Leaning On The Everlasting Tab - Beginner Flatpicking Guitar
Leaning on the Everlasting Tab, by Ultimate-Guitar-Online.Com, arrangement by Ultimate Guitar OnLine.com
- Tab Tips
- Leaning On The Everlasting 1
- Leaning On The Everlasting 2
- Leaning On The Everlasting 3
If you are well on your way into flatpicking guitar, you will want to learn this break of Leaning on the Everlasting, as it gives you some real experience into the advanced beginner breaks and it even reaches into the beginning intermediate level. The reason for this is the cross-picking that is involved and the number of eighth note runs you will experience.
Leaning of the Everlasting BeginnerTab: If you play this break up-to-speed, you will have a great tune to put in your bag of tricks. Not only will it present its share of challenges for the beginner guitar player, it also makes for a great base for the intermediate guitar players.
In our next publication of this song, we will concentrate on how to play some great bluegrass guitar backup for this break. We will get into bass runs and chord techniques that will give you some base knowledge as to how to play professional backup - after all, that is the role of the guitar in a bluegrass band for up to 75% of the time.
Notes on the lesson:
If you are not familiar with reading Guitar Tab, click HERE for a quick tutorial. If you are not familiar with reading notation click HERE for some online lesson material we have put together. There are a few more areas that you can brush up on to really get going on this song. I have summarized them below. Just click the links and you can go to that particular article.
The hardest part you will encounter first occurs in the 8th measure and then again in the 10th and 11th and then mesures 22, 23, 24 and 25. These are, of course the rapid picking of the eighth notes so do your best. To start out, try to play this break at a leasurely 100 to 120 bpm and work your way up to about 200 for your final speed.
Just pay attention to the down-up stroke directions for the pick that are located between the TAB and standard notation and you will do fine.
Having problems with that flat pick? This article gives you lots of info on proper techniques - Right Hand Techniques.
Having trouble with the fingering? Take a look at Left Hand Techniques and get some help there.
If you desire help with your fingerstyle technique, visit our Fingerstyle Guitar Lessons section.