Immerse yourself into a complete and enriching bluegrass mandolin learning experience with our 'Big Spike Hammer' resource. Designed for intermediate players exploring the Bluegrass Style, this resource opens wide the doors into the world of mandolin, traditional bluegrass, and the Osborne Brothers.
Our teaching is centred around the features of the Tunefox platform. One of the stellar features is the Lick Switcher. This tool enables you to add new layers of depth to your learning by altering the licks for individual measures. As a result, you open up avenues for numerous song variations. Tap on any measure to discover hidden licks and find new ways to interpret the tune. The flexibility it offers allows you to create your personalized rendition of the song.
The Arrange slider is another tool, enhancing your customization options. If you prefer a simpler, more succinct arrangement, slide the Arrange slider to the left, and many of the filler notes will be omitted, leaving you with a pared-down, core arrangement. On the other hand, if you crave the complexity of the full song, slide the tool to the right to reveal all the extra notes in the tablature.
Adjust the tempo to your comfort using the tempo slider. It allows you to subtly decrease or increase the tempo, thus providing an easier learning environment. Learning becomes fun when you play along with backing tracks. Concentrate on certain measures and repeat them often.
The 'Speed Up' function is another helpful tool that makes mastering the song’s tempo achievable. It gradually increases the playback tempo, making it ideal for steadily advancing to faster speeds. Start slow, at a speed that suits your comfort, and let 'Speed Up' incrementally lift the tempo each time you play through the song.
Remember, patience, consistency, and practice are essential to success. Enjoy every moment of your learning journey and before you know it, you'll be playing 'Big Spike Hammer' like a pro.
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