8th of January

In this free mandolin lesson by Brad Laird you'll learn how to play the bluegrass standard 8th of January. This tune is in the key of D and will use bluegrass chop chords. So watch the video, print out the tablature and learn how to play this bluegrass classic.


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Let's look at the chords we will use to play 8th of January in the key of D

8th of january mandolin chords

Now let's look at the tablature for 8th of January

eighth of January tab

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