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Stoney Mountain Twist

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 4/18/2016
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Notes: SMT is a lovely tune employing Keith/Scruggs tuners. Walter Hensley wrote it and recorded it as Stoney Mountain Twist and Walt's Breakdown, and more recently J. D. Crowe recorded it as Stony (sic) Mountain Twist. The tab I have posted is more or less my own arrangement, not faithful to either Hensley's or Crowe's. For Part C, where you crank up your Keith tuners (twisters), I have tabbed it to show the melody notes without tuners, but I added the protocol for using Keith tuners above the tab. So you can still play it if you do not have Keith tuners, although it sounds much better with the tuners. (It was a real bear to get the timing accurate on Part C, by the way).

3 comments

Jack Baker Says:
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 @11:48:29 AM
Michael, Excellent tab as Ken Waters says. Now I don't have to fool with it. I had just started it...be well...Jack

corcoran Says:
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 @1:18:04 PM
Jack, This tune was really worth the effort. It is simple, but, I suspect, a crowd pleaser. Michael

Jack Baker Says:
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 @1:31:25 PM
Well, When Ken Waters says it's good, it's good :-))...Jack

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