Notation for Alan Jabbour tunes

These are Alan Jabbour’s transcriptions of some of the tunes he learned from Henry Reed. Musical notation is only a guide to one way to play a tune. Use the written notes along with the recordings. If you hear something different than what is written down, good. Trust your ears. Play what you hear.

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Notes for Granny

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Used with permission from Learning Old-Time Fiddle Appalachian Style with Alan Jabbour.

Written music is a sketch. Sound documents are the ultimate authority.

To hear Alan Jabbour play these tunes.

Alan Jabbour will be performing at the Fiddle Club of the World‘s meeting on Wednesday, October 29 at Paddy O’Splaines. Click here to register, or call 773.728.6000.

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