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Rhythm Basics guitar tabs

  • Tablatures

    Key of C


    For tips on how to make playing these changes more easily make sure to check out the lesson videos!

  • Key of D


    Lots of great songs are in D, and you can achieve a rich sound by learning to play these chords in the open position.

  • Key of G


    G is for bluegrass...Don't get the joke? Go to a couple hundred jams. All will become clear in time :)


More about Rhythm Basics

Basic Rhythm patterns in 3 keys

Choose from 3 different versions of Rhythm Basics 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 Rhythm Basics. "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 Rhythm Basics 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.

Each bluegrass guitar arrangement of Rhythm Basics 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.

Once you’ve settled on an arrangement of Rhythm Basics 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.