Bill and the Boys put the scald on this one. You play it as you like, and practice even slower. The Intro and A part is a Monroe transcription. The B part is an approximation of how the fiddles played it. Use your open strings on the B part. The open G and D will sound nice over the descending G chords. The open G and open E will sound good over the C chords.Learn
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Learn how to play Roanoke 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 Roanoke tabs. These arrangements still follow the melody line but a little more technique is required to get them down.
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 Roanoke tab to memory, use Memory Train to gradually hide the notes in the song each time it loops.
Want to learn how to improvise over Roanoke on mandolin? Use the Tunefox Lick Switcher to change some of the measures into different style licks. You can basically create your own arrangement of the song, depending on what you want to learn. Pretty cool! If you want to randomly shuffle the licks in the song, go down to the bottom toolbar and click on Shuffle Licks.
Need to work on jamming? Use the Tunefox backing tracks, which are included with each arrangement of Roanoke. You can mix the volume of mandolin, full band, and metronome to whatever level you’d like.
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