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Beaumont Rag banjo tabs

  • Tablatures
    Banjo Beaumont Rag tab

    Melodic Style


    • Difficulty
    • Key
    • Tempo
      110 bpm
    • Tuning

    This arrangement of Beaumont Rag is in the key of C. Some guitarists might play it in D. In that case, just capo 2 and spike your 5th string at the 7th fret. This version is based on the harmonica playing of the great David Naiditch. He is an excellent and extremely inventive player. He does a wonderful job of bringing fresh ideas into these old tunes. There are a few single string passages. They help us to stay close to the melody as played by David. If you check the lick switcher there are plenty of options. Some licks give you an easier option for some of the tougher passages in the main arrangement. There's also some cool variations, and some alternate fingerings.


More about Beaumont Rag

A traditional fiddle tune that's very popular in the bluegrass world.

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 Beaumont Rag 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.

There are a number of fantastic learning tools in Tunefox to help you memorize, learn by ear, and improve your speed. These special features are found in the "Tools" menu at the bottom right of your screen. The "Hide Notes" tool will hide a number of the notes in the tab so you can use your ears to learn parts of the melody of the Beaumont Rag. Next, try out the "Memory Train" tool, which will hide more and more notes each time the song or measure loops. This will help get you off of the tab you’ve been working with so you can play it by memory. The "Speed Up" feature gradually speeds up the song so you can hone your technique and challenge yourself to go faster.

Use the Tunefox backing tracks to practice the solo you’re working on or improvising over the chord changes for Beaumont Rag. The backing tracks are recorded samples of real instruments to help simulate practicing with an actual band. You can adjust the volume of the instrument, band, and metronome to your liking.

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