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Wabash Cannonball guitar tabs

  • Tablatures



    Wabash Cannonball is a traditional tune done by Doc Watson. Learn the lyrics to this song to help you with these melodies!

  • Intermediate


    This fairly simple arrangement of Wabash Cannonball builds on the beginner version with more ascending scale patterns to that lead you to the melody notes.

  • Advanced


    More scales in this version of Wabash Cannonball! It’s important to play slurs in these vocal tunes because they make the melodies way more interesting that if you were to pick every single note. Practice your scales using slurs and it will help you play songs in this way.


More about Wabash Cannonball

What skill level do you consider yourself to be at? With Tunefox, we meet you at your level with 3 different guitar tabs - Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. To learn the basic melody of this song (which is good for musicians at all levels), start with the beginner arrangement of Wabash Cannonball. Work your way up to the advanced version, where you’ll learn a more ‘professional’ solo for the song.

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.

Use Tunefox’s backing tracks to practice this bluegrass guitar version of Wabash Cannonball with a real-sounding band. Go to the Settings menu to mix the volume of the guitar, band or metronome to your liking.

What to learn some variations on the melody of Wabash Cannonball? 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.

Members can export their arrangements into PDF, allowing them to print and bring them to their next jam session.