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Salty Dog mandolin tabs & chords

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  • A Flatt & Scruggs staple based on an old jazz/blues song. This version of Salty Dog teaches you the basics of the melody and shows you the chords (which are pretty cool!).

    • Key A
    • 80 bpm
    • Tuning GDAE
    Play Beginner
  • This arrangement of Salty Dog includes a few more longer lines. Practice tip: Because of the ‘strange’ chords, this song is a great place to practice using the Nashville number system.

    • Key A
    • 90 bpm
    • Tuning GDAE
    Play Intermediate
  • A fancy break with double stops right off the bat. Pay attention to the up and down strokes when learning this arrangement of Salty Dog.

    • Key A
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning GDAE
    Play Advanced

More about Salty Dog Mandolin song

Mandolin Salty Dog tab

Learn how to play the melody of Salty Dog 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.

Need some practice help? Tunefox has several unique learning tools to keep your practice interesting and fun. Use the tempo slider to find the perfect tempo for you to practice at. When you’ve found it, test your speed with the “Speed Up” function, which will steadily increase the tempo each time the song or selected measures loop. When you’re ready to get off the tab, use Memory Train to increasingly hide notes each time Salty Dog tab loops.

If you ever wondered how to play Salty Dog 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.

The backing tracks included in all tab versions of Salty Dog are a great tool for practicing the melody or improvisation. Go to Settings to change the volume levels of the mandolin, full band tracks, and metronome to suit your practice needs.

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