Fiddlers love the keys of D and G but not so much the key of F. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s because D and G are some of the first scales we learn early so we train our fingers and it sticks with us. Or maybe it’s because we just don’t like those damn flat notes and C naturals.
F major includes both:
F – G – A – Bb – C – D – E
Whatever the case may be. I think it’s it’s important to practice those pesky keys anyway. Not only to improve your intonation but because there are some gorgeous tunes in minor keys, flat keys, and yes, even the key of F.
Which brings me to this week’s tune of the week, in the key of, you guessed it – F! It’s barn dance called Kilnamona Barndance. I first heard this on a Martin Hayes album and fell in love with it.
I hope you enjoy:
Kilnamona Barndance: Tune 43 of 52
Join me next week for tune #44 from A Tune A Week. What tune should I learn next?
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