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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)
3 years ago

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

jerseychicadee
jerseychicadee(@jerseychicadee)
3 years 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)
3 years 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)
3 years ago
Reply to  Devin

cheers Devin

j.phillips189
j.phillips189(@j-phillips189btinternet-com)
3 years ago

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

j.phillips189
j.phillips189(@j-phillips189btinternet-com)
3 years 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)
2 years 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 2 years ago by j.phillips189
Matt Gommert
Matt Gommert(@mgommert)
1 year ago

Hey Devin, love your work. Is there any way you could put up printable tablature for the chord progressions? Thanks