Earl Scruggs was 32 years old when he released his iconic song “Flint Hill Special.” Equal parts iconic and challenging, the piece is highly regarded by musicians and listeners alike. What makes the song so difficult is something called “detuning,” a process that involves the player changing the tuning of the strings mid-song to produce a truly unique sound.
Needless to say, any banjo player would be proud to know how to play this song after years of practice. When it comes to 11-year-old Willow from Tennessee, she decided not to waste any time learning this impressive tune. She navigates the strings with an ease that would make Scruggs himself proud. We can’t wait to see what song she learns next!