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!
Billy in the Lowground Chord Progression
|A Part (2x)||I||I||I||I|
|B Part (2x)||I||I||I||I|
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.
|C Major scale||C||D||E||F||G||A||B|
|Chord Name||Roman Num.||Chord Notes|
|C Major||I||C, E, G|
|F Major||IV||F, A, C|
|G Major||V||G, B, D|
|A minor||vi||A, C, E|
See these scales with a Fretboard Toolbox:
Billy in the Lowground (in C Major)
Pick a reasonable tempo for you & build speed!
This tune, like these other fiddle tunes, has a lot of room left to your personal interpretation. Find a couple versions of this song that you like, and then think strongly about investing in some "slow-down" software like the Amazing Slow Downer. I literally could not have figured out any of these tunes without a slow-down program like that!
Click here to purchase TAB for Guitar and Mandolin for this track.