This is a classic swing tune. It's played often in bluegrass jams. The tough part is the syncopated notes. Listen as much as you play when learning this tune. You don't always have to have your instrument to practice. Repeated listening is a great learning tool. Listen to the song, loop and listen to individual measures or sections. It will help you internalize the music. There's a load of great licks to try in the lick switcher. Be sure to turn swing mode on. It is a swing tune after all!Learn
More about Panhandle Rag
A great western swing tune written by Leon McAuliffe
With Tunefox, you can learn 1 bluegrass guitar arrangements to Panhandle Rag, starting with the Beginner tablature. This tab will give you a foundation for the melody so you can easily modify it along your journey to the intermediate and advanced versions, which will each progress in difficulty. This helps you develop a bluegrass guitar vocabulary while also staying true to the melody of Panhandle Rag.
Use Tunefox’s unique practice tools to improve your speed and get off the tab faster so you can jam sooner. The "Speed-Up" tool will incrementally increase the tempo of the song so you can build up to your ideal tempo for the tune. Use "Memory-Train" to liberate yourself from the tab. This practice tool will make the notes in the song gradually disappear, forcing you not to look at the tab anymore. Click on measures to isolate and loop them for practice.
Want to practice with a band? Use the Tunefox Panhandle Rag backing tracks! These real-sounding tracks sound great and the settings will allow you to adjust the volume of the guitar, band, or metronome.
Each bluegrass guitar arrangement of Panhandle Rag in Tunefox features switchable licks. These licks are designed to teach you multiple ways to play a song while staying true to the skill level you have chosen. To use the Tunefox lick switcher, click on "Original Measure" that is displayed over specific measures of the song. Use "Shuffle Licks" to switch all of the licks, which will show you a completely new arrangement of the song.
When you’ve finished creating your arrangement of Panhandle Rag, export your song arrangement to PDF file. This feature is for members of Tunefox, only.