Bennett’s Reel

As played by Benny Thomasson from the Texas region

Reel or Breakdown in D

From the Benny Thomasson Collection

3 files for this tune:

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

Source:

1967 field recording of Benny Thomasson available here

Comments:

This reel probably originated in Ireland. The Fiddler’s Companion suggests it might be related to the well-known Irish reel The Silver Spear, but I can’t see much resemblance myself. This is one of the easier Benny Thomasson tunes I have transcribed. There’s nothing too difficult, just look out for triplets and sixteenth notes.


This tune is a member of the following groups:

Irish and British

Texas Fiddle


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