Violin tabs and guitar tabs for June Apple, a fun Appalachian bluegrass fiddle piece. Your students will enjoy this free sheet music for violin and guitar!
This energetic little piece has a catchy tune and is fun on both guitar and fiddle. Listen to June Apple on banjo first, where the melody can be heard pretty clearly:
Here are what the guitar and fiddle tabs look like (scroll down the page for the download link):
For beginner guitar players, the melody will be much easier to play if they place their left hand up on the second fret and keep it there: for example, notes on fret 3 will be played by finger 2, and notes on fret 4 will be played by finger 3.
The left hand will not have to shift position but can remain at the second fret.
A tricky problem for fiddle players is deciding when to slur groups of 2 notes together with up-bows, so that strong beats (the downbeats, beat 1) can be played with down-bows.
That's where you, the teacher, come in.
Usually the 2-notes-on-an-up-bow feel most natural coming after the quarter notes in June Apple, but fiddlers can have differences of opinion!
This beautiful song book for piano & voice "Esther, For Such a Time as This", available as a digital download, tells the riveting story of the time when Jews in ancient Persia faced a foe named Haman, and how a brave young queen risked her life to save her people.
A good choice for a singing story-teller, an operatic group, a short theater production, or a class of children!
This is the perfect easy start for little pianists.
And when they start reading white-key notes on the staff, this is a fun easy resource to say each week, "Choose a new black-key song at home this week and figure it out to show me next lesson!" They will be spending more time at the piano.
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