Take This Hammer is an engaging bluegrass mandolin tablature resource designed for intermediate players. Based on folk music with old-time and vocal song elements, it will take you on a journey into the heart of the medium-tempo Bluegrass Style.
The Tunefox platform, through which this learning resource is offered, has several distinct features that optimizes learning. The Lick Switcher feature allows you to modify licks for individual measures, creating a diverse array of song variations. By immersing yourself in all the possibilities, you're not only personalizing the song but also broadening your understanding of its interpretation.
To access the hidden licks waiting to be discovered, simply tap the measure. This feature will help you see the song in a fresh light and keep your learning journey exciting as you add to your repertoire of licks.
The Arrange slider adds another dimension to your learning experience. This tool lets you customize the difficulty level of the song. Swipe to the left to dial down the difficulty, and the tablature will display a simple, stripped-back version of the song. Conversely, sliding to the right will reveal the fully noted song, replete with all the extra nuances.
One effective way to learn this song is by playing along with backing tracks. You might want to begin by focusing on a few measures before moving on to others. Set a comfortable tempo using the tempo slider, then use the 'Speed Up' function to gradually increase the speed. This is a helpful feature for skillfully moving to higher speeds in a smooth, measured way.
To cap it all, be patient and consistent. Remember, practice makes perfect. Over time, these tips will help you not only master this song but also learn new ways to interpret other tunes, greatly enhancing your musical journey.