All the Good Times are Past and Gone banjo tabs & chords

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  • Scruggs Style

    Difficulty

    This is a perfect example of tasteful waltz playing in the lower register of the banjo. Scruggs uses hammer-ons, slides, and pull-offs to create a fun, yet difficult arrangement of All the Good Times are Past and Gone.

    • Key G
    • 70 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Scruggs Style
  • Melodic Style

    Difficulty

    Playing melodic style in a waltz can be tricky so play along with the All the Good Times are Past and Gone backing track a ton to get this one feeling comfortable. Luckily it's not incredibly fast!

    • Key G
    • 70 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Melodic Style
  • Backup

    Difficulty

    A basic backup version that demonstrates moving from vamping in 3/4 to playing tasteful rolling backup in the style of Earl Scruggs.

    • Key G
    • 70 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Backup
  • Scruggs Style-2

    Difficulty

    Learning to play in different keys-especially different chord shapes. Is very important. You never know when someone will call out a tune you know in a key you've never played. Especially if a woman is singing lead. Their range is usually quite different. They need to sing what's comfortable for them, and it's our job to follow the leader!

    • Key C
    • 80 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Scruggs Style-2

More about All the Good Times are Past and Gone Banjo song

Here are 4 killer arrangements of All the Good Times are Past and Gone for you to share with friends at your next jam. The Scruggs style arrangement will get you started learning slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs. Once you’re feeling confident with that try your luck with the Melodic style solo, which will teach you how to play the melody for All the Good Times are Past and Gone using up the neck scales. Finally, the Backup arrangement will show you how to play this song with others and sound like a pro doing it.

Each Tunefox arrangement teaches you how to create your own solos by using a feature called the Lick Switcher. The Lick Switcher features different style licks such as Scruggs, Melodic, or Bluesy and you can swap out measures in All the Good Times are Past and Gone to learn about improvisation and creating arrangements. To use the Lick Switcher, click on the text "Original Measure" above certain measures in the song. Then select the lick you'd like to insert into the song. You can also click on "Shuffle Licks" at the bottom of the page to see a fully new version of the tablature.

Be sure to check out all of the great learning tools that Tunefox has to offer such as "Hide Notes", "Memory Train", and "Speed Up". These tools can be found in the "Tools" menu at the bottom right of your screen. Want to learn some of All the Good Times are Past and Gone by ear? Use "Hide Notes" to hide some or all of the notes in the tablature. Once you’re finished learning with the tab use the "Memory Train" tool to commit the song to memory. Then practice with "Speed Up" to improve your technique and speed in no time.

Using backing tracks for practice should be an essential part of every musician’s routine. With Tunefox, you can practice All the Good Times are Past and Gone as fast or as slow as you want and mix the volume of the tracks with the instrument to your liking. There’s also a metronome so you can always feel the pulse of the song with or without the band track playing along.

Members can export their arrangements into PDF, allowing them to print and bring them to their next jam session.

All the Good Times are Past and Gone lyrics

I wish to the lord I’d never been born
Or died when I was young
I never would have seen your sparkling blue eyes
Or heard your lying tongue

All the good times are past and gone
All the good times are o’er
All the good times are past and gone
Little darling don’t weep no more

Don’t you see that turtle dove
That flies from pine to pine
He’s mourning for his own true love
Just like I mourn for mine

Come back, come back my own true love
And stay awhile with me
For if ever I’ve had a friend in this world
You’ve been that friend to me