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Lonesome Fiddle Blues, Part 1

This lesson is part of the course Bluegrass Mandolin Jam Favorites with Joe K. Walsh.
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Lonesome Fiddle Blues  
 
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Lonesome Fiddle Blues, Part 1
Lonesome Fiddle Blues, Part 1
 
Vassar Clements’s “Lonesome Fiddle Blues” is probably his most famous instrumental, and there have been numerous great recordings of it, including one on the original Will the Circle Be Unbroken album, which featured Vassar, and other great versions by New Grass Revival, Mark O’Connor, Bryan Sutton, and many others. Instead of the usual fiddle AABB form, it has an AABA form, and the B part is more of a set of chord changes than a melody. Vassar also plays the melody differently every time he plays it, so there are many ways to interpret the melody. Joe shows you his version of the A part in this video. 

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