Last updated: 8 May 1996
Copperhead Road (Steve Earle) - Mandolin
This is the Mandolin part for "Copperhead Road".
It is in standard Mandolin tuning, G-D-A-E, low strings to high. The Tab is standard, low string on the bottom.
I've taken a few minor liberties with the arrangement, so it sounds pretty "full" even when played without other instruments, but those of you with a keen ear might note that it is not an exact transcription. It's pretty close, though! ;-)
Steve uses one of his favorite rhythm guitar techniques, transferred here to the mandolin: picking out a melody on the low strings while holding a chord form on the other strings, and mixing in full chord strums with the individual notes of the melody. The result is a very full, powerful sound, perfect for solo instrument and voice.
Anyone with questions about the part can e-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org