TuneFox Blog

Organize your practice - using Jam Packs!

Wrote by Bennett Sullivan on 12/01/2016

TuneFox’s song library can be organized in 3 different ways: Artists - scroll up or down to find songs played by your favorite bluegrass artists A-Z - sorting by alphabet is great if you want to browse the library for a new tune to learn Jam Packs - TuneFox has created several Jam Packs so you can have a more organized structure to your routine Some popular Jam Packs are: Exercises Beginner Essentials Scruggs Favorites Fiddle Tunes We want to give you the most efficient and fun practice routine ever, an..

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Trusting the process and getting past plateaus

Wrote by Bennett Sullivan on 12/01/2016

Have you had ever encountered a lick, song, or chord that you just couldn't play? You practice it for hours and nothing sticks. And on top of that, you have limited practice time and you feel like you've wasted the past week working on something way out of your reach. I have some great news! You can play anything. I don't mean that in the “you can do anything if you put your mind to it” cliche. I mean that if you have the persistence and discipline to play something out of your comfort zone until it's just a tiny bit easier to play, your pla..

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The importance of learning different versions of a tune.

Wrote by Bennett Sullivan on 11/01/2016

There's a lot of music out there. And it can be a bit overwhelming if you're learning a musical instrument. What's the next song to learn? What version should I check out? How do I build on that version so I'm not limiting myself? And what's the best way to learn this song? These are questions that all music student encounter and it's good to revisit your process regularly. At TuneFox, we stress a combination of learning by ear and exploring variations at a song level as well as a lick level. As musician's who almost nev..

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Worried Man Blues

Wrote by Bennett Sullivan on 10/14/2016

This video gives you two versions of how to play Worried Man Blues, and we demonstrate how you can use the lick switcher, memory training, and speed up functions on TuneFox. To get the tab for Worried Man Blues, sign up for our mailing list here.

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IBMA was awesome!

Wrote by Bennett Sullivan on 10/05/2016

WOW! IBMA was such an amazing experience for Team TuneFox, and it was so great to meet everyone involved in our bluegrass community. If you swung by our booth, thanks so much for saying hey! Sharing the joy of learning music with you is why we exist, and it’s so cool to hear what your dreams and aspirations are as musicians as well as what you’re currently struggling with. We started TuneFox to share what we think are the best learning and practice methods. We believe that a big part of becoming a great blue..

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IBMA 2016

Wrote by Bennett Sullivan on 09/27/2016

Hey TuneFoxes, The entirety of team TuneFox is present at IBMA for the entire week so if you’re in Raliegh for the big event, come over to booth #513 and say hey! If you haven’t gotten a chance to play with TuneFox, we’ll have the app available for you to try out at our booth (banjos provided!). Bennett will be there to answer any questions you have about the app. To celebrate our first IBMA subscribe to TuneFox this week for a special price of $5.99/month! (This price lasts forever, so if you subscribe during the promotional period you’ll pay $5.99/month for the rest of the..

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How to learn a song the TuneFox way

Wrote by Bennett Sullivan on 09/26/2016

Our roadmap for getting the most out of learning from tab. There is no ultimate way for learning banjo, and part of the journey for every student is exploring and discovering what works for him/her. How do you learn? Do you learn songs from tab, split your time into a regimented practice routine, or is all of your practice time spent learning from records? Whatever your routine may be, it probably changes based on what goals you set for yourself. We at TuneFox believe that everyone can be c..

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