|Singing and Fiddling: “Goodbye Old Paint,” Part 1
Singing and Fiddling: “Goodbye Old Paint,” Part 1
The song “Goodbye Old Paint,” which you’ll learn in this lesson, is in the Alan Lomax cowboy song books and was recorded years ago by Harry McClintock, the version closest to the one Bruce teaches here. Bruce sings “Goodbye Old Paint” in the key of A and plays it on the fiddle in AEAE tuning. He starts with an exercise to help you get used to singing with your fiddle, first by singing an A major scale in unison with your fiddle and then in harmony with your fiddle. Then Bruce shows you the song’s melody on the fiddle, both the verse and chorus, phrase by phrase.
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