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Turkey in the Straw - Monroe Style

  • Monroe Style
  • Key   G
  • Tempo   160 bpm
  • Tuning   GDAE
The Father of Bluegrass. He played fast and fearless. He didn't often play note for note fiddle tunes but relied on his wild syncopation and rhythmic inventiveness to create interest in his solos. All the licks here are very close to what Bill Monroe might have played. Most of his improv was often in the B section of the tune. Practice slowly at a manageable tempo. The default tempo is just so you can hear how fast he would play it!

Tags: #fiddle tune, #instrumental, #up-tempo