Lonesome Moonlight Waltz

This is my adapted version of the melody for ‘Lonesome Moonlight Waltz’ as played by Kenny Baker on his album ‘Kenny Baker plays Bill Monroe’. It’s a good exercise for all of us pickers, beginner to advanced, to go back to the fundamentals and study how the founding musicians of the genre played. I recommend this whole album as a launching point for studying instrumental bluegrass as every song shines in classic beauty!

In this video I play through the song, one A part and one B part, once through at a moderate tempo. I then break it down and play through the two parts slower in hopes that the viewer can easily review, pause, rewind, listen to and learn the melody.

Thanks for viewing!


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