Pick and grin. That's all there is to it boys and girls! Slurs and hammer-ons will help you get a silky smooth sound in this single string arrangement. You'll also get to use the middle finger(who doesn't love that :) to avoid some treacherous string crossing, but try keeping that thumb-index picking pattern for an extra challenge.Learn
More about Big Sciota
Big Sciota is a popular tune in the old-time and bluegrass repertoire and is named for the Scioto/Sciota river which flows through Ohio and empties into the Ohio River. West Virginia fiddler Burl Hammons is the main source for the melody of this tune and the recordings that he made have influenced many artists to play their own renditions of this fiddle tune. Today, its one of the most popular bluegrass jam tunes and has been covered by artists such as the Red Clay Ramblers, Bob Carlin, Reed Island Ramblers, and more.
Here on Tunefox you’ll find 3 versions of Big Sciota for banjo. The Scruggs style tablature will teach you how to play slides, hammer-ons and pull-offs. In the melodic arrangement of Big Sciota, you’ll learn some fancy up-the-neck melodic work. The third variation of this song is a single string arrangement .
Use the Tunefox Lick Switcher to explore improvisation and creativity inside the Big Sciota 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 Big Sciota. 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 Big Sciota tab contains real-sounding backing tracks. These backing tracks allow you to practice the arrangement you’re learning with with an entire band and you can change volume of the band, banjo and metronome to suit your liking.
When you’ve finished creating your arrangement of Big Sciota, export your song arrangement to PDF file. This feature is for members of Tunefox, only.