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Bill Cheatum banjo tabs

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  • Scruggs Style

    Difficulty

    The chords fly by in the B section, and the melody is directly based on different inversions of these chords. Take it slow to get the Bill Cheatum melody clean.

    • Key G
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Scruggs Style
  • Melodic Style

    Difficulty

