Fire on the Mountain Beginner Tab - Acoustic Guitar Lesson
Fire On The Mountain Beginner Tab - Straight-forward flatpicking guitar lessen and great for the beginner guitarist to add to their repretoir.
Fire on the Mountain is one of the basic Fiddle tunes that you should memorize and have in your repretoir of tunes.
Most any parking lot picking group will play this song, so be sure to commit it to memory and work on some variations.
The arrangement of this beginner version is a bit advanced for the flatpick guitarist that is just starting out, as you will see. There is some cross-picking techniques that will challenge you, as well as long strings of eighth notes to test your picking technique.
The redeeming factor of the song is that it is a rather simple tune and easy to memorize, so let's have at it!
The first measure starts with a string of (8) eighth notes, with which you have a moderate amount of cross-picking to deal with. Pay close attention to the down-up strokes of the pick that are located beneath the TAB staff. Follow these exactly as shown, without exception.
In the second measure, I have given your right hand a bit of a break by throwing in a quarter note before the long machine-gun string of eighth notes that are to follow in the rest of the 2nd measure, the third measure and the first half of the 4th measure.
Next we will start with the first of 4 different alternate endings - 3 of which are exactly the same - the first three that is. The 4th alternate ending takes you into the part "B" or second half of the song.
In the 8th measure we start the second half or the Part B of the song. You will find that this part of the song is almost the same as the Part A portion with the exception of the key change from the key of G Major to the key of C Major.
The very last 2 measure of this break set you up for a transition from the Key of C Major, back to the key of G Major and back to the beginning of the song, if you wish to play it through once more, or have another variation you would like to play.
This is a great song to know and even this beginner level version sounds great played up-to-speed and you can impress a lot of people playing it just as transcribed.
The next flatpicking acoustic guitar lesson will address an intermediate version of this song. If time permits, I will also give you some variation so you have an idea how you can re-arrange things a bit to suit your own playing style and taste. Have a good time with the Fire on the Mountain Tab!
If you would like the Guitar Pro File for this break, which is very faithful to the song and will allow you to make your own unique break, play along with this break, and give you the speed training option, you can load it here: Fire on the Mountain Tab Beginner, Guitar Pro File.
If you would like to download the full PDF document for, click on this link to download it right to your computer. Fire on the Mountain Tab Beginner PDF.