Key of D – double D tuning aDADE (double C – gCGCD – capo 2)
In this, Tunetorial number 8, Dan "Clawdan" Levenson teaches Rock the Cradle Joe. It is a tune that while collected on way by Miles Krassen it developed a “common” version that is just a bit different from that. SO, the basic and intermediate versions I have recorded are played as it is commonly heard today but the advanced version gives a nod back towards that older version. It is also an often played jam tune that will come in handy BOTH ways!
In this and all of the Tutorials, Dan plays the tune three times through up to speed then slow starting with a basic version and building to an advanced one. Then Dan plays the basic version and breaks it down phrase by phrase. Same with the advanced.
This is tune number 39 tabbed out in Dan's newest book "Old-Time Favorites for Clawhammer Banjo" (MelBay 30224). Tab and standard notation with 2 cds of banjo and fiddle audio tracks.
'Rare Whyte Laydie banjos ' 18 min