“Mountain Dew” | Stanley Brothers – Intermediate Guitar Lesson with TAB


This tune harkens back to the Appalachian Mountains – where there’s smoke, there’s hillbilly moonshine! Build your picking vocabulary with some Carter Stanley style flatpicking. This classic depression era tune is a great example of early flatpicking from one of the true innovators of the style. Played with a capo on the 3rd fret out of the G position. This song is in the key of Bb.

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You get three MP4 video files, 6 MP3 audio practice tracks, PDF tab sheet, and a TEF tab file.

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Part 1 – 13:50
Part 2 – 12:05
Rhythm – 3:50

PDF Tab Sheet

Mountain Dew.pdf

TEF Tab File (New!)

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Mountain Dew.tef

Audio Backing Tracks

80 BPM – 1:54
80 BPM with Metronome – 1:54
100 BPM – 1:51
100 BPM with Metronome – 1:51
120 BPM – 1:17
120 BPM with Metronome – 1:17