Eighth of January guitar tabs & chords

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  • Eighth of January is popular in both bluegrass and old-time circles. In this arrangement, you’ll learn the basic outline of the melody so you have a starting point for the intermediate version.

    • Key G
    • 75 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Beginner
  • This intermediate version of Eighth of January will show you how to blend more 16th notes into your playing to create a fuller, more melodic sound.

    • Key G
    • 95 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Intermediate
  • This advanced version of Eighth of January sounds exactly like how a fiddle player would approach playing this song. Practice tip: Get together with your friends, teach them the melody, and play along with the metronome!

    • Key G
    • 110 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Advanced

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Guitar Eighth of January tab

With Tunefox, you can learn 3 bluegrass guitar arrangements to Eighth of January, 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 Eighth of January.

The "Speed-Up" and "Memory-Train" practice tools offer ways for you to practice technique and memorizing the arrangement of Eighth of January 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.

Want to practice with a band? Use the Tunefox Eighth of January backing tracks! These real-sounding tracks sound great and the settings will allow you to adjust the volume of the guitar, band, or metronome.

What to learn some variations on the melody of Eighth of January? In each arrangement of this song you’ll find multiple licks that you can switch out to explore and discover new ways to play the song and learn about different styles along the way. Use the lick switcher by clicking on "Original Measure" above certain measures. To see a completely new arrangement of the song, click on "Shuffle Licks" in the bottom right corner of the page.

Once you’ve settled on an arrangement of Eighth of January 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.