White House Blues guitar tabs & chords

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  • This is a Bill Monroe number that is usually played at a breakneck tempo. Practice tip: Play slowly with the metronome on repeat to achieve maximum articulation potential.

    • Key G
    • 130 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Beginner
  • There’s a bit more embellishment in this intermediate version of White House Blues and you’ll start to see the solo and melody come to life.

    • Key G
    • 130 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Intermediate
  • This version of White House Blues is a great example of how to work in fiddle-tune-like phrasing into your melodic playing. The key is to bring out the vocal phrasing whenever possible.

    • Key G
    • 130 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Advanced

More about White House Blues Guitar song

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 White House Blues 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.

Tunefox features unique tools to assist with practicing White House Blues. "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 White House Blues 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 White House Blues. 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.