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    Banjo Jerusalem Ridge tab

    Melodic Style

    Bill Monroe

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      Gm
    • Tempo
      115 bpm
    • Tuning
      gDGAD

    This one gets pretty close to the way Kenny Baker played it. It'll take some effort to learn, but it will be worth it.

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  • Banjo Jerusalem Ridge tab

    Single String Style

    Bill Monroe

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      Gm
    • Tempo
      115 bpm
    • Tuning
      gDGAD

    Bring forth the Ancient Tones!!!! Listen to Kenny Baker's version of this tune. Try and mimic the rhythmic accents he incorporates into the melody.

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  • Banjo Jerusalem Ridge tab

    Backup

    Bill Monroe

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      Gm
    • Tempo
      115 bpm
    • Tuning
      gDGAD

    No, you backup! Mr. Monroe broke the mold when he came up with this one. Pay close attention to the 5/4 measures that happen just before the C section and at the end of the D section. It's all about timing.

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More about Jerusalem Ridge

One of the most powerful bluegrass numbers there is. A great collaboration between Mr. Bill Monroe and long time fiddler Kenny Baker.

Learn 3 different versions of Jerusalem Ridge, which are all shown on this page. We recommend that you get started with the Scruggs style version, where you’ll learn basic roll pattern and left hand articulations like slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs. Next, move on to the Melodic arrangement to learn how to play the melody for Jerusalem Ridge using scales and up the next positions. Lastly, you can check out the Backup arrangement, which shows you how to play behind others while they are soloing.

Each Tunefox arrangement teaches you how to create your own solos by using a feature called the Lick Switcher. The Lick Switcher features different style licks such as Scruggs, Melodic, or Bluesy and you can swap out measures in Jerusalem Ridge to learn about improvisation and creating arrangements. To use the Lick Switcher, click on the text "Original Measure" above certain measures in the song. Then select the lick you'd like to insert into the song. You can also click on "Shuffle Licks" at the bottom of the page to see a fully new version of the tablature.

Be sure to check out all of the great learning tools that Tunefox has to offer such as "Hide Notes", "Memory Train", and "Speed Up". These tools can be found in the "Tools" menu at the bottom right of your screen. Want to learn some of Jerusalem Ridge by ear? Use "Hide Notes" to hide some or all of the notes in the tablature. Once you’re finished learning with the tab use the "Memory Train" tool to commit the song to memory. Then practice with "Speed Up" to improve your technique and speed in no time.

Each Tunefox banjo Jerusalem Ridge tab contains real-sounding backing tracks. These backing tracks allow you to practice the arrangement you’re learning with with an entire band and you can change volume of the band, banjo and metronome to suit your liking.

Members can export their arrangements into PDF, allowing them to print and bring them to their next jam session.