A nice simplified Sugarfoot Rag melody that will be instantly recognizable at any jam. Try and play strong clear notes. Rest strokes always help. The pick should come to rest on top of the string directly beneath the one being picked. It you are picking the G string, the pick should come to rest on the B string. Picking "through" the string will help the string vibration pattern be at it's best, that's how you get the best tone. You don't want your pick to swing out. Your tone will suffer.Learn
Hammers and pulls allow your hands to share the work load, getting you more notes and giving your right hand a break at the same time. You can also get a more legato(smooth) sound. There is a sixteenth note picking challenge in the pickup measure so highlight and loop that measure to really nail it down.Learn
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With Tunefox, you can learn 3 bluegrass guitar arrangements to Sugarfoot Rag, 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 Sugarfoot Rag.
The "Speed-Up" and "Memory-Train" practice tools offer ways for you to practice technique and memorizing the arrangement of Sugarfoot Rag 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 Sugarfoot Rag 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.
Get creative with Sugarfoot Rag with the Tunefox lick switcher. The lick switcher gives you an opportunity to learn multiple variations of the song you’re learning within the context of the guitar tab you’re practicing. To use the lick switcher, click on the text that says "Original Measure" above some of the measures in the tab. If you want to see a completely new arrangement of Sugarfoot Rag for bluegrass guitar, click on Shuffle Licks in the bottom right corner.
When you’ve finished creating your arrangement of Sugarfoot Rag, export your song arrangement to PDF file. This feature is for members of Tunefox, only.