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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

More about Turkey in the Straw Mandolin song

Learn how to play the melody of Turkey in the Straw with the beginner mandolin tab on Tunefox. From there you can work your way up to the intermediate and advanced arrangements, which feature an emphasis on technical playing while still holding true to that original 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 Turkey in the Straw tab loops.

Get creative with this arrangement of Turkey in the Straw by using the Tunefox Lick Switcher feature. This tool lets you decide what licks you’d like to learn in the song and helps you better understand improvisation and creativity within the chord changes of Turkey in the Straw. Shuffle all of the licks in this tab to create an entirely new version of the song.

The backing tracks included in all tab versions of Turkey in the Straw are a great tool for practicing the melody or improvisation. Go to Settings to change the volume levels of the mandolin, full band tracks, and metronome to suit your practice needs.

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