Taking it a Step Further
Now that you've got a handle on Salt Creek, and nailed those Bill Monroe and Sam Bush licks, it might be time to delve a little deeper into the musical stylings of these legendary figures of Bluegrass. The Father and the Wayward son. The Founder of the tradition, and a pioneer of the progressive.
For a glimpse into the picking of the great and powerful Sammy Bush, check out the advanced version of 8 More Miles to Louisville. It's very similar to how he plays it, and a lot of the licks are straight out of the Sam Bush playbook a good next tune might be
To get more acquainted with the playing of the Father of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe, check out Roanoke. It's got his signature intro, arrangement and many authentic variations. The tempo is listed at 150 because that's where he played it, but slide it on back to at least half that if not further(5o is usually a good place to start with any tune).