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Lonesome Fiddle Blues

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  • While this song was written on the fiddle by Vassar Clements, it has become a flatpicking standard at contests and some jam sessions. This is a simplified, but not simple version, for advanced beginners and those ambitious students willing to tackle it a measure at a time.

    • Key Dm
    • 75 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Beginner
  • The same phrase can sound very different depending on how you play it. Notice how the A section at the end is played legato by using hammers and pulls, while the first A section is all picked notes. Try to keep the volume of your slurs(hammers and pulls) equal to your picked notes. The B section is often complete improv. That's where all the substitution licks are in this arrangement. That way you can get a bunch of ideas on how to play it. It's a great opportunity to use the shuffle button to scramble the licks into new and interesting combinations.

    • Key Dm
    • 80 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Intermediate
  • This here is some serious flatpicking. No hammers or pulls here. It's time to put that right hand to work!

    • Key Dm
    • 100 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Advanced