Rocky Pallet: Fiddle Lesson with Craig Judelman


In this lesson Craig Judelman teaches the classic “Rocky Pallet” based on a source version from The Skillet Lickers (1929). This three part tune is a favorite in many local oldtime communities.

The fiddle is in standard tuning (GDAE) in the key of C.

Judelman first teaches the three parts separately and then demonstrates a bunch of variations to give the tune some more excitement. There’s a lot that can be done with these tunes to spice them up for yourself and listeners, just as bands in 20s and 30s did then.

Guitar chords and backup

Click on the image to get a PDF of the guitar tab

Source version

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