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Whiskey Before Breakfast Beginner Tab

Whiskey Before Breakfast Beginner Tab, by The Norman Blake at Ultimate-Guitar-Online.Com, arrangement by Ultimate Guitar Online

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Whiskey Before Breakfast Intermediate Tab:

In this lesson of Guitar Tabs from Ultimate Guitar OnLine we will explore another of the most popular Acoustic Guitar Solos. Whiskey Before Breakfast - One of Norman Blake's most popular songs. We have arranged and intermediate version here. Also since this song is typically played in D major, this version is played in C major with a capo on the 2nd fret, bringing it to D major. We will also offer an arrangement in drop-D tuning, where it is played in open D without a cape - very interesting and beautiful sounding. Watch for that arrangement shortly.

True Bluegrass InstrumentalsNorman Blake's CD Whiskey Before Breakfast: Norman is one of the most fascinating and talented guitar players out there. This was the first flatpicking guitar album that I purchased and I still love it and play the songs constantly.

Other songs include: Hand Me Down My Walking Cane; Under the Double Eagle; Six White Horses; Salt River; Old Gray Mare; Down At Mylow's House; Sleepy Eyed Joe/ Indian Creek; Arkansas Traveler; The Girl I Left in Sunny Tennessee; The Minstrel Boy to the War Has Gone / The Ash Grove; Church St. Blues; Macon Rag; Fiddler's Dram / Whiskey Before Breakfast; Slow Train Through Georgia.

Whiskey Before Breakfast Beginner Tab
This lesson is available in the following formats:

    Whiskey Before Breakfast Beginner Tab- Guitar Pro File - Note: This is a free download for you!

    Whiskey Before Breakfast 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.

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.

Guitar Tab Notes on the lesson:

If you are not familiar with reading Guitar Tab, click HERE for a quick tutorial. If you are not familiar with reading notation click HERE for some online lesson material we have put together. Otherwise will be give you hints along the way by hovering your mouse over certain keywords in this text.

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Whiskey Before Breakfast Beginner Tab
The First Break:

Whiskey Before Breakfast Beginner Tab - The First Break: You beginners and intermediate flatpickers will love this version of Whiskey Before Breakfast Beginner Tab. There is just enough challenge here to make this break sound great and keep your interest. Play up to speed and you will have a very nice version that you would be proud to show off in any parking lot pickers gathering.

The first break here, lays down the basics to introduce you to the more advanced version, which will bring you into Norman Blake territory. Norman likes to add lead chords into the break and this break does just that.

Watch your down-ups carefully here and be aware that there is some cross-picking involved with this version, but I kept it very basic so you can ease into cross-picking and prepare yourself for the intermediate version.

The link to the Intro is: Whiskey Before Breakfast Beginner Tab.

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Whiskey Before Breakfast Beginner Tab
The Second Break:

Whiskey Before Breakfast Intermediate Tab - The Second Break: This break steps up the difficultly over the beginner version a few notches. Basically, this version adds fill-in notes and gets you playing Whiskey Before Breakfast very similar to the way Norman Blake plays it.

A few things to watch in this break are as follows: The chord phrasing - It is critical that you maintain your chord forms throughout this breaks, but especially watch the chords in the 4th measure. The chords in measures 2, 6, 9, 10, 11, 18 and 19 all are a bit simpler, but make it rather demanding to break from the eighth notes, right into the chords. Very nice effect and a bit of a surprise in the music.

The link to the intermediate version is: Whiskey Before Breakfast Intermediate Tab.

Whiskey Before Breakfast Beginner Tab
The Third Break:

Whiskey Before Breakfast Advanced Tab - The Third Break: This advanced break is a complete departure from the beginner and intermediate versions. This one is played in the drop 'D' tuning without a Capo, so it is still in the traditional key of D Major. While it would be difficult to play the first 2 breaks and then play this one, I find this break of great importance to introduce you into some drop D tuning breaks.

The link to the Advanced version is: Whiskey Before Breakfast Advanced Tab.

Whiskey Before Breakfast Beginner Tab
Guitar Tab Notes on the lesson:

If you are not familiar with reading Guitar Tab, click HERE for a quick tutorial. If you are not familiar with reading notation click HERE for some online lesson material we have put together. Otherwise will be give you hints along the way by hovering your mouse over certain keywords in this text.

Whiskey Before Breakfast Beginner Tab
Tab Tips on This Selection:

Do you are interested to learn the acceptible right hand techniques with a Flat Pick? You will get complete guidance with your - Right Hand Strategies. by means of going to this article.Or if you are having difficulty with the fingering of your Left Hand? All aspects of Left Hand Strategies will be covered and give you a great deal of useful info.

Whiskey Before Breakfast Beginner Tab
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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