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Cotton Eyed Joe

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  • Nothing you can't handle here, just pay attention to the picking patterns on the sixteenth notes and the syncopation in the B part.

    • Key G
    • 65 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Beginner
  • Kickoffs are important, make sure all your sixteenth notes are picked with strength, clarity, and even timing. That way when you are at a jam, and kicking this off for real, the other players will know right when to come in. Now, let's add some more hammers, pulls and sixteenth notes. We may even add too many...Just like a fiddler! Only joking fiddle players :)

    • Key G
    • 85 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Intermediate
  • This is a stinging version of Cotton Eyed Joe. He He :) We've got some fancy cross-picking that still retains the melody. It's all in first position, but still quite a challenge, especially if you want to bring those melody notes out. Know the basic melody. Then, try and accent the melody notes by softening your pick attack on non melodic notes. This will help you bring out the melody without breaking a string, or tensing up. Start slow, and add overall speed and volume as you become more comfortable with this fun arrangement. Enjoy!

    • Key G
    • 115 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Advanced