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I Am A Pilgrim mandolin tabs

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  • Tablatures

    Beginner

    Doc Watson

    I Am A Pilgrim was popularized by guitarist Doc Watson and is fun to play with or without vocalists. Practice tip: This is a medium-slow song, so you want to make sure your timing is extra tight. Play along with the backing tracks to lock it in.

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  • Intermediate

    Doc Watson

    This solo is significantly blusier than the beginner solo and introduces you to some great articulations using slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs.

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  • Advanced

    Doc Watson

    The advanced version of 'I am a Pilgrim' is difficult in that you'll be learning some technically rhythmic phrasing. That being said, it's a fun one!

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  • Licks

    Bluegrass #17

    Fill Lick

    A raucous and bluesy lick played in the style of Bill Monroe.

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  • I - V Chord Lick #6

    Fill Lick

    This beginner level lick works great in medium tempo tunes that have major sounding melodies.

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  • Bluesy #5

    Fill Lick

    A lick that brings the funk! Check out the dissonance between your 1st and 2nd strings on that 6th fret part and feel free to bend away if you please.

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  • I - V Chord Lick #8

    Fill Lick

    This lick incorporates elements of crosspicking and chromaticism. It's a good one for medium-slow bluesy tunes!

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  • I - V Chord Lick #7

    Fill Lick

    This lick is a funk/blues lick with some cool chromaticism.

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  • Chromatic #5

    Fill Lick

    A jazz/surf rock type lick that works well over bluesy numbers.

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  • Crosspicking #2

    Fill Lick

    A fun and syncopated crosspicking lick. Pay special attention to where the chord changes in the measure.

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  • Jazz #1

    Fill Lick

    A funky and dissonant lick that works well in slow to medium tempo tunes.

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More about I Am A Pilgrim

Here you will find 3 different ways to play I Am A Pilgrim on mandolin. The beginner I Am A Pilgrim 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 I Am A Pilgrim 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 I Am A Pilgrim tab to memory, use Memory Train to gradually hide the notes in the song each time it loops.

If you ever wondered how to play I Am A Pilgrim 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 arrangements of I Am A Pilgrim include flexible backing tracks, allowing you to change the volume of the main instrument, full band, or metronome to suit your practice needs.

If you’re a Tunefox member, you have the ability to export your arrangement to a PDF file.