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Crossroad Blues mandolin tabs

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    Mandolin Crossroad Blues tab

    Low Octave

    Robert Johnson

    • Difficulty
    • Key
    • Tempo
      85 bpm
    • Tuning

    This version is a little more challenging, and based off of Eric Clapton's legendary take on this blues standard. How blue can you get?

  • High Octave

    Robert Johnson

    Up the neck! You don't have to sell your soul, but you will need to practice. Heads up!-Sometimes the second measure of the song goes to a D chord, but it doesn't have to. There's recordings of EJ playing it both ways.


More about Crossroad Blues

Written by Robert Johnson, made famous by Eric Clapton

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.

Need some practice help? Tunefox has several unique learning tools to keep your practice interesting and fun. Use the tempo slider to find the perfect tempo for you to practice at. When you’ve found it, test your speed with the “Speed Up” function, which will steadily increase the tempo each time the song or selected measures loop. When you’re ready to get off the tab, use Memory Train to increasingly hide notes each time Crossroad Blues tab loops.

Once you learn the main arrangement of Crossroad Blues, 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 Crossroad Blues, click Shuffle Licks, which can be found in the bottom tool bar.

All arrangements of Crossroad Blues 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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