The White Petticoat: Tune 9 of 52

This week’s tune has haunted me for more years than I can count and I’ve been threatening to learn it for just as long. It’s a beautiful jig in the key of E Minor, called The White Petticoat.

As a fiddler this tune is a true test to your bowing technique because it crosses 3 strings through most of it and it’s in a minor key. Us fiddlers love the keys of D and G because they are easy to play, so this can be a bit of a challenge. Not to mention bowing on three strings can easily trip you up. This is why I have avoided learning it for so long. I decided, though now was time. Nothing like the present to work through the nuances of a beautiful yet challenging tune.

I hope you enjoy:

Join me next week for tune #10 (finally in the double digits) from A Tune A Week. If you have a tune you’d like me to learn, please leave it in the comments and I’ll put it in the queue.

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