Lesson ID: A0067

Blackberry Blossom is an old traditional fiddle tune that has become a popular tune for bluegrass flatpickers to play on acoustic guitar. In this lesson video, we’ll slow down this tune and play along with interactive guitar tablature note for note. Be sure to use the AB Looping and playback speed controls on the video player as you’re learning.

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Song Overview
00:55 min Important Tips
03:24 min Tablature Play Through – Slower Speed
06:33 min Practice Along – Faster Speed
Extra Pointers:
  • In bar 11, the left hand stretch from frets 3 – 5 – 7 is easier to play if you move your left thumb more towards the back/center of your guitar neck instead of wrapping your thumb around the neck.
  • Keep reminding yourself to use a light touch with your left hand and a light pick stroke. This way you’ll develop better form and tone. Eventually the speed will develop without you even realizing it.