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
G Major scaleG
A
BC
D
E
F#

This tune has a flurry of notes that make up the melody, so starting at a really slow tempo is key.  Also, make sure that you're working on the melody while the chords are playing.  I learned the melody long before the chords, and without hearing the chords, the melody notes seem entirely random.  Melodies are way easier to find while hearing the chords!

Temperance Reel: Backing Tracks in G Major

Temperance Reel (in G Major)
Pick a reasonable tempo for you & build speed!

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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!

Temperance Reel Chord Progression

Chord NameRoman Num.Chord Notes
G MajorIG, B, D
C MajorIVC, E, G
D Major
V
D, F#, A
E minorviE, G, B

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  • Use page 9 of any Complete Edition
  • Use pages 3-6 of any Essential Edition
A Part (2x)I
III

vi
vivivi

I
III

vi
viVI
B Part (2x)vivivivi

V
VVV

vivivivi

IVIVI

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  • Temperance in G 20pct7:09
  • Temperance in G 30pct5:56
  • Temperance in G 40pct5:02
  • Temperance in G 50pct4:25
  • Temperance in G 60pct3:57
  • Temperance in G 70pct3:33
  • Temperance in G 80pct3:13
  • Temperance in G 90pct2:58
  • Temperance in G 100pct2:44
  • Temperance in G 110pct2:31
  • Temperance in G 120pct2:21
  • Temperance in G 130pct2:12