“New Camptown Races” | Frank Wakefield – Intermediate/Advanced Bluegrass Guitar Lesson with TAB


Try building up your speed on this one, this tune is very accessible and lends itself well to fast picking. In the rhythm section of this lesson, we explore several cool runs you can play over chord transitions. I also threw a cool Tony lick in at the end!

This tune is played with a capo on the 3rd fret making it in the key of Bb. The song is played out of the G position giving you the freedom of playing all those cool G licks!

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

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Part A – 11:35
Part A-2 – 9:01
Part B – 20:23
Rhythm – 8:53

PDF Tab Sheet

New Camptown Races.pdf

TEF Tab File (New!)

Use with TablEdit or TEFview.
New Camptown Races.tef

Audio Backing Tracks

80 BPM – 2:39
80 BPM with Metronome – 2:39
100 BPM – 2:10
100 BPM with Metronome – 2:10
120 BPM – 1:48
120 BPM with Metronome – 1:48