Wolves A’ Howlin’

As played by Gene Goforth from the Missouri region

Reel or Breakdown in A

From the Gene Goforth Collection

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Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)
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Recording of Gene Goforth released on the album Gene Goforth: Eminence Breakdown


Gene Goforth played a nice version of Wolves A’ Howlin’. There are many passages where you will have to hold an A on the third string while playing melody on the second string, and also similarly with an E on the second string. The unison A passages, however, will be a little easier if you cross-tune to AEAE. I believe Goforth played it cross-tuned, but I’m not entirely sure. The tune should be playable either way. Look out for C-naturals, which are used as blue notes in this tune.

Cross-tune to AEAE (optional).

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