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Cotton Eyed Joe bass tabs

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  • Tablatures
    Bass Cotton Eyed Joe tab

    Solo

    Traditional

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      A
    • Tempo
      100 bpm
    • Tuning
      EADG

    This is the melody for Cotton Eyed Joe, plain and simple. Click the “Shuffle Licks” button to see and hear multiple versions of this song.

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  • Backup

    Traditional

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      A
    • Tempo
      100 bpm
    • Tuning
      EADG

    Get started learning the backup to Cotton Eyed Joe with this arrangement. Once you get it down, switch out the licks to learn how to ‘walk’ between chords.

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More about Cotton Eyed Joe

Choose from 2 different versions of Cotton Eyed Joe for bluegrass bass. The solo arrangement of this song will teach you a melody. Learn Cotton Eyed Joe backup bass tab if you want to focus on how to play with a band and don’t forget to change licks to discover more ideas for improvisation.

Tunefox’s practice tools help you with improving your speed and encourage you to learn with your ears so you never get lost in a jam session. Select the "Memory-Train" feature to hide some notes over each loop. Click on measures to isolate them and loop for practice. "Speed-Up" tool will gradually increase the bmp value so you can start slow and gather speed over time to build your technique.

Practice with an entire band using Tunefox backing tracks. You can change the volume of a bass, band or metronome according to your needs.

Each bass arrangement of Cotton Eyed Joe features switchable licks. These small variations are designed to teach you different ways to play this song. To open the lick switcher, click on "Original Measure" that is displayed above specific measures and choose a different lick. Use the "Shuffle Licks" button to randomly switch all of the licks in the song to get a completely new arrangement of the song.

Once you’ve settled on an arrangement of Cotton Eyed Joe using the Lick Switcher, export your arrangement to a PDF file so you can print it out and take it with you. This is a member-only feature.