Notated Music Bill Cheatham [music transcription]
About this Item
- Bill Cheatham [music transcription]
- Contributor Names
- Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
- Created / Published
- [Between 1966 and 1968]
- Subject Headings
- - Instrumental music
- - Fiddle tunes
- - Folk music--Appalachian Region
- - Breakdowns
- - Reels
- - Ethnography
- - Sheet Music
- - Music score
- - United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
- Sheet Music
- Music score
- - Meter: 4/4
- - Transcribed by Alan Jabbour, from a performance by Henry Reed.
- - Key: A
- - Strains: 2 (low-high, 4-4)
- - Title change: This tune is transcribed after "Granny..." on the page.
- - Rendition: 1-2-1r-2r-1
- - Phrase Structure: ABAC QRQS
- - Compass: 17
- - Related Tune(s): Brilliancy Medley
- - Handwritten: Played: abaabba. Tendency toward, esp. in 2nd str. Note var. in C-C#, G-G#.
- - "Bill Cheatham" has been popular for much of the twentieth century in the Upper South, and it has been recorded periodically by country and bluegrass fiddlers as a fiddling set piece. Henry Reed's version is similar to the usual version of the tune but differs consistently from it in the treatment of the first few notes of the lower strain. Representative early recordings of "Bill Cheatham" include a set by Texan Eck Robertson and Family as the middle part of his "Brilliancy Medley," and "Bill Cheathem," recorded by Arthur Smith and the Delmore Brothers; both are reissued on Old-Time Fiddle Classics (County 507).
- manuscript; 1 page
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1967/007: Notebook 3: p. 24b
- Source Collection
- Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 1
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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Jabbour, Alan. Bill Cheatham music transcription. [Between 1966 and 1968, 1966] Notated Music. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcreed000045/.
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Jabbour, A. (1966) Bill Cheatham music transcription. [Between 1966 and 1968] [Notated Music] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcreed000045/.
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Jabbour, Alan. Bill Cheatham music transcription. [Between 1966 and 1968, 1966] Notated Music. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000045/>.