Nothing but the melody boys and girls. With an arrangement this simple, we can always focus on other elements of playing besides what our left hand is doing and which direction our pick is going. We can focus on the important stuff. Tone. Timing. Two essential elements to making music. Use a rest stroke to bring out good tone and volume. Experiment with the angle of your pick, and the placement of your pick attack. Closer to the bridge will be brighter, while playing closer to the soundhole or neck will warm up your tone. Just as a pick flat on the strings will give you the brightest tone(for one picking location), and striking the string with an angled pick will give you a darker tone(for the same location). That's another level of tone control. You don't need knobs. You are an artist. These are your the colors in your palette. Now, Paint!
- 70 bpm
This is a transcription of Caleb Smith East Virginia Blues solo. He recorded this with Balsam Range around 140 bpm! If you can play this at that speed, send them a video, they may need you for fill in gigs :) Caleb has some very unique note choices, and goes to some places the average bluegrass hands might not be used to. Make use of the loop and tempo features to nail down this tough solo piece by piece.
- 115 bpm
Learn how to play East Virginia Blues on guitar. Choose from these tab arrangements - Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced or learn all three! Discover ear-catching licks to see new ways of playing this song. Use tempo control to slow down playback speed and speed up feature to learn how to play fast.
Practice with backing tracks or use hide notes feature, to learn how to play East Virginia Blues with your ears. You can also use memory train feature to hide more and more notes everytime you pass thru the whole song.
Have fun getting creative with East Virginia Blues tabs for bluegrass guitar on Tunefox.