I added a new section to the main menu above called Fiddle Tune Tabs.
When I learn a new tune, I learn in tab notation. If you have read my page in Practice Resources – Reading Tabs, you already know that tabs is a form of musical notation that was invented to make reading music easier. It is a form of musical notation that shows where to place the fingers and in what order. Unlike traditional music notation, showing rhythm, duration, and pitch, tabs show where and when to place the fingers on the instrument, however there is no notation showing where to stop the sound, so the player needs to have familiarity with the piece being played either by already knowing the tune or listening to it.
Sometimes I can find tab notation for a new tune, but often I have to either take traditional music notation and transpose it into tabs, or create the tabs myself from sounding out the tune on my fiddle.
In this section of FFOF, I am going to start to post the tab version of tunes I am learning or have already learned. If you can use them, you are welcome to them. I will post the tab and have a download link if you wish to make a copy for yourself. I’ve started with Angelina Baker (Angeline the Baker), but will be adding others as I make them into pdf’s.
Here is a Blank Tab Form you may also find helpful.