Guitar

Pretty Polly

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  • This traditional song was made popular by Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys in the 1960s. Ralph’s banjo playing on the recording is phenomenal and it’s a must-listen for all bluegrass musicians.

    • Key G
    • 130 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Beginner
  • Watch out for those measure of 2/4 in this tune. Practice tip: Learn a verse of this song to better internalize the melody before learning this solo.

    • Key G
    • 130 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Intermediate
  • This solo gives you a more fiddle-like approach and will challenge you if you’re not used to playing long lines. Practice Tip: Play along with the backing tracks at 60-80 bpm to achieve maximum note clarity.

    • Key G
    • 130 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Advanced