More about Big Sciota Banjo song
Big Sciota is a popular tune in the old-time and bluegrass repertoire and is named for the Scioto/Sciota river, which flows and through Ohio and emptys into the Ohio River. West Virginia fiddler Burl Hammons is the source for most of the versions of this tune and he made recordings for different collectors that reveal variations of the melody. These recordings have influenced many artists to play their own renditions of this fiddle tune.
Learn 3 different versions of Big Sciota, 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 Big Sciota using scales and up the next positions. Lastly, you can check out the Backup arrangement, which shows you how to play behind others while they are soloing.
There are many Scruggs, melodic and bluesy licks in these three banjo Big Sciota tablatures, which can be used to personalize each arrangement into your liking. To change measure into different arrangement, just click on the "Original Measure" text above the measure and select a different lick. You can also click the "Shuffle licks" button at the bottom of the page to randomly change all of the licks in the tablature and create a wholly unique arrangement of this song.
You'll also find some useful tools which will help you to learn how to play Big Sciota 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.
Each arrangement of Big Sciota for banjo features real-sounding backing tracks. Use these backing tracks to polish up the solo you’re working on. You can mix the banjo, band, and metronome up or down so that you have several options for your practice.
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.