Mandolin

The Old Spinning Wheel mandolin tabs & chords

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  • The melody has been simplified in rhythm and pitch to make the arrangement of The Old Spinning Wheel easy to play, but the tune is still instantly identifiable. Make use of the lick switcher to bring new variations to your arrangement. Also, check out the song structure: AABA. The first part repeats twice, the second part is played, then the first part is revisited once more. Paying attention to song structure will help you learn new songs quicker and retain them longer.

    • Key C
    • 80 bpm
    • Tuning GDAE
    Play Beginner
  • Slides were added to this arrangement for a little personality. Then we've got sixteenth notes, and some dotted eighth notes. All that rhythm gives the piece a good sense of forward momentum. The Old Spinning Wheel is really starting to spin now!

    • Key C
    • 90 bpm
    • Tuning GDAE
    Play Intermediate
  • Robert Bowlin is mostly known for his incredible Flatpicking guitar skills, but he's also an amazing mandolinist. He adds just the right amount of everything: melody, variation, syncopation, double-stops, and tremolo. He never over does any element, but manages to blend them all with spectacular musicality. Buy an album, and catch a show. You're about to have a new favorite musician!

    • Key C
    • 112 bpm
    • Tuning GDAE
    Play Advanced