Wild Bill Jones mandolin tabs & chords

  • A very simple Wild Bill Jones melody to get you playing as soon as possible. Watch out for the dotted quarter note rhythm in measure 3. A dotted note gets 1.5 times that value of that note. So in this case, a dotted quarter note is the combined length of a quarter and an eighth note.

    • Key A
    • 80 bpm
    • Tuning GDAE
    Play Beginner
  • The Blues is strong with this one. The pickup measure may seem tough, but it lies very comfortable under your fretting hand. The real challenge is picking clean, clear notes. The best way to play clean is to play slowly and smoothly. This helps you build up muscle memory and strength. Gradually increase your speed.

    • Key A
    • 100 bpm
    • Tuning GDAE
    Play Intermediate
  • Not everybody plays the same song in the same key. As a mandolinist, you have a non-negotiable responsibility to learn to play out of different keys without capo. Yes capos exist for mandolin, but you are not likely to ever see one on stage at a bluegrass festival. Step your game up with this version of Wild Bill Jones.

    • Key B
    • 115 bpm
    • Tuning GDAE
    Play Advanced