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  • Nothing but the melody boys and girls. With an arrangement this simple, we can always focus on other elements of playing besides what our left hand is doing and which direction our pick is going. We can focus on the important stuff. Tone. Timing. Two essential elements to making music. Use a rest stroke to bring out good tone and volume. Experiment with the angle of your pick, and the placement of your pick attack. Closer to the bridge will be brighter, while playing closer to the soundhole or neck will warm up your tone. Just as a pick flat on the strings will give you the brightest tone(for one picking location), and striking the string with an angled pick will give you a darker tone(for the same location). That's another level of tone control. You don't need knobs. You are an artist. These are your the colors in your palette. Now, Paint!

    • Key G
    • 70 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Beginner
  • This fun arrangement of East Virginia Blues has a lot of chromatic runs, but still maintains the melody. As it should be! Where would we be with out the melody? Probably playing banjo! Only joking banjo players :)

    • Key G
    • 90 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Intermediate
  • This is a transcription of Caleb Smith East Virginia Blues solo. He recorded this with Balsam Range around 140 bpm! If you can play this at that speed, send them a video, they may need you for fill in gigs :) Caleb has some very unique note choices, and goes to some places the average bluegrass hands might not be used to. Make use of the loop and tempo features to nail down this tough solo piece by piece.

    • Key G
    • 115 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Advanced

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Guitar East Virginia Blues 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 East Virginia Blues. Work your way up to the advanced version, where you’ll learn a more ‘professional’ solo for the song.

The "Speed-Up" and "Memory-Train" practice tools offer ways for you to practice technique and memorizing the arrangement of East Virginia Blues you’re learning. Speed-Up will automatically increase the tempo of the song or selection that you’re practicing while Memory-Train deletes notes from the tab each time it loops to help you commit the melody to memory. To select and loop sections of the song, click on them with your cursor.

Use Tunefox’s backing tracks to practice this bluegrass guitar version of East Virginia Blues 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 3 variations of East Virginia Blues. 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.

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