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Jerusalem Ridge Beginner PartB Tab - Flatpick Guitar Tab

Jerusalem Ridge Beginner PartB Tab, Flatpick Guitar Tab arrangement by Tony Rice, tab by Ultimate Guitar Online

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Jerusalem Ridge Beginner PartB 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 and his Bluegrass Boys. This is one of Kenny's incredible arrangements 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. This is definitely a song that will present a challenge to the beginning guitarist!

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 Beginner PartB Tab
This lesson is available in the following formats:

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

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

Note: This is a complimentary download for you! This is an original Guitar Pro File of the Tab you see here and it includes the fingering, rhythm chords and a lot more. RSE is the Realistic Sound Module of Guitar Pro. Turn this on and when you play the song you will hear the song in a very realistic setting. Plus you can rearrange the song to suit your tastes and playing level.

This PDF file is completely free for you to enjoy. Just click on the link to enjoy downloading it immediately. Enclosed as part of this Free PDF file is professionally transcribed TAB and notation, fingering for the left hand, as well as the right hand if this is a fingerstyle guitar composition, ornamentals, chords and a lot more.

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 Jerusalem Ridge TAB available.

Jerusalem Ridge Beginner PartB Tab
Beginner Tab:

Jerusalem Ridge Beginner PartB 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. Do not get discouraged though, if you are just beginning flatpicking guitar, save this song until you have more flatpicking experience and you will have a much easier time of it.

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

Jerusalem Ridge Beginner PartB 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 Beginner PartB 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.

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 Beginner PartB Tab
Guitar Tab Notes on the lesson:

Click HERE if you are not intimate with reading TAB. We will give you an overview so you can become intimate with it. If you need a number of help interpretation Notation, click HERE and you can take a few advantageous lessons on the subject. Also, you may be interested to access a few more articles to help you through this song. I have summarized them herewith. Just click the links and you can move to that particular article.

Does the Flat Pick give you trouble? With a little coaching from the article, Right Hand Techniques. You will soon be picking up speed and with definition.

Or - Are you having difficulty with the fingering of your Left Hand? Take a look at Left Hand techniques and acquire some help there.

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

Jerusalem Ridge Beginner PartB 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.

Start slowly and gradually work up to speed. Learn this 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 210 to 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.

Jerusalem Ridge Beginner PartB Tab
Memorize Your Ultimate Guitar Tab:

Make sure to memorize your songs. Want to receive a few tips on this? Unless you are blessed with something like perfect pitch, you will have to learn one small piece or a measure at a time. Play that perfectly by means of memory and you can move on to the next section. Go back to the beginning of the piece to make sure you can still play the entire song.

Upon have the piece mastered, play it several more times, completely through without any mistakes.

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