Rochester Schottische

As played by Eck Robertson from the Texas region

Schottische in D

From the Eck Robertson Collection

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Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)
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Field Recording of Eck Robertson


This is a well-known schottische is easier to play than it looks. Yes, there are thirty-second notes, but you can play them as if they were grace notes attached to the following note. The B part alternates between the keys of A and D. Don’t rush this one; the speed of the MIDI file (120 BPM) is about right for this tune.

Robertson played it tuned to ADAE (from standard, raise the fourth string to A and leave the other strings at standard pitch), but you can get by in standard tuning.


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Texas Fiddle

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