Reveler’s Reel

As played by Gene Goforth from the Missouri region

Reel or Breakdown in C

From the Gene Goforth Collection

3 files for this tune:

Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)
Full Transcription (PDF)


Recording of Gene Goforth released on the album Strike Up the Bow


This breakdown from Goforth’s bluegrass phase is fast and tricky. He played four parts, which he mixed and matched. He only played the D part the second time through the tune. (The recording and transcription are structure AA B CC AA DD C B AA C). All parts except the A part have a good bit of variation. The C part goes up to a high C. Play this tune fast.

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