This arrangement is a transcription of Don Reno's playing. If you want to learn to pick it the way Don did, then this is the one for you. There's also some great licks to check out. Take a look at those for some new ideas to apply to this arrangement and your playing. Try wrapping your thumb over the top of the neck to fret those 5th string notes. You may find it's really comfortable. If not, there's no rules as to what fingers should be used. If it works, it works.Learn
This arrangement imagines what it might be like if Earl played Don Reno's tune. There's a lot of familiar Scruggs licks. The majority of this one is based around a backwards roll. Backwards rolls are great when playing melody on the 1st string. Make sure to check out those licks for a ton of great options and ideas.Learn
More about Banjo Signal
A great instrumental by one of the most innovative banjo players in history.
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 Banjo Signal 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.
Tunefox also features useful tools that will help you learn this arrangement of Banjo Signal. 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.
Using backing tracks for practice should be an essential part of every musician’s routine. With Tunefox, you can practice Banjo Signal 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 also export all of their banjo Banjo Signal arrangements into PDF files.