Angeline the Baker banjo tabs & chords

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  • Scruggs Style

    Difficulty

    This Scruggs-style version of Angeline the Baker demonstrates many phrases where you should drop your thumb to accent the melody.

    • Key D
    • 105 bpm
    • Tuning aDGBD
    Play Scruggs Style
  • Melodic Style

    Difficulty

    Practice letting the notes ring over each other in this arrangement of Angeline the Baker. It sounds great slow!

    • Key D
    • 105 bpm
    • Tuning aDGBD
    Play Melodic Style
  • Single String

    Difficulty

    This is an advanced version of Angeline the Baker with some fancy triplets at the end of the A section. Using 3 fingers on one string is difficult, so take it slow!

    • Key D
    • 105 bpm
    • Tuning aDGBD
    Play Single String
  • Backup

    Difficulty

    In this arrangement of Angeline the Baker the A section features lower register backup and the B section demonstrates up-the-neck playing.

    • Key D
    • 105 bpm
    • Tuning aDGBD
    Play Backup

More about Angeline the Baker Banjo song

Banjo Angeline the Baker tab

Angelina Baker, also sometimes referred to as Angeline the Baker, is a song written by Stephen Foster. It was published in 1850. The instrumental version of this song was collected by John Lomax and is a popular fiddle or banjo tune. It differs from the Stephen Foster melody and is part of both the old-time and bluegrass repertorie.

On Tunefox you’ll find 4 different tabs for Angeline the Baker. Each of these tabs will teach you how to play the this tune in a different way. The Scruggs style tablature will show you how to play left hand slurs, otherwise known as hammer-ons, slides, and pull-offs. The Melodic style arrangement of will show you how to play Angeline the Baker up the neck using major and pentatonic scales. And finally, the Backup arrangement will teach you how to play the backup for this song, which is essential for jam sessions.

In every Tunefox tablature arrangement you'll find measures where you can switch out licks to see different options to use for your improvisation. This feature is called the Lick Switcher. How do you find the Lick Switcher? Look for text that says "Original Measure" over different measures in the Angeline the Baker tab you are learning and click on that text. It'll open up the Lick Switcher where you can select a substitute measure for that spot in the song. You'll find that there are different styles of licks like Scruggs, Melodic, Bluesy, and more. Want to see a completely different version of this song? Click on "Shuffle Licks" on the bottom of tool panel to randomly shuffle the licks in the song.

You'll also find some useful tools which will help you to learn how to play Angeline the Baker on banjo. For example, you can use the "Hide Notes" feature, which will hide some notes for you so you can learn parts of the melody by ear. The "Memory train" tool will progressively hide notes each time you play through a section or the entirety of a song. Take your speed to the next level with the "Speed Up" feature. This tool will automatically increase playback speed each time you loop the song.

Using backing tracks for practice should be an essential part of every musician’s routine. With Tunefox, you can practice Angeline the Baker 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.