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Crazy Finger Blues

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: E  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by KI4PRK, updated: 11/25/2009
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Notes: Here is the Don Reno banjo tune "Crazy Finger Blues". I believe Don "invented" the unique tuning used for the song, g#EG#BC#, or open D ("Reuben") tuning up a whole step with the 1st string lowered. It's a fun, pretty simple & fairly easy banjo tune that is impressive. The "Crazy Finger" part is almost slap-your-self-in-the-forehead easy. But it sounds hard. I've also included most of the other variations Don does in the tune. Be sure to check out the original recording by Reno & Smiley; it's great! For the part where the banjo & the fiddle split the break, just barre @ the 12th for the E chord, 5th for the A chord, & 7th for the B chord, & it's thumb —index/middle on the 3rd and 2nd/1st strings, played to the rhythm of the song. An excellent "Jam" tune. Has a Rhythm Guitar & Bass rhythm track. Have fun!

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