This arrangement is based closely on Bill Monroe's playing. It comes from his mandolin playing as heard on Kenny Baker's recording of this tune. Bill is not as notey as some modern players, but there are always some tough challenges when trying to play his style of Mandolin. Quick string crossings with the pick hand, along with quick fret hand movements may need some extra attention. Use the looper for individual measures or sections to nail the tough spots. There are also some great licks to mix and match here. You can find really cool ways to bridge traditional and slightly more contemporary licks to get a whole new sound.Learn
This arrangement is closely based on Kenny Baker's fiddle playing. The intro and other sections are transcribed from his "Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe" album. The basic arrangement has been adapted for a more driving mandolin style. In the licks switcher you can find some official Kenny Baker riffs!Learn
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A Classic Bill Monroe Instrumental
Learn how to play the melody of Road to Columbus 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.
There are a ton of tools in the Tunefox app that will help you learn Road to Columbus 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.
Get creative with this arrangement of Road to Columbus 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 Road to Columbus. Shuffle all of the licks in this tab to create an entirely new version of the song.
All arrangements of Road to Columbus include flexible backing tracks, allowing you to change the volume of the main instrument, full band, or metronome to suit your practice needs.
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