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Turkey in the Straw guitar tabs

  • Tablatures



    This Beginning version of Turkey in the Straw is not without challenge. That's why we're keeping the tempo at 50 bpm. However you may need to slow it down even more, looping difficult measures and substitution licks. Slow and steady wins the race. It's better to play slow and clean than fast and sloppy.

  • Intermediate


    Here's a fun one to pick. Shuffle the substitution licks to have even more fun with it.

  • Advanced


    David Grier. Nuff' said. This arrangement isn't for the faint of heart, or those that don't have a lot of cross-picking under their belt. Also, don't kickoff Turkey in the Straw in the key of D unless you want to get kicked out of a jam session!


More about Turkey in the Straw

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 Turkey in the Straw 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 Turkey in the Straw 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.

What to learn some variations on the melody of Turkey in the Straw? In each arrangement of this song you’ll find multiple licks that you can switch out to explore and discover new ways to play the song and learn about different styles along the way. Use the lick switcher by clicking on "Original Measure" above certain measures. To see a completely new arrangement of the song, click on "Shuffle Licks" in the bottom right corner of the page.

Once you’ve settled on an arrangement of Turkey in the Straw using the Lick Switcher, export your arrangement to a PDF file so you can print it out and take it with you. This is a member-only feature.