Bruce Bernhart Mandolin Webpages


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Bruce Bernhart Mandolin Websites

In Minnesota, Bruce Bernhart has been a mandolin player/enthusiast since the 1980's

New! Tabs for Popular Fiddle Tunes:

"Blackberry Bossom"
"Living the Good Life"
"Brown County Breakdown"
"Whayasay"

Updated October 24, 2012

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In Minnesota, Bruce Bernhart has been a mandolin player/enthusiast since the 1980's

Bruce Bernhart Mandolin Webpages

Bruce Bernhart Mandolin Websites

Brown County Breakdown

Bill Monroe (arr. by Scott Tichenor)
On measures 1-6 and 9-14 of this song, the rhythm section typically plays only the E chord on the first beat of
each measure. This repeats for every new soloist.

-----------------|
-----------------|
-----------------|
-------------4-6-|
             |_|

 A part
 E                 E                 E                 E
-----------------|-----------------|-0-0-0-0-0-3-4-7-|-4-4-4-4-4-------|
-----------------|-------------2-4-|-----------------|-----------------|
-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-2-|-5-6-6-6-6-6-----|-----------------|-----------------|
-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------4-6-|
 |_|_|_| |_|_|_|   |_|_|_| |_|_|_|   |_|_|_| |_|_|_|   |_|_|_| |   |_|


 E                 E                 E                 B        E
-----------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-----------------|
-----------------|-----------0-2-4-|---2-5-4-2-0-----|-2-0-------------|
-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-2-|-5-6-6-6-6-------|-------------5-6-|-----5-6-2-------|
-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------6-4-6-|
 |_|_|_| |_|_|_|   |_|_|_| |_|_|_|   |_|_|_| |_|_|_|   |_|_|_| |_|_|_|


 E                 E                 E                 E
-----------------|-----------------|-0-0-0-0-0-3-4-7-|-4-4-4-4-4-------|
-----------------|-------------2-4-|-----------------|-----------------|
-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-2-|-5-6-6-6-6-6-----|-----------------|-----------------|
-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------4-6-|
 |_|_|_| |_|_|_|   |_|_|_| |_|_|_|   |_|_|_| |_|_|_|   |_|_|_| |   |_|


 E                 E                 E                 B        E
-----------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-----------------|
-----------------|-----------0-2-4-|---2-5-4-2-0-----|-2-0-------------|
-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-2-|-5-6-6-6-6-------|-------------5-6-|-----5-6-2-------|
-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 |_|_|_| |_|_|_|   |_|_|_| |_|_|_|   |_|_|_| |_|_|_|   |_|_|_| |   |

 B part
 E                                                             B
-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-----------------|-----2-4-2-------|-----------------|-2---2---2-------|
-----2-4-2---2-4-|-4-6-------6-4-2-|-----2-4-2---2-4-|-6---4---4-------|
-4-6-------------|-----------------|-4-6-------------|-----------------|
 |_|_|_| |   |_|   |_|_|_| |_|_|_|   |_|_|_| |   |_|   |   |   |   |

                                                           repeat B part
 E                                                     B       E
-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
-----------------|-----2-4-2-------|-----------------|-----------------o|
-----2-4-2---2-4-|-4-6-------6-4-2-|-----2-4-2---2-4-|-6-2-4---2-------o|
-4-6-------------|-----------------|-4-6-------6-----|-------6---------||
 |_|_|_| |   |_|   |_|_|_| |_|_|_|   |_|_|_| |_|_|_|   |_|_|_| |   |


 C part
 E                                   D                         B
---0-0-0-0-0-0-2-|-4-2-4-7-4-2-0---|-----------------|---0-------------|
-4---------------|-----------------|-4-5-5-5-5-4-2-4-|-5---5-4-2-------|
-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 |_|_|_| |_|_|_|   |_|_|_| |_| |     |_|_|_| |_|_|_|   |_|_|_| |   |


                                                           repeat C part
 E                                                     B       E
---0-0-0-0-0-0-2-|-4-2-4-7-4-2-0---|---0-------------|-----------------||
-4---------------|---------------4-|-5---5-4-2---0-1-|-2-0-------------o|
-----------------|-----------------|-----------6-----|-----5-6-2-------o|
-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
 |_|_|_| |_|_|_|   |_|_|_| |_|_|_|   |_|_|_| |_|_|_|   |_|_|_|

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