Ashokan Farewell

Ashokan Farewell is an iconic tune written by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. The song was featured prominently in Ken Burn's Civil War TV mini-series. The melody is simple, and yet haunting, as a good waltz should be. It's a great tune to start on if you're a beginner player, and you can expect to hear this at pretty much any jam session around the US. Thanks to Jay and Molly, who were kind enough to licence this tune to be taught here on Casey breaks down a basic and advanced version in this lesson module. Sign up today for a full monthly or annual subscription to take advantage of the whole lesson.

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