When playing the quarter note melody that comes in measures 1 and 5 you have a few options. Use a rest stroke (pick through and rest the pick on the string directly below), or use a free stroke(one that doesn’t hit a neighboring string). Rest stroke will help you produce a bold tone, free strokes will allow all notes to ring, creating a chord.Learn
This is a challenging, but beautiful cross-picking arrangement. It’s built for comfort not speed. When practicing and playing this, try to imagine that relaxed feeling of getting home at the end of the day. Take this song at that speed. Just a note at a time, making a nice, relaxing beautiful sound.Learn
More about Crosspicking 101
With Tunefox, you can learn 4 bluegrass guitar arrangements to Crosspicking 101, starting with the Beginner tablature. This tab will give you a foundation for the melody so you can easily modify it along your journey to the intermediate and advanced versions, which will each progress in difficulty. This helps you develop a bluegrass guitar vocabulary while also staying true to the melody of Crosspicking 101.
Tunefox features unique tools to assist with practicing Crosspicking 101. "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.
Use Tunefox’s backing tracks to practice this bluegrass guitar version of Crosspicking 101 with a real-sounding band. Go to the Settings menu to mix the volume of the guitar, band or metronome to your liking.
Are you looking for a way how to be more creative while playing this song? Our content creators prepared different ways to play most of the measures in all 4 variations of Crosspicking 101. We call them "licks" and you can change these by clicking on the "Original Measure" text above the measure. You can also shuffle all of the licks in the song to get a completely new arrangement.
Once you’ve settled on an arrangement of Crosspicking 101 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.