The Big Scioty

 The Big Scioty is a fiddle tune that celebrates the Big Sciota River in Ohio. It's a beautiful tune that features a cascading melody and simple chords. For guitar players, it's an opportunity to learn how to play in 2nd, 3rd, and 5th positions on the neck, and to learn alternate fingerings for notes that allow strings to ring out over each other as you play. I hope you enjoy it!

To get started, download the music and learn the chords in the first video. Music is HERE

Start here with the chords:

Now learn the tune:

Here's a slow practice video to play along with. You play chords first, then switch to melody. Want an mp3 to practice along with? Click here.

Practice a little bit faster.

80 BPM jam track