Fisher's Hornpipe Beginner Tab - Flatpick Guitar
Flatpick Guitar Tab at Ultimate-Guitar-Online.Com, arrangement by Ultimate Guitar Online
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Fisher's Hornpipe Beginner Tab: In this lesson of Guitar Tabs from Ultimate Guitar OnLine we will explore another popular Fiddle Tune. Fisher's Hornpipe. This is another flatpicking song with which you should be able to play several breaks. Just about every flatpicker has one or more breaks of this song in their reprotoir, and so should you. There are several versions of this song available, but one of my favorites is by Wyatt Rice, Tony's Brother.
New Market Gap by Wyatt Rice is another great CD you should have in your collection. Although Wyatt does not have quite the abilities of his brother, Tony, he can play a nice clean break that would be the envy of any guitar picker. This CD has the version of Fisher's Hornpipe that I based my own arrangement on.
New Market Gap, Fishers Hornpipe, Swift Was Thy Flight, Wheel Hoss, Back Up And Push, Shenendoah Breakdown, Crazy Creek, Panhandle Country, New Camptown Races, Dave's Place, I Am A Pilgrim
This lesson is available in the following formats:
Fishers Hornpipe Beginner Tab - Guitar Pro File - Note: This is a free download for you!
Fishers Hornpipe 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 have three versions of Fisher's Hornpipe available.
Fisher's Hornpipe Beginner Tab - The First Break, Okay, this song will be a real challenge for you beginners out there. This break puts you well into intermediate picking territory, mostly as a result of the crosspicking that you need to conquer.
While this is a basic break of this song, when you play it up to speed, you will be amazed how well it sounds. This is due mostly to the crosspicking and the unrelenting eighth notes.
Fisher's Hornpipe Intermediate Tab - The Second Break: In this intermediate break I've thrown in a few ornamentals and some more difficult passages, which makes the crosspicking even more intense. The amount of eithth notes in this break is unrelenting and you will definitly give your right hand a real workout!
Watch out for the triplet hammer-ons. This is a commonly used ornamental in my arrangements. Lots and lots of hammer-ons and pull-offs in this break, which gives the right hand a break every now and then. Other than that the break is not that difficult to play.
Fisher's Hornpipe Advanced Tab - The Third Break: This break definitely steps up the stakes here a few notches. This break is played almost entirely in the upper positions and you will need to know how to get around up there in the stratosphere. You have to have you string action at optimum levels to be able to even think about playing this break, otherwise you will have a lot of difficulty.
The link to the Advanced verion is: Fisher's Hornpipe Advanced Tab.
Guitar Tab Notes on the lesson:
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Having trouble with Crosspicking technique? We have a great article on Learning How to Crosspick.
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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.
If you are being challenged by crosspicking, this song will be hard for you at first. It is however an excellent song with which learn crosspicking and you will get much satisfaction once you master it.
Left hand fingering is clearly shown below the tab sections and each number is representative of a finger with the index finger being 1 the middle being 2 the ring 3 and the pinky number 4.
There are a lot of eighth notes and fast picking on this song, so 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 120 to 140 bpm until fully memorized and mastered. Then gradually work up to about 180 to 200. The 220 to 240 gets you into expert status territory.
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.
Although this song is tabbed in the key of C major, it is most often played in the key of D Major. Therefore use a Capo on the second fret and play it in C and you will be playing automatically in D. With a Capo on the Second Fret, it tends to play a bit easier also, since the frets are closer together. Watch for this technique a lot in flatpick guitar pieces.
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.