DAY 3 – Targhee Bluegrass Camp

BLUEGRASS FIDDLE

The first half of the morning was spent learning fills (instrumental lines between vocal phrases) on Blue Ridge Cabin Home. We learned them in triple fiddle harmony!

The last half of the morning was dedicated to learning the tune Roanoke (G).Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys - The Very Best of Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys - Roanoke

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MOUNTAIN TOP JAM

For the afternoon, campers and instructors took the Dream Catcher chairlift to the summit of the mountain — with instruments. We jammed on an observation platform overlooking the Grand Tetons. The only requirement was that the song had to reference mountains.

How Mountain Girls Can Love (G)Tony Rice - Plays and Sings Bluegrass - How Mountain Girls Can Love
She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain (D)Pete Seeger - Song and Play Time - She'll Be Comin' 'round the Mountain
Sitting on Top of the World (E)Doc Watson - Old Timey Concert - Sittin' On Top of the World
Down in the Valley (A) Ray Charles - Volcanic Action of My Soul - Down In the Valley
High on the Mountain Top (F) Marty Stuart - This One's Gonna Hurt You - High on a Mountain Top
Blue Ridge Mountain Blues (E) Doc & Merle Watson - Sittin' Here Pickin' the Blues - Blue Ridge Mountain Blues
Mountain Dew (B) Carter Stanley, Ralph Stanley & The Stanley Brothers - Everybody's Country Favorites - Mountain Dew
Foggy Mountain Top (F) Bill Monroe & Doc Watson - Live Recordings 1963-1980: Off the Record Vol. 2 - Foggy Mountain Top
Sow Them on the Mountain (Carter Family tune…couldn’t find a recording)
Fire on the Mountain (A)Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys - Bill Monroe: Anthology - Fire On the Mountain

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It was a great day in the mountains.

casey

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