The Old Spinning Wheel

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  • Melodic Style

    Intermediate

    Learn the basic melody of The Old Spinning Wheel up the neck using the melodic style. It is simple, but good tone and timing is not. It's a constant journey. Try to make this basic melody sing! Then, use the lick switcher to add exciting variations. It's always important to learn the core melody before you go trying to add 1000 notes to your solos.

    • Key C
    • 100 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Melodic Style
  • Scruggs Style

    Adv.Intermediate

    This version of The Old Spinning Wheel is a transcription of a Sandy Rothman solo from a recording he made with Larry Sparks. Use the lick switcher to make your own unique version of The Old Spinning wheel, based on a legendary recording!

    • Key C
    • 125 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Scruggs Style
  • Single String Style

    Intermediate

    This a simple, and for the most part unadorned, melody. This gives you a chance to really try to make the banjo sing. It also gives us more of a blank slate to work with. Use the lick switcher to get some ideas for possible variations. Then, try and make up your own. Write them out or record your ideas on your phone.

    • Key C
    • 110 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Single String Style