May 22, 2015 at 12:00 PM #23335
This is a much-requested twin fiddle tune called the “Tennessee Waltz.” The lesson is in G for beginner and intermediate. Also included is tablature for harmony in the keys of G and D. Fiddle with a friend.May 22, 2015 at 7:41 PM #23340
That was great, very very nice lesson. Thank you!May 22, 2015 at 9:08 PM #23345
Awesome John !
I ve been playing with the mp3s and it seems they are all in different keys , I m not complaining though :O)
This one is so in demand , in all keys :O)
GuMay 22, 2015 at 9:20 PM #23347
Thanks for all the options on this, John! It’s nice to have two keys and harmony for both of them. I now have another fiddle buddy and we will enjoy playing this song.May 24, 2015 at 11:29 PM #23504
Thanks, Gu, for letting me know about the copy/paste error.
Justine, that is great that you have a fiddler to twin with! This is a great tune for it. I twinned on this song with Rebecca Barker at Fiddlers Grove this weekend. I wish I had a video of it!
I have the lesson in the keys of G and D, but if you need another to sing/play in a different key just let me know. It is not too difficult to transpose the sheet music and jam tracks.May 25, 2015 at 1:15 AM #23513
Thanks for your kind offer, John! Most likely the two keys provided will be enough for us!May 25, 2015 at 3:03 AM #23538
Thank you for making such a fine video, John. I tried downloading the tabs but I kept getting re-directed to the new membership section. I was logged in and tried to access the tabs on the lessons page through two different browsers that I have used to download successfully at other times. I experimented by trying to download tabs from other lessons on the lessons page and they downloaded okay. Is there anything you can suggest to help me in downloading the tabs and notation for Tennessee Waltz?
Thank you for any assistance you can offer. 🙂
ScottMay 25, 2015 at 7:14 AM #23540
Glad you asked that, Scott. I’m having the same problem!May 25, 2015 at 9:29 AM #23547
It’s fixed now! I thought it was a copy-paste error before, but actually I accidentally reverted to a previously saved draft. Somehow. 🙂 Let me know if any other links are down on this lesson!May 25, 2015 at 9:43 AM #23551
Thanks for fixing this, John. I am leaving for that other world shortly but will check things out on my return. 🙂
Any problems and I will let you know.
ScottMay 25, 2015 at 10:34 AM #23555
thanks John, My friends play this song in G. so this posting of the Tennessee Waltz is very helpful.May 25, 2015 at 11:56 AM #23564
Thanks Great Scott! Safe travels into the uncharted regions.
FiddleBill, I hope this lesson helps!June 2, 2015 at 10:55 AM #23842
Thanks so much for the intermediate version of this song! I’ve tried to play it before, but those twin fiddle parts are soooo hard to separate while listening! I’m really glad to be able to play a one fiddle arrangement! 🙂June 2, 2015 at 11:37 AM #23847
You are welcome! Thanks for saying “thank you!” Hope to hear you play it in the Lion’s Den soon.June 22, 2015 at 10:29 AM #24523
I love it!
Thanks John…May 17, 2016 at 2:38 PM #36565
I recall hearing this piece when it was just introduced on the radio ( KROX Crookston, Minn.) back in late 40’s or very early 50’s. Lovely song but wondered if there wasn’t a better way of choosing friends. Am taking a stab at learning it but that list is growing but skills follow v-e-r-y slowly. Appreciate hearing about who composed it and when it was written and wasn’t aware of that. Recall all those dudes from back then too.May 17, 2016 at 8:53 PM #36569
Good luck! Hope to hear it when you are finished.October 29, 2016 at 9:12 PM #42440
I’ve just started learning the intermediate version. I really love this tune! Which key did PeeWee King play/sing in?October 30, 2016 at 3:49 PM #42460
Pee Wee King recorded the song in Bb, but preferred to perform it in Ab.October 30, 2016 at 11:29 PM #42497
B flat and A flat???? Good grief…I need to have a looooong talk with that boy!October 31, 2016 at 10:37 AM #42513
Haha I know. What a jam buster that would be! “OK everyone, capo-one! Were going to play some Tennessee Waltz. Good luck, Mr. Bass Man!October 31, 2016 at 11:06 AM #42516
I am slowly learning this one too. Started last Friday night. I love the ability to learn it one section at a time. It helps.October 31, 2016 at 9:08 PM #42585
I started learning it on Friday night as well. It’s super fun to play!
I don’t think I’ll be emulating Peewee King in this instance though- Bb indeed!July 19, 2017 at 11:02 AM #51709
Just attempted the intermediate 1st line and almost had the dog race out of the house. Absolutely love this waltz and want to perfect it so will add this line to my practice every day and increase a measure or two when I get it to be listenable. These waltzes that you’ve provide are really some of my favorite sounds in music, I think. Great fun to learn too!July 20, 2017 at 11:18 PM #51796
I’m glad you’re enjoying this one! It’s a great tune.July 21, 2017 at 6:42 AM #51806
I need to try to learn this one.September 10, 2017 at 7:44 PM #53478
Hello! We (me acting for my 12 year old daughter) have just signed up for your lessons today and this is what she picked to do first. She is very excited and has already learned the first 2 intermediate lines. Thank you for providing this great information!September 12, 2017 at 9:29 PM #53565
Hello and welcome! Hope to hear her in the “Lion’s Den” forum soon!
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