Saturday, November 27, 2010

Gold Rush, The

This is a pretty cool tune that seems to be very popular with bluegrass guitarists. As it should be, I guess--it lays out well on guitar, sounds good, and is fun to play. Key of A (capo 2, G for me).

Here are some versions of it on Youtube:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL1-QQA6L-U (I love the way they all lean in & grin at the end.)

9 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting another great tune, Dave. Every song on your blog is either one of my favorites or one I've been meaning to learn.

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  2. Thanks, Nick. Coming soon--Arkansas Traveler and Salt Creek.

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  3. Dave, providing these tracks at all these different speeds is totally awesome! Every book I have every bought has two speeds, slow and wide open. Slow I can almost always get, wide open, almost never. You have bridged the gap! I do hope you will keep up the good work you are doing here.

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  4. Mel, I know exactly what you mean. That's why I started recording these--initially for myself, but they take long enough to make that I thought I ought to share them and save others the trouble.

    Thanks for the encouragement; I plan to continue recording these for quite a while. (I have at least 60 tunes that I plan on recording in a spreadsheet on my computer, and requests from readers come in occasionally.)

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  5. thanks so much for the help

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  6. Many Thanks Dave, this site is a goldmine for me and countless others.
    Could you post a zip file of Fox on the Run?

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  7. Thanks for the reminder, Buddy. Will do.

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  8. great! Thanks a million. We all appreciate what you've done. Now I know you should never look a gift horse in the mouth but yer missing the Em in the B section of gold rush I think. Regardless... wonderful.

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  9. You're right, I didn't play an E minor in the B part. It's a common substitution for jams, but isn't in the original arrangement, so I didn't include it. The co-writer (Byron Berline) told me Bill didn't like it.

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