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Salt Creek Beginner Tab

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Salt Creek Beginner Tab:

Salt Creek Beginner Tab: I remember the day that I first herd this song played by Bill Kieth on the banjo. It was Kieth who developed the very unusual melodic style on the banjo and revolutionize the way banjo players looked at their instrument. The fallout from this banjo style translated to the flatpick guitar and you will hear many guitar players utilizing a melodic style in their guitar style - if you listen closely.

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! Advanced players - don't miss the great Advanced Licks TAB at the bottom!

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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Salt Creek Beginner Tab
This lesson is available in the following formats:

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

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

Just click on the link to download this complimentary Guitar Pro file. The file has all of the notation, TAB, correct fingering, rhythm chords and more. RSE is the Realistic Sound Module of Guitar Pro. Turn this on and when you play the song you will hear the song in a very naturalistic setting. The sound of the RSE is amazing and you will be able to get realistic sounding rhythm guitar with which you can rehearse. With this file, you will be able to rearrange this file to accommodate your own playing style, and most of the work has already be accomplished for you.

This PDF file is completely complimentary for you to savor. Just click on the link to enjoy downloading it right away. This will enclose the full tablature of the song, notation, left hand fingering and if this is a fingerstyle song, the right hand fingering will be included as well, and lots more.

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. This is the favorite tab and notation authoring software for us here at Ultimate Guitar OnLine. It is amazing how promptly you can transcribe a song using this software. It can be utilized on either the PC or an a Mac. Here is a complete reviewfor you to view: Guitar Pro 6. There is a 15 day, full-featured demo available. Just click HERE for the download area.

I will have four versions of Salt Creek TAB available.

Salt Creek Beginner 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 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 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.

If you can play this break 'up-to-speed' you can consider yourself well on your way to becoming an advanced flatpick guitarist. The nice thing about it is that this song is played at a more leisurely speed of between 160 and 180bpm, which will give you a chance to really nail this break. Good Luck!

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

Salt Creek Advanced Licks - Tony Rice: We are going deep into Tony Rice territory with a couple of his licks. Master these any will impress your guitar buddies.

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. You will be amazed at the fluid style of Tony Rice and the classic flatpicking style of Norman Blake on this CD. I have both of these CD's and must say they are 2 of my all-time favorites.

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Salt Creek Beginner Tab
Guitar Tab Notes on the lesson:

If you would like a quick tutorial on reading and understanding Tablature or TAB, click HERE. If you are not familiar with comprehending notation click HERE for a number of online lesson materials we have put together. We have put together a few more interesting and enlightening articles that will help you play this piece. I have summarized them herewith. Just click the links and you can proceed to that particular article.

Do you want to discover the proper right hand techniques with a Flat Pick? You will get great guidance with your - Right Hand Techniques. by means of going to this article.

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

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

This song is really important in keeping your up and down strokes perfect. 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. The ups and downs are shown clearly below the tab staff for your convenience.

Guitar Pro has one feature you will really want to take advantage of that will help you gain speed more than any other aspect presented here. This is called the speed trainer. To use it you can load the Guitar Pro file from this site, sent the song to play in a loop and then set the low limit and high limit of the speed you wish to play. Then you can set the percentage increase in speed each time the song loops. You will amaze yourself how effortlessly this method works for you.

As with almost every Flatpicking tune, each quarter note = one beat in the measure so there are 4 quarter notes in just about every measure.

To play this song properly along with Norman you will need to place a capo on the second fret, which in effect playing in the key of G Major you are actually playing in the key of A Major.

Salt Creek Beginner Tab
Memorize Your Ultimate Guitar Tab:

I would recommend that you memorize each song here. What are the methods to best do this? You will have to learn one short snippet at a time. Master each small segment before you move on to the next measure. When a new section or measure is committed to memory and mastered, return to the beginning and play the entire piece, including the new section. Don't continue until it is mastered.

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


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Salt Creek Beginner Tab