Posts Tagged ‘Bluegrass’

Learn a fiddle tune: Old Dangerfield with backup tracks

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

This is for anyone wanting to learn how to play Old Dangerfield, by Bill Monroe. Old Dangerfield is a modal instrumental. When I tried to look up info on this song, all I turned up was lots of speculation, but it seems like most people think the song is named after Bill Monroe’s dog.

Table of Contents

* * Fiddle

So I couldn’t find anyone showing how to play this on the fiddle slowly, so I did my own.

* * Mandolin

* * Banjo

* * Doboro

Tabs (I think it’s $10 for the tab):

* * Guitar
Sorry had trouble finding a guitar only version, let alone a slow version.

Tab (need tabledit)

* * Cello

Ok so this video is of Mike Block and Darol Anger playing this song, and while this video is nothing but awesome, it’s probably not  a video to learn this song from. So if you do find a good one, please leave it in the comments and I’ll add it:


* * Backup Tracks


* * Chord Chart


Learn a Fiddle Tune: St. Anne’s Reel with backup tracks

Monday, December 10th, 2012

So I recently compiled this for a bluegrass group I’m a part of, but I thought this is good info for lots of people. Hope this is useful for someone. The first tune I’ve compiled is called St. Anne’s Reel, a really fun tune in D.

Scroll down if you just want the backup tracks.

So here are 5 different videos for various instruments where someone
shows how to play St. Anne’s Reel. (People rock!)

* * Fiddle Version

If you are a fiddle player and like reading music (maybe classically
trained), Pete Martin (an amazing fiddle and mando player) has some
fiddle tune books he offers in PDF or off of Amazon. The PDFs are
offered on the honor system, so you can download for free and if you
like them you can buy them.

* * Guitar Version w/Tab

Get the tab here:

* * Banjo

* * Dobro

* *Mandolin

Here’s a link to 4 different backup tracks at various speeds (60bpm,
80, 100, 120). If someone wants different speeds let me know I can
easily create it.

Happy picking!

Upcoming Bluegrass Event

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Well this is a NON Sabine related post. But for any of you that are interested in Bluegrass and are in the area of Seattle on May 9th at 2:00 pm. My bluegrass band (The Weavils, will be playing at a local festival called Strawberry Festival. Hope to see some of you there.


Abigail Washburn and the Sparrow Quartet

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Abigail Washburn

A few weeks ago we saw that Bela Fleck was playing at the Tractor Tavern and that he was playing with  Abigail Washburn and their new group, Sparrow Quartet. We didn’t know much about it but since we knew Bela Fleck (a amazing Banjo player) we decided last minute to get tickets and go see this. GREAT SHOW! I think this was one of the best shows I’ve seen in a long time, definitely in my top 5 best shows. If these guys come to town in your area definitely go see them if you are into folk/bluegrass/newgrass music.

Abigail Washburn lived in China for a period and is fluent, so she has blended Chinese lyrics with folk music. You might not think that it would work, but it does. She plays claw hammer style banjo and has an amazing voice. If you are interested in listening to some of the music head to: