Mandolin

The Old Spinning Wheel mandolin tabs & chords

Back
  • 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

More about The Old Spinning Wheel Mandolin song

Mandolin The Old Spinning Wheel tab

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 Spinning Wheel tab to memory, use Memory Train to gradually hide the notes in the song each time it loops.

If you ever wondered how to play The Old Spinning Wheel 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.

Need to work on jamming? Use the Tunefox backing tracks, which are included with each arrangement of The Old Spinning Wheel. You can mix the volume of mandolin, full band, and metronome to whatever level you’d like.

Want to print out your arrangement or share it with a friend? Sign up for a Tunefox membership to export your tab to a PDF file.