Discuss the Guitar lesson: Temperance Reel



This is an old fiddle tune in the key of G that is lots of fun to play! This is a very basic version of the tune and a great one for anyone to tackle!


I really like this tune - it feels like what I should be learning as a beginner flatpicker. Picking up on your mandolin email from this week, however, what is the mental secret of a “barrage of eighth notes”? Or is it just plain physical practice? I feel like there is a door to be opened and, once I do, any tune on any instrument will be instantly accessible. Perhaps this is a music theory question. I, too, play the piano and read sheet music.