Salty Dog guitar tabs & chords

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  • This is an early 1900s folk/blues song covered by Flatt & Scruggs. This arrangement of Salty Dog gives you an idea of what the vocal melody is.

    • Key G
    • 80 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Beginner
  • The intermediate version of Salty Dog sprinkles in some bluesy hammer-ons over the E and A chords. Practice tip: Because of the ‘strange’ chords, this song is a great place to practice using the Nashville number system.

    • Key G
    • 95 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Intermediate
  • More slurs and 16th notes make up this flowing arrangement of Salty Dog. Take it slow to nail the articulations, then gradually speed it up with the backing tracks or metronome.

    • Key G
    • 110 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Advanced

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Guitar Salty Dog tab

What skill level do you consider yourself to be at? With Tunefox, we meet you at your level with 3 different guitar tabs - Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. To learn the basic melody of this song (which is good for musicians at all levels), start with the beginner arrangement of Salty Dog. Work your way up to the advanced version, where you’ll learn a more ‘professional’ solo for the song.

Tunefox features unique tools to assist with practicing Salty Dog. "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 Salty Dog backing tracks that Tunefox offers are a great way for you to practice the arrangement you’ve learned and improvising over the chord changes. You can mix the tracks to meet your needs by changing the volume levels of the guitar, band, and 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 Salty Dog. 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 Salty Dog 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.