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Reuben mandolin tabs & chords

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  • This is a widely known traditional song, and banjo players are very familiar with it due to the Foggy Mountain Boys recording. This arrangement of Reuben features mostly downstrokes.

    • Key D
    • 130 bpm
    • Tuning GDAE
    Play Beginner
  • You’ll hear more 16th notes in this arrangement of Reuben, leading to using alternating picking more often. Also, it’s got a bit of a bluesy flair to it.

    • Key D
    • 130 bpm
    • Tuning GDAE
    Play Intermediate
  • Once again, Reuben has lyrics that are very easy to memorize. Listening and learning the lyrics will help you internalize the melody more efficiently.

    • Key D
    • 130 bpm
    • Tuning GDAE
    Play Advanced

More about Reuben Mandolin song

Here you will find 3 different ways to play Reuben on mandolin. The beginner Reuben tab will show you how to play the basic melody line. Once you feel comfortable playing that then move on to learning the intermediate arrangement, which will teach you how to incorporate more 16th notes. Finally, the advanced Reuben tab shows you how to really show your playing off with some flash bluegrass licks all based on the melody.

Tunefox features several amazing learning tools to aid you in practicing Reuben tabs. For example, the tempo control slider will let you set an ideal tempo for practice and you can also click on measures to isolate specific sections of the song. The Speed Up tool will gradually increase the tempo each time the song or selected measures loop and the Memory Train feature will steadily hide notes in the song each time it loops.

Once you learn the main arrangement of Reuben, try switching out the licks in the song to learn about improvisation and creativity. You can do this by using the Tunefox Lick Switcher, which features hand-crafted licks built specifically for each tab. If you’re looking to spice up the entire arrangement of Reuben, click Shuffle Licks, which can be found in the bottom tool bar.

All arrangements of Reuben include flexible backing tracks, allowing you to change the volume of the main instrument, full band, or metronome to suit your practice needs.

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