Ultimate Guitar Tab: grover glen- Advanced, Bryan Sutton, Flatpick Guitar

Guitar Tab Grover Glen - Advanced

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Guitar Tab - Grover Glen- Advanced:

In this lesson of Guitar Tabs from Ultimate Guitar OnLine we will explore the great song Grover Glen, that is performed by Bryan Sutton on his Read to Go CD - This is the advanced version of this song which I have tabbed out, but it is not exactly like Bryan's arrangement - you will hardly be able to tell it though.

Ready to GoReady to Go by Bryan Sutton, is a CD that I purchased almost 10 yers ago, after it was first released. I have always been impressed by the clean passages that Bryan develops in this flatpick guitar arrangements and this CD has a bunch of them for you to enjoy, including the song Grover Glen that I have tabbed in these pages.

Decision at Glady Fork, Blue Night, Brown County Breakdown, Highland Rim, When Love Comes to Town, Walk Among the Woods, Minor Swing, Tater Patch, Chief's Medley, Lady Be Good, Smoky Mountain Memories, The Good Deed, Grover Glen.

This lesson is available in the following formats:

    Grover Glen Pro File - Note: This is a free download for you!

    Grover Glen 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.

All of these files were authored in eMedia's Guitar-Pro. This is the favorite tab and notation authoring software for us here at Ultimate Guitar OnLine. It is filled with features and is simple to use - even without a manual. It is compatible with PC and Mac. We use it on the Mac here and it is a pleasure to use. To see a full review click HERE. Otherwise if you would like to try a free copy of it, you can download the demo HERE and use it for 15 days.

Grover Glen Advanced Tab: This is a very true representation of this song the way that Bryan plays it. What makes this song arrangement unique is his choice of sliding up to the "B" on the third string and the "E" on the second string in lieu of picking these strings open. By sounding this slide in conjunction with the same open notes, you receive a nice chorus effect and it really makes the song sound very smooth and FAST!

I do not intend on making a beginner and intermediate version of this song - at least for a while. This break is only classified as advanced because of these unique slides that are implemented as discussed above. Once you master these, this song will fall more into an intermediate category, rather than advanced.

Guitar Tab Notes on the lesson:

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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.
    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.
    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 to 240 bpm - so it is one of the faster numbers you will learn.
    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 G major, it is most often played in the key of A Major. Therefore use a Capo on the second fret and play it in G and you will be playing automatically in A. 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.

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