This ain't how Earl did Cumberland Gap, but this is one way to get it done. There are a couple of challenges for you beginners out there. The string crossing following a 16th note in the A part, and the pull offs in the B section will likely take some practice. Remember to use the looping feature, and slow down the tempo so you can play it cleanly.Learn
Buckle your seatbelts, we're going down to the Cumberland Gap and it could be a bumpy ride! The only way to smooth it out is to take it slow. Triplets in the A section and cross-picking in the B section should provide plenty of challenge. Pay close attention to the pick patterns throughout this arrangement.Learn
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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 Cumberland Gap. 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.
The Cumberland Gap 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.
Each bluegrass guitar arrangement of Cumberland Gap 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.
Members can also export all of their banjo Cumberland Gap arrangements into PDF files.