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Midnight on the Water mandolin tabs

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    Mandolin Midnight on the Water tab



    • Difficulty
    • Key
    • Tempo
      55 bpm
    • Tuning

    This beautiful waltz sounds so good on mandolin. It sounds even better if you engage the "swing" feature in the Tunefox player. It id very common to give waltzes a swing feel. The chord changes really help the song come alive in the B part. Check out the licks to add tremolo, Bluegrass, and Celtic flavors to your arrangement. Pay attention to the suggested pick direction. This pattern of picking, where downstrokes are used for downbeats, and upstrokes are used on upbeats is known as down-beat driven picking. It is essential to great mandolin playing, however, rules are made to be broken. There are definitely times when a constant downstroke or upstroke can help us bring out a certain character or tone in the song. This waltz is a great example of a time when you can, but don't have to, break that rule. Constant down strokes here will help give this waltz a great rhythmic feel and consistent tone.


More about Midnight on the Water

This is definitely one of the more beautiful waltzes in the world of fiddle tunes.

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.

There are a ton of tools in the Tunefox app that will help you learn Midnight on the Water 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.

Want to learn how to improvise over Midnight on the Water on mandolin? Use the Tunefox Lick Switcher to change some of the measures into different style licks. You can basically create your own arrangement of the song, depending on what you want to learn. Pretty cool! If you want to randomly shuffle the licks in the song, go down to the bottom toolbar and click on Shuffle Licks.

All arrangements of Midnight on the Water 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.