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New River Train mandolin tabs

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  • In this arrangement of New River Train, focus on accenting the melody notes for the vocal line. Listening to and learning a verse of the song may help!

    • Key D
    • 130 bpm
    • Tuning GDAE
    Play Beginner
  • This arrangement of New River Train features more 16th note up and down strokes than the beginner version. Practice tip: Learn one measure at a time and gradually piece them together.

    • Key D
    • 130 bpm
    • Tuning GDAE
    Play Intermediate
  • This plays around with the original melody of New River Train while adding some melodic flair. It would help to learn your D major scale before learning this arrangement.

    • Key D
    • 130 bpm
    • Tuning GDAE
    Play Advanced

More about New River Train

New River Train is an early country song first recorded in 1923 by Henry Whitter. It’s most likely referring to the train that ran on the New River in 1883 which served the town of Fries until 1985.

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 New River Train 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 New River Train 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 three New River Train mandolin tabs include backing tracks, so you can change the volume of a mandolin, band or metronome to suit your liking.

Members can export their arrangements of this song to a PDF file.