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Dear Old Dixie mandolin tabs

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    Mandolin Dear Old Dixie tab



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      110 bpm
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    This great tune was made famous by Earl Scruggs on the five string banjo, but it sounds great and is a lot of fun to play on the mandolin! Check out those licks for some great ideas on how to vary this melody and play over these chord changes.


More about Dear Old Dixie

A great traditional tune made famous by Flatt & Scruggs

Here you will find 1 different ways to play Dear Old Dixie on mandolin. The beginner Dear Old Dixie 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 Dear Old Dixie tab shows you how to really show your playing off with some flash bluegrass licks all based on the melody.

Use Tunefox’s unique practice tools to take your playing up a notch or two. The tempo slider allows you to set the perfect tempo for your practice, depending on your goals. Work up to your ideal speed for the song using the Speed Up tool and once you’re ready to commit Dear Old Dixie tab to memory, use Memory Train to gradually hide the notes in the song each time it loops.

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

The backing tracks included in all tab versions of Dear Old Dixie 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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Dear Old Dixie lyrics

Well I woke up this morning feeling all alone, Got to thinking about my home sweet home. All the folks back in Tennessee, Well, they think an awful lot of me. So I'm packin up that ole car of mine, And Im' headin down below that Mason Dixon Line. Don't you know I headed south today, Down dear ole Dixie way. Well, Tennessee, Mississippi good ole Alabam, Had some great times down in Lousian. Bluegrass in Kentucky, Callin me, Dear ole Virginia is where I wanna be. So I'm Packin up that ole car of mine, And Im' headin down below that Mason Dixon Line. Don't you know I headed south today, Down dear ole Dixie way.