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Sockeye

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by corcoran, updated: 10/25/2011
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Notes: Sockeye is a wonderful banjo tune by Don Reno. I love its jubilant feel. I have tabbed two breaks. The first is a straightforward version of the tune that establishes the melody. Although it is by no means in Reno's inimitable style, it does include several licks reminiscent of his picking. The B part is built around a D lick from the playing of another of my favorite pickers, the great Don Stover. If you can grab this lick, you will find it useful in all sorts of tunes. The second break is considerably more interpretive, with some melodic and other elements. Pay particular attention to the timing of the D runs that involve melody notes on the higher strings with pivoting off the open fourth string.

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