Wreck of the Old '97 guitar tabs & chords

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  • A traditional folk song about a devastating train wreck. It turns out sad topics make for great songs. Check out some recordings of Wreck of the Old '97 to get the melody in your head before learning this one.

    • Key G
    • 80 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Beginner
  • This arrangement of Wreck of the Old '97 introduces many more up strokes to bring you a more technical and exciting solo than the beginner one. That being said, don’t skip the beginner version as it’s essential to get that melody down!

    • Key G
    • 100 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Intermediate
  • A little crosspicking here, some fiddle-tune style playing there. Take this one nice and easy in the beginning to practice all of the essential little nuances it provides. Metronome, metronome, metronome!

    • Key G
    • 110 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Advanced

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Guitar Wreck of the Old '97 tab

Choose from 3 different versions of Wreck of the Old '97 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.

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.

Want to practice with a band? Use the Tunefox Wreck of the Old '97 backing tracks! These real-sounding tracks sound great and the settings will allow you to adjust the volume of the guitar, band, or metronome.

Get creative with Wreck of the Old '97 with the Tunefox lick switcher. The lick switcher gives you an opportunity to learn multiple variations of the song you’re learning within the context of the guitar tab you’re practicing. To use the lick switcher, click on the text that says "Original Measure" above some of the measures in the tab. If you want to see a completely new arrangement of Wreck of the Old '97 for bluegrass guitar, click on Shuffle Licks in the bottom right corner.

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