Ten Cent Piece

As played by Isaac “Ike” Reaves from the Arkansas region

Reel or Breakdown in C

From the Ozarks and Missouri Valley Collection

3 files for this tune:

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


78rpm Record


This transcription is sponsored by Dr. Fiddle contributor Patrick Towell.

Reaves played two distinct versions of the A part: one involving slides up to an E, and the other slightly more melodic and a little higher. Watch out for the occasional bowed triplet. I’m not 100% confident in my transcription, as the fiddle was often barely audible in the recording over the organ and percussion.


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