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Salt Creek Advanced Tab

Salt Creek Advanced Tab, by The Norman Blake at Ultimate-Guitar-Online.Com, arrangement by Ultimate Guitar Online

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Salt Creek Advanced Tab:

Salt Creek Advanced Tab: This song gained most of it's popularity when Bill Keith rolled out his Melodic Style of Banjo playing with Bill Monroe. A really great version of this song is played by Norman Blake, with Tony Rice and the CD Blake and Rice. Note that the tune Salt Creek is on the 2nd version of this album Blake and Rice 2 at the bottom of this page.

If you anything like me you will get several versions of this song and try to 'borrow' some of the best breaks from each one!

True Bluegrass InstrumentalsPut these 2 great flatpicking guitar artists together and you get an unforgettable CD that you will treasure every time you play it. Be sure to add Blake and Rice to your bluegrass collection

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This lesson is available in the following formats:

Salt Creek Advanced Tab Guitar Pro File - Note: This is a free download for you!

Salt Creek Advanced Tab PDF File - Note: This is a free download for you !

Just click on the link to download this free Guitar Pro file. This will give you access to the Guitar Pro file that I used to render this TAB and includes the fingerings, rhythm chords and a lot more. Turn on RSE and you can enjoy listening to the song as if it was really being played! This will give you an outstanding sound. Plus you can rework the song to suit your tastes and playing level.

Click on this link to right away savor to download the free of charge PDF file. This free PDF includes not only the professionally transcribed TAB and notation, but the left hand fingering, ornamentals, chords and if this is a fingerstyle guitar composition, it will included the right hand fingering as well.

Guitar Pro: a tablature editor, a score player, and a backing band all in one

Transcription of this song was completed in eMedia's Guitar-Pro. We love this program here at UGOL and use it for all of our documenting and transcriptions. It has a lot of features which we appreciate and can document music amazingly promptly. It can be employed on either the PC or an a Mac. Want to see a compete review? Click HERE. 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 will have four versions of Salt Creek Guitar TAB available.

Salt Creek Beginner Guitar Tab - The First Break Again this is a very simplified arrangement of the very popular fiddle tune Salt Creek. Played up to speed, this break sound very nice and impressive. Use this beginning break as a foundation of what is to come. That is lots of syncopation and melodic chording.

Notice that the first 2 measures are a kick-of to set up the rhythm of the song and the rhythm guitar does not play during the kick-off.

The link to the beginner version is: Salt Creek Beginner Tab.

Salt Creek Intermediate Guitar Tab - The Second Break: Hold on for this one. There is a lot of great stuff in this break. I have thrown in melodic picking, lots of crosspicking and lots of slide, pull-offs, hammer-ons and who knows what. Have some fun with this one and be sure to play it extremely slow to nail the rhythm as there are a lot of notes 'off-beat' on this break and they can really get you messed up in a hurry. Play the Guitar Pro file in speed trainer mode for sure on this one to gain speed gradually.

The link to the Intermediate version is: Salt Creek Intermediate Tab.

Salt Creek Advanced Guitar Tab - The Third Break: This break is not quite up to the Advanced Version category. It is based a bit on Norman Blake's break with a few of his more complicated frills left out. If you are not used to playing a como chord-lead then this may definitely be an Advanced Break for you though.

The link to the advanced version is: Salt Creek Advanced Tab.

Salt Creek Advanced Licks - Tony Rice: With these few choice licks by Tony Rice we will exam Tony's very blusey style of playing in great detail. You won't want to miss this TAB!

How do I do it? How do I transcribe these incredibly fast guitar breaks? It is simplier than you think. I have been using Capo Slowdown Software for the Mac. It let's be slow down these lightening fast guitar breaks to a crawl and yet preserves the key and the tone. If you have a Mac or a new iPhone, I highly recommend it. It's only $49.00 on the Mac and $19.00 on the iPhone and I don't know about you, but my time is certainly worth that. It saves an amazing amount of time!

The link to the advanced version is: Salt Creek Advanced Licks.

True Bluegrass InstrumentalsThis and the Second Blake and Rice are two of the all time best flatpicking' albums ever recorded. Tony's sense of improvisation is the perfect foil to Norman's intricate and classic playing. The addition of Doc Watson on several cuts ices the cake. The production sets the standard for recordings of acoustic instruments. If you like flatpicked acoustic guitars, this cd is a must!

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Salt Creek Advanced Tab
Guitar Tab Notes on the lesson:

Transcription of this song was completed in eMedia's Guitar-Pro. We love this program here at UGOL and use it for all of our documenting and transcriptions. It has a lot of features which we appreciate and can document music amazingly promptly. It can be employed on either the PC or an a Mac. Want to see a compete review? Click HERE. Otherwise if you would like to try a free copy of it, you can download the demo HERE and use it for 15 days.

Does the Flat Pick give you trouble? Need to brush-up a bit on your Right Hand Strategies? Take this tutorial and acquire the material you need.

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

Salt Creek Advanced Tab
Ultimate Guitar Tab Tips on This Selection:

Watch your up and down strokes carefully. It is critical that you keep them consistent. Down strokes are almost always on the downbeat and upstrokes are often on the upbeat, but not always. We have clearly shown the down and up strokes below each note in the tab. The down-up strokes are shown on the tab below the Guitar Tab staff.

This song is usually played in the key of G Major with a capo on the second fret so it is really played in the key of A Major.

Salt Creek Advanced Tab
Memorize Your Ultimate Guitar Tab:

Make sure to memorize your songs. What is the easiest way to do this? Unless you are blessed with something like perfect pitch, you will have to learn one small piece or a measure at a time. Master each small section prior you move on to the next measure. Each time you add a new measure, go back to the beginning of the piece and play the entire piece, included the newly memorized measure.

It is very important that once you have the entire piece memorized, you play it through several more times.


Salt Creek Advanced Tab 1 - (Click on Tab to Get Guitar Pro File)
Salt Creek Advanced Tab
Salt Creek Advanced Tab 2 - (Click on Tab to Get Guitar Pro File)
Salt Creek Advanced Tab