Mandolin

Turkey in the Straw mandolin tabs & chords

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  • A nice simplified version of Turkey in the straw that retains the character of the melody while lessening the difficulty level of this often notey and challenging fiddle tune.

    • Key G
    • 75 bpm
    • Tuning GDAE
    Play Beginner
  • The Father of Bluegrass. He played fast and fearless. He didn't often play note for note fiddle tunes but relied on his wild syncopation and rhythmic inventiveness to create interest in his solos. All the licks here are very close to what Bill Monroe might have played. Most of his improv was often in the B section of the tune. Practice slowly at a manageable tempo. The default tempo is just so you can hear how fast he would play it!

    • Key G
    • 160 bpm
    • Tuning GDAE
    Play Intermediate
  • This is how a seasoned fiddle player might interpret this tune. The licks are will add a great challenge for you.

    • Key G
    • 115 bpm
    • Tuning GDAE
    Play Advanced