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Red Haired Boy mandolin tabs & chords

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  • Red Haired Boy is a traditional Irish melody and one that many beginner flat pickers start out with. In this solo, you’ll learn the basic melody which will prepare you for the intermediate and advanced arrangements.

    • Key A
    • 70 bpm
    • Tuning GDAE
    Play Beginner
  • This arrangement of Red Haired Boy adds in a few more notes and a tasty hammer-on in the 2nd measure. Practice tip: To build speed, build endurance. Once you’ve learned the melody, practice playing it on repeat. Set a goal for yourself and once you’ve achieved it, speed the tempo up.

    • Key A
    • 80 bpm
    • Tuning GDAE
    Play Intermediate
  • The fiddle-tune arrangement of Red Haired Boy. Use the lick switcher to change out different measures of this song so you can get some ideas for improvisation.

    • Key A
    • 90 bpm
    • Tuning GDAE
    Play Advanced

More about Red Haired Boy Mandolin song

Mandolin Red Haired Boy tab

Learn how to play Red Haired Boy from a very basic level. With the beginner tab you’ll learn the melody of this song. Using this tab is a great way to set a solid foundation for your development on the mandolin. After you have completed the beginner version get cracking on the intermediate and advanced versions of Red Haired Boy tabs. These arrangements still follow the melody line but a little more technique is required to get them down.

There are a ton of tools in the Tunefox app that will help you learn Red Haired Boy 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 Red Haired Boy 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 3 Red Haired Boy mandolin tabs include backing tracks, so you can change the volume of a mandolin, band or metronome to suit your liking.

Members can also export all of their arrangements into PDF files.