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Bela Fleck: Sammy's Blues, Improvisation #2

Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by 5-String, updated: 5/23/2018
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: In Bela Fleck's Homespun video, he provides a tab for only the basic melody for Sammy's Blues. Then, he goes on to play 2 more improvised performances, telling the viewer to "just listen and take what you can" from these fancier licks that he would use if he were to actually perform the tune. This tab is for the 2nd of the two performances. NOTE: The file is designed to be viewed at 4 bars per line, so you should expand the Tabledit window to achieve this. The patterns will stand out more clearly. Make sure the MIDI "Swing" setting is set to "1" to make the audio sound correct. Bela almost exclusively adhere's to the right hand pattern of "T I T I..." (Thumb, Index, Thumb, Index) when starting on the beat, or when starting a phrase before the bar line, with an even number of notes. Likewise, he almost exclusively uses the right hand pattern of "I T I..." when starting a phrase before the bar line, with an odd number of notes. I tried to notate this in the tab so it would be clear to the reader.


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