liked tune that's popular at jam sessions. There are some challenging substitution licks so use the loop feature and keep the tempo very slow.

    • Key G
    • 60 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Beginner
  • This is a fairly straight ahead version of Red-Haired Boy AKA Little Beggar Man. Some of the phrasing and note choice here is closer to the way a Celtic fiddler may play it, but it is not far at all from what you'll hear at a bluegrass jam. Check out all the great substitution licks as well.

    • Key G
    • 80 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Intermediate
  • David Grier. Nuff' Said. This is a transcription from his album "Hootenanny" which you should definitely treat yourself to. Check out the genius way he cross-picks the descending line in measure 5 for the B part. It's absolutely beautiful. Grier plays it in open G. He doesn't try to set his strings on fire and neither should you. Cross-picking is hard. Take it slow and easy. He recorded Red Haired Boy with a very laid-back feel. Go get the record and you'll see what I mean.

    • Key G
    • 94 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Advanced