Frosty Morn

An old fiddle tune arranged for clawhammer ukulele. Standard tuning.

This is another one of my favorite old modal tunes. I’ve arranged it here in A. The drone string is G, which gives it a funny sound that I kind of like. If you don’t like it you could always tune your G string up to A.

This tune requires a lot of left-hand position switching, so you can play the higher notes on the A string. In the second measure, slide your middle finger from the third fret to the fifth; now you can use your pinky on the 7th fret. You’ll need to perform a similar operation in the 14th measure.

In the fourth measure, use your index finger of your left hand to pluck the A string. Then walk up the 2, 3, and 5 frets using index, middle, and pinky fingers.

Watch out for the end of the seventh measure, where you will need to reach out with your ring finger of your left hand to fret the G string at the fourth fret.

Note: This is really only effective if you are playing a uke with a high G string. But I think that clawhammer technique works best on a re-entrant tuned ukulele anyway.


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