These fiddle tunes have been on a list for me to work on for
a long time, so I put these here for me, and all of you who
are working on the same thing.  Good luck building speed!

Bill Cheatham Chord Progression

A Part (2x)I
III

IV
IVIVIV

I
III

I
IVVI
B Part (2x)IIVVI

I
IVIV

IIVVI

IIVI

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The bold, black notes and numbers in the diagrams below show which Major scale notes and scale degrees (do, re, mi...) make up each melody. 

Scale degree1
2
34
5
6
7
A Major scaleA
B
C#D
E
F#
G#

The chords of this tune are entirely in the key of A Major.  Pay attention to the way that the melody notes match up really well with the chords.  Melodies feel much less random when you know which chords they are being played over, and which notes make up each of those chords!

Chord NameRoman Num.Chord Notes
A MajorIA, C#, E
D MajorIVD, F#, A
E Major
V
E, G#, B

Bill Cheatham: Backing Tracks in A Major

Bill Cheatham (in A Major)
Pick a reasonable tempo for you & build speed!

    See these scales with a Fretboard Toolbox:​

  • Use page 13 of any Complete Edition
  • Use pages 7-10 of any Essential Edition

  • Cheatham in A 20pct6:14
  • Cheatham in A 30pct5:10
  • Cheatham in A 40pct4:23
  • Cheatham in A 50pct3:51
  • Cheatham in A 60pct3:26
  • Cheatham in A 70pct3:05
  • Cheatham in A 80pct2:48
  • Cheatham in A 90pct2:35
  • Cheatham in A 100pct2:23
  • Cheatham in A 110pct2:12
  • Cheatham in A 120pct2:03
  • Cheatham in A 130pct1:55