More about The Old Rugged Cross
A classic Hymn.
With Tunefox, you can learn 1 bluegrass guitar arrangements to The Old Rugged Cross, 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 The Old Rugged Cross.
Tunefox features unique tools to assist with practicing The Old Rugged Cross. "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 The Old Rugged Cross 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 The Old Rugged Cross 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 The Old Rugged Cross for bluegrass guitar, click on Shuffle Licks in the bottom right corner.
Members can export their arrangements into PDF, allowing them to print and bring them to their next jam session.
The Old Rugged Cross lyrics
On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross The emblem of suffering and shame And I love that old cross where the dearest and best For a world of lost sinners was slain So I'll cherish the old rugged cross (rugged cross) Till my trophies at last I lay down I will cling to the old rugged cross And exchange it some day for a crown To the old rugged cross I will ever be true It's shame and reproach gladly bear Then he'll call me some day to my home far away Where his glory forever I'll share And I'll cherish the old rugged cross (rugged cross) Till my trophies at last I lay down And I will cling to the old rugged cross And exchange it some day for a crown I will cling to the old rugged cross And exchange it some day for a crown