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East tennessee blues   Traditional




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Hi

Here's one I worked up this weekend, and I typed it in from memory with no 
guitar at hand, so there are probably mistakes. 

This is a nice, busy flatpicking tune. It should be played at about quarter 
note = 240-260 beats/min. I don't know why it's called "blues" - it's certainly 
not in a blues form. 

TAB: East Tennessee Blues (traditional, I guess) 
arr. Bo Parker (bo_parker@fbpmac.msfc.nasa.gov)
          
Pick-up measure
N/C
  |   |   |   |    
|-----0---1---2---|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|

Part A
  C                                   F
  |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   
|-3-5-3-0-3-5-3-0-|-3-5-3---0-------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------4---1-----|-1-3-1---1-3-1---|-1-3-1---3-1-----|
|-----------------|-------------2-0-|-------2-------2-|-------2-----2---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------3-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

  C                                   D7                G7
  |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   
|-----------------|-0---0-1-3-5-3-0-|---------7---5---|-3(4-5---0-------|
|---------1-0-1-3-|---4-------------|-----------------|-------4---1-----|
|-0---0-2---------|-----------------|-7---6-7---------|-------------2-0)|
|---4-------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

  C                                   F
  |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   
|-3-5-3-0-3-5-3-0-|-3-5-3---0-------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------4---1-----|-1-3-1---1-3-1---|-1-3-1---3-1-----|
|-----------------|-------------2-0-|-------2-------2-|-------2-----2---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------3-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

  C                                   G7                C
  |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   
|-----------------|-0---0-1-3-5-3-0-|-1-0-------------|-----0---1---2---|
|---------1-0-1-3-|---4-------------|-----3-1-0-----0-|-1---------------|
|-0---0-2---------|-----------------|-----------0-2---|-----------------|
|---4-------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

Part B
  C                                   F
  |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   
|-3-------3-5-3---|-0-------0-1-0---|-1-------1-------|-----1-----------|
|-5-------5-5-5---|-1-------1-----3-|-1-------1-3-1-0-|-1---1-----------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-2-----------2---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

  C                                   D7                G7
  |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   
|-----------------|-0---0-1-3-5-3-0-|---------7---5---|-3(4-5---0-------|
|---------1-0-1-3-|---4-------------|-----------------|-------4---1-----|
|-0---0-2---------|-----------------|-7---6-7---------|-------------2-0)|
|---4-------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

  C                                   F
  |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   
|-3-------3-5-3---|-0-------0-1-0---|-1-------1-------|-----1-----------|
|-5-------5-5-5---|-1-------1-----3-|-1-------1-3-1-0-|-1---1-----------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-2-----------2---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

  C                                   G7                C
  |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   
|-----------------|-0---0-1-3-5-3-0-|-1-0-------------|-----0---1---2---|
|---------1-0-1-3-|---4-------------|-----3-1-0-----0-|-1---------------|
|-0---0-2---------|-----------------|-----------0-2---|-----------------|
|---4-------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

(one possible) ending
  N/C
  |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   
|-8-5-0-5-3---0---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------4---1-|-----1-----------|-----------------|---------------0-|
|-----------------|-2-0---2-0-------|-----------------|---------0-1-2---|
|-----------------|-----------2-----|---------0-----0-|---0-1-2---------|
|-----------------|-------------3---|---0-1-2---1-2---|-3---------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------|-----------------|

      G   C
  |   |   |   |    
|-----------------|
|-1---0---1-------|
|-----0---0-------|
|-----0---2-------|
|-----2---3-------|
|-----3-----------|
Play AABB (repeat, if desired), ending

NOTES: each "|" marks a beat (quarter note). The phrase in parentheses is 
optional, and probably shouldn't be played each time through. The part marked 
"Pick-up measure" can be substituted for this phrase, or you can just lay out 
for three beats.

The timing on the double-stops in the B-part should probably be "looser" than I 
have indicated - just mess with it until it sounds right.

N/C means "no chord."

If there are any mistakes, questions, comments, etc., please email me at 
bo_parker@fbpmac.msfc.nasa.gov

Enjoy

-Bo Parker, short-timer
bo_parker@fbpmac.msfc.nasa.gov

Squid, etc. 





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slh@jhuspo.ca.jhu.edu (Steve Hinnenkamp) wrote

 
 Thanks for the TAB to East Tennessee Blues. This is great stuff! 

 
 Coupla questions: 
 
 Bo, who's version did you transcribe it from? Can you give me an idea
 of who else has done flatpicked versions of this tune? 
[...]

Hi

I worked this arrangement up from the "canonical" melody transcription (so to 
speak) in "The Fiddler's Fakebook" by David Brody. This book is a very valuable 
resource for the flatpicker (who reads standard notation). 

Measures 1, 3, 4, and some others are identical to the TFF version, but parts, 
like this one (measure 2)
         
  |   |   |   |    
|-3-5-3---0-------|
|-------4---1-----|
|-------------2-0-|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|

or this one

  G7
  |   |   |   |   
|-3(4-5---0-------|
|-------4---1-----|
|-------------2-0)|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|

were modified/added to make the arrangement more guitaristic and chromatic. 

This is not transcribed (at least not consciously ;^) from anyone else's 
version, and I don't have a version on record, so I don't really know who else 
has done it. I just heard some of the old-timers (fiddlers) I play with doing 
it a couple of weeks ago and thought it would be a good one to work up. I will 
readily admit, though, that some of the licks are pretty Kaufman-esque.

[...]
 Also, I'm relatively new to this group but I did see mention of a
 Steve Kaufman newsletter a few weeks back. I just got his workout
 tapes and they are really good. How is the newsletter? What types of
 articles are in it? 
[...]

Send to

  Steve Kaufman
  429 West Broadway
  Maryville, TN  37081

Be sure to mention that you heard about it on the Usenet acoustic guitar 
newsgroup.

BTW, I sent off for it a few weeks ago, but haven't gotten anything yet.

[...]
 Final question: 
 
 I've seen mention of Tapes I, II, III that folks on this list are
 distributing. What is on the tapes? 
 
 Thanks for any info 
 
 Steve

Tapes II and III were collaborative projects in which members of this group 
(and the old acoustic guitar mailing list) sent 3-4 taped songs to someone 
(Larry Corbett for Tapes II and III) who compiled these sets into a master tape 
and sent a copy to everyone who contributed (and some others as well). Tape I 
never really existed - the master was lost by the British postal service, I 
think. I did a couple of flatpicking tunes on Tape III.

Also, Tim Weil says

[...]
   The Steve Kaufman newsletter "Flatpicking Hotline" is just excellent.
   As I'm writing this reply I've got a copy of the 'Best Banjo Jokes
   of 1993' taped next to my desk.  For example -
    
    Q: What's the difference between a banjo player 
[...]

My favorite one was on the Bluegrass mailing list (BGRASS-L) a couple of days 
ago, and I quote (from John Derry):

 Q: How do you tell if the stage is level? 
 
 
 A: The banjo player is drooling out of both sides of his mouth.

See ya

-Bo Parker, short-timer
bo_parker@fbpmac.msfc.nasa.gov

Squid, etc.




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