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

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Enjoy this complimentary download file! This is an original Guitar Pro File of the Tab you see here and it includes the fingering, rhythm chords and a lot more. Turn on RSE and you can savour listening to the song as if it was really being played! Plus you can rearrange the song to suit your tastes and practicing level.

Note: This is a free of charge download for you ! You will receive all the details of the song including the notation, fingering of the left hand, (and right hand for fingerstyle guitar), ornamentals, timing etc.

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 Intermediate PartB 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 Intermediate 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 Intermediate 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 Intermediate PartB Tab
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Jerusalem Ridge Intermediate PartB Tab
Ultimate Guitar Tab Tips on This Selection:

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.

Jerusalem Ridge Intermediate PartB Tab
Memorize Your Ultimate Guitar Tab:

Make sure to memorize your songs. Want to receive some tips on this? Just memorize one short section at a time. After you master each measure and are sure you won't forget it, at least for a short time, you can move to the next segment. Always return to the beginning of the section you are memorizing and then append the new measure to it.

Most critically, play the song through several more times, once you have it mastered.

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