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Clinch Mountain Backstep Beginner Tab - Flatpick Guitar Tab

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Clinch Mountain Backstep Beginner Tab

Guitar Tab - Clinch Mountain Backstep- Beginner: This is a fabulous banjo song that can be nicely adapted to the guitar. It has only 2 chords - Am and E7, but there are a lot of turns and some great blues sounds you get from this song, being in the minor key.

True Bluegrass InstrumentalsOne of the best arrangements I have herd of this song is from the CD Bluegrass '96. This was a series that was put out each year by an assortment of musicians. This arrangement of Clinch Mountain Backstep is played by Jeff Autry, who is a master Flatpick guitarist. Enjoy all of the cuts on this CD as they are all well done.

Red Apple Rag; Clinch Mountain Backstep; Roanoke; Steel Guitar Rag; Blackjack; Done Gone; I'll Fly Away; Tucker; Foggy Mountain Special; St. Anne's Ree; Louisville Breakdown ; Up On The Blue Ridge

Clinch Mountain Backstep Beginner Tab
This lesson is available in the following formats:

Clinch Mountain Backstep Beginner Tab - Guitar Pro File - Note: This is a free download for you!

Clinch Mountain Backstep Beginner Tab - PDF File - Note: This is a free download for you !

The rhythm for this song is located on the second track of the Guitar Pro file above. It lists all of the chords, chord diagrams and timing for the song. You can use that file to practice your lead for this song.

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I will have three versions of Clinch Mountain Backstep Guitar TAB available.

Clinch Mountain Backstep Beginner Tab
Beginner Tab:

Clinch Mountain Backstep Beginner Guitar Tab - The First Break This break is not really all that simple - at least if you compare it to the remaining breaks that I will provide. If you play this one up to speed, it will sound very full and professional. This song is unique in that the 'catch' of the song is the breaks in the timing, which are unexpected and give the unusually sound. That along with the lonesome minor key, make this a fun break to play and to listen to.

Play this break without a capo. It is usually played in the open first position and in the key of Am.

The link to the Beginner version is: Clinch Mountain Backstep Beginner Tab.

Clinch Mountain Backstep Beginner Tab
Intermediate Tab:

Clinch Mountain Backstep Intermediate Guitar Tab - The Second Break: You will have a lot of fun playing this break. It is played mostly in the 3rd position, or what I prefer to call the 'open third position', because you depend on the open E and B strings to get around more easily and reduce your workload on the left hand. Work on keeping your pick with minimum movement to achieve the greatest amount of speed.

The link to the Intermediate version is: Clinch Mountain Backstep Intermediate Tab.

Clinch Mountain Backstep Beginner Tab
Advanced Tab:

Clinch Mountain Backstep Advanced Guitar Tab - The Third Break: What can I say? Triplet hammer-ons, double stop hammer-ons, slides and syncopated notes all make for a difficult break if you are having difficulties with some of these ornamentals. If you don't, then this break will be just a dressed-up version of the first or beginner break.

The link to the Advanced version is: Clinch Mountain Backstep Advanced Tab.

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Clinch Mountain Backstep Beginner Tab
Guitar Tab Notes on the lesson:

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Clinch Mountain Backstep Beginner 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.

Start slowly and gradually work up to speed. Know the song by heart and be able to play it nearly flawlessly before you attempt to play it up-to-speed. This piece is usually played at about 220 bpm.

Beginners should start this song at about 100 to 120 bpm until fully memorized and mastered. Then gradually work up to about 160 to 180.

Guitar Pro has a really cool feature called speed trainer. you can set a loop of accompaniment chords to be played and after each loop the speed increased by a percent that you specify. I love this feature and it gives you milestone very clearly as to you speed conditioning.

Each quarter note = one beat in the measure so there are 4 quarter notes in just about every measure.

Clinch Mountain Backstep Beginner Tab
Memorize Your Ultimate Guitar Tab:

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.


Clinch Mountain Backstep Beginner Tab 1 - (Click on Tab to Get Guitar Pro File)
Clinch Mountain Backstep Beginner
Clinch Mountain Backstep Beginner Tab 2 - (Click on Tab to Get Guitar Pro File)
Clinch Mountain Backstep Beginner