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Lost Indian mandolin tabs

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  • Tablatures

    Beginner

    Traditional

    Lost Indian is sometimes referred to as "Cherokee Shuffle in D," but it's a fantastic tune that stands strong in it's own right. Check out Norman Blake and Tony Rice's version of this!

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  • Intermediate

    Traditional

    This arrangement of Lost Indian is great for building your chops in the key of D, especially regarding the pentatonic scale.

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  • Advanced

    Traditional

    This version of Lost Indian takes playing in D to a whole new level! Don't forget to switch out the licks to learn even more variations on the melody and to give you some ideas for improvisation.

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  • Licks

    V - I Chord Lick #3

    Fill Lick

    This is a fragmented descending major scale-type lick in the key of D.

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  • V - I Chord Lick #1

    Fill Lick

    This bluesy lick incorporates some chromaticism to make it a really interesting phrase to play!

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  • V - I Chord Lick #2

    Fill Lick

    Here's a funky blues licks that is great to play around with in both fiddle and vocal tunes in the key of D.

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  • IV - I Chord Lick #1

    Fill Lick

    A fairly straightforward descending pentatonic run.

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  • IV - I Chord Lick #2

    Fill Lick

    Here's a similar rhythmic phrase played in two different places on the neck.

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  • IV - I Chord Lick #3

    Fill Lick

    This lick is pretty much just a descending pentatonic scale which will work great at fast tempi.

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More about Lost Indian

Here you will find 3 different ways to play Lost Indian on mandolin. The beginner Lost Indian 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 Lost Indian tab shows you how to really show your playing off with some flash bluegrass licks all based on the melody.

There are a ton of tools in the Tunefox app that will help you learn Lost Indian tabs more efficiently and effectively. Use the tempo control slider to slow down the whole song, or isolate problematic measures. You can also activate the "Speed Up" tool to speed up isolated measures each time they loop. Use the "Memory Train" tool to hide more and more notes each time you play through the song.

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

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