Key of G – gDGBD
In this, Tunetorial number 13, we switch it up a bit when Dan "Clawdan" Levenson teaches Old Joe Clark in a Wade Ward influenced version, by request.
Recorded this one in G though many folks play it in A.
Like all old time, everyone plays it differently, but the masters from the Round Peak area of the country (Mt. Airy, NC, Galax, VA) did things just a bit MORE different than others which added spark to the tunes and made them not quite what everyone else played.
In this tunetorial, Dan does things a bit differently too as he just starts into the tune and varies, adjusts, arranges and teaches the sections as he goes. Let him know how you like this different approach.
This tune is tabbed out in Dan's book "Wade Ward - Clawhammer Master" (MelBay 22243). There is a tab both “as Wade played it” transcribed by Bob Carlin and “as Dan interpreted it” transcribed by me. The book contains 28 of Wade’s tunes transcribed in this manner.
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