• The Shuffle of the Pick - 12 Old-Time Fiddle Tunes

    Adam Tanner has announced the self-publication of a new collection on Apple Books entitled The Shuffle of the Pick, 12 Appalachian fiddle tunes arranged for intermediate and advanced mandolin players.

    The book is available as a download with iBooks on your Mac or other iOS device.

    This book takes full advantage of the ebook format by presenting rich content including sound files, standard notation and tablature along with original artwork, photos and valuable commentary.

    The collection also provides links to online sources containing information about the legendary fiddlers whose music is featured. As a fiddle and mandolin player, Adam provides unique insights into old time fiddle techniques and how they can be transferred to the mandolin.

    The Mandolin Cafe asked for clarification about the "12 Tunes" title when 11 tracks were listed. The author told us: "Two of the 'tunes' are medleys; one is a two-tune medley the other is a three-tune medley."


    • Folding Down the Sheets
    • Kitty Puss/Frankie/9 Miles Outside of Louisville
    • Polly Put the Kettle On
    • Catlettsburg
    • The Cuckoo's Nest
    • Bob Walker/Lundy's Durang's Hornpipe
    • Big Hoedown
    • Georgia Belle
    • 16 Days in Georgia
    • Chinquapin Hunting
    • Lost John

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