Spinal Tab – Stonehenge (Instrumental Tab)

Spinal Tap – Stonehenge (Mandolin Solo)(Tab)

I could pretend I wrote this post Spinal Tap 30th Anniversary. But I actually wrote it to brag that I got 10 out of 10 in The Guardian’s Spinal Tap quiz. Bow down before me. I am your new god.

For this arrangement I’ve taken the intro and outro of the song and made a mandolin solo sandwich. Mandolins are built for speed so I had to slow it down a fair amount to play it. And even still I didn’t play it as smoothly as I’d like.

The intro and outro is mostly octaves picked with thumb and middle finger. If your uke only has 12 frets you can just play the lower half of the octaves and it should work out okay.

The picking for mandolin section is a complete mess! Where I can I’m using running man picking (alternately picking the same string with index and middle fingers). But mostly I’m using whatever finger gets there first. Which would explain why I’m not playing it smoothly.


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  1. Charlie Oh March 28th, 2014 7:39 pm

    Really awesome tab, I always have to bow in honor at your skill. And getting 10/10 is totally worth bragging about!
    Thanks for this!

  2. Woodshed March 29th, 2014 11:25 am

    Charlie Oh: Thanks very much!

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