Use these audio files when practicing Old Joe Clark - Basic Melody
This tune is a cross-over piece played at both bluegrass and old-time jams. If played at an old-time jam, you will likely hear a very basic melody like the one in the audio files above. If played at a bluegrass jam, you will hear much more complicated versions when each instrumentalist takes a solo break. Some sample solo versions are shown below:
Use these audio files when practicing the chords for Old Joe Clark
** There are also regional variations that do turn up with this song. Sometimes the chord switches to "G" (rather than "E") in Measures 4 and 8, and the melody goes up instead of down!