Ed Haley Fiddle Tune Transcriptions

Several people have expressed interest in my transcriptions of Ed Haley's tunes, so I am making them available on the web.  You can click on the links below to view the ones that I have done so far.  I don't know if I am going to be doing any more for a while, though.

Disclaimers/Rants

Should you learn the tunes from these transcription?  Of course not.  What you should do is get the CDs and listen to them.  You should use the notation in the same fashion that you use the notes you took in class.  They don't capture the totality of the lecture, but they should contain enough information to jog your memory so that you can master the material and pass the tests.  But it is my humble observation that there are a lot of people going around playing Ed Haley tunes who have not listened to the recordings very much.

The CDs, by the way, are Ed Haley - Forked Deer (Rounder 1131/32) and Ed Haley - Grey Eagle (Rounder 1133/34).  The liner notes are by Mark Wilson and Gus Meade, with much additional material by John Hartford.  They are incredibly detailed and make fascinating reading.  The recording quality is bad to horrible, due to the nature of the recording process used and the physical condition of the media, but listen to them with the ear of a musician.  His playing is absolutely fabulous.

BLUEGRASS MEADOWS
CATLETTSBURG
CHERRY RIVER RAG
DORA DEAN
DUNBAR
GARFIELD'S BLACKBERRY BLOSSOM
HALF PAST FOUR
INDIAN ATE A WOODCHUCK
LOST INDIAN
OLD SLEDGE
NO CORN ON TYGART
POPLAR BLUFF
THREE FORKS OF SANDY

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