This tune was an instrumental written for steel guitar. The style is Western Swing, so it's gonna have the best feel if you engage the swing mode in your settings. The tempo is slow. The challenge here is in the syncopations. Syncopation is when a note or rhythm is played on an off beat. That happens a lot here. That's also one of the hallmarks of Swing. When learning something new, remember to listen as much as you play. There's al;so wealth of great licks in the lick switcher so be sure to check those out!Learn
More about Panhandle Rag
A great western swing tune that has become a part of common bluegrass repertoire.
Learn how to play the melody of Panhandle Rag 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.
Use Tunefox’s unique practice tools to take your playing up a notch or two. The tempo slider allows you to set the perfect tempo for your practice, depending on your goals. Work up to your ideal speed for the song using the Speed Up tool and once you’re ready to commit Panhandle Rag tab to memory, use Memory Train to gradually hide the notes in the song each time it loops.
Get creative with this arrangement of Panhandle Rag by using the Tunefox Lick Switcher feature. This tool lets you decide what licks you’d like to learn in the song and helps you better understand improvisation and creativity within the chord changes of Panhandle Rag. Shuffle all of the licks in this tab to create an entirely new version of the song.
The backing tracks included in all tab versions of Panhandle Rag 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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