This is a Chinquapin Hunting melody that is very stripped down. It focuses on key notes, and is made to be accessible. This basic arrangement will work at a jam, and the substitution riffs will give you a challenge. Practice them one by one. Then add them in for an arrangement that is closer to the traditional way this fiddle tune is played.Learn
Using pull-offs can be a great way to help speed up your picking without having to pick more. Your fretting hand shares the work load. It's efficient. If you're doing it right, it's also smooth. If you are having trouble with pull offs, this is a great arrangement of Chinquapin Hunting to practice with. Slow down the tempo and work on a measure at a time until you get each piece down. Then start to work on it in bigger chunks. As long as you play at a speed you can handle. No piece will be too difficult for you to take on.Learn
The G chord isn't played in the A section. As soon as the B section starts, it is introduced. This creates a stark contrast between the two sections. Add to that a melody that focuses on the 7th tone of the G chord and you get a very interesting and unique fiddle tune. One thing that we'll use in this arrangement of Chinquapin Hunting to add to this contrast is restraint. In staying away from hammers and pulls in the A section and introducing them in the B, we go from staccato to legato. When combined with the chord changes and melody this helps to add to the contrast. It keeps things interesting, for you, and for the listener.Learn
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On Tunefox, there are 3 versions of this song for you to learn. The Beginner arrangement gives you a good foundation of the verse melody. The Chinquapin Hunting Intermediate tab is a slidey arrangement of this song, which is a little more technically challenging and finally, the Advanced version introduces more typical bluegrass vocabulary.
Tunefox features unique tools to assist with practicing Chinquapin Hunting. "Speed-Up" will gradually increase the tempo of a looped section or the entire song so you can build your technique. When you select "Memory-Train", Tunefox will make the notes disappear from the tab each time the song loops, so you’ll learn how to get off the tab with ease. To isolate a section of the tune, simply click on the measure and it will loop.
The Chinquapin Hunting backing tracks allow you to practice this song with an entire band and you can change volume of a guitar, band or metronome according to your needs.
Get creative with Chinquapin Hunting with the Tunefox lick switcher. The lick switcher gives you an opportunity to learn multiple variations of the song you’re learning within the context of the guitar tab you’re practicing. To use the lick switcher, click on the text that says "Original Measure" above some of the measures in the tab. If you want to see a completely new arrangement of Chinquapin Hunting for bluegrass guitar, click on Shuffle Licks in the bottom right corner.
When you’ve finished creating your arrangement of Chinquapin Hunting, export your song arrangement to PDF file. This feature is for members of Tunefox, only.