Learning Overview: The 'Hunting The Buffalo' learning resource provides instrumental bluegrass mandolin tablatures for three different proficiency levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced styles. This old-time tune aims to improve your mandolin skills and increase your knowledge of the genre, which you can achieve by leveraging the unique features of the Tunefox platform.
Utilizing Lick Switcher: The Lick Switcher feature of Tunefox adds a refreshing element to the learning process. By tapping the measure, you can reveal hidden licks. The advantage of this feature is twofold. Firstly, you gain a fresh insight into the song by being exposed to a wide range of lick variations. Secondly, you are able to personalize the arrangement to your liking, thereby finding new ways to interpret the song.
Using the Arrange Slider: The Arrange Slider adds an extra layer of customization, enabling you to alter the difficulty level of the song. As you slide it to the left, you'll find many of the fill-in notes will disappear, leading to a simplified, barebones arrangement. Sliding it to the right will see these notes return, fleshing out the song to its full arrangement.
Tempo Alteration: Adapting the tempo to your comfort level by using the Tempo Slider provides a solid foundation for your learning. As you become more adept, you can digit by digit increase the tempo, to better suit your growth and expertise level.
Playing Along with Backing Tracks: Experiential learning is invaluable when learning bluegrass. Using real-sounding backing tracks, practice playing along, repeating selected sections, and getting ready for your next jam session. The 'Speed Up' feature incrementally increases playback speed, perfect for working your way up to quicker tempos.
General Practice Tips: When learning a new song or technique, consistency is key. Set aside a specific amount of time each day to practice. Don't worry if you make mistakes - that's a necessary part of learning. Over time, you'll familiarize yourself with the song and improve your techniques. Patience, perseverance, and consistent practice will eventually lead you to mastery.