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Apr 15, 2024 - 6:14:34 PM
109 posts since 2/25/2018

Hi all,
I’m looking for a video lesson or a basic tab for “Big Sandy River” or “Crossing The Big Sandy”. In A.
I tried some of the tabs in the archives but my melodic playing is not nearly developed enough to play at the speed of my jam group.


Apr 15, 2024 - 9:48:16 PM
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421 posts since 3/17/2005

My suggestion without tab is to just quote the intro using melodic style since thats an easy 3 notes, then go Scruggs style.
Even the B-section can be played coherently by using similar chord shapes and just sliding them up (G, C, D, as the B-section goes). Since the B-section is a sequenced scale pattern (essentially), you can sequence Scruggs licks in the same way to provide the same coherence.
The audience or listeners will catch the similaraties and it will sound (in a good way) like a variation of the original sequence.
Do you catch my drift?
Sorry i cant help with a tab though, but I wanted to comment because I've always thought it was a great tune to play in both melodic and scruggs style

Apr 16, 2024 - 6:14:46 AM

109 posts since 2/25/2018

Thanks! I catch your drift, after rereading and digesting the information. I think I get it.
Learning melodic tunes are time consuming for me, but I think I can put something together that sounds half decent.
Until improve my melodic playing.

Apr 16, 2024 - 8:30:46 PM

695 posts since 1/22/2004

Hey, Gordo, I sent you a P.M.

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