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Sarah Armstrong

Sarah Armstrong's Tune is a square fiddle tune from Pennsylvania. It has two parts that are each played twice. Played in key of D, the chords are D, G, and A.

Links
  • Fancy solo fiddle by Gary Sizemore [utoob].
  • Slow instructional video for fiddle [utoob].
  • Beginner fiddle & banjo [utoob] get off to a slow start.
  • The obligatory young fiddler playing it better than we do [utoob].
  • Printed music [abc notation].
  • Order a Sarah Armstrong CD or T-shirt [Todd Clewell].
  • Read the book about Sarah Armstrong's tunes.
Here is a simple version using only quarter notes for saw stroke bowing in key of D.
  Low part (play this twice).
E|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----||
A|----|----|----|-010|----|----|000-|----||
D|----|-020|1122|1---|----|-020|---3|2100||
G|1122|1---|----|----|1122|1---|----|----||
  High part (play this twice).
E|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----||
A|333-|----|0130|----|333-|----|0130|----||
D|---2|111-|----|210-|---2|111-|----|210-||
G|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----||
  (Fiddle Fingers Notation)

Sarah Armstrong's Tune played by Modal Tease.
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