Mandolin

Cuckoo's Nest mandolin tabs & chords

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  • This quirky little Irish tune is a fun one to bust out at jam sessions. You'll learn the basic melody in this version of Cuckoo's Nest.

    • Key D
    • 70 bpm
    • Tuning GDAE
    Play Beginner
  • In this arrangement of Cuckoo's Nest, you'll add some bounce to the song with many more slurs than the beginner version. Don't forget to switch out the licks to learn even more variations on the melody!

    • Key D
    • 92 bpm
    • Tuning GDAE
    Play Intermediate
  • This arrangement of Cuckoo's next is a tasty one! To test your true knowledge of the tune, find a fiddle player to play this with and teach them your arrangement!

    • Key D
    • 110 bpm
    • Tuning GDAE
    Play Advanced

More about Cuckoo's Nest Mandolin song

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.

There are a ton of tools in the Tunefox app that will help you learn Cuckoo's Nest tabs more efficiently and effectively. Use the tempo control slider to slow down the whole song, or isolate problematic measures. You can also activate the "Speed Up" tool to speed up isolated measures each time they loop. Use the "Memory Train" tool to hide more and more notes each time you play through the song.

Want to learn how to improvise over Cuckoo's Nest on mandolin? Use the Tunefox Lick Switcher to change some of the measures into different style licks. You can basically create your own arrangement of the song, depending on what you want to learn. Pretty cool! If you want to randomly shuffle the licks in the song, go down to the bottom toolbar and click on Shuffle Licks.

The backing tracks included in all tab versions of Cuckoo's Nest 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.

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