This is one of Bill Monroe's most famous numbers. The down-stroke is a powerful tool here. Play boldly. Make the melody strong. Pick through the string and have it come to rest on the string below. This is called a rest stroke. It's a way to get great tone and power when you are not having to do fast alternate(up and down) picking.Learn
More about Kentucky Waltz
On Tunefox, there are 1 versions of this song for you to learn. The Beginner arrangement gives you a good foundation of the verse melody. The Kentucky Waltz Intermediate tab is a slidey arrangement of this song, which is a little more technically challenging and finally, the Advanced version introduces more typical bluegrass vocabulary.
The "Speed-Up" and "Memory-Train" practice tools offer ways for you to practice technique and memorizing the arrangement of Kentucky Waltz 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.
The Kentucky Waltz 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.
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 1 variations of Kentucky Waltz. 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 also export all of their banjo Kentucky Waltz arrangements into PDF files.