Layne Publications Announces New Bluegrass Gospel Songs Available for Learning on the Guitar Including “The Great Speckled Bird”

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Layne Publications now has multiple new selections for Bluegrass Guitarists to choose from to learn new songs. “The Great Speckled Bird” is one of the recent new additions for the guitar and is also available for the banjo or mandolin.

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Layne Publications has a great selection of Bluegrass Gospel songs with deep meaning and many that are also toe-tapping fun.

The Great Speckled Bird” was originally written by Reverend Guy Smith as a Southern hymn during the Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy of the 1920’s and 1930’s. Smith wrote the lyrics based on Jeremiah 12:9 as a reminder to people that there are false churches that will attack the church from within. Even without intention, some will cause discord by attacking the church with unfounded knowledge. In other words, by trying to add doctrine that is not biblical. The song tells of the victorious result of Christ and the rapture that will bring the church (the body of Christ) to meet Him in the air in spite of the devil’s attempts to harm the church. The lyrics are powerful and bring people back to the foundation of the church. Listen today at

Layne Publications has a great selection of Bluegrass Gospel songs with deep meaning and many that are also toe-tapping fun. There are songs for different levels of playing ability and note for note recording of every song. Each song also comes with a chord chart and two professionally produced MP3’s. One is a jam track. A jam track includes all the instruments except the guitar for easy practice. For more information on this unique online music teaching site or to purchase a download, visit .

About Layne Publications

Since 2005 Layne Publications has been the premier source for Bluegrass Instruction and learning. We've sold thousands of tabs and help thousands of players improve their ability in the comfort of their own home. They can then take this new skill out to their local bluegrass jam session or to the next practice with their band and show off what they've learned. It gives them the chance to practice things at home without the pressure of getting it right the first time. They can take their time. Stop, rewind and continue going over that trouble spot without the bass player standing there giving them the evil eye because he wants to move on to the next song.

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Jordan Bourland
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