Red Haired Boy- Intermediate Video
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The video that is presented in this lesson correlates very closely to that of the Guitar Tab and Guitar Pro file that we have available for free download. To down load these files you can click the link load a very detailed and professional PDF file complete with our Guitar Tab Teaching notes. We also have available for your free download is the original Guitar Pro file of this tune.
Feel free to modify the arrangement to suit your own tastes. Memorize the song and the arrangement. The only thing you may not do is resell it for profit. It is copyrighted and for free use only.
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I have included some of the tips from the Tab Section of this song for your convenience. Take these notes to heart as you will eventually play this song at a pretty good clip. Also carefully read the Guitar Tab Teacher Notes as part of the free PDF download.
Watch your up and down strokes carefully. It is critical that you keep them consistent. Down strokes are almost always on the downbeat and upstrokes are almost always on the upbeat. We have clearly shown the down and up strokes below each note in the tab. The down-up strokes are shown on the tab below the Guitar Tab staff.This version of the song is quite straight forward driving flatpicking and should give you no problems as it is quite minimal on ornamentation with the exception of a few bluesy slides.
Measures 5 and 14, hold down the first and third fingers on the single notes in the 3rd and 4th notes of that measure to form the modified F chord. Let it ring through too.
Measures 9, 10, 18 and 19, be careful to execute this blues slide correctly with your 3rd finger.Start slowly and gradually work up to speed. Know the song by heart and be able to play it nearly flawlessly before you attempt to play it up-to-speed. This piece is usually played at about 220 to 240 bpm - so it is one of the faster numbers you will learn.
Each quarter note = one beat in the measure so there are 4 quarter notes in just about every measure.
Although this song is tabbed in the key of G major, it is most often played in the key of A Major. Therefore use a Capo on the second fret and play it in G and you will be playing automatically in A. With a Capo on the Second Fret, it tends to play a bit easier also, since the frets are closer together. Watch for this technique a lot in flatpick guitar pieces.
Make sure to memorize your songs. What is the easiest way to do this? Unless you have perfect pitch, you will have to learn one section or measure at a time. Once you can play flawlessly move on to the next measure and add it to what you have memorized. Continue this and make sure you can play the first half of the song, including the second ending.
Once you have the first half memorized, move on to the second half, doing the same thing with the second half of the song.