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Roanoke bass tabs & chords

  • This tune can be played super fast at jams or in a band. Monroe played it at 150! Often there is a signature mandolin lick that precedes the tune. Listen to Monroe play that to get a feel for the timing. It usually starts on the & beat of four, and goes for two measures. Your big cue will be when the mandolin hits chop chords after a flurry of single notes which usually fall on 3 & 4. It's much more likely to be kicked off with the standard "potatoes" at a jam though.

    • Key G
    • 105 bpm
    • Tuning EADG
    Play Backup
  • Get your chops up.

    • Key G
    • 110 bpm
    • Tuning EADG
    Play Solo