Amarillo Waltz

As played by Eck Robertson from the Texas region

Waltz in G

From the Eck Robertson Collection

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Full Transcription (PDF)


78rpm record (MP3 here)


This is a very difficult waltz, and would be a good starting point for an experienced fiddler wanting to learn some modern Texas waltzes.  Grace notes abound throughout the piece.  It goes up to a high F# in the second part, way up the fingerboard on the E string.  There are also a great many high Ds and Es in the second and third parts.  The fourth part has many doublestops that may seem very unnatural at first, such as an A on the E string with and F# on the A string (or you can cheat like I did and only play the high note of those chords!)

If you can master this tune and play it like Eck Robertson, I guarantee that you will get all the girls!  Well, it may not get you any girls (unless they admire fine fiddling), but this is serious contest material.

Since this is such a difficult tune, and not appropriate for beginners at all, I did not bother to do a melody-only transcription.  If anyone would like one, please contact me and I'll whip one up.

This tune is a member of the following groups:

Texas Fiddle

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