Gold Rush, Bill Monroe (Intermediate)

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Gold Rush, Bill Monroe (Intermediate)

Gold Rush is a Bill Monroe tune recorded in 1967 without a name. Byon Berline, Monroe’s fiddle player at the time, got a call from Monroe asking if Gold Rush would be a suitable title for the tune. This arrangement is the classic melody set up so it lays cleanly on the fretboard of the guitar. No unwanted additions or hot licks over a classic melody, this one speaks for itself.

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Information on Gold Rush courtesy of Banjo Newsletter.

Gold Rush is a Bill Monroe tune recorded in 1967 without a name. Byon Berline, Monroe’s fiddle player at the time, got a call from Monroe asking if Gold Rush would be a suitable title for the tune. This arrangement is the classic melody set up so it lays cleanly on the fretboard of the guitar. No unwanted additions or hot licks over a classic melody, this one speaks for itself.

(Intermediate guitar tabs include an ornamented version of the melody, chord markings above, and more often than not, a kick-off and a tag. Where the beginning guitar tabs had quarter notes expect there to now be a steady stream of eighth notes! These tabs, though more difficult than the beginning tabs, do not stray far from the melody like the advanced guitar tabs. Intermediate tabs without a bluegrass kick-off or tag generally come from other traditions such as Irish Fiddle Music (Frank’s Reel) or Spanish Folk Songs (La Borrachita).)