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Big Sciota is a classic fiddle tune. The chords changes in the B part are a little different, but very interesting. This arrangement features some up the neck playing. Most of it will be done in 7th position. Keep a fret per finger most of the time, starting with your first finger on the seventh. If you play on a higher difficulty setting there is a little bit of cross-picking to add interest. Check out the licks for some cool, Celtic variations on this great melody.Learn
Big Scioty on the bass strings! It's nice to learn this in the lower octave to have even more variety in how and where you can play the melody. If you're at a jam you will definitely turn some heads when they hear you play your second break on those low strings!Learn
More about Big Sciota
Big Sciota is a popular tune in the old-time and bluegrass repertoire and is named for the Scioto/Sciota river which flows through Ohio and empties into the Ohio River. West Virginia fiddler Burl Hammons is the main source for the melody of this tune and the recordings that he made have influenced many artists to play their own renditions of this fiddle tune. Today, its one of the most popular bluegrass jam tunes and has been covered by artists such as the Red Clay Ramblers, Bob Carlin, Reed Island Ramblers, and more.