Most contests require one fast tune and one slow tune - a list of possible (well known) fast tunes are listed below (must be 2/4 or 4/4 time):


HOEDOWNS

Sally Goodin’
Sally Johnson
Ace of Spades
Billy in the Lowground
Forked Deer
Leather Britches
Dusty Miller

Devils Dream
Tom and Jerry
Wagoner
Grey Eagle
Blackberry Blossom
Durang’s Hornpipe



A list of slow tunes (read here waltzes in 3/4 time) are listed below:


WALTZES

Waltz Quadrille
Festival Waltz
Wednesday Night Waltz
Ootpik Waltz
Cabri Waltz
Margaret's Waltz
Westphalia Waltz

Forty Years Ago Waltz
Anniversary Waltz
Yellow Rose Waltz
Goodnight Waltz
Golden Fiddle Waltz



Every so often there comes a fiddle contest where you can have a fiddlers choice:


OTHER TUNE CATEGORY

Pig Ankle Rag (New Orleans circa 1905)

Beaumont Rag
Cotton Patch Rag
Florida Blues
Jesse Polka
TX Schottische
Allentown Polka
Twinkle Little Star
Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down
Sweet Georgia Brown
I Don’t Love Nobody
Clarinet Polka
Say Old Man


If you are really ambitious you can get into trick fiddle:


TRICK AND FANCY

Black Mountain Rag
Lee Highway Blues
Mockingbird
Orange Blossom Special

Popular Contest Tunes


Thanks to Carol Price for preparing this material

Minnesota Fiddlers