Old-Time String Band

Emerson Waldorf School String Band

Fall 2012 Session September 4 - October 9; Tuesdays, 3:30 - 4:30

We will use Jay Buckey's free, online resources.  Scroll through the page to fine the music for your instrument for the pieces listed below.  Farther down the page you will find free play-along practice mp3's to download and use to help learn at home.

  • Mississippi Sawyer
  • Haste to the Wedding
  • Eighth of January
  • Shortnin' Bread
  • Westphalia Waltz
  • Angelina the Baker

We will also use Michael Holmes' Mandolin Instruction: Old Time, Country and Fiddle Tunes.  It is on the Smithsonian Folkways label.  You can download the album from their site for $9.99, from iTunes, from Amazon ($8.99), or from eMusic ($6.99).  View the free album notes, which contain mandolin tablature for the tunes, by clicking here.  Fiddle players can use the recordings to learn the tunes by ear.

We will play these tunes from the album:

  • St. Anne's Reel
  • The Girl I Left Behind Me
  • Cripple Creek
  • Turkey in the Straw