Key of D – aDADE (double C – gCGCD – capo 2)
In this, Tunetorial number 11, Dan "Clawdan" Levenson teaches Forked Deer. This is one of my favorite tunes. It is also a jam session regular!
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 21 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)
I have included a bonus feature this time. A breakdown and primer on the Double C/D scale and basic chords because this tune, like so many others, is really based upon the chord structure and scale positions. This is a really fun tune if you know your basic scale.