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Cotton Eyed Joe guitar tabs & chords

  • Nothing you can't handle here, just pay attention to the picking patterns on the sixteenth notes and the syncopation in the B part.

    • Key G
    • 65 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Beginner
  • Kickoffs are important, make sure all your sixteenth notes are picked with strength, clarity, and even timing. That way when you are at a jam, and kicking this off for real, the other players will know right when to come in. Now, let's add some more hammers, pulls and sixteenth notes. We may even add too many...Just like a fiddler! Only joking fiddle players :)

    • Key G
    • 85 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Intermediate
  • This is a stinging version of Cotton Eyed Joe. He He :) We've got some fancy cross-picking that still retains the melody. It's all in first position, but still quite a challenge, especially if you want to bring those melody notes out. Know the basic melody. Then, try and accent the melody notes by softening your pick attack on non melodic notes. This will help you bring out the melody without breaking a string, or tensing up. Start slow, and add overall speed and volume as you become more comfortable with this fun arrangement. Enjoy!

    • Key G
    • 115 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Advanced

More about Cotton Eyed Joe Guitar song

Guitar Cotton Eyed Joe tab

What skill level do you consider yourself to be at? With Tunefox, we meet you at your level with 3 different guitar tabs - Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. To learn the basic melody of this song (which is good for musicians at all levels), start with the beginner arrangement of Cotton Eyed Joe. Work your way up to the advanced version, where you’ll learn a more ‘professional’ solo for the song.

Use Tunefox’s unique practice tools to improve your speed and get off the tab faster so you can jam sooner. The "Speed-Up" tool will incrementally increase the tempo of the song so you can build up to your ideal tempo for the tune. Use "Memory-Train" to liberate yourself from the tab. This practice tool will make the notes in the song gradually disappear, forcing you not to look at the tab anymore. Click on measures to isolate and loop them for practice.

Use Tunefox’s backing tracks to practice this bluegrass guitar version of Cotton Eyed Joe with a real-sounding band. Go to the Settings menu to mix the volume of the guitar, band or metronome to your liking.

Each bluegrass guitar arrangement of Cotton Eyed Joe in Tunefox features switchable licks. These licks are designed to teach you multiple ways to play a song while staying true to the skill level you have chosen. To use the Tunefox lick switcher, click on "Original Measure" that is displayed over specific measures of the song. Use "Shuffle Licks" to switch all of the licks, which will show you a completely new arrangement of the song.

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