Cluck Old Hen
The progression we used last night for 'Cluck Old Hen' was much simpler than the progression we used to play it at last week's beginner jam. For both parts of the tune last night, we used the Cripple Creek B-Part/Shortnin' Bread progression:
1 1 1 5/1
...which just goes to show how many spots there can be in tunes that are often played with a lot of frequently occurring chord changes where one can get away with just simply staying on the '1' chord. Here's a version of Cluck Old Hen that has almost no chord changes at all, but stays on '1' chord for nearly the entire tune, except in a few seemingly random spots where a 5/1 split measure occurs as per the Cripple Creek B-Part/Shortnin' Bread progression.
Earl Brothers - key of G
Sheet music - but different chords progression)
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Jason's Beginner Jam Blog 2017 - 2018
Songs regularly called at the Beginner Bluegrass Jam and links from Jason's "Song of the Week" emails. (from Renee)
in alphabetical order
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