George Jackson is a wonderful New Zealand-born, Nashville-based oldtime fiddler and a great, methodical teacher to boot. In this video he teaches a classic modal cross tune by John Salyer: Lonesome John. If you’re new to modal tunes, this is a superb place to start because the tune itself is quite manageable while also being really fun to play.
You can hear the original Salyer tune – where else? – on Slippery Hill:
Lonesome John – John Salyer source recording
If you want to check out more of George Jackson’s lessons, have a look at his Patreon page.