Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Fiddle Tune a Day – Day 316


I really love swing music. Hearing it (or playing it) just makes me want to say, YEAH… Ain’t Misbehavin’ is one of my long-time favorites. It has a fairly complex chord structure, and everything fits together so well that it doesn’t sound that complicated. I would say that it’s chords are elegant and well placed. […]

Blackberry Blossom – Fiddle Tune a Day – Day 312


Tonight tells me very clearly that it’s better to record my fiddle tune before I’m exhausted. (It’s not the first late-night fiddle tune a day that has told me that message.) Recording Blackberry Blossom was not going well tonight. I really should have picked an easier tune, but hindsight is always 20/20. I did about […]

Beautiful Girl Schottische – Fiddle Tune a Day – Day 304


This is my second Schottische of the year. I learned it from a Dale Morris transcription, but I’m pretty sure I have heard Joe Venuti play it as well. I just went through all of the Joe Venuti tunes on my computer and couldn’t find it though. Beautiful Girl Schottische is a beautiful tune. To […]

Waves of the Danube (AKA Anniversary Waltz) – Fiddle Tune a Day – Day 303


I’m pretty sure I learned Anniversary Waltz from Dale Morris, but I don’t remember for sure, and the only recording of the tune that I could find was from the Grand Masters’ early years album. When I started looking for it online, I found out that it’s part of a piece written by Romanian Composer […]

Limerock – Fiddle Tune a Day – Day 291


I think that I first learned Limerock off of a transcription of Byron Berline playing it, but I probably don’t play it very true to those notes any more. Really, that’s one of the things I like about fiddling. I don’t have to play these tunes the way I originally learned them. Heck, I don’t […]