Mandolin

Red Haired Boy mandolin tabs

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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