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    Mandolin Eight More Miles to Louisville tab

    Beginner

    Grandpa Jones

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      G
    • Tempo
      75 bpm
    • Tuning
      GDAE

    Simple but sweet. Check out this jam ready arrangement and licks. Be sure to work on those quick chord changes as well. Backup is important!

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  • Intermediate

    Grandpa Jones

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      G
    • Tempo
      90 bpm
    • Tuning
      GDAE

    16th notes with a little breathing room. Great licks and great fun. Eight miles to Louisville, but you take them as slow or fast as you feel. Watch out for measure 5. The rhythm is a bit tricky. Click on that measure to isolate and loop it. Use the tempo slider to practice it repeatedly at a manageable tempo.

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  • Advanced

    Grandpa Jones

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      G
    • Tempo
      108 bpm
    • Tuning
      GDAE

    Grandpa wrote it but this song has become synonymous with Sam Bush. This is a transcription from his playing with a few extra licks in case it's just too easy for ya :) Enjoy!

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More about Eight More Miles to Louisville

When asked, Grandpa Jones said he got the idea of this song from “Eight More Miles to Louisville,” which came from another song with the title “Fifteen miles from Birmingham.” The song is not a rip off of the “Fifteen Miles from Birmingham,” and Grandpa Jones stated clearly that the only that he got was an idea, not the lyrics itself. The song has appeared on a number if traditional Ozark Mountain fiddle tunes. All of this tune was compiled by Van Rudolph, who is also recorded to have been part of several other bluegrass and oldie music. The tune that inspired grandpa was from the Delmore brothers. Grandpa lived from 1913 to 1998, and during this period, he was able to play the clawhammer music banjo, inducted into the grand Opry in 1948, and was inducted into The Country Music Hall Of Fame in 1978.

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 Eight More Miles to Louisville tab loops.

Get creative with this arrangement of Eight More Miles to Louisville by using the Tunefox Lick Switcher feature. This tool lets you decide what licks you’d like to learn in the song and helps you better understand improvisation and creativity within the chord changes of Eight More Miles to Louisville. Shuffle all of the licks in this tab to create an entirely new version of the song.

The backing tracks included in all tab versions of Eight More Miles to Louisville 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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