A Major version – Melvin Wine melody
Key of A – aEAC#E
In this, Tunetorial number 20, Dan "Clawdan" Levenson teaches the tune Cold Frosty Morning. While there are many versions of this tune, this one comes melodically from the playing of Melvin Wine and is an A Major variant of the tune. You can hear his fiddle version with Ron Mullennex on banjo on his Hannah at the Springhouse recording. Originally a Merrimac recording, it has been reissued on the Augusta Heritage label.
Dan plays the tune and breaks down sections on the fly.
This week’s bonus is a focus on x or skip notes which add to the syncopation of this and many other tunes in the old time repertoire.
This tune is tabbed out in Dan's book (tune 12 in) Old Time Favorites for Clawhammer Banjo (MB 30224).