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Bluer Shade of Green Arpeggio & Solo

Now available, it's my brand new guitar course, Bluegrass Guitarpeggios! Here's a tab pack from one of the sections of the course. You can watch the corresponding video here.

About the song

I wrote the song as a classic Bluegrass tune about a breakup—but with a twist. The twist is that the person who's getting dumped is happy to help the person doing the dumping pack their bags and leave. The term "bluer shade of green" came from the idea of the word Bluegrass—or Blue grass as opposed to Green grass.

Also, the term "blue" usually denotes sadness, so instead of being sad, the person being dumped is choosing to change the green grass into blue grass, thus Bluegrass, which will help him/her cope with the loss. (Hopefully, all this isn't too confusing!)

What's Included

This tab pack includes a bonus track from the original Bluer Shade of Green album by Wilder Mountain, a Bluegrass band I used to play with years ago. We recorded two albums, Bluer Shade of Green and Wilder Mountain Coal before going our separate ways.

Also included is the arpeggio I discuss in the video, which is inspired by Bryan Sutton's performance of his song "Decision at Glady Fork, as well as a bonus transcription of the full solo I performed on the track.

For those of you who are super geeky about learning, you'll also be getting the Guitar Pro (.gp) files, which work with Guitar Pro 7.5.

Lastly, I've included the audio for the tab files. I've exported the full solo audio with and without a metronome so you'll be able to get a better idea of the timing of the solo. 

*The song Bluer Shade of Green and all materials here Copyright © 2018 by Eric Beaty

If you're interested in purchasing the full course, which includes this tune as well as many other tab transcriptions, fretboard diagrams, and explanatory videos, visit

You will get the following files:

  • MP3 (4MB)
  • PDF (374KB)
  • GP (13KB)
  • MP3 (327KB)
  • MP3 (888KB)
  • MP3 (920KB)

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