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Oh Susanna mandolin tabs

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    Mandolin Oh Susanna  tab

    Beginner

    Traditional

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      A
    • Tempo
      65 bpm
    • Tuning
      GDAE

    Oh Susanna is a popular American traditional melody. Watch as this beginner version starts to transform into a full-on bluegrass tune!

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  • Intermediate

    Traditional

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      A
    • Tempo
      80 bpm
    • Tuning
      GDAE

    In this arrangement of Oh Susanna, you’ll start to see the fiddle style reveal itself. Remember that memorizing the basic melody will help you with awareness when learning a more advanced version or when improvising.

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  • Advanced

    Traditional

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      A
    • Tempo
      100 bpm
    • Tuning
      GDAE

    This arrangement of Oh Susanna features longer melodies lines based largely on the A major scale. Practice tip: Before learning the song, review the A major scale. This will help you pick up the fingerings more efficiently.

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More about Oh Susanna

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 Oh Susanna 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 Oh Susanna 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 Oh Susanna 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.