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Big Spike Hammer mandolin tabs

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    Mandolin Big Spike Hammer tab


    Osborne Brothers

    • Difficulty
    • Key
    • Tempo
      115 bpm
    • Tuning

    This tune is most commonly played in B at jams and in bands. There's some challenge, but also some great opportunity for new licks and tricks on your mandolin!


More about Big Spike Hammer

A standard in the bluegrass repertoire.

Here you will find 1 different ways to play Big Spike Hammer on mandolin. The beginner Big Spike Hammer tab will show you how to play the basic melody line. Once you feel comfortable playing that then move on to learning the intermediate arrangement, which will teach you how to incorporate more 16th notes. Finally, the advanced Big Spike Hammer tab shows you how to really show your playing off with some flash bluegrass licks all based on the melody.

Tunefox features several amazing learning tools to aid you in practicing Big Spike Hammer tabs. For example, the tempo control slider will let you set an ideal tempo for practice and you can also click on measures to isolate specific sections of the song. The Speed Up tool will gradually increase the tempo each time the song or selected measures loop and the Memory Train feature will steadily hide notes in the song each time it loops.

If you ever wondered how to play Big Spike Hammer on mandolin more creatively, try changing out the licks! Most of the measures can be changed into a different style, so you can gain an understanding of how other musicians may approach this tune. You can also shuffle all of the licks in the song to create a unique arrangement of the entire tab.

All arrangements of Big Spike Hammer include flexible backing tracks, allowing you to change the volume of the main instrument, full band, or metronome to suit your practice needs.

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Big Spike Hammer lyrics

Can’t you hear the whistle of my big spike hammer Lord it’s busting my side I’ve done all I can do to keep that woman happy Still she’s not satisfied Hey hey Della Mae Why do you treat me this way Hey hey Della Mae I’ll get even some day I’m the best hammer swinger on this big section gang Big Bill Johnson is my name Lord this hammer that I swing for a dollar and a half a day I’ll all for my Della Mae Now I’ve been lots of places, not much I ain’t done There’s still alot of things I’d like to see Lord this hammer that I swing or the woman that I love Yes, one’s gonna be the death of me