Paddy on the Turnpike guitar tabs & chords

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  • Paddy on the Turnpike is an Irish tune turned bluegrass. It’s commonly heard at a fast pace and both the melody and chords are very fun!

    • Key G
    • 130 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Beginner
  • The intermediate version of Paddy on the Turnpike brings in a bit more slurs than the beginner arrangement. Practice this with the “Speed Up” function to work on your endurance and speed.

    • Key G
    • 130 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Intermediate
  • This version of Paddy on the Turnpike starts out in the higher register and features some advanced chord positions. Practice using your pinky to get that initial 7th fret note in the first measure.

    • Key G
    • 130 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Advanced

More about Paddy on the Turnpike Guitar song

Guitar Paddy on the Turnpike tab

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 Paddy on the Turnpike 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.

Tunefox features unique tools to assist with practicing Paddy on the Turnpike. "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 Paddy on the Turnpike 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.

Get creative with Paddy on the Turnpike 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 Paddy on the Turnpike for bluegrass guitar, click on Shuffle Licks in the bottom right corner.

Members can export their arrangements into PDF, allowing them to print and bring them to their next jam session.