While Lonesome Fiddle Blues was written on the fiddle by Vassar Clements, it has become a flatpicking standard at contests and some jam sessions. This is a simplified, but not simple version, for advanced beginners and those ambitious students willing to tackle it a measure at a time.Learn
The same phrase can sound very different depending on how you play it. Notice how the A section at the end is played legato by using hammers and pulls, while the first A section is all picked notes. Try to keep the volume of your slurs(hammers and pulls) equal to your picked notes. The B section is often complete improv. That's where all the substitution licks are in this arrangement of Lonesome Fiddle Blues. That way you can get a bunch of ideas on how to play it. It's a great opportunity to use the shuffle button to scramble the licks into new and interesting combinations.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 Lonesome Fiddle Blues. Work your way up to the advanced version, where you’ll learn a more ‘professional’ solo for the song.
Tunefox features unique tools to assist with practicing Lonesome Fiddle Blues. "Speed-Up" will gradually increase the tempo of a looped section or the entire song so you can build your technique. When you select "Memory-Train", Tunefox will make the notes disappear from the tab each time the song loops, so you’ll learn how to get off the tab with ease. To isolate a section of the tune, simply click on the measure and it will loop.
The Lonesome Fiddle Blues backing tracks that Tunefox offers are a great way for you to practice the arrangement you’ve learned and improvising over the chord changes. You can mix the tracks to meet your needs by changing the volume levels of the guitar, band, and metronome.
What to learn some variations on the melody of Lonesome Fiddle Blues? 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.
When you’ve finished creating your arrangement of Lonesome Fiddle Blues, export your song arrangement to PDF file. This feature is for members of Tunefox, only.