|Garfield’s Blackberry Blossom, Part 1
Garfield’s Blackberry Blossom, Part 1
The version of “Blackberry Blossom” you’ll learn in this lesson is not the tune common in the bluegrass world and which comes from Arthur Smith. This tune is much older and is sometimes called “Garfield’s Blackberry Blossom” to differentiate it from the bluegrass fiddle tune. There are a number of great recordings of this version of“Blackberry Blossom” from Ed Morrison, Snake Chapman, and Ed Haley. Bruce starts by teaching you the basic melody of both parts and then starts breaking down the A part, phrase by phrase. He also shows you the bowing he uses for the A part, much of which is shuffle bowing, with a couple of variations.
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