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Tom Dooley mandolin tabs

  • Tablatures


    The Dillards

    A song popularized by the Dillards. This short form is a ton of fun because of the catchy melody and fast-changing chords.

  • Jam

    The Dillards

    Practice tip: Learning how to sing and play at the same time is one of the best things you can do for your playing. Why not start here? Check out the first verse for Dooley before moving onto this arrangement.

  • Bluegrass

    The Dillards

    A fun and bouncy arrangement of Tom Dooley that will teach you how to play longer, more involved fiddle-like lines.


More about Tom Dooley

Here you will find 3 different ways to play Tom Dooley on mandolin. The beginner Tom Dooley tab will show you how to play the basic melody line. Once you feel comfortable playing that then move on to learning the intermediate arrangement, which will teach you how to incorporate more 16th notes. Finally, the advanced Tom Dooley tab shows you how to really show your playing off with some flash bluegrass licks all based on the 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 Tom Dooley tab loops.

Once you learn the main arrangement of Tom Dooley, try switching out the licks in the song to learn about improvisation and creativity. You can do this by using the Tunefox Lick Switcher, which features hand-crafted licks built specifically for each tab. If you’re looking to spice up the entire arrangement of Tom Dooley, click Shuffle Licks, which can be found in the bottom tool bar.

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

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