Sailor’s Hornpipe (Intermediate)

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Sailor's Hornpipe (Intermediate)

This is more than just the song from Popeye, I promise. This tab is the intermediate version of this classic melody, that means two A’s and two B’s of attainable slick bluegrass break. You’ll find more variations to the original melody, more minor thirds to major thirds, some open string exploitation and a killer big band inspired tag. This will definitely take your seafaring fiddle tunes to the next level!

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Information on Sailor’s Hornpipe courtesy of The Traditional Tune Archive.

This is more than just the song from Popeye, I promise. This tab is the intermediate version of this classic melody, that means two A’s and two B’s of attainable slick bluegrass break. You’ll find more variations to the original melody, more minor thirds to major thirds, some open string exploitation and a killer big band inspired tag. This will definitely take your seafaring fiddle tunes to the next level!

(Intermediate guitar tabs include an ornamented version of the melody, chord markings above, and more often than not, a kick-off and a tag. Where the beginning guitar tabs had quarter notes expect there to now be a steady stream of eighth notes! These tabs, though more difficult than the beginning tabs, do not stray far from the melody like the advanced guitar tabs. Intermediate tabs without a bluegrass kick-off or tag generally come from other traditions such as Irish Fiddle Music (Frank’s Reel) or Spanish Folk Songs (La Borrachita).)