Fire on the Mountain Intermediate Tab - Acoustic Guitar Lesson
Four variation of the Part A part of this song. This will give you several breaks that you can derived from these variations.
Fire on the Mountain is a bit unique in that for the first half of the song, (the Part A portion), the break is repeated four times. This can be a bit boring for both the guitar player and listener alike if this portion of the song is simply repeated without variation.
Therefore what I have done for this acoustic guitar lesson is to give you a wide range of variations of each of these repeated portions of the break. Each of them has their own variations, which you can easily incorporate into your own arrangement or simply just play this one.
These variations could be considered an advanced beginner to intermediate in complexity, so you will have a good representation to pick from.
For this lesson, we will study 2 of the different variations for this song.
For this first variation I have included a bunch of hammer-ons and pull-offs. The break is played almost entirely on the 3 bass strings of the guitar. Usually playing of the bass strings is a bit more difficult for some reason, so have patience with yourself if things seam to go a bit slower paced.
The ornamentals will help you to play with greater speed and smoothness. Pay close attention to the down up strokes of the pick. The indications are located directly beneath the TAB staff.
If you like you can play this variation twice through. Once as the first variation and then as the third variation. That way you use up only 2 of the variations for the song break and can keep the other 2 for another time through.
This variation is really fun to play. It starts out on the bass notes, climbs to the treble strings and then goes back to the bass strings. It is a bit of a challenge, but it sounds nice. I have also included a small amount of chromatic effect in this one as well. You will find that in the 3rd measure, which give the breaks somewhat of a blues-sounding pattern.
There is also a slide in this variation. The slide immediately follows the chromatic run in the 3rd measure. To increase the effect of the slide and give the break a bit more variation, delay the first note of the slide just a little bit.
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: Fire on the Mountain Tab Intermediate, 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. Fire on the Mountain Tab Intermediate PDF.