Angeline The Baker - Intermediate Flatpick Guitar Tab PartA
Angeline the Baker- Intermediate Tab - Third 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 A portion of the guitar break for Angeline the Baker, which is the third 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 Beginner Flatpicking bread of Angeline the Baker. If not you can take those lessons right now by clicking on this link: Angeline the Baker Beginner Tab PartA.. and Angeline the Baker Beginner Tab PartB.
When you play through this break, you will find that it is basically an exercise in hammer-ons and pull-offs as the break is filled with them. That is what makes this break so unique to play.
Since there are so many ornamentals in this break, we should briefly review how to best play them.
For a hammer-on, always anchor your LH finger solidly directly behind the fret above the finger. When you hammer the next note, that finger should also be placed as close to the fret above as possible. It is at this location that you will have the best tone and volume for the hammer-ons.
A few things are accomplished by filling a break with these ornamentals. First, the break sounds much more fluid and very smooth - that is if you play the ornamentals correctly. Secondly, it gives your RH picking hand a break, especially on a fast tune and you can more easily glide your flatpick over the strings.
Keep a close eye on the up and down strokes of the RH picking hand. This is especially true when playing all of these ornamentals. You will find that it seems to be an unorthodox up and down method, but when analyzed, you can see that the down picks are on the down beat and the up picks are on the up beat.
As always, start out very slowly and play smoothly and consistently. Once you have memorized this break, only then should you start to work on your speed.
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 Intermediate Tab PartA 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 Intermediate Tab PartA PDF.