Songs to work on for Kamp

Please don't misinterpret this list to mean you should know all these songs before Kamp time.
  • Beginners at Kamp (depending on the instrument) know a few chords and maybe a tune or two up to 8-10 tunes
  • Intermediates know their basic chords and a few more and maybe 10-25 tunes
  • Advanced students know more than this but this is a list of some of the most common jamming tunes at Kamp.

We'll have a trained professional Kamp Staffer leading our morning Slow Jams (8:30-9:30am), our mid-day Fiddle Tune Jam (12:30-1:30:PM) and the 4:15-5:00PM medium jam and the evening Beginner's Jams (10:30-11:30PM).

Click below for lists of songs possibly used. Print them out and bring them to Kamp for suggested songs.:

Fiddle Tune List
Vocal Tune List
1-4-5 Progression List
 
This list is from Steve's 4 Hour Bluegrass Work-Out written for Guitar, Mandolin and Fiddle in one set.
Four CDs plus chords, music, and tab for guitar and mandolin
Also available - Steve's 4 Hour Banjo Work-Out with the same great songs written in Banjo Tab
Both the Banjo Work-Out and the Bluegrass Work-Out can be found at www.flatpik.com
 
What a great way to improve your picking, build up speed and stamina, and get those licks and solos working so you can really jam! On these four CDs, Steve plays 49 classic bluegrass tunes slowly three times and then up-to-speed three times. With the stereo balance control, you can turn off the lead and play along with the rhythm track to get your soloing together. The solos lead part is on the other channel, so you can practice your back-up parts and learn the tune.

  • Each Measure represents 4 Beats.
  • Bass hits on the 1 and 3 beats
  • Mandolin and Fiddle chop on the 2 and 4 beats
  • Guitar hits Bass-Strum-Bass-Strum

Alabama Jubilee

Key of C
A/A/A/A/D/D/D/D/G/G/G/G/C/C/C/C/
A/A/A/A/Dm/Dm/Dm/Dm/C/E/F/C/D/G/C/C

Arkansas Traveler

Key of D
D/D/A/A/D/D/DG/AD (REPEAT)
DG/DA/DG/DA/DG/DA/DG/AD (REPEAT)

Played with Capo on 2nd Fret, C position, Key of D
C/C/G/G/C/C/CF/GC (REPEAT)
CF/CG/CF/CG/CF/CG/CF/GC (REPEAT)

Beaumont Rag

Key of D
A/A/D/D/A/A/D/D/A/A/D/D/G/D/A/D/ (REPEAT)

Played with Capo on 2nd Fret, C position, Key of D
G/G/C/C/G/G/C/C/G/G/C/C/F/C/G/C/ (REPEAT)

Big Sandy River

Key of A
A/A/E/E/A/A/E/A (REPEAT)
A/D/E/A/A/D/E/A (REPEAT)

Played with Capo on 2nd Fret, G position, Key of A
G/G/D/D/G/G/D/G/ (REPEAT)
G/C/D/G/G/C/D/G    (REPEAT)

Bill Cheatham

Key of A           
A/A/D/D/A/A/AD/EA/  (REPEAT)
AD/EA/AD/AE/AD/EA/AD/EA  (REPEAT)

Played with Capo on 2nd Fret, G position, Key of A
G/G/C/C/G/G/GC/DG/ (REPEAT)
GC/DG/GC/GD/GC/DG/GC/DG   (REPEAT)

Billy In The Low Ground

Key of C
C/C/Am/Am/C/C/Am/GC   (REPEAT)
C/C/F/C/C/C/Am/GC (REPEAT)

Black Mountain Rag

Key of A    A/A/A/EA/A/A/A/EA/   (REPEAT)
A/A/A/EA/A/A/A/EA/   (REPEAT)
A/A/D/D/A/A/E/E/A/A/D/D/A/E/A/A

Played with Capo 2nd Fret, G position, Key of A
G/G/G/D/G/G/G/G/DG/  (REPEAT)
G/G/G/EG/G/G/G/EG/   (REPEAT)
G/G/C/C/G/G/D/D/G/G/C/C/G/D/G/G

Blackberry Blossom

Key of G
GD/CG/CG/AD/GD/CG/CG/DG/ (REPEAT)
Em/ Em/ Em/ B7/ Em/ Em/ CG/DG/ (REPEAT)

Blackberry Rag

Key of C
C/C/F/F/G/G/C/G/C/C/F/F/G/G/C/C
A/A/D/D/G/G/C/C/A/A/D/D/G/G/C/C

Cherokee Shuffle

Key of D
D/D/D/Bm/G/D/DA/D/D (REPEAT)
D/D/D/Bm/G/D/D/Bm/A/D/ (REPEAT)

Cricket On The Hearth

Key of D
D/G/D/A/D/G/DA/D/ (REPEAT)
D/D/A/A/D/D/A/D  (REPEAT)

