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Posted by nature boy on Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Jist wonderin if there was any one of you pickers who could point me in the right direction for foggy mountain breakdown. I mean tab and what rolls are involved ,cos I seem to hear a forward reverse roll . Am I right? I would love to get an easy to read tab with both right and left hand techniques for this piece. I know its early for me but its the tune I aspire to reach for. Happy pickin!

7 comments on “need help”

brawny1 Says:
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 @7:44:09 PM

It's available at Just check out the tabs link here at BHO , there is a link to it. Brian

BryanWB Says:
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 @8:31:51 PM

Hi Leth - check  your email, I tried to send you a couple of mails that might be of use - a PDF and a Video. Couldn't find out how to forward them to you via here. Regards. Bryan.

clio Says:
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 @9:47:02 PM

I just play it by the chords. It starts in G, first position, then changes to E minor (2 fingers on 1 and 4 string at 2nd fret). It changes back and forth, and somewhere in there hits a D, first position.

After playing that pattern for a time, you move the G and E minor up to 2nd position, and then to 3rd position for the high points.

Tabs of course will help you find the positions.


clio Says:
Thursday, March 13, 2008 @8:47:11 AM

Forgot to mention. Foggy was recorded in open G tuning by the Ricky Skaggs and the Del McCoury bands. But the famous version by Earl and Lester was recorded in G sharp. The easiest way to play along with Earl's recording is to put your capo on the first fret (Unless your ear is good enough to tighten all the strings by one half step to G sharp tuning).

DandyRandy Says:
Thursday, March 13, 2008 @9:04:49 AM

The famous Scruggs lick is used at the opening. If you don't know it, just enter scruggs lick on the search or google it. It's a big part of what gives the song it's character and the thumb needs to be used in this lick.

DandyRandy Says:
Thursday, March 13, 2008 @9:28:22 AM

Sorry, meant to say FMB lick instead of Scruggs lick.

nature boy Says:
Thursday, July 10, 2008 @2:38:22 PM

sorry ,I just realised I never thanked you lot for yer help....cheers

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