Go Rest High on that Mountain

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This is an online fiddle lesson for the country song "Go Rest High on that Mountain" by Vince Gill.

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Genre: Country, Gospel
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Keys of D

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The beginner lesson is the melody that the singer would sing. The advanced lesson is the break that Vince Gill's fiddle player plays on the recording. The intermediate version is a simplified version of the advanced version.

Video #1: Here is a video of me playing the country song "Go Rest High on that Mountain."

Online Fiddle Lesson

Online Fiddle Lesson

Online Fiddle Lesson

Online Fiddle Lesson

Online Fiddle Lesson

"Go Rest High on That Mountain" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Vince Gill. It was released in August 1995 as the sixth single from his album When Love Finds You. It is a eulogic ballad. Gill began writing the song following the death of country music superstar Keith Whitley, who died in 1989. Gill did not finish the song until a few years later following the death of his older brother Bob, in 1993, of a heart attack. Ricky Skaggs and Patty Loveless both sang background vocals on the record.

The song won the CMA's Song of the Year award in 1996 and a BMI Most-Performed Song award in 1997. It also received two Grammy Awards for Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song in the 38th Grammy Awards.

source: wikipedia

Go Rest High on that Mountain

I know your life
On earth was troubled
And only you could know the pain.
You weren't afraid to face the devil,
You were no stranger to the rain.

Go rest high on that mountain
Son, your work on earth is done.
Go to heaven a-shoutin'
Love for the Father and the Son.

Oh, how we cried the day you left us
We gathered round your grave to grieve.
I wish I could see the angels faces
When they hear your sweet voice sing.

Go rest high on that mountain
Son, your work on earth is done.
Go to heaven a-shoutin'
Love for the Father and the Son.
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  • #49980

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    This is an online fiddle lesson for the country song “Go Rest High on that Mountain” by Vince Gill. I’ve wanted to teach this for a long time now, and finally got my chance during this summer’s Fiddle Camp. I hope you enjoy it!

    Go Rest High on that Mountain

    #50044
    ruckydoo
    ruckydoo
    Participant

    Gorgeous piece of music.  Am not familiar with it but sure am excited about trying to get it out of my fiddle.   These lessons are so enjoyable for me!

    #50045

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Thank you! I hope to hear you play it someday.

    #50221
    ruckydoo
    ruckydoo
    Participant

    Took a coupla stabs at it but, hopefully, practice will improve that sound.  The words are touching too.   Should be familiar with that tune but sure don’t recall it

    #50284

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    I remember when it first came out, and all the fiddlers were requesting a lesson for it. Vince Gill wrote the song, and recorded it after his older brother died of a heart attack.

    #50315

    fiddlinhiker
    Participant

    Ahh … Sweet Pea …. doesn’t get much better.

    #50448
    nagumaq
    nagumaq
    Participant

    Beautiful John ! Beautiful song ! Way way way beautiful violining , love the hat !

    Thanks for this feel good song , it got me back on track !

    #50461

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Thank you! The hat is my new trademark. 🙂  It is a beautiful song.

    #59724

    Susan Latham
    Participant

    I don’t understand the lessons.  I don’t hear the melody are you only playing harmony and background?  Where is the melody lesson??  Thank you

     

    Susan

    #59744

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Hi Susan, there is no harmony on this song. The beginner lesson does come close to the melody that the singer would sing. The advanced lesson is the break that Vince Gill’s fiddle player plays on the recording. The intermediate version is a simplified version of the advanced version. Sorry for the confusion! John

    #59788

    lisab
    Participant

    Love the song. Love the 3 different versions. I’ve finally got the intermediate doable. I am so looking forward to doing the advance version. I REALLY want to learn that fiddle break! Thanks!

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