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Blackberry Blossom is one of the most popular bluegrass tunes on earth. Everyone loves to jam on it. It was written by Fiddlin Arthur Smith, author of some of the most popular fiddle tunes in the bluegrass repertoire. In addition to the tune itself, I am responding to a Gold Member request for some warmup exercises. You will learn a number of scale exercises that will get you really comfortable improvising, especially in the key of G.
(Note: Although this tune is a favorite of bluegrassers, both Fiddlin' Arthur Smith and this tune actually predate bluegrass music. Also, the tune "Lee Highway Blues" was written by G.B. Grayson, not Arthur Smith as I mentioned in the video).
Play the YouTube clips below to hear me play the tune. If it gets your feet to dancin, then sign up for a GOLD MEMBERSHIP!