The Old Spinning Wheel guitar tabs

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  • This is a simple arrangement of The Old Spinning Wheel. For the chromatic walk you can either use one finger per fret, or if you are still using training wheels it's ok to just use one finger and walk it up! Don't think you always have to play something the hard way. It just has to work. Now get to pickin'!

    • Key C
    • 80 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Beginner
  • The intermediate arrangement of The Old Spinning Wheel adds a few slides, and hammers to give more life to the melody, and a couple dotted half notes to give a sense of forward momentum. It's a great way to liven up a simple melody. Just don't overuse them! It's like cursing, it'll lose it's effect! hehehe :)

    • Key C
    • 100 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Intermediate
  • This is a James Alan Shelton transcription. Check out all his variations! As you learn to play this, take a step back and get a bird's eye view of the The Old Spinning Wheel arrangement. Look over the tablature and analyze the stylistic and technical tools he used. Don't just be a parrot. Try to understand what you're learning, that way you can take some of his approach and use it in other arrangements. For over 20 years James was the lead guitar player for Ralph Stanley! #Legend

    • Key C
    • 115 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Advanced