Way Downtown guitar tabs & chords

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  • There are several great recordings of Way Downtown, including ones made by Clarence White and Tony Rice. Use these for inspiration and even still some licks!

    • Key C
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Beginner
  • This is a low register arrangement of Way Downtown out of C position. The key the vocalist is singing in will determine your capo position.

    • Key C
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Intermediate
  • 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 Way Downtown.

    • Key C
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Advanced

More about Way Downtown Guitar song

Choose from 3 different versions of Way Downtown for bluegrass guitar based on your skill level. The beginner arrangement of this song will teach you a basic melody and from that place you can move to the intermediate tab and then to the advanced version, which will get you playing some more popular bluegrass guitar vocabulary.

Tunefox features unique tools to assist with practicing Way Downtown. "Speed-Up" will gradually increase the tempo of a looped section or the entire song so you can build your technique. When you select "Memory-Train", Tunefox will make the notes disappear from the tab each time the song loops, so you’ll learn how to get off the tab with ease. To isolate a section of the tune, simply click on the measure and it will loop.

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

Are you looking for a way how to be more creative while playing this song? Our content creators prepared different ways to play most of the measures in all 3 variations of Way Downtown. We call them "licks" and you can change these by clicking on the "Original Measure" text above the measure. You can also shuffle all of the licks in the song to get a completely new arrangement.

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