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Green Mountain Hop/Black Mountain Rag

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by corcoran, updated: 10/10/2011
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: This arrangement is in open D tuning (f#DF#AD). Most banjo pickers play "Black Mountain Rag" out of G tuning, usually capoed up 2 to A. However, following Doc Watson's version, guitarists tend to play it in C, capoed up 2 to D. On the banjo the tune is also wonderful played out of open D tuning (f#DF#AD). Don Reno played it in D tuning, and he renamed it "Green Mountain Hop." On his "Something Auld" album, over 30 years ago, Bill Keith also played "Green Mountain Hop" in open D tuning, and it is a great arrangement that I have tried to capture in this tablature. Pay particular attention to the interesting variation on the V chord (A) beginning in measure 28 -- for me, this clever sequence typifies Bill Keith's inventive playing. I have also thrown in a single-string version of the first part of the tune, for a slightly different approach.

1 comment

finger-picker Says:
Monday, November 21, 2022 @3:29:56 PM
Interesting write up, thanks for sharing !

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