Category: Standards

  • Bluegrass standards

    Bluegrass standards

    Bluegrass standards are the bluegrass songs that form the backbone of any bluegrass picker’s repertoire. These tend to be popular older songs that many people know how to play or have at least heard before. Introduction to bluegrass standards Bluegrass standards are timeless classics that many players are expected to know, especially for impromptu jam…

  • Back Up and Push

    Back Up and Push

    Let’s have a look at the fiddle tune, Back Up and Push! Back Up and Push Back Up and Push is a standard bluegrass tune. Its melody likely comes from the ragtime song “Creole Belles” by Lampe, J. Bodewalt, published in 1900. This song is generally led by the fiddle or mandolin. Back Up and Push…

  • Long Journey Home

    Long Journey Home

    Let’s learn the song Long Journey Home! Long Journey Home Long Journey Home is a traditional American folk song. The original author is unknown. Long Journey Home is generally considered a standard bluegrass tune. Key signature Long Journey Home is generally played in the key of G Major. Alternate keys include A Major and Bb Major. Melody…

  • Hot Corn Cold Corn

    Hot Corn Cold Corn

    Hot Corn Cold Corn is a standard bluegrass tune. History Hot Corn, Cold Corn is a traditional American folk song. The original author is unknown. Key signature Hot Corn, Cold Corn is generally played in the key of G Major. Alternate keys include A Major and D Major. Melody Here is the basic melody of…