This is an online fiddle lesson for the tune "Ashokan Farewell" by Jay Ungar.
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Genre: Bluegrass, Old Time
Skill Level: Beginner
Key of D
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Video #1: Here is a video of me performing the fiddle tune "Ashokan Farewell" at 90 BPM. I play it three times, adding a harmony with each repeat. This is going to be the song for our May 2015 "Spring Waltz." Plug in your earphones and send in a video yourself playing along with me! If you don't want to hear me when you play, use the 90 bpm MP3 Jam Track below instead. Just make sure that all we hear is your fiddle! We shouldn't hear me fiddling, or the backing track. I will mix all the videos together to make something wonderful. For more information, here is our discussion page for the compilation.
"Ashokan Farewell" was composed by Jay Ungar in 1982. It has served as a goodnight or farewell waltz at the annual Ashokan Fiddle & Dance Camps, run by the composer and his wife (Molly Mason, who gave the tune its name) at the lakefront campus (near Ashokan Reservoir) of the State University of New York at New Paltz. The tune was later used as the title theme of the 1990 PBS television miniseries The Civil War, by Ken Burns, as well as the 1991 compilation album Songs of the Civil War. (wikipedia)