This is a stripped down version of Salt Creek. The challenge here is the sixteenth notes in the A section. There are only two. Looping measure 3 at a slow tempo and playing it until you can't get it wrong will be the most efficient use of your practice time. Once you have measure 3 down measure 5 shouldn't be a problem since it's the same as 3! Practice the syncopation in measure 7 the same way.Learn
Just like a fiddler would play. If you are not use to playing up the neck this arrangement of Salt Creek is a good place to start. The A part is all in first position while the B part is up the neck and in 7th position most of the time, but switches to 5th when the chord progression moves to F. Watch out for the last measure of the B part. It may require some extra practice.Learn
Tony Rice. Nuff' said. Tony definitely put the Blue in Bluegrass. He also put the Blue and the Jazz into it, and even into fiddle tunes. Check out Tony's arrangement of Salt Creek here and see if you can work it up to speed. I don't know if you knew this, but you don't have to learn songs at light speed! You can learn it slow, then speed it up as you get comfortable with the melody and start to develop some muscle memory(which works better at slow speeds).Learn
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What skill level do you consider yourself to be at? With Tunefox, we meet you at your level with 3 different guitar tabs - Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. To learn the basic melody of this song (which is good for musicians at all levels), start with the beginner arrangement of Salt Creek. Work your way up to the advanced version, where you’ll learn a more ‘professional’ solo for the song.
Tunefox features unique tools to assist with practicing Salt Creek. "Speed-Up" will gradually increase the tempo of a looped section or the entire song so you can build your technique. When you select "Memory-Train", Tunefox will make the notes disappear from the tab each time the song loops, so you’ll learn how to get off the tab with ease. To isolate a section of the tune, simply click on the measure and it will loop.
The Salt Creek backing tracks allow you to practice this song with an entire band and you can change volume of a guitar, band or metronome according to your needs.
What to learn some variations on the melody of Salt Creek? In each arrangement of this song you’ll find multiple licks that you can switch out to explore and discover new ways to play the song and learn about different styles along the way. Use the lick switcher by clicking on "Original Measure" above certain measures. To see a completely new arrangement of the song, click on "Shuffle Licks" in the bottom right corner of the page.
Once you’ve settled on an arrangement of Salt Creek using the Lick Switcher, export your arrangement to a PDF file so you can print it out and take it with you. This is a member-only feature.