More about Auld Lang Syne
"Auld Lang Syne" is a poem written by Scot Robert Burns in 1788 which was set to the tune of a traditional folk song. It is a popular farewell song especially at the stroke of midnight to bring in the New Year and for graduations. It's has become a popular tune to learn around the holiday season to play at parties and jam sessions as it brings a festive spirit with it.
Learn 4 different versions of Auld Lang Syne, which are all shown on this page. We recommend that you get started with the Scruggs style version, where you’ll learn basic roll pattern and left-hand articulations like slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs. Next, move on to the Melodic arrangement to learn how to play the melody for Auld Lang Syne using scales and up the next positions.
Use the Tunefox Lick Switcher to explore improvisation and creativity inside the Auld Lang Syne tablatures. The Lick Switcher will allow you to create your own arrangement using pre-built licks that are handmade by professional musicians. To use the Lick Switcher, click on the text above specific measures that says "Original Measure" and select between a variety of new licks for that measure. You'll find that there are different style licks such as Scruggs, Melodic, Jazz, and more. At the bottom of your page, you'll also find a button that says "Shuffle Licks." Click this button and watch the licks randomly shuffle throughout the song.
Tunefox also features useful tools that will help you learn this arrangement of Auld Lang Syne. If you select the "Tools" option in the bottom bar you’ll see "Hide Notes", "Memory Train", and "Speed Up" features. Hide notes will help you train your ears by hiding some of the notes on the page for you to figure out as opposed to looking at the tab. "Memory Train" will help you retain the melody of the song by gradually hiding notes so you can rely on your ears more for memorization. Finally, the "Speed Up" tool will automatically increase the playback speed each time a measure or the song loops.
Each Tunefox banjo Auld Lang Syne tab contains real-sounding backing tracks. These backing tracks allow you to practice the arrangement you’re learning with an entire band and you can change the volume of the band, banjo and metronome to suit your liking.
When you’ve finished creating your arrangement of Auld Lang Syne, export your song arrangement to PDF file. This feature is for members of Tunefox, only.