Here is a solid Bluegrass style arrangement of there is a time that utilizes the Bum-Ditty rhythm for the picking pattern. Pay close attention to the picking pattern as marked in the tablature. There's also some great Bluegrass, Bluesy and Pentatonic licks available here. The original recording of this tune is in Dm, and was also played in the key of Bm on the Andy Griffith show whenever "Charlene" would sing lead. This arrangement uses Am shapes, and with the help of a capo placed at the 5th fret we can play in the original Dm. If placed at the 2nd fret we'll be in Bm. There's lots of great bluegrass style lick vocabulary out of this shape and the fret hand chords for rhythm lay out nicely.Learn
Here's a basic melody for there is a time with some simple riffs. If the Bluegrass arrangement was too much for you try this one out. Also, if you are an intermediate or advanced player trying to play at faster tempos, learn this to have it as a safety net for when the jam really gets cooking! If you want to play this tune along with the original recording slap that capo on the 5th fret!Learn
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With Tunefox, you can learn 3 bluegrass guitar arrangements to There is a Time, 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 There is a Time.
Use Tunefox’s unique practice tools to improve your speed and get off the tab faster so you can jam sooner. The "Speed-Up" tool will incrementally increase the tempo of the song so you can build up to your ideal tempo for the tune. Use "Memory-Train" to liberate yourself from the tab. This practice tool will make the notes in the song gradually disappear, forcing you not to look at the tab anymore. Click on measures to isolate and loop them for practice.
The There is a Time 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.
Each bluegrass guitar arrangement of There is a Time 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.