• New in Print - Old Time Fiddle Tune Favorites by Tristan Scroggins

    Old Time Fiddle Tune Favorites by Tristan Scroggins

    NASHVILLE, TENN. — Tristan Scroggins has announced the release of Old Time Fiddle Tune Favorites, a book for mandolin players interested in old time fiddle tunes but don't know where to start.

    The book includes a selection of 15 tunes frequently played in jams with simple but accurate versions of the melody in standard notation and tab. Also included is history of the tune and where the author learned it. There are also multiple sources/versions of the tune that can easily be found on the internet listed for each tune and a Spotify playlist containing them all.

    Purchase price is $20. Comb bound.


    • Booth Shot Lincoln (AKA "Booth")
    • Breakin' Up Christmas
    • Chinquapin Hunting
    • Dry and Dusty
    • Farewell Trion
    • Greasy Coat
    • John Brown's Dream
    • Julianne Johnson
    • Lost Girl
    • Midnight on the Water
    • Old Grimes (AKA Dubuque)
    • Seneca Square Dance
    • Shove That Pig's Foot (a Little Farther in the Fire)
    • Squirrel Hunters
    • Tennessee Mountain Fox Chase

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    Comments 6 Comments
    1. AlanN's Avatar
      AlanN -
      Cool selection of off-road tunes. I purchased a copy.
    1. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
      Mandolin Cafe -
      This new collection is discussed at length in Bradley Laird's newest podcast.
    1. AlanN's Avatar
      AlanN -
      What a lovely book! Selection of tunes is generous, well-notated and documented with sources, historical info and where to go to hear played/performed. The transcriptions are easy to read and follow, in down-home style and superior penmanship.

      Clearly, Tristan is passionate about mandolin and old-time music, a winning combination. A quality addition to the learning library, for sure.
    1. Mandomax's Avatar
      Mandomax -
      Got mine yesterday after ordering it on Saturday- speedy service! I echo AlanN's comments- killer tunes, easy to read notation and great historical context. Recommended. Looking forward to committing these to memory this weekend.
    1. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
      Mandolin Cafe -
      Just announced it's available in PDF format in case you're in a hurry. Anyone that bought the print version can get the PDF for no extra charge.
    1. AlanN's Avatar
      AlanN -
      Yep, Tristan send out a note about that. Handy to also have a soft copy.