This tune that has been included in over 250 tune books, proving that “Blackberry Blossom” is one of the most popular fiddle tunes that you’ll find in the key of G Major.
Banjo player Bill Keith popularized Blackberry Blossom using his newly developed melodic style approach to the banjo.If you're not familiar with Melodic Style banjo, you may want to check out our Getting Started with Melodic Banjo Learning Path.
To get even more experience with the melodic scale, checkout the G Melodic Scale Workout. Knowing the melodic scale and getting comfortable playing scale patterns will prepare your hands and ears to play so many tunes. Most tunes are scale based, that's why practicing them is so important and beneficial.
This tune also sounds great with Scruggs Style banjo. It has a lot of quick chord changes, so it's a really good workout for your fretting hand. Make sure to learn the Backup as well, especially if you plan on playing with other musicians.