Free Fiddle Sheet Music
Redhaired Boy Free fiddle sheet music Redhaired Boy with guitar tabs and chords. This popular Irish fiddle tune will be a popular piece for your flat-picking guitar students or your beginning fiddle players.
Three versions, in the keys of A and G!
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Redhaired Boy is fun to flatpick in the key of G, and much easier than in the key of A.
The key of A is easier for fiddlers to finger, but for guitar, the key of G works nicely and flows faster.
Please scroll down the page for the free PDF download links.
One caveat regarding the key of G: this song requires the use of the F chord!
If you are having a couple of students play this piece as a duet, one of them will have to be good at the F chord. (This would be excellent motivation for working on that chord.)
Below is another version in G. This sheet music differs by only a couple of eighth notes, but those extra eighth notes make Redhaired Boy a much fancier-sounding piece.
Even more fun, even more cute! See Devil's Dream for a discussion of stroking DOWN and UP. I tell my students that a general principle to follow is to pick DOWN on the first of 2 eighth notes and UP on the second eighth note. Plain quarter notes are DOWN. A quarter note followed by 2 eighth notes would be DOWN, DOWN-UP.
Have fun with Redhaired Boy!
The links to the lead sheets:
Download free fiddle sheet music Redhaired Boy
Download Redhaired Boy free sheet music in G
Download free fiddle music and guitar tabs Redhaired Boy with EXTRA notes
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