Fiddlershop's 5 Favorite Auld Lang Syne Videos - Happy New Year 2018!

Play "Auld Lang Syne" for the New Year!

It's that time again! Are you pulling out your violin, viola, cello, or bass to ring in the New Year?  If not, how about challenging yourself to play the common and popular tune "Auld Lang Syne" for family and friends?

Robert Burns wrote a poem called Auld Lang Syne in 1788. It was subsequently set to a traditional folk tune and has become the go-to song for saying farewell to the old year and bringing in the new one.

The tune is easy to play. If you're a beginner violinist, learning the notes isn't too difficult. It is in the time signature of 4/4, and the key signature is F. Our very own Pierre Holstein, aka Fiddlerman, provides sheet music with fingerings and bowings on his website.

Click here to download the music: 

Also, use these resources to download the viola, cello, and double bass sheet music:  ViolaCello, and Double Bass.

Of course, if you're an intermediate or advanced player, there's tons of room for fiery, melodic, and percussive improvisation on this simple tune. The best way to get your ear inspired is to listen to other renditions. Below, we've selected our top five versions of Auld Lang Syne from Youtube. Enjoy!

If you are very new to a string instrument or haven't even decided to play, yet, get your instrument, today!  Maybe you can take part in the challenge of playing Auld Lang Syne for family and friends next New Year! Make it your resolution!


1. Charles Yang - Violin

2. Aaron Mertzenich - Viola

3. Kevin "K.O." Olusola - Cello

4. Adrian Knowles - Double Bass

5. Royal Scots Dragoon Guards - Bagpipes!


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