Played with Capo on 2nd Fret, C position, Key of D
C/F/C/G/C/F/CG/C (REPEAT)
C/C/G/G/C/C/G/C (REPEAT)

Cripple Creek

Key of A

A/DA/A/EA/  (REPEAT)

A/A/A/EA/ (REPEAT)

Played with Capo 2nd Fret, G position Key of A

G/CG/G/DG/   (REPEAT

G/G/G/DG (REPEAT)

Cuckoo's Nest

Key of D
D/A/C/G/D/DG/D/AD  (REPEAT)
D/D/C/C/D/DG/D/AD  (REPEAT)

Devil's Dream

Key of A
A/A/Bm/BmE/A/A/DA/EA/  (REPEAT)
A/A/Bm/BmE/A/A/DA/EA/  (REPEAT)  

Dixie Hoedown

Key of G
G/C/G/D/G/C/GD/G/  (REPEAT)
G/Bm/Am/G/D/D/D/G/  (REPEAT)

Down Yonder

Key of G
G/G/G/G/C/C/C/C/G/G/G/G/G/G/G/G/A/A/A/A/
D/D/D/D/G/G/G/G/C/C/C/C/G/G/G/G/A/D/G/G/

Drowsy Maggie

Key of Em
Em/EmD/Em/EmD/Em/EmD/Em/EmD/
DA/D/DA/G/DA/D/D/D/

Fire On The Mountain

Key of A
A/A/A/EA/A/A/A/EA (REPEAT)
D/AD/D/AD/D/AD/D/AD/A/EA/

Played with Capo 2nd Fret, G position, Key of A
G/G/G/DG/G/G/G/DG/ (REPEAT)
C/GC/C/GC/C/GC/C/GC/G/DG

Fisher's Hornpipe

Key of D
DG/DG/DG/EA/DG/DG/EA/D/ (REPEAT)
A/D/A/EA/G/D/EA/D

Flop-Eared Mule

Key of G
G/G/D/G/G/G/D/G/  (REPEAT)
D/D/A/D/D/D/A/D (REPEAT)

Flowers Of Edinburgh

Key of G
G/G/D/DEm/G/C/D/G/ (REPEAT)
G/D/C/Em/G/C/D/G/ (REPEAT)

Forked Deer


Key of D
D/G/D/A/D/G/DG/AD/ (REPEAT)
A/A/A/D/A/A/DG/AD/ (REPEAT)

Played with Capo on 2nd Fret, C position, Key of D
C/F/C/G/C/F/CF/GC/  (REPEAT)
G/G/G/C/G/G/CF/GC/

Golden Slippers


Key of A

A/A/A/E/E/E/E/A/ (REPEAT)
A/A/D/D/E/E/A/A/A/A/D/D/E/E/E/A/

Played with Capo 2nd Fret, G position Key of A
G/G/G/D/D/D/D/G/ (REPEAT)
G/G/C/C/D/D/G/G/G/G/C/C/D/D/D/G/

Hell Amongst The Yearlings


Key of D
D/D/D/A/D/G/A/A/D/ (REPEAT)
D/D/A/A/D/G/A/D/  (REPEAT)

June Apple


Key of A
A/A/G/G/A/A/G/A/  (REPEAT)
A/A/G/D/A/A/G/A/ (REPEAT)

Katie Hill


Key of G
G/G/G/GEm/G/G/G/DG/ (REPEAT)
G/G/G/D/G/G/G/DG/   (REPEAT)

Kitchen Girl


Key of A
AG/A/A/E/ AG/A/A/EA/   (REPEAT)
Am/Am/Am/E/Am/Am/AmE/Am/  (REPEAT)

Liberty


Key of D
D/D/G/G/D/D/A/D/ (REPEAT)
D/D/D/A/D/D/GA/D/ (REPEAT)

Played with Capo 2nd Fret, C position, Key of D
C/C/F/F/C/C/FG/C/  (REPEAT)
C/C/C/G/C/C/FG/C/  (REPEAT)

Lost Indian


Key of D
D/D/D/Bm/G/D/DA/D/ (REPEAT)
D/D/D/Bm/G/D/DA/D/  (REPEAT)

Played with Capo 2nd Fret, C position, Key of D
C/C/C/Am/F/C/CG/C/  (REPEAT)
C/C/C/Am/F/C/CG/C/  (REPEAT)

Miller's Reel


Key of A
AD/EA/E/E/AD/EA/A/EA/  (REPEAT)
A/B/B/EB/A/D/E/A/  (REPEAT)

Mississippi Sawyer


Key of D
D/D/G/G/D/D/A/D/ (REPEAT)
D/D/A/A/D/D/A/D/ (REPEAT)

