Lesson ID: A0137

In this guitar lesson, I’ll teach you how to play “Big Sciota“, a traditional song credited to Burl Hammons. This song is named after a 231-mile stretch of river in Ohio that was very important to many Native American cultures. It is believed that Ritchie Stearns was the first to attach words to the tune, and much later, “Big Sciota” was made more popular by Old Crow Medicine Show.


Playthrough with Tablature

Chord Progression

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Rhythm Overview
01:03 min “Big Sciota” Chord Progression
03:21 min Playthrough with Tablature
05:50 min Helpful Chord Transition Tips

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