Monday, March 8, 2010

Orange Blossom Special

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Sound Files: Slow Fast

The slow file does not include the introduction.

The plus signs above the Es at the beginning mean left hand pizzicato, I use my pinky, it should sound like the train bell, the sliding double stops are the train whistle.

The double stop section is the Texas shuffle, try practicing it without double stops (only the top notes) to get the rhythm into your bow arm. Your first finger (1) scoots up from the B to the C natural on the A string while the 2nd and 4th fingers stay in place, it's a little bit uncomfortable at first. Good practice for finger independence.

You can use the tag to this tune, the last two bars, as a tag for any A major reel. Good luck.

9/10 I added slurs to the sheet music per request. You can certainly use your own bowings if you prefer. I'm working on a harmony part.


  1. Thank you Megan! I've been trying to get this song out of my fiddle since I was about 8! Was just listening to a Hoyt Axton version and noticed the stopping was a bit different, went exploring, and found your version! Well done!

  2. Thank you Megan for this. I am just learning to really play fiddle. Does anyone know where to get Devil Went Down To Georgia for free?

    1. Yes, I found it on by Charlie Daniels.

  3. I know that one, I can put it up, the fiddle stuff at least. The devil's solo is mainly special effects, hard to put down on paper. First I need to finish Rosin The Bow (coming soon...).

  4. Megan,
    Thanks for this music! What bowing did you use in the running 16th note passage? I love the groove you get on your recording but as I am classically trained I have no idea what I'm doing...!
    Thank you!

  5. I used the Georgia shuffle. You can find an exercise to practice it in a post on this site caller "A Major Intermediate Warm Ups". I'll try to add some bowings to this music as well.

  6. Do you have sheet music that includes a harmony line to the melody?

  7. Yikes! That sounds hard. I'll see what I can do. Bowings and harmony.

  8. Thanks for posting this... My grandpa has been wanting me to play this for a while!!

  9. Is this arrangement considered an intermediate or advanced piece?

  10. Is there any standard introduction to this song, or does everyone come up with their own?

  11. Thank you for sharing. I've been looking for this song for awhile.

  12. fantastic folks thanks for that resourse.... Greg Ori...