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 playback speed controls on the video player.
|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|
That’s some fast picking
I really like how you played along with the tablature. For me, this was the best lesson you’ve done so far because I could use the looper and follow along on the tabs…very easy. I’m not sure if it would be possible, but maybe you could add a little frame in the upper right of the video showing you play along with the tablature..then you could see your fingering and follow the tabs. But either way, great work and thanks!
love it – and the new tablature playback is awesome
Great lesson Devin. I agree with everybody…the new tab playback made learning this type of song much easier. Like JamesR22 said, if it’s possible to add a video frame of you playing top right or left while you’re playing back the tablature that would be really nice! Keep up the great work.
Great song and lesson! Going to make some coffee and work on this Saturday morning : )
Can you teach some more country song intros?
Yep I’m working on some country song lessons now! Think that’s what we’re going to focus on for a few months here — country songs and good song intros. Let us know if you have any lesson requests!
great quick picking practice/lesson,, i use light and stiff pick,my favorite 1.3 mm
This one’s great practice…tough song to get up to speed. What brand pick? I’ve tried so many picks over the years..seems like the search for the perfect pick is never ending
I found these best choice so far,, made by cool picks (phat cat) 1.30mm light blue and they look like a big jazz pick
This is good,, i thought because I wasn’t here in a while all was beginner but this i remember will be challenging to get to speed.. this is intermediate to advanced and , i wanted to ask if you would star these lesson or rate them like a 1 to 5 stars so that we can choose if we want A quick easy or advance difficult to practice when we log in.. i seen this on other sites ..but it is okay, i do take my time browsing all the lessons..enjoy
I love all your lessons but I prefer to watch you playing the music with the tablature. If you could do a jam along on this it would be awesome, I think that’s the best part of any of the lessons that you do is the jam along I get the most out of that.
Hey Jim! Always appreciate good feedback on the lessons. Glad the new playthrough with tablature videos are working out. Sure, I could add a Blackberry Blossom jam track…few other lessons to iron out first but I’ll try to work that in soon.
Devin a Jam track for Blackberry Blossom would be much appreciated I love the lessons that you do with the Jam track I think I get the most out of playing along with you and being able play the brakes and the Rhythm thanks
You nailed this smooth clean and fast!..I understand your tips for flat picking tone using the pick..Going to go it slow and work it to speed another day,,even though I did this lessons months ago.. I got to watch the tab and learn it slow,ty again Devin, enjoying this!
Hey Devin. I’m sure you’re busy enough coming up with new lessons but would you ever consider reediting some of your earlier tutorials like this one to include the lower-screen tab like on your more recent vids? They are much easier to follow I think. Thanks
Hi Kate – I have considered it. It would probably take a lot of time to go back through all of the older videos but there are a few more popular older lessons that I’m planning to re-record altogether. This Blackberry Blossom lesson is on the list along with a few of the other fiddle tune arrangements from a while ago like Salt Creek. It might be a couple months before I can get to it since I have other new lessons on the way but that’s the plan anyways! Thanks for the comment –
Mistake? on https://countryguitaronline.com/a0067-guitar-lesson-tablature-2/… surely those are Em chords, not E
Yup, the B7 does not add up either, this seems to be the correct one: http://happyhollowstringband.com/worsers/chords/blackberry.html
Who knows guys, it’s been a while since I’ve looked at this lesson…might re-record it eventually just because it’s an old one, but hope y’all got it sorted out! I’ll check that out if I revisit this one in the future.
Great lesson, clocked you in at around 114 bpm, which is crazy fast, even if Rice could play it flawless at >120 bpm, very impressive. Have been working on this for the last week and can play the first half pretty good at around 70 bpms atm. Metronome is a lot of help and fun to witness the proven progress 🙂 Just got started on Bluegrass, a Doc Watson documentary reeled me in. Also progressing slow and steady on your Guitar Lessons, great site, keep up the good work!
5 thumbs up on this tablature with the notes AND left hand fingering. It’s something I’ve thought would be extra nice to have, & here it be!
I really wish you would show a split screen with someone playing the chord progression on one side and the picking on the other. Thanks. Bill
great lesson, but I think I definitely prefer to see your hands while watching the tab