A 6-part lesson on the traditional country fiddle tune “Down Yonder” in the style of Doc Watson! Known as a popular example of a “Hill Country Tune”, “Down Yonder” has been recorded many times over the years by the likes of Gid Tanner and His Skillet Lickers, McMichen’s Melody Men, Reno & Smiley, The Scottdale String Band, The Tweedy Brothers, The Stripling Brothers, and my favorite version by Doc and Merle Watson. In this lesson, we’ll look at the complete Doc Watson style melody for this classic tune as well as the chords and general bluegrass rhythm and strumming concepts that you can use over any tune.

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You’ll get streaming access to 6 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 – 11:01
Part 2 – 8:23
Part 3 – 6:56
Part 4 – 8:33
Part 5 – 7:52
Rhythm – 5:27

PDF Tab Sheets (Streaming and Download)

– “Down Yonder”.PDF

TEF Tab Files (Download)

– “Down Yonder”.TEF
(Use this file with TablEdit or TEFview.)

Audio Backing Tracks (Streaming and Download)

100 BPM – 5:46
100 BPM with Metronome – 5:46
120 BPM – 5:32
120 BPM with Metronome – 5:32
140 BPM – 5:19
140 BPM with Metronome – 5:19