Played with Capo 2nd Fret, C position, Key of D
C/C/F/F/C/C/G/C/ (REPEAT)
C/C/G/G/C/C/G/C/ (REPEAT)

Over The Waterfall


Key of D
DG/D/DA/D/DG/D/C/G/ (REPEAT)
DG/D/DA/D/DG/D/DA/D/  (REPEAT)

Ragtime Annie


Key of D
D/D/D/A/A/A/A/D/  (REPEAT)
D/D/D/G/A/A/A/D/D/D/D/G/G/D/A/D/

Played with Capo 2nd Fret, C position, Key of D
C/C/C/G/G/G/G/C/  (REPEAT)
C/C/C/F/G/G/G/C/C/C/C/F/F/C/G/C/

Red Wing


Key of C
C/C/F/C/G/C/D/G/C/C/F/C/G/C/DG/C/
F/F/C/C/G/G/C/C/F/F/C/C/G/G/C/C

Red-Haired Boy


Key of A
A/AD/A/G/A/AD/A/EA/  (REPEAT)G/D/A/G/A/AD/A/EA/  (REPEAT)

Played with Capo 2nd Fret, G position, Key of A
G/GC/G/F/G/GC/G/DG/  (REPEAT)
F/C/G/F/G/GC/G/DG/    (REPEAT)

Rickett's Hornpipe


Key of D
D/A/DG/EA/D/A/DA/D/  (REPEAT)
D/Em/DG/EA/D/A/DA/D  (REPEAT)

Sail Away Ladies


Key of G
G/Em/C/G/G/Em/D/G/  (REPEAT)
G/Am/D/G/G/Am/D/G/  (REPEAT)

Salt Creek


Key of A
A/AD/G/GE/A/AD/E/EA  (REPEAT)
A/A/G/G/A/A/G/EA/ (REPEAT)

Played with Capo 2nd Fret, G position, Key of A
G/GC/F/FD/G/GC/D/DG  (REPEAT)
G/G/F/F/G/G/F/DG/  (REPEAT)

Soldier's Joy


Key of D
D/D/D/A/D/D/DA/D/  (REPEAT)
D/G/D/A/D/G/DA/D (REPEAT)

Played with Capo 2nd Fret, C position, Key of D
C/C/C/G/C/C/CG/C/  (REPEAT)
C/F/C/G/C/F/CG/C   (REPEAT)

St. Anne's Reel


Key of D
D/D/G/D/D/D/GA/D/  (REPEAT)
D/G/A/D/D/G/A/D/  (REPEAT)

Played with Capo 2nd Fret, C position, Key of D
C/C/F/C/C/C/FG/C/  (REPEAT)
C/F/G/C/C/F/G/C/  (REPEAT)

Staten Island Hornpipe


Key of D
D/D/GD/A/D/D/GA/D/  (REPEAT)
DG/DA/C/C/DG/DA/DG/AD/  (REPEAT)

Stony Creek


Key of A
AG/A/AG/E/AG/A/A/EA/  (REPEAT)
F/Dm/F/Dm/F/C/F/F/Dm/F/Dm/F/C/F/E/

Stony Point


Key of G
G/G/G/AD/G/G/CG/DG/  (REPEAT)
Em/Em/Em/DG/Em/Em/CG/DG/  (REPEAT)

Temperance Reel


Key of G
G/G/Em/Em/G/G/Em/DG/  (REPEAT)
Em/Em/D/D/Em/Em/Em/DG/ (REPEAT)

Texas Gales


Key of C
CG/C/CG/C/CG/C/CG/C/ (REPEAT)
C/C/Am/C/C/F/G/C/  (REPEAT)
C/F/G/C/C/F/G/C/  (REPEAT)

The Eighth Of January


Key of D
D/G/A/D/D/G/A/D/
D/D/D/AD/D/D/D/AD/

The Girl I Left Behind Me


Key of G
G/C/G/D/G/C/D/G/ (REPEAT)
G/G/G/D/G/C/D/G/

The Gold Rush


Key of A
A/A/A/A/A/A/AE/A/  (REPEAT)
A/DA/A/A/A/DA/AE/A/  (REPEAT)

Played with Capo 2nd Fret, G position, Key of A
G/G/G/G/G/G/GD/G/ (REPEAT)
G/CG/G/G/G/CG/GD/G (REPEAT)

Turkey In The Straw


Key of G
G/G/G/D/G/G/G/DG/  (REPEAT)
G/G/C/C/G/GD/G/DG/  (REPEAT)

Whiskey Before Breakfast


Key of D
D/D/GD/A/D/D/GD/AD/  (REPEAT)
D/D/Em/A/DA/GD/GD/AD/  (REPEAT)

Played with Capo 2nd Fret, C position, Key of D
C/C/FC/G/C/C/FC/GC/  (REPEAT)
C/C/Dm/G/CG/FC/FC/GC/  (REPEAT)