Old Cumberland: fiddle lesson with Craig Judelman


In this lesson Craig Judelman teaches a great modern oldtime tune: Old Cumberland. It’s just a little crooked and thoroughly addictive, plus not everyone plays it (yet). Earl White’s version has been quite well known for a few years, but the one taught here is based on Pat Conte’s original which is in the key of E. The tape sounds suspiciously like it was sped up, so Craig’s version is in D where it’s usually played. Check out both of the versions below.

Check out Earl White’s version from the Berea Archive too.

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