About Blue Flame:
Blue Flame is a somewhat Obscure reel in the key of A. If you were playing this tune in a fiddle contest, it would be considered a breakdown. This lesson contains video of Herman Johnson playing Blue Flame, a sheet music transcription taken from this video, and an audio download of the same tune.
This “lesson” is not a traditional fiddle lesson, where the tune is broken down, like most of the fiddle tune lessons on My Talent Forge. Instead, it’s a one-of-a-kind video recording of Herman Johnson playing this fiddle tune with his variations on the melody and his bowings. Herman Johnson is a legend in the fiddle contest world, AND the only 5 Time undefeated national fiddle champion to ever live. The transcription contains annotations of bowings and fingerings transcribed by Vi Wickam and Carolyn Kendrick.
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