All the Good Times are Past and Gone banjo tabs

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  • 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
  • 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