Mandolin

Hangman's Reel mandolin tabs & chords

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  • Hangman's reel is an old-time number turned bluegrass and it has 4 parts! Luckily the B and C sections are pretty short, so it's actually not that hard to memorize and get under your fingers. This is a great one for getting more comfortable in the key of A.

    • Key A
    • 60 bpm
    • Tuning GDAE
    Play Beginner
  • This arrangement of Hangman's Reel is a more fiddly approach, where you can hear how a fiddler would phrase this tune. Remember that there are a whole bunch of tools to use in the Settings menu at the bottom left of your screen on the web and top right on the app!

    • Key A
    • 70 bpm
    • Tuning GDAE
    Play Intermediate
  • This here is the kicker version of Hangman's reel and you should check out Bryan Sutton's arrangement of this on his record, "Bluegrass Guitar." Once you have the Tunefox arrangement down, play along with Sutton's recording for practice!

    • Key A
    • 100 bpm
    • Tuning GDAE
    Play Advanced

More about Hangman's Reel 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.

Tunefox features several amazing learning tools to aid you in practicing Hangman's Reel tabs. For example, the tempo control slider will let you set an ideal tempo for practice and you can also click on measures to isolate specific sections of the song. The Speed Up tool will gradually increase the tempo each time the song or selected measures loop and the Memory Train feature will steadily hide notes in the song each time it loops.

If you ever wondered how to play Hangman's Reel on mandolin more creatively, try changing out the licks! Most of the measures can be changed into a different style, so you can gain an understanding of how other musicians may approach this tune. You can also shuffle all of the licks in the song to create a unique arrangement of the entire tab.

All 3 Hangman's Reel mandolin tabs include backing tracks, so you can change the volume of a mandolin, band or metronome to suit your liking.

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