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Jerusalem Ridge Advanced Tab - Flatpick Guitar Tab

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Jerusalem Ridge Advanced Tab:

Jerusalem Ridge is another of my favorites in the Bluegrass genera. This song was first debuted by Kenny Baker on the fiddle with Bill Monroe. This is one of Kenny's masterpieces and there are a lot of twists in turns in the song. It is certainly a lot more than just a simple A/B or two part fiddle tune. There is a lot of depth to this song and it is really fun to play and to experiment with.

True Bluegrass InstrumentalsUnit of Measure by Tony Rice is a fabulous CD to have in your collection you will find some of the best of Tony in this CD, including the cut Jerusalem Ridge, which I am featuring here. Not only is this CD a pleasure to listen to, you will find that you are constantly asking yourself -'how does he do that'. The other musicians are equally incredible on these cuts.

Manzanita (1st Variation), House of the Rising Sun, Shenandoah, Gold Rush, Beaumont Rag, Swing 42, An Olde Irish Aire (Danny Boy), Jerusalem Ridge, Sally Goodin

Jerusalem Ridge Advanced Tab
This lesson is available in the following formats:

Jerusalem Ridge Advanced Tab - Guitar Pro File - Note: This is a free download for you!

Jerusalem Ridge Advanced Tab - PDF File - Note: This is a free download for you !

Enjoy this complimentary download file! This Guitar Pro file has all of the original TAB material you see here, including: fingering, rhythm chords, etc.. The RSE Module is the Realistic Sound Module of Guitar Pro. Turn this on and play the song to hear it played by means of an actual acoustic or classical guitar. An additional benefit of having this file is you can put your own spin on this song, through reworking it.

Just click the link to start downloading this free PDF file instantly! This will enclose the entire tablature of the song, notation, left hand fingering and if this is a fingerstyle piece, the right hand fingering will be included as well, and lots more.

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I have three versions of Jerusalem Ridge TAB available.

Jerusalem Ridge Advanced Tab
Beginner Tab:

Jerusalem Ridge Beginner Tab - The First Break, Beginners - This one will be a real challenge for you! While this is termed a beginner break, with the number of eighth notes strung together it certainly does fall into the quasi-intermediate area. If you are just beginning Flatpick Guitar, you can try this one, but it will most likely be too difficult for you to play. Also considering the length of the the tune, it is more difficult to memorize.

About the hardest part of this break is the INTRO. This is a hammer-on chord. Just strum the 4-note open strings and immediately hammer-on an A minor chord with your 1st, 2nd and 3rd LF fingers. Try to make the Am sound almost as loud as the open strings - it will be a good learning exercise for you.

Because of the number of parts (5 in all), I have broken the TAB into two separate parts for each break - The part A and the part B. This is a long song and it will take you at least twice as long to memorize as typical fiddle tunes.

The link to the beginner version is: Jerusalem Ridge Beginner Part A Tab.
The link to the beginner version is: Jerusalem Ridge Beginner PartB Tab.

Jerusalem Ridge Advanced Tab
Intermediate Tab:

Jerusalem Ridge Intermediate Tab - The Second Break: The intermediate version of this song is really fun to play. In involves what I call the machine gun approach to flatpicking guitar, which is a steady array of eighth notes strung together. If your right arm doesn't ache after a practice session on this break, then my hats off to you!

Also we will play around with octaves and transitioning to the higher positions, or playing 'up-the-neck' with some of the parts of this song.

The link to the intermediate version is: Jerusalem Ridge Intermediate PartA Tab.
The link to the intermediate version is: Jerusalem Ridge Intermediate PartB Tab.

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Jerusalem Ridge Advanced Tab
Advanced Tab:

Jerusalem Ridge Advanced Tab - The Third Break: This one will bring us into variations with lots of ornamentals of lots of pull-offs, hammer-ons, slides and triplet hammer-ons. So come to the party prepared for you RH to about drop off with this break. This break is played by Tony at about the 2:00 mark of the song. It is very full and intense and you will find it a real challenge as are most of his breaks.

If you learn to play this break up to proper speed you will be the star of the parking lot pickin' group. Other picker's will ask how you do that. Use this break to build up your own breaks. Feel free to use the Free Guitar Pro file to augment and make it truly your own style.

The link to the Advanced version is: Jerusalem Ridge Advanced Tab.

Jerusalem Ridge Advanced Tab
Guitar Tab Notes on the lesson:

Click HERE if you are not familiar with interpretation of TAB. We will give you an overview so you can become intimate with it. Need to discover out how to understand Notation too? Click HERE here for lesson material for Notation fundamentals. We have put together a few more interesting and informative articles that will help you play this piece. Just click the links and you can move to that particular article.

Do you need to learn the appropriate right hand strategies with a Flat Pick? This article gives you lots of info on proper strategies - Right Hand techniques.

Have some questions with regards to the Left Hand fingering? For information about this, view the article, Left Hand Techniques to receive lots of tips.

Having trouble with Crosspicking technique? We have a great article on Learning How to Crosspick.

Jerusalem Ridge Advanced 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.

Watch your left hand fingering very closely. All the fingering numbers are shown adjacent to the note head in the notation staff.

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.

Jerusalem Ridge Advanced Tab
Memorize Your Ultimate Guitar Tab:

I would suggest that you memorize each song here. What is the easiest way to do this? Just memorize one small section at a time. Upon memorization of that section, you can move on the add the next piece or segment. When a new section or measure is committed to memory and mastered, return to the novice and play the entire piece, including the new section. Don't continue until it is mastered.

It is very important that once you have the entire piece memorized, you play it through several more times.

Jerusalem Ridge Advanced Tab 1 - (Click on Tab to Get Guitar Pro File)
Jerusalem Ridge Advanced Tab
Jerusalem Ridge Advanced Tab 2 - (Click on Tab to Get Guitar Pro File)
Jerusalem Ridge Advanced Tab