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Cotton Eyed Joe mandolin tabs & chords

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  • A simple arrangement of Cotton Eyed Joe that will help show you how to utilize the A major and pentatonic scales.

    • Key A
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning GDAE
    Play Beginner
  • This version of Cotton Eyed Joe introduces more advanced phrasing and a fancy slide to make your playing sound nice and bluegrassy!

    • Key A
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning GDAE
    Play Intermediate
  • A driving arrangement of Cotton Eyed Joe featuring longer lines, slides, and hammer-ons. You can’t go wrong learning this solo!

    • Key A
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning GDAE
    Play Advanced

More about Cotton Eyed Joe Mandolin song

Learn how to play the melody of Cotton Eyed Joe with the beginner mandolin tab on Tunefox. From there you can work your way up to the intermediate and advanced arrangements, which feature an emphasis on technical playing while still holding true to that original melody.

Tunefox features several amazing learning tools to aid you in practicing Cotton Eyed Joe 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.

Once you learn the main arrangement of Cotton Eyed Joe, try switching out the licks in the song to learn about improvisation and creativity. You can do this by using the Tunefox Lick Switcher, which features hand-crafted licks built specifically for each tab. If you’re looking to spice up the entire arrangement of Cotton Eyed Joe, click Shuffle Licks, which can be found in the bottom tool bar.

The backing tracks included in all tab versions of Cotton Eyed Joe are a great tool for practicing the melody or improvisation. Go to Settings to change the volume levels of the mandolin, full band tracks, and metronome to suit your practice needs.

Members can also export all of their arrangements into PDF files.