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Lonesome Road Blues guitar tabs

  • Tablatures


    Earl Scruggs

    Nothin' too fancy in this version of Lonesome Road Blues, but measure 4 may be a little tricky. Use the loop feature and slow down the tempo to master the string crossing and the triplet. The substitution measures are always there if you want to add another flavor or tackle a new challenge.

  • Bluegrass

    Earl Scruggs

    We've got an arrangement of Lonesome Road Blues that starts as an up the neck break then moves down to first position with a little bit of cross-picking. This is best known as a banjo tune in the bluegrass world. So we might as well try and imitate the way Earl done it!


More about Lonesome Road Blues

On Tunefox, there are 3 versions of this song for you to learn. The Beginner arrangement gives you a good foundation of the verse melody. The Lonesome Road Blues 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 Lonesome Road 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.

The Lonesome Road 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.

Get creative with Lonesome Road Blues with the Tunefox lick switcher. The lick switcher gives you an opportunity to learn multiple variations of the song you’re learning within the context of the guitar tab you’re practicing. To use the lick switcher, click on the text that says "Original Measure" above some of the measures in the tab. If you want to see a completely new arrangement of Lonesome Road Blues for bluegrass guitar, click on Shuffle Licks in the bottom right corner.

Once you’ve settled on an arrangement of Lonesome Road Blues 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.