Angeline The Baker - Beginner Flatpick Guitar Tab PartB
Angeline the Baker- Beginner Tab - First Lesson for this song which will give you an beginner level flatpicking break.
In this lesson on Flatpicking Guitar you will learn to play the Part B portion of the guitar break for Angeline the Baker, which is the second in this lesson series on this tune.
As with most fiddle tunes, there is a part A and a part B, or the first and second half of the song. You will also note that most of these tunes are almost the same length of 16 measures total (without considering the alternate endings), or 8 measure for Part A and 8 measures for Part B.
Also, most fiddle tunes are played along at a rather lively pace of 220 to 230 bbm (with a quarter note receiving that beat). More commonly, guitar players play these songs just a bit slower at around 200 to 210 bbm.
By this time you should have learned the Part A portion of Angeline the Baker. If not you can take that lesson right now by clicking on this link: Angeline the Baker Bebinner Tab PartA..
Make sure you have memorized Part A and are willing and able to go on to this part or the second half of the song.
The first difficulty will be in the 3rd measure. If you have mastered the Part A portion of this song, this should not be difficult for you as it is just a repeat of the grace note hammer-ons we studied there. But just to review....
Start these out by playing the double stop of the C note on the second string, played with the LH first finger, combined with the open 3rd string or G.
After you play this double stop, immediately hammer-on the A note with the LH 2nd finger. Repeat and keep the timing correct. The first hammer-on is one beat in length, but the second one is 3 beats. Be sure to keep the notes ringing for the total of 3 beats.
Again, we have a string of eighth notes starting out in the 5th measure of this break. More than anything else, watch your down and up strokes of the RH pick. I cannot stress this enough to play it exactly as you see it here.
You will note that all down-strokes of the pick are played on the downbeat of the song - in other words, on th beat. All up-strokes are played on the up beat. That is a rule we will not break..
Now all that is required is to put together the two parts, memorize and slowly work on your speed. I have included the rhythm chords in the GuitarPro File that is listed in the link below, so you can work on your speed and accuracy.
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: Angeline the Baker Beginner Tab PartB 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. Angeline the Baker Beginner Tab PartB PDF.