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Fishin’ Creek Blues

Lesson ID: A0198

In this guitar lesson, we’ll take a look at a flatpicking arrangement in the style of “Fishin’ Creek Blues” by Dan Crary. As you learn this tune, you’ll see how Dan Crary uses some unusual note combinations in his flatpicking. Try to commit some of his licks to memory and use them when you’re improvising over other songs in the key of D. Overall this is a great lesson for working on pick control and letting notes ring out to create nice overtones that will smooth out your playing.


Playthrough with TAB

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2 years ago
Reply to  Devin

Love this one!

Susan Wagner
Susan Wagner(@shysue)
2 years ago

Looks like a good one – thanks, Devin!

2 years ago

I see what you mean about his note choices. It’s like the song is 2 (or even 3) 8-10 measure licks.

George Lange
George Lange(@georgeanddoris66hotmail-com)
2 years ago

I like this song

2 years ago

Might have to sink a few pints of Guinness with this one.

2 years ago

Nice one

2 years ago

Nice looks like a fun one to try.

Jean Galou
Jean Galou(@galou)
1 year ago

is the playthrough played binary?

Michael Graham
Michael Graham(@jambongris)
4 months ago

This piece pairs perfectly with another of Devin’s lessons. Fishin’ Creek Blues ends with a D chord and an ending Devin composed, “How to End a Bluegrass Song With Style” starts with a D chord so one leads to the other seamlessly.