An entry point to playing "floaties". Learn the basic melody in a new position by playing higher fretted notes and open strings. This is a technique used by most banjo players known as "melodic style". Flat pickers borrowed this technique and often refer to it as playing "floaties".Learn
When playing lead using the lower guitar strings try and pick slightly closer to the bridge. This will help that low frequency stand out in the mix. If you pick to close to the neck it will make the sound have less presence and definition. Where you pick the note is one of the many ways you can control your tone on acoustic guitar.Learn
This is the range where you will most often pick the lead. You shouldn't have to pick as close to the bridge since you are playing a higher frequency note. However you still can. Experiment with picking the string at different points to familiarize yourself with the tonal palette available to you, then color the song as you see fit.Learn
More about The Crawdad Song
Choose from 3 different versions of The Crawdad Song 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 The Crawdad Song. "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.
Use Tunefox’s backing tracks to practice this bluegrass guitar version of The Crawdad Song with a real-sounding band. Go to the Settings menu to mix the volume of the guitar, band or metronome to your liking.
Each bluegrass guitar arrangement of The Crawdad Song 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.
Members can export their arrangements into PDF, allowing them to print and bring them to their next jam session.