It is advised to stay in the first position for the whole tune (1st LH finger at the 2nd fret). Do not change the left-hand position in bars #4 and # 14 to play at the first fret – just shift your first finger and use twice in a row. Once you learn the melody, use the lick switcher to develop your improvising skills.Learn
Once you learn the melody, use the lick switcher to develop your improvising skills. You may find it easier for your left hand to switch between the first position (1st finger at 2nd fret) and the second position (1st finger at the 3rd fret) within the tune, especially after playing the 5–7 slides.Learn
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This great traditional fiddle tune was popularized by the Kenny Baker, who played it in the key of C. We stick to his version in our arrangement for mandolin. Depending on the situation, the A part is sometimes played just once. The B part can even be skipped. For this reason you should listen closely to the leader if you hear this tune at a jam session. The chord progression is the same for all parts, so the chance of getting lost in the structure is low. Enjoy this one!
The Tunefox Beginner tab is focusing on accenting the melody notes of the vocal line. Intermediate arrangement features more 16th note up and down strokes than the beginner version and Advanced version adds some tasty melodic flare.
Use Tunefox’s unique practice tools to take your playing up a notch or two. The tempo slider allows you to set the perfect tempo for your practice, depending on your goals. Work up to your ideal speed for the song using the Speed Up tool and once you’re ready to commit Back Up And Push tab to memory, use Memory Train to gradually hide the notes in the song each time it loops.
Get creative with this arrangement of Back Up And Push by using the Tunefox Lick Switcher feature. This tool lets you decide what licks you’d like to learn in the song and helps you better understand improvisation and creativity within the chord changes of Back Up And Push. Shuffle all of the licks in this tab to create an entirely new version of the song.
Need to work on jamming? Use the Tunefox backing tracks, which are included with each arrangement of Back Up And Push. You can mix the volume of mandolin, full band, and metronome to whatever level you’d like.
Members can also export all of their arrangements into PDF files.