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M. Tallstrom - Foggy Mountain Breakdown for guitar

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Uploaded on Mar 10, 2009

On my album "Summer Breeze" - available at http://itunes.com/martintallstrom http://cdbaby.com/martintallstrom or http://www.tallstrom.com

RIP Earl Scruggs

After Dueling Banjos and Jesse James this felt like the one to try. Written by the great Earl Scruggs and made famous in the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde.

I use a drop-G tuning, (don´t know if it has a name(?), only the A string is retuned down to a G) because then you have the root notes of the three chords used, G major, E minor and D major, as open "bass" strings.

Of course it doesn´t have to be played at such high tempo (but it should be!) - it´s a bit of a struggle (this is like the 100th take :)
I´ve also noticed this style seems to require some nail on the right hand, otherwise the overall sound may become a bit "blurred".
This is just an idea and it could be developed further, with more solo parts etc.

TAB available at
http://www.tallstrom.com
Yeehaw!
Martin

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