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Salt Creek

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  • 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.

    • Key G
    • 60 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Beginner
  • 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.

    • Key G
    • 85 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Intermediate
  • 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).

    • Key G
    • 125 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Advanced