“Bill Cheatham” | Doc Watson – Intermediate Guitar Lesson with TAB


A lesson on the classic fiddle tune “Bill Cheatham”. Based on a performance backed up on rhythm by his son Merle. Those two are a treasure trove of acoustic guitar mastery, both rhythm and lead. This tune has a combination of lead playing and crosspicking. It’s also a standard and a great tune to add to your setlist!

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You get streaming access to three MP4 video files, six (6) MP3 audio practice tracks (three (3) with metronome), a PDF tab sheet and a TEF tab file.

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Videos (Streaming)

Part 1 – 12:05
Part 2 – 15:16
Rhythm – 11:36

PDF Tab Sheets (Streaming and Download)

Bill Cheatham.pdf

TEF Tab File (Download)

Bill Cheatham.tef
(Use this file with TablEdit or TEFview.)

Audio Backing Tracks (Streaming and Download)

80 BPM – 5:50
80 BPM with Metronome – 5:50
100 BPM – 5:58
100 BPM with Metronome – 5:58
120 BPM – 5:28
120 BPM with Metronome – 5:28