This is a great fiddle tune. The arrangement works very nicely with the slider. Make sure to set that to a difficulty you can handle or use the Tunefox Tutor for guidance. You'll notice that most of the licks contain some of the original measure. This is to show you that you don't always have to completely re-write the book when playing a lick or variation. Sometimes you can just vary some piece of the melody and it's more than enough to create interest and let the listener know what song you're playing.Learn
This one sounds great in the lower octave. The mandolin is limited in its sonic range. There's a few changes needed to make the melody work here, but we end up with a lot of cool new sounds and way to play this melody by working within the limitations of the instrument, while trying to stay true to the melody.Learn
More about Over the Waterfall
A great fiddle tune from the Old-Time world.
Learn how to play the melody of Over the Waterfall with the beginner mandolin tab on Tunefox. From there you can work your way up to the intermediate and advanced arrangements, which feature an emphasis on technical playing while still holding true to that original 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 Over the Waterfall tab loops.
If you ever wondered how to play Over the Waterfall 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 Over the Waterfall 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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