This is a tough instrumental. It was written by Bill Monroe. There's a challenging cross-picking lick in the main melody. If that is something your struggling with, use Focus. Tap on the measure, that will allow you to use Focus. Then it will loop only the measure you selected. You can use the tempo slider to find a comfortable speed. There's also a lot of great licks in the switcher. Some are options to make tough measures a little easier, and some show you cool ways to interpret the melody. Have fun with this one.Learn
More about Roanoke
A blazing instrumental, written by Bill Monroe.
With Tunefox, you can learn 1 bluegrass guitar arrangements to Roanoke, 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 Roanoke.
The "Speed-Up" and "Memory-Train" practice tools offer ways for you to practice technique and memorizing the arrangement of Roanoke 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.
The Roanoke 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 Roanoke? 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.
When you’ve finished creating your arrangement of Roanoke, export your song arrangement to PDF file. This feature is for members of Tunefox, only.