A lesson on the classic old-time tune “Fiddler’s Dram”. Originally recorded by Leadbelly in the 1940’s, this interpretation is in the more modern, bluegrass style. In this lesson, we’ll take a look at the melody and the rhythm and chords section for this tune. We’ll also explore some of the techniques used in the Tony Rice and Norman Blake version.

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You’ll get streaming access to 3 MP4 video files, 6 MP3 audio practice tracks (3 with metronome), one PDF tab sheet and one TEF tab file. This lesson also includes SoundSlice Player integration so you can slow down, pause and rewind the melody in real time with the tab!

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Videos (Streaming)

Part A – 8:25
Part B – 6:30
Rhythm & Chords – 5:00

PDF Tab Sheets (Streaming and Download)

– “Fiddler’s Dram”.PDF

TEF Tab Files (Download)

– “Fiddler’s Dram”.TEF
(Use this file with TablEdit or TEFview.)

Audio Backing Tracks (Streaming and Download)

90 BPM – 5:10
90 BPM with Metronome – 5:10
100 BPM – 5:03
100 BPM with Metronome – 5:03
110 BPM – 5:06
110 BPM with Metronome – 5:06