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Get Up John mandolin tabs

  • Tablatures
    Mandolin Get Up John tab

    Skaggs Style

    Bill Monroe

    • Difficulty
    • Key
    • Tempo
      140 bpm
    • Tuning

    This is an amazing instrumental. It has a cool tuning known as "Cross Tuning". It comes from the world of Old-Time music. Tune one G string to F#. Tune the G string just below that to A. Your courses of D and A strings remain standard. Lastly tune your top E string down to A. Then tune the E string closest to the floor down to D. Now, you are in tune and ready to play, "Get Up John".


More about Get Up John

A cross-tuned powerhouse of an instrumental.

Learn how to play Get Up John from a very basic level. With the beginner tab you’ll learn the melody of this song. Using this tab is a great way to set a solid foundation for your development on the mandolin. After you have completed the beginner version get cracking on the intermediate and advanced versions of Get Up John tabs. These arrangements still follow the melody line but a little more technique is required to get them down.

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 Get Up John tab to memory, use Memory Train to gradually hide the notes in the song each time it loops.

Want to learn how to improvise over Get Up John 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.

Need to work on jamming? Use the Tunefox backing tracks, which are included with each arrangement of Get Up John. You can mix the volume of mandolin, full band, and metronome to whatever level you’d like.

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