The first of a 2 part series on “Texas Gales” from the album Blake and Rice which covers the complete Norman Blake and Tony Rice melodies. In this lesson, we’ll be taking a look at the Norman Blake version including the A part, B part and C part as well as the full Rhythm & Chords lesson. Played out of the open C position, this traditional tune makes use of some classic Norman Blake runs and is a great example of Norman’s approach to this classic tune.

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You’ll get streaming access to 4 MP4 video files, 6 MP3 audio practice tracks (3 with metronome), one PDF tab sheet and one TEF tab file. This lesson also includes SoundSlice Player integration so you can slow down, pause and rewind the melody in real time with the tab!

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Videos (Streaming)

Part A – 12:53
Part B – 9:04
Part C – 13:40
Rhythm & Chords – 6:46

PDF Tab Sheets (Streaming and Download)

– “Texas Gales” – Norman Blake.PDF

TEF Tab Files (Download)

– “Texas Gales” – Norman Blake.TEF
(Use this file with TablEdit or TEFview.)

Audio Backing Tracks (Streaming and Download)

80 BPM – 5:03
80 BPM with Metronome – 5:03
90 BPM – 5:31
90 BPM with Metronome – 5:31
100 BPM – 5:03
100 BPM with Metronome – 5:03