Lesson: Tam Lin and D minor

I dusted off the video camera to do a lesson on Tam Lin, or really a lesson about the A part of Tam Lin and how knowing the chord shapes makes a complex-sounding tune easier to play.

You might also be interested in the discussion about the tune on TheSession.org.


16 Responses to “Lesson: Tam Lin and D minor”

  1. 2 Paul Roberts August 3, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Beautiful lesson. We missed you. So glad to see you again.
    PauL Roberts

  2. 3 David Brooks August 4, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Glad to see you active again, Cathy. Great tune that weareadding to our contra dancelist.

  3. 4 Judy August 4, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Thanks Cathy. Great tune and lesson. Can’t wait to try it out tonight. Thanks for posting your lessons- they are so well done, helpful, and joyful.

  4. 5 Christine Breen August 4, 2011 at 11:14 am


  5. 6 Viper August 4, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Glad to have you back to give us ideas on approaching tunes. This lesson gives me a good idea on how to tackle learning new tunes. Cheers!

  6. 7 Dee August 4, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Great seeing you once again. Hope your settled in, but maybe will see you
    back in Indy. Nice lesson will try these techniques. You give wonderful ideas thank you

  7. 8 lee August 8, 2011 at 3:40 am

    Nice lesson Cathy…..Lee in bloomington

  8. 9 Chris August 8, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    You really are one of my favorites! Thanks so much and welcome back. You were missed.

  9. 10 Tamsyn August 11, 2011 at 11:44 am

    So glad to see you are back! … This tune is one of my favorites. I play fiddle, but my fiance plays clawhammer banjo and until I found your lessons, he never thought he could play Irish / Celtic music on his banjo, so for us to play together I’ve always had to play his tunes.

    I love your unique banjo-playing style and interpretation of tunes — and especially how you inspire confidence that the banjo CAN be used to play a wide repertoire! I’ve just forwarded this to him — and looking forward to seeing more of you again!

  10. 11 Cathy August 11, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Thanks, everyone, for your enthusiasm! i’m glad the video is useful.

  11. 12 John Hayes August 11, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    So happy to see you back! & sounding as good as ever.

  12. 13 Kent August 11, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    I surely enjoy your posts – thank you for the time.

  13. 14 outinthenature March 26, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    I love this song! And so happy to find your video on how to play it clawhammer. Will you be making another video on how to play the B part? Thanks!

  14. 15 Alex Mckie May 22, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Thanks for your hard work Cathy. Playing this tab like mad. Love the tune and tab and video really appreciated. Regards Alex

  15. 16 1.4.banjo June 11, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Thanks for the music, inspiration, ideas, a great lesson! Am inspired again to make noise and learn another approach, cheers from australia

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