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Maple Sugar mandolin tabs

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    Mandolin Maple Sugar tab


    Ward Allen

    • Difficulty
    • Key
    • Tempo
      115 bpm
    • Tuning

    This gorgeous Canadian fiddle tune by Ward Allen starts in A but modulates to E. It's form is AABBAC! Quite different from the standard American tune, but not too crazy. Check out those licks for some sweet Ward Allen style variations.


More about Maple Sugar

A popular fiddle tune in Canada by one of it's best known fiddlers - Ward Allen!

Here you will find 1 different ways to play Maple Sugar on mandolin. The beginner Maple Sugar 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 Maple Sugar tab shows you how to really show your playing off with some flash bluegrass licks all based on the melody.

Need some practice help? Tunefox has several unique learning tools to keep your practice interesting and fun. Use the tempo slider to find the perfect tempo for you to practice at. When you’ve found it, test your speed with the “Speed Up” function, which will steadily increase the tempo each time the song or selected measures loop. When you’re ready to get off the tab, use Memory Train to increasingly hide notes each time Maple Sugar tab loops.

If you ever wondered how to play Maple Sugar 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.

The backing tracks included in all tab versions of Maple Sugar are a great tool for practicing the melody or improvisation. Go to Settings to change the volume levels of the mandolin, full band tracks, and metronome to suit your practice needs.

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