This arrangement of Freight Train is almost identical to the Beginner arrangement. It's just one octave higher. There are a few more stretches in this arrangement and the licks are more challenging as well. Try to work on your tone when playing the basic arrangement. If the pick is flat on the string or close to the bridge, you'll get a brighter sound. If the pick is turned to the leading edge strikes the string first, or you move the attack point closer to the neck, you'll get a darker sound. TONE MATTERS!Learn
This arrangement of Freight Train doesn't use many open strings. It is almost all in a closed position, and has minimal ornaments. This gives you a chance to use the lick switcher. Shuffle the licks to create a new and unique version. Notice how nice the balance is when you have a balance melody and "hot licks". That's how a truly nice lead is crafted-balance. Also, try and come up with your own licks. However, when coming up with your own ideas, don't think you need to play 16th notes all the time! A beautiful melody is all you need sometimes, and that's exactly what you have here.Learn
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Choose from 3 different versions of Freight Train for bluegrass guitar based on your skill level. The beginner arrangement of this song will teach you a basic melody and from that place you can move to the intermediate tab and then to the advanced version, which will get you playing some more popular bluegrass guitar vocabulary.
The "Speed-Up" and "Memory-Train" practice tools offer ways for you to practice technique and memorizing the arrangement of Freight Train 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 Freight Train 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 Freight Train. 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.
Members can export their arrangements into PDF, allowing them to print and bring them to their next jam session.