This intermediate-level masterpiece is set on a medium tempo, delivering a bluesy vibe that caters to the soul. Perfect for banjo enthusiasts, it offers an enticing solo for those aiming to immerse themselves deeper into the world of the blues. It's a truly special tune, just waiting to be played!
Start with the Scruggs style arrangement first. This is a simplified version of this tune. Pay close attention to the suggested fingerings for the pick and fret hands, and make sure to engage the swing feature in the playback menu. This tune is always played with a swing feel in jams and bands. That's how Earl did it, so that's how we will too. Make sure to check out a few licks. This will give you new interpretations of the tune. The Scruggs style licks show you how to play with more nuanced embellishment like Earl did. There's also some great melodic options which sound very nice with this tune.
We have several of Scruggs Signature arrangements. These are transcriptions closely modeled after the playing of Mr. Scruggs from the "Foggy Mountain Jamboree" album. These are tough. If you need a bit more help with these, then check out our Learning Path for Foggy Mountain Special. There are video lessons and a lot of tips on how to best practice and perform this tune.