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Beaumont Rag mandolin tabs

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    Beginner

    Traditional

    Beaumont Rag is one of those bluegrass tunes that has some swing influence. It's a fun one!

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  • Intermediate

    Traditional

    This intermediate version of Beaumont Rag for mandolin is filled out a bit more than the beginner break. It's a great stepping stone for the advanced solo!

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  • Advanced

    Traditional

    Put your jazz hat on for this one! This solo for Beaumont Rag is so much fun. Switch out the licks to learn about improvisation and how to play variations on the melody.

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More about Beaumont Rag

Beaumont Rag is a popular Texas swing and old-time turned bluegrass fiddle tune. It's known in bluegrass circles primarily as a flatpicking tune due to guitarist Doc Watson's popular recordings of it. The Rag is named after the town of Beaumont, Texas and was first recorded by fiddler Samuel Morgan Peacock in 1929. Bob Wills further popularized the tune in a western swing style. The flatpicking arrangement to Beaumont Rag has two parts and the second part features some flashy crosspicking over the V and I chords. It's become a standard in bluegrass circles and is a good test for those working on their more swingy improvisation chops.