Bluegrass Rhythm Backup Lesson | “East Tennessee Blues” – Doc Watson Guitar Lesson


A rhythm backup guitar lesson on the classic tune “East Tennessee Blues” in the style of Doc Watson. This arrangement captures the signature style of rhythm playing that Doc Watson was known for in the 1960’s and 70’s.

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You’ll get streaming access to 3 MP4 video files, 6 MP3 audio practice tracks (3 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 melody in real time with the tab!

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Videos (Streaming)

Part 1 – 10:20
Part 2 – 9:46
Chord Structure – 2:06

PDF Tab Sheets (Streaming and Download)

– “East Tennessee Blues” Backup.PDF

TEF Tab Files (Download)

– “East Tennessee Blues” Backup.TEF
(Use this file with TablEdit or TEFview.)

Audio Backing Tracks (Streaming and Download)

80 BPM – 5:04
80 BPM with Metronome – 5:04
100 BPM – 5:03
100 BPM with Metronome – 5:03
110 BPM – 5:06
110 BPM with Metronome – 5:06