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Red Haired Boy guitar tabs

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    Guitar Red Haired Boy tab


    Tony Rice

    This is a nicely paraphrased version of the greatest fiddle tune in the history of the world. Well maybe that's just one man's opinion, but it is a well liked tune that's popular at jam sessions. There are some challenging substitution licks so use the loop feature and keep the tempo very slow.

  • Intermediate

    Tony Rice

    This is a fairly straight ahead version of Red-Haired Boy AKA Little Beggar Man. There's some nice syncopation which really helps move the melody along nicely.

  • Advanced

    Tony Rice

    David Grier. Nuff' Said. This is a transcription from his album "Hootenanny" which you should definitely treat yourself to. Check out the genius way he cross-picks the descending line in measure 5 for the B part. It's absolutely beautiful. Grier plays it in open G. He doesn't try to set his strings on fire and neither should you. Cross-picking is hard. Take it slow and easy. He recorded Red Haired Boy with a very laid-back feel. Go get the record and you'll see what I mean.


More about Red Haired Boy

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 Red Haired Boy 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 Red Haired Boy 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.

Want to practice with a band? Use the Tunefox Red Haired Boy backing tracks! These real-sounding tracks sound great and the settings will allow you to adjust the volume of the guitar, band, or metronome.

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 3 variations of Red Haired Boy. 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.

Once you’ve settled on an arrangement of Red Haired Boy 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.