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Sunny Side of the Mountain / Earl Scruggs

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 11/29/2022
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Notes: The version of SSotM that Earl Scruggs played on is from a recording of an Opry radio broadcast in the late 1940s by Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys. Lester Flatt sang it as a solo number, and Scruggs took a lovely up-the-neck break. Note the transition from G to C in measures 5 and 16, wherein Scruggs seems to be playing a chromatic passage with the notes G - Eb - D - C. As far as I can tell, he picks Eb rather than E. Does this make Scruggs the Father of Chromatic Banjo? You be the judge. The recording I took this from can be found on youtube. Although the recording seems to be in the key Bb, I have tabbed it in the key of G.

1 comment

Jack Baker Says:
Thursday, December 8, 2022 @8:24:04 AM
Excellent tab Michael...Jack

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