Greenleaf Breakdown

As played by Gene Goforth from the Missouri region

Reel or Breakdown in G

From the Gene Goforth Collection

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Recording of Gene Goforth released on the album Strike Up the Bow


This challenging breakdown comes to us from Goforth’s bluegrass period. When learning the tune, I would advise you to avoid the A part the first time through, as it is inconsistent with the other repetitions. Other than that, there isn’t an awful lot of variation.

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