Bully of the Town Advanced Tab, by The Norman Blake at Ultimate-Guitar-Online.Com, arrangement by Ultimate Guitar Online


Bully of the Town Advanced PartA Tab

Bully of the Town Advanced Tab, by The Norman Blake at Ultimate-Guitar-Online.Com, arrangement by Ultimate Guitar Online

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Bully of the Town Advanced Tab PartA:

Up for a bit of a challenge? We will present one for you. If you have mastered Bully of the Town Intermediate, it's time to move on to a great sounding advanced break of this song popularized by the famed flatpick guitarist Norman Blake.

True Bluegrass InstrumentalsNorman Blake's CD At Home In Sulfur Springs: Norman is one of the most fascinating and talented guitar players out there. This CD is full of great songs for you to learn and master, be sure to pick one up.

Other songs include: . Little Joe 2: Richland Avenue Rag; When The Fields Are White With Daisies; Cattle In The Cane; Crossing No. 9; Weave And Way; Ginseng Sullivan; Bringing In The Georgia Mail; Bully Of The Town; Randall Collins; Done Gone; Down Home Summertime Blues; Warp Factor No. 9; Orphan Annie; Spanish Fandango.

 

Bully of the Town Advanced Tab PartA
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Bully of the Town Advanced Tab PartA
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Bully of the Town Advanced Tab PartA

Before we get into this version of the song, in order to make this song much easier to play, you could certainly place a guitar capo on the 2nd fret. You will find that with the frets being just a bit closer and the strings a bit lower, you can more easily rip this break off.

Kicking off this break, you will start with a double hammer-on and go right into a chromatic cross-picking passage. Plant your fingers firmly for this series of notes and try not to move them until the measure is completed. To prepare for this passage, finger the C chord - at least the first 4 strings of it. Next, after you complete the second hammer-on, hold your second finger on that E note on the fourth string and then play the chromatic passage.

Next you will form a F# Diminished chord. Brush that chord with your pick and catch the first note with an up-pick. Next we will want to slide up to an F# Diminished chord on the 4th fret (Diminished chords repeat every 3 frets, i.e. 1st, 4th, 7th etc.). When you slide up to this next diminished chord, be sure you maintain your finger pressure on the frets to sound the slide. To reinforce the next finished chord, be sure to brush the Diminished chord on the 4th fret

There are a lot of hammer-ons and chromatic crossing-picking passages sprinkled throughout this break, so keep on your toes, watch your down-up pick stroke directions, plant your fingers for the chords and don't raise them until absolutely necessary.

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Bully of the Town Advanced Tab PartA
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Make sure to memorize your songs. What is the easiest way to do this? Unless you have perfect pitch, you will have to learn one section or measure at a time. Once you can play flawlessly move on to the next measure and add it to what you have memorized. Continue this and make sure you can play the first half of the song, including the second ending.

Once you have the first half memorized, move on to the second half, doing the same thing with the second half of the song.


Bully of the Town Advanced Tab Part 1 - (Click on Tab to Get Guitar Pro File) Bully of the Town Intermediate Tab Part A
Bully of the Town Advanced Tab Part 2 - (Click on Tab to Get Guitar Pro File) Bully of the Town Intermediate Tab Part A