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Bridge Over Troubled Water

Genre: Popular  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 1/20/2020
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Notes: This is an attempt to play Simon&Garfunkel's old hit. I started to work on this tune in the 1970's and at last I think I have come to something that can be presented for others. This arrangement is basically for a sole banjo where I have tried to pick up a little of the rhythm and of the harmonies in the song. I added a rather simple guitar accompaniment, mostly on the bass strings to give the right rhythm. The melody notes are to a large extend played by I/M pinches, where the melody note is played on the first string (middle finger) and the index plays a supporting harmony note below the melody note.

2 comments

jcland Says:
Monday, January 20, 2020 @6:00:03 AM
Really nice arrangement janolov. That brings back memories for sure. Now if I could only sing like Art Garfunkel but that's not going to happen.

Topper Says:
Sunday, January 26, 2020 @8:09:18 AM
Really enjoyed your work on this song thanks for sharing it with us.

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