Reuben guitar tabs & chords

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  • The quintessential bluegrass train number. This one is a tune that banjo players learn in their beginning years but it's also a top jam song.

    • Key D
    • 80 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Beginner
  • This tune works great at many different tempi and has great words. Pro Tip: Learn the words for a song to get the melody in your head before putting it on your instrument.

    • Key D
    • 95 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Intermediate
  • A lot of cool bluesy runs in this one. Be sure to switch out the licks to work on your solo variations!

    • Key D
    • 105 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Advanced

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Guitar Reuben tab

Choose from 3 different versions of Reuben for bluegrass guitar based on your skill level. The beginner arrangement of this song will teach you a basic melody and from that place you can move to the intermediate tab and then to the advanced version, which will get you playing some more popular bluegrass guitar vocabulary.

Tunefox features unique tools to assist with practicing Reuben. "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 Reuben 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.

What to learn some variations on the melody of Reuben? 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.

Once you’ve settled on an arrangement of Reuben 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.