Learn to Play the Fiddle Tune "St. Anne's Reel" on Guitar
This flatpickersâ€™ favorite is generally agreed to be of French-Canadian origin, but it has become so ubiquitous at old-time, Celtic, and bluegrass jam sessions that most people probably canâ€™t remember where they first learned it. Iâ€™m pretty sure I first heard Seattle guitarist Dudley Hill play the song, which is included on his fiddle-tune colÂlection, From a Northern Family (1976). Other definitive flatpicking performances include Dan Craryâ€™s version on Jammed If I Do (1994) and Kenny Smithâ€™s rendition on Studebaker (1997).
Fiddlers play â€śSt. Anneâ€™s Reelâ€ť in the key of D, and it can be played effectively on the guitar in D without a capo or capoed up to the second fret and played out of C position.
Excerpted from Fiddle Tune Essentials