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.

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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

    Yes!

  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
    Dee

  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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