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Tom Dooley guitar tabs

  • Tablatures


    The Dillards

    Tom Dooley is a jam tune made popular by the Dillards. The chords go by very fast on this one, so make sure you play those along with the backing track as well as the melody.

  • Bluegrass

    The Dillards

    In this solo, you’ll learn how to blend in major and pentatonic scales along with slurs to create your own exciting and involved arrangement of Tom Dooley.


More about Tom Dooley

On Tunefox, there are 3 versions of this song for you to learn. The Beginner arrangement gives you a good foundation of the verse melody. The Tom Dooley Intermediate tab is a slidey arrangement of this song, which is a little more technically challenging and finally, the Advanced version introduces more typical bluegrass vocabulary.

On Tunefox you’ll find numerous tools to help you learn this song. Use the "Speed Up" tool to easily build speed. The "Memory train" feature will hide notes everytime you go through the song so you can more effectively get off tab. You can also isolate, slow down and repeat problematic measures.

The Tom Dooley 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.

Each bluegrass guitar arrangement of Tom Dooley 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.

When you’ve finished creating your arrangement of Tom Dooley, export your song arrangement to PDF file. This feature is for members of Tunefox, only.