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Way Downtown mandolin tabs

  • Tablatures



    This arrangement of Way Downtown is a simple way to play the melody for this song. Like the other vocal songs, listen to recordings of this song to get the main vocal melody in your head before working on it using your mandolin

  • Intermediate


    This arrangement of Way Downtown features more 16th notes, which results in more alternate picking. There’s also a bit of chromaticism in the 3rd measure :).

  • Advanced


    A slidey and melodic solo that still focuses on the main vocal melody. Practice tip: Use the backing tracks and ‘Speed Up’ tool to make playing faster feel seamless and easy.


More about Way Downtown

Learn how to play the melody of Way Downtown 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 Way Downtown tab loops.

If you ever wondered how to play Way Downtown 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.

The backing tracks included in all tab versions of Way Downtown 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.