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How to Play Clinch Mountain Backstep

Stanley Style

This lesson path will walk you through playing the tune Clinch Mountain Backstep. The base arrangement is very much modeled after the playing of Ralph Stanley. Ralph had his own way of doing things, and is responsible for bringing a stronger blues and mountain sound to bluegrass. After learning the base arrangement, we'll go through several licks. This will hopefully give you some ideas on how you can create some variations within this classic tune.