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The Old Rugged Cross mandolin tabs

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    Mandolin The Old Rugged Cross tab



    • Difficulty
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    • Tempo
      50 bpm
    • Tuning

    The song Hymn has a wonderful melody. Pay attention to the sound of the tremolo when using the lick switcher. Some are triplet tremolos. They'll sound slightly faster and should be marked with a 3 beneath the note. Be expressive with your tremolo. Some places it should be soft, some places powerful, and some places it should rise up from soft to loud.


More about The Old Rugged Cross

A popular hymn with a very distinct melody.

The Tunefox Beginner tab is focusing on accenting the melody notes of the vocal line. Intermediate arrangement features more 16th note up and down strokes than the beginner version and Advanced version adds some tasty melodic flare.

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 The Old Rugged Cross 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 The Old Rugged Cross 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 The Old Rugged Cross. You can mix the volume of mandolin, full band, and metronome to whatever level you’d like.

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

The Old Rugged Cross lyrics

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, The emblem of suff’ring and shame, And I love that old cross where the Dearest and Best For a world of lost sinners was slain. (Chorus) - So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross, Till my trophies at last I lay down; I will cling to the old rugged cross, And exchange it some day for a crown. Oh, that old rugged cross, so despised by the world, Has a wondrous attraction for me; For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above, To bear it to dark Calvary. (Chorus) In the old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine, A wondrous beauty I see; For ’twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died, To pardon and sanctify me. (Chorus)