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Jerusalem Ridge Intermediate PartA Tab - Flatpick Guitar Tab

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Jerusalem Ridge Intermediate PartA Tab:

Jerusalem Ridge. This great bluegrass song was first debuted by Kenny Baker with Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys. This is one of Kenny's grand pieces and there are a lot of twists in turns in the song. It is certainly a lot more than just a simple A/B or two part fiddle tune. There is a lot of depth to this song and it is really fun to play and to experiment with.

True Bluegrass InstrumentalsUnit of Measure by Tony Rice is a fabulous CD to have in your collection you will find some of the best of Tony in this CD, including the cut Jerusalem Ridge, which I am featuring here. Not only is this CD a pleasure to listen to, you will find that you are constantly asking yourself -'how does he do that'. The other musicians are equally incredible on these cuts.

Manzanita (1st Variation), House of the Rising Sun, Shenandoah, Gold Rush, Beaumont Rag, Swing 42, An Olde Irish Aire (Danny Boy), Jerusalem Ridge, Sally Goodin

Jerusalem Ridge Intermediate PartA Tab
This lesson is available in the following formats:

Jerusalem Ridge Intermediate PartA Tab - Guitar Pro File - Note: This is a free download for you!

Jerusalem Ridge Intermediate PartA Tab - PDF File - Note: This is a free download for you !

To download this free Guitar Pro file, please click on the link. You will receive the original Guitar Pro file that I used to produce this song including the rhythm chords, fingerings etc.. The RSE Module is the Realistic Sound Module of Guitar Pro. Turn this on and play the song to hear it played through an real acoustic or classical guitar. With this file, you will be able to rework this file to suit your own playing style, and most of the work has already be accomplished for you.

Note: This is a free of charge download for you ! Enclosed as part of this Complimentary PDF file is professionally transcribed TAB and notation, fingering for the left hand, as well as the right hand if this is a fingerstyle guitar song, ornamentals, chords and a lot more.

The rhythm for this song is located on the second track of the Guitar Pro file above. It lists all of the chords, chord diagrams and timing for the song. You can use that file to practice your lead for this song.

Each file you will encounter here has been transcribed in eMedia's Guitar-Pro. Ultimate Guitar OnLine uses this software for all of it's TAB, Notation, Rhythm Chords and it is our personal favorite. It is feature laden with a lot of guitar effects, realistic guitar sounds, and features you will prize. It is Mac and PC compatible. We use it on the Mac here and it is a pleasure to use. We have issued a compete critique of Guitar Pro 6. Just click this link to read it. Otherwise if you would like to try a free copy of it, you can download the demo HERE and use it for 15 days.


I have three versions of Jerusalem Ridge TAB available.

Jerusalem Ridge Intermediate PartA Tab
Beginner Tab:

Jerusalem Ridge Beginner Tab - The First Break, Beginners - This one will be a real challenge for you! While this is termed a beginner break, with the number of eighth notes strung together it certainly does fall into the quasi-intermediate area. If you are just beginning Flatpick Guitar, you can try this one, but it will most likely be too difficult for you to play. Also considering the length of the the tune, it is more difficult to memorize.

About the hardest part of this break is the INTRO. This is a hammer-on chord. Just strum the 4-note open strings and immediately hammer-on an A minor chord with your 1st, 2nd and 3rd LF fingers. Try to make the Am sound almost as loud as the open strings - it will be a good learning exercise for you.

Because of the number of parts (5 in all), I have broken the TAB into two separate parts for each break - The part A and the part B. This is a long song and it will take you at least twice as long to memorize as typical fiddle tunes.

The link to the beginner version is: Jerusalem Ridge Beginner Part A Tab.
The link to the beginner version is: Jerusalem Ridge Beginner PartB Tab.

Jerusalem Ridge Intermediate PartA Tab
Intermediate Tab:

Jerusalem Ridge Intermediate Tab - The Second Break: The intermediate version of this song is really fun to play. In involves what I call the machine gun approach to flatpicking guitar, which is a steady array of eighth notes strung together. If your right arm doesn't ache after a practice session on this break, then my hats off to you!

Also we will play around with octaves and transitioning to the higher positions, or playing 'up-the-neck' with some of the parts of this song.

The link to the intermediate version is: Jerusalem Ridge Intermediate PartA Tab.
The link to the intermediate version is: Jerusalem Ridge Intermediate PartB Tab.

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Jerusalem Ridge Intermediate PartA Tab
Advanced Tab:

Jerusalem Ridge Advanced Tab - The Third Break: This one will bring us into variations with lots of ornamentals of lots of pull-offs, hammer-ons, slides and triplet hammer-ons. So come to the party prepared for you RH to about drop off with this break.

If you learn to play this break up to proper speed you will be the star of the parking lot pickin' group. Other picker's will ask how you do that. Use this break to build up your own breaks. Feel free to use the Free Guitar Pro file to augment and make it truly your own style.

The link to the Advanced version is: Jerusalem Ridge Advanced Tab.

Jerusalem Ridge Intermediate PartA Tab
Guitar Tab Notes on the lesson:

Click HERE if you are not familiar with reading TAB. We will give you an overview so you can become familiar with it. Also, click HERE if you need a few help interpretation Notation. Also, you may need to access a few more articles to help you through this song. I have summarized them herewith. If you are interested to discover more about each discipline, just click the links.

Or - Are you having difficulty with the fingering of your Left Hand? The article, Left Hand Strategies will give you the needed material.

If you are struggling a bit with the Fingerstyle Guitar, take a look at the section, Fingerstyle Guitar Lessons for lots of tutorials.

Having trouble with Crosspicking technique? We have a great article on Learning How to Crosspick.

Jerusalem Ridge Intermediate PartA Tab
Ultimate Guitar Tab Tips on This Selection:

Watch your left hand fingering very closely. All the fingering numbers are shown adjacent to the note head in the notation staff.

Guitar Pro has a really cool feature called speed trainer. you can set a loop of accompaniment chords to be played and after each loop the speed increased by a percent that you specify. I love this feature and it gives you milestone very clearly as to you speed conditioning.

Each quarter note = one beat in the measure so there are 4 quarter notes in just about every measure.

Jerusalem Ridge Intermediate PartA Tab
Memorize Your Ultimate Guitar Tab:

It is recommended that you commit your songs to memory. Want to get additional information as to how to do this effortlessly? Unless you are blessed with something like perfect pitch, you will have to memorize one little piece or a measure at a time. After you dominate each measure and are sure you won't forget it, at least for a short time, you can move to the next section. When a new section or measure is committed to memory and mastered, return to the novice and play the entire piece, including the new section. Don't continue until it is mastered.

Upon have the piece mastered, play it several more times, completely through without any mistakes.

Jerusalem Ridge Intermediate PartA Tab 1 - (Click on Tab to Get Guitar Pro File)
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Jerusalem Ridge Intermediate PartA Tab 2 - (Click on Tab to Get Guitar Pro File)
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