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Sitting on Top of The World - Shelor Style Kickoff

  • Shelor Style Kickoff
  • Key   G
  • Capo   4
  • Tempo   120 bpm
  • Tuning   gDGBD

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Sammy Shelor is a legend. He is the longtime leader of the Lonesome River Band and has earned his place in the bluegrass history books. His unique take on Scruggs style playing involves inventive syncopation, powerful pinches, and unexpected twists and turns between phrases and chord changes, among other things. This arrangement is based on his playing from the "Chronology: Volume 3" album. This is how he kicked the song off, but this could be used as a break in the middle of a tune as well.

Check out some of the licks to get even more insight in to Sammy's playing or to add in some different techniques and styles to create your own arrangement of this tune. Sammy and crew played this tune at 165 BPM! Smokin'!!!