Intro to cross-picking. If you haven't done a lot of cross-picking this is a good arrangement of Will the Circle Be Unbroken to work on. It's not too overwhelming, and there are several spots that allow you to rest and play something simple until the next cross-picking riff comes up. Take it slow, and use the loop feature to master the measures with cross-picking one by one. Then put it all together at a manageable speed. Take it easy and have fun!Learn
Doc Watson. The father of Flatpicking. The only thing smoother than his picking was the way he sang. This is a transcription of one of his Will the Circle Be Unbroken solos. You should learn it, then you should go buy a Doc Watson album. "Southbound" and "Old-Timey Concert" are two of my favorites.Learn
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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 Will the Circle Be Unbroken 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 Will the Circle Be Unbroken. "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.
The Will the Circle Be Unbroken 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.
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 Will the Circle Be Unbroken. 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 also export all of their banjo Will the Circle Be Unbroken arrangements into PDF files.