Fiddle Tunes: Overview

Fiddlin' Bill Hensley
Fiddlin' Bill Hensley, Asheville, NC

There are a variety of fiddle tunes and fiddling styles in the United States. These are rooted in the traditions of immigrant groups from various European countries and other parts of the world. Fiddle tunes are primarily instrumental melodies, though some have words that can be sung optionally. Most tunes originally accompanied dancing, but people often play them today in other social settings and performance.

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