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Cold Frosty Morning

Lesson ID: A0194

In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play the traditional bluegrass tune called “Cold Frosty Morning”. This song dates back to the 1700s and it has become a favorite tune played at bluegrass jams. It’s a great song to use for working on your bluegrass flatpicking — practice picking the melody at a slow pace in the beginning and increase your speed in increments. Also, don’t worry about volume at first. Try to pick each note with a nice, clean, and soft pick stroke. This will help you build the right technique and the speed and volume will develop over time. “Cold Frosty Morning” guitar tablature is available for download below the lesson video.

Overview

Arrangement 2

Video 1 – Playthrough with TAB – High-Pitched Arrangement

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Video 2 – Full Breakdown – High-Pitched Arrangement

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Chord Progression

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Backing Track

Video 1 – Slower Backing Track 160BPM

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Video 2 – Faster Backing Track 200BPM

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jrick92
jrick92(@jrick92)
1 year ago

This one is appropriate for the season. It looks like fun.

jerseychicadee
jerseychicadee(@jerseychicadee)
1 year ago

Loving this new tune. It’s like getting 2 songs in one! Also just started on Home Sweet Home too

j.phillips189
j.phillips189(@j-phillips189btinternet-com)
1 year ago

A compliment to wheel hoss to practise the flat picking technique, thanks. It’s magical how speed comes almost imperceptibly

j.phillips189
j.phillips189(@j-phillips189btinternet-com)
1 year ago
Reply to  Devin

cheers Devin

j.phillips189
j.phillips189(@j-phillips189btinternet-com)
1 year ago

Devin, when you play in the overview how many bpm are you picking?

j.phillips189
j.phillips189(@j-phillips189btinternet-com)
1 year ago

Devin given the backing track is played at 160 bpm – is it intended i flat pick at the same pace – oh my – long way to go!!

j.phillips189
j.phillips189(@j-phillips189btinternet-com)
7 months ago

Hi Devin when practicing along with you i can alter the tempo to “normal” speed” – does this suggest this is the tempo it should be played at as the backing track starts at 160 bpm?!

Last edited 7 months ago by j.phillips189