Clawhammer Banjo Tune and Tab of the Week:
Here’s a mystery for you.
According to my sources, today’s tune has gone by multiple names over time, including “Pigtown Fling” and “Pappy Looney’s.”
And yet, somehow we’ve collectively settled on calling it “Stoney Point??”
This seems like a clear failure of the folk process.
Nomenclature shortcomings aside, it is nonetheless a sweet 3 part fiddle tune in standard G tuning (that modulates between the keys of G and E minor), one that has been widely recorded, and finds itself equally at home in bluegrass and old time circles.
And you’ll be pleased to hear that, despite its origins on the fiddle, it’s often played slower than dance tempo.
Probably because it sounds better that way!
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