Key of D – aDADE (double C – gCGCD – capo 2)
In this, Tunetorial number 10, Dan "Clawdan" Levenson teaches Needlecase. This is one of Dan's favorites. It is often played at jam sessions and is not to hard to master or develop.
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 31 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. The fiddle notation and mandolin tab can be found in my companion book “Old Time Favorites for Fiddle and Mandolin” (MelBay 30225).
An easy one if you know your basic scale.