“Big Sandy River” | Traditional – Beginner/Intermediate Guitar Lesson with TAB


A lesson on the classic old-time fiddle tune “Big Sandy River”. This tune is a great example of combining lead picking and crosspicking and follows a standard AA-BB form. You’ll sharpen your picking skills while expanding on your trad tune repertoire. We’ll play this tune with the capo on the second fret in the key of A.

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You get streaming access to three (3) MP4 video files, four (4) MP3 audio practice tracks (two (2) with metronome), one PDF tab sheet and one TEF tab file. This lesson also includes SoundSlice Player integration so you can slow down, pause and rewind the transition run and the solo for this song in real time with the tab!

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Videos (Streaming)

Part A – 12:32
Part B – 12:34
Chords & Rhythm – 8:35

PDF Tab Sheets (Streaming and Download)

– Big Sandy River.PDF

TEF Tab Files (Download)

– Big Sandy River.TEF
(Use this file with TablEdit or TEFview.)

Audio Backing Tracks (Streaming and Download)

80 BPM – 5:03
80 BPM with Metronome – 5:03
90 BPM – 5:09
90 BPM with Metronome – 5:09
100 BPM – 6:21
100 BPM with Metronome – 6:21