Blackberry Blossom (Intermediate)

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Blackberry Blossom (Intermediate)

Blackberry Blossom came out of the early 1900’s and is widespread Kentucky dance tune though it has early sources from Nebraska and Tennessee as well. It is a flatpicking standard and one of the special tunes that is regularly played faster than any normal person can play. This arrangement is a straightforward version of the melody, trust me you don’t want a complicated arrangement when you’re going to be picking it at 500 bpms! It is not unlike the Jake Workman version that you can find in the advanced section. Enjoy!

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Information on Blackberry Blossom courtesy of The Traditional Tune Archive.

Blackberry Blossom came out of the early 1900’s and is widespread Kentucky dance tune though it has early sources from Nebraska and Tennessee as well. It is a flatpicking standard and one of the special tunes that is regularly played faster than any normal person can play. This arrangement is a straightforward version of the melody, trust me you don’t want a complicated arrangement when you’re going to be picking it at 500 bpms! It is not unlike the Jake Workman version that you can find in the advanced section. Enjoy!

(Intermediate guitar tabs include an ornamented version of the melody, chord markings above, and more often than not, a kick-off and a tag. Where the beginning guitar tabs had quarter notes expect there to now be a steady stream of eighth notes! These tabs, though more difficult than the beginning tabs, do not stray far from the melody like the advanced guitar tabs. Intermediate tabs without a bluegrass kick-off or tag generally come from other traditions such as Irish Fiddle Music (Frank’s Reel) or Spanish Folk Songs (La Borrachita).)