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Crossing the Cumberlands

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: Gm  Tuning: Standard  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by ChickenMan, updated: 5/1/2014
Download: JPEG | MUSEDIT

Notes: I'm saying this is beginner because this song is played, for the most part, slow and creepy-like. It is in Gm which is relative to Bb. Put a little more "weight" in the 1st note of each set of four 8th notes - especially the first two measures of the phrasing. The grace notes can be made by stopping the C and G notes with one finger and slurring into the D. The tab doesn't indicate fingering, only "frets" or 1/2 tone intervals. I transcribed this from the opening banjo part of The Nashville Bluegrass Band's recording as this is a 'banjo tune' and the fiddle on this particular cut takes many liberties with the melody. Enjoy

3 comments

DCR59Ru Says:
Wednesday, April 7, 2010 @12:20:32 PM
Can you post on PDF file? I can't download MUSEDIT DRussell.

SLaureda Says:
Sunday, October 2, 2011 @7:46:25 PM
I downloaded the Musedit program but can't seem to access the tune. I guess I'm not the only one. SCoulter

sterling grass Says:
Friday, October 7, 2011 @7:35:40 PM
Ditto !!! This is favorite tune of mine and Musedit doesn't work for me either.

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