Miller’s Reel

As played by Benny Thomasson from the Texas region

Reel or Breakdown in A

From the Benny Thomasson Collection

3 files for this tune:

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


1967 field recording of Benny Thomasson available here


According to the Fiddler’s Companion, Miller’s Reel is found in Scotland, Ireland, and all over the United States under a variety of names. Thomasson played it with a lot of energy. The pickup notes may have been cut off in the recording, so I did not transcribe any. Look out for Thomasson's signature triplet runs in the B part, and for double-stops requiring the lower finger to be in a higher position.

This tune is a member of the following groups:

Irish and British

Texas Fiddle

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