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Big Sciota mandolin tabs

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    Mandolin Big Sciota tab

    Beginner

    Traditional

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      G
    • Tempo
      80 bpm
    • Tuning
      GDAE

    Big Sciota is a popular jam tune because of it’s exciting chords in the B section. This arrangement goes fairly high up on the E string so be aware of the shifting!

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  • Intermediate

    Traditional

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      G
    • Tempo
      90 bpm
    • Tuning
      GDAE

    This arrangement of Big Sciota builds upon the beginner version with more 16th notes and bluegrassy licks.

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  • Advanced

    Traditional

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      G
    • Tempo
      110 bpm
    • Tuning
      GDAE

    There are many more slurs in this version of Big Sciota than the other two and the B section is really exciting as it slides around the C and Em chords. Have fun!

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More about Big Sciota

Big Sciota is a popular tune in the old-time and bluegrass repertoire and is named for the Scioto/Sciota river which flows through Ohio and empties into the Ohio River. West Virginia fiddler Burl Hammons is the main source for the melody of this tune and the recordings that he made have influenced many artists to play their own renditions of this fiddle tune. Today, its one of the most popular bluegrass jam tunes and has been covered by artists such as the Red Clay Ramblers, Bob Carlin, Reed Island Ramblers, and more.