Forked Deer Intermediate Tab PartB - Acoustic Guitar Lesson
This is the second or the Part B portion of the intermediate flatpick guitar break for Forked Deer
Forked Deer was one of about a dozen of the first flatpicking tune that I learned on the acoustic guitar.
Unlike the Part A of this break, there are a few potential stumbling blocks for the guitar player. While not difficult with additional practice, they do present their share of challenge for this piece.
One of the best arrangements of this song you will hear is on the Bluegrass '97 CD which was a yearly CD that was put out several years ago by various artists. Although this arrangement does not follow the break by Jeff Autry, it will give you a great break to put in your listing of memorized songs.
The first challenge for this break comes in the second half of the first measure of the Part B portion of this lesson.
Here we have a double stop slide. Also you will note that the initial double stop is a grace note, which means it takes its timing for the second series of notes, or the ending slide. Play the slide with authority with the pick stroke and immediately slide your fretted fingers to their new position and hold the notes for their full time value.
Secondly, the next portion of this break that will need special attention is the hammer-on triplet at the end of the 6th measure. Start it with a down stroke of the pick, hammer on the second note of the triplet and finish with any upstroke of the third triplet.
That's it. Have fun with this one.
If you would like the Guitar Pro File for this break, which is very faithful to the song and will allow you to make your own unique break, play along with this break, and give you the speed training option, you can load it here: Forked Deer Intermediate Tab PartB, Guitar Pro File.
If you would like to download the full PDF document for, click on this link to download it right to your computer. Forked Deer Intermediate Tab PartB PDF.