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Discuss the Guitar lesson: Black Mountain Rag in C

This is one of my favorite pickin’ tunes of all time! It’s actually the first flatpicking song I ever learned on guitar, but I’d be embarrassed to put that version on the site. Ha! This one is more in the style of the late, great “Doc” Watson, and includes the extra part he would often play, though most versions I hear omit it. This version is written in the key of C and played with no capo, however it’s often played in D. No problem there…just slap a capo on the 2nd fret and you’re good to go!