This arrangement uses a lot of double stops to emulate the fiddle. There's also a lot of downstrokes. This helps to accentuate the melody notes on the A string. If you are practicing on your iPhone or iPad, use the swing function. That's what really helps this tune to come alive.Learn
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Learn how to play Wagon Wheel from a very basic level. With the beginner tab you’ll learn the melody of this song. Using this tab is a great way to set a solid foundation for your development on the mandolin. After you have completed the beginner version get cracking on the intermediate and advanced versions of Wagon Wheel tabs. These arrangements still follow the melody line but a little more technique is required to get them down. Need some practice help? Tunefox has several unique learning t...ools 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 Wagon Wheel tab loops. If you ever wondered how to play Wagon 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. All arrangements of Wagon Wheel include flexible backing tracks, allowing you to change the volume of the main instrument, full band, or metronome to suit your practice needs. Members can also export all of their arrangements into PDF files.
Wagon Wheel lyrics
Headin' down south to the land of the pines I'm thumbin' my way into North Caroline Starin' up the road and pray to God I see headlights I made it down the coast in seventeen hours Pickin' me a bouquet of dogwood flowers And I'm a-hopin' for Raleigh, I can see my baby tonight So, rock me mama ...nd the rain Rock me mama like a southbound train Hey... mama rock me Runnin' from the cold up in New England I was born to be a fiddler in an old time string band My baby plays a guitar, I pick a banjo now Oh, north country winters keep a-gettin' me down Lost my money playin' poker, so I had to leave town But I ain't a-turnin' back to livin' that old life no more So, rock me mama like a wagon wheel Rock me mama any way you feel Hey... mama rock me Yeah, rock me mama like the wind and the rain Rock me mama like a southbound train Hey... mama rock me Walkin' to the south out of Roanoke I caught a trucker out of Philly, had a nice long toke But he's a-headin' west from the Cumberland Gap To Johnson City, Tennessee And I gotta get a move on before the sun I hear my baby callin' my name and I know that she's the only one And if I died in Raleigh, at least I will die free So, rock me mama like a wagon wheel Rock me mama any way you feel Hey... mama rock me Oh, rock me mama like the wind and the rain Rock me mama like a southbound train Hey... mama rock me So, rock me mama like a wagon wheel Rock me mama any way you feel (oh, I wanna feel) Hey... mama rock me Rock me mama like the wind and the rain Rock me mama like a southbound train Hey... mama rock me