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Ashokan Farewell

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 8/29/2016
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Notes: The famous tune by Jay Ungar, used in Ken Burns equally famous PBS Civil War series. He plays it in the key of D. I arranged it in G, but play it on a cello banjo so it actually comes out in D.

4 comments

SixBs Says:
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 @9:04:33 AM
Thank you for this tab. Great job! I play everything out of G so this suits me wonderfully.

JanetB Says:
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 @10:50:02 PM
Thanks, SixBs. G is a great tuning and I thank the bluegrass world for it!

fretfulchild Says:
Saturday, November 26, 2022 @9:13:59 AM
Thank you for this Tab, Janet B! It captures the melody so nicely, while remaining simple and not getting into too much complexity. Very playable and enjoyable!

JanetB Says:
Saturday, November 26, 2022 @10:26:48 AM
Thanks for the nice feedback. Today I just arranged another TOTW by Jay Ungar — Thanksgiving Waltz. My tabs are on my site, free. Hundreds of them…

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