James Brown


James Brown (James Hill)

Learn the tune! These resources include the sheet music with the source material, bowings and ornamentation, and recordings of the melody at different speeds suitable for learning by ear, and increasing speed for practice.


James Brown is recorded on the album Root2 in Track 13: Loco Brown Fair.

Product Description

James Brown

A composition of the legendary nineteenth century Tyneside fiddler, James Hill, this tune may refer to a publican mentioned in the Tyneside song “The Merry Lads of Gateshead.” James Hill was active in the pub trade, not only as a fiddle player performing for customers, but also as a publican himself.

Download includes the sheet music and recordings of the tune.

The sheet music (pdf) contains:

  1. Source material with chords and Violin Chord Shapes
  2. Bowing suggestions
  3. Realization (ornamentation, double stops)

The recordings include 4 files in mp3 and m4a formats:

  1. Melody recorded at 052 bpm
  2. Melody recorded at 066 bpm
  3. Melody recorded at 080 bpm
  4. Melody recorded at 104 bpm