|Abe’s Retreat, Part 1: A Part
Abe’s Retreat, Part 1: A Part
The fiddle tune “Abe’s Retreat” comes from the old-time repertoire and likely dates back to the Civil War. It’s in the key of A Mixolydian and Scott plays it without a capo, often as a solo guitar tune, so his arrangement includes some bass notes and open strings that ring through the melody to fill out the guitar sound. One advantage of playing it without a capo is that the melody can be played in two octaves, which is a common way to vary things in old-time fiddling. You’ll learn the A part of Scott’s arrangement of “Abe’s Retreat” in the upper octave in this video.
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