“Beaumont Rag” is a swingy flatpicking guitar standard that originated as a fiddle tune near Beaumont, Texas. The exact origins are unknown, but many believe it was composed by a fiddler in Smith’s Garage Fiddle Band named Samuel Peacock. It was first recorded by Smith’s Garage Fiddle Band in 1928, and since then, it has become one of the most recorded ragtime tunes by country fiddlers across the world. Today, “Beaumont Rag” is a popular bluegrass standard for flatpicking guitarists.
In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a traditional flatpicking break for “Beaumont Rag”. This arrangement will really help you work on your crosspicking and right hand pick control. When you play it at a slow speed, it’s a great song for beginner guitarists to learn, and when you speed it up, it’ll get pretty technical for the more advanced pickers. Download “Beaumont Rag” guitar tablature below the video.
Video 1 – Learn the A Part
Video 2 – Learn the B Part
New lesson! I’ve been getting a ton of requests for a lesson on Beaumont Rag so figured it would be a great one to post this week. Hope y’all like it! We have the Playthrough with Tablature video posted along with the guitar tablature and guitar pro files below the video. The full lesson breakdown and jam track videos will be posted later this week. A lot of y’all have been asking how to use the Guitar Pro download files…these are just bonus downloads for everyone out there that uses Guitar Pro 7 tablature software. Guitar Pro 7 is the… Read more »
One of my favourites, can’t wait to get learning this one.
Great job again
This is at the top of my favorites, just AWESOME. Starting on it tonight! Thanks for helping keep these classics tunes alive, and also your play with tab videos like this are always most helpful to me. Learning a lot here. Thanks!!
This is excellent, thanks Devin! Very nice lesson
Another great lesson from the best country and bluegrass teacher! Thanks Devin!!
Thanks Devin! just watched it and excited to give this a go ,, certainly going to enjoy this lesson!
This is incredibly fun, has me smiling with mug of morning Joe, Sunday rainy chilly here NY metro area.. I tell you Devin , half way through but need to take this baby steps,, lot here on the plate as you say! i BEEN TRYING TO SHARE my completes/YouTube videos on Brian;s site but Bryce his moderator asked me not to advertise other pay sites understandably within members premium forum.. But I still play and post these terrific must know classic fiddle tunes under the forum thread( share music/songs/links) on Brian’s active Melody site..One thing I’m discovering is these flat-picking… Read more »
Nice! Sounds about like the rainy weather over here in Austin this morning too…got the coffee mug and guitar going. Looking forward to warmer weather to do some back porch picking. Yeah, no worries on the YouTube shares. Probably going to get a forum going over here at CGO fairly soon..in the meantime, should be able to embed YouTube videos into the comments here.. haven’t tested it in a while but think you just post the link and it’ll bring in the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB9D5S6WulM EDIT…guess for now, you just post the YouTube link without any other text and it’ll pop… Read more »
I’m new to these guys, WOW!
yes talented for sure! I am beginning to get into more Devin tutorials,, this is probably basic beginner stuff to these guys,, most the stuff/genre here is new to me,, So I enjoy learning any the lessons here!
Yeah these guys can just shred! Pretty amazing. I’d love to learn the dobro one of these days. Such a cool sound. John Scott
I often think about learning more instruments and then I realize I still need to learn to play guitar better. Though I’m not a performer so I suppose it wouldn’t hurt to dabble into other stuff here at the house. It’s strictly for my own entertainment anyhow. I’d like to learn keyboard/digital piano if I do. Sounds so nice with guitar, Brian is a good example with the backing he does for his tracks.
John, funny you mention Brian’s site. I go between here and there myself. Love Blues and he sure can teach a variety of Blues. And Devin in a league of his own for Country/Bluegrass. I’m getting back in here now after a little hiatus.
Scott both sites are great to bounce back and forth..I recently been enjoying Devins site,,but do practice both and try to keep up with both sites! enjoy!
I hear ya bro, this Bluegrass stuff is rather addictive. I find myself humming fiddle tunes when I’m not playing.
Once again Devin , a true top tier lesson !!!