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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Originator: rmmga@jhunix.hcf.jhu.edu Reply-To: >
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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