Whiskey Before Breakfast

One of my favorite tunes to play both as a warm up and at a show or jam. There’s lots of fun stuff buried in this fiddle tune (or song if you feel like singing the lyrics). Like most fiddle tunes, there’s no “right” way to play this song – but

When learning this tune, I would focus on the below steps in order:

  1. Chord progression – learn to play the chords in at least 3 different positions
  2. Melody – learn the main melody in at least 3 different positions
  3. Scale – review the D major scale to start, then the arpeggios for each chord
  4. Double Stops – learn to play the double stops for the chords in at least 3 ways. There’s a lot of fun descending lines when you play the song with all double stops!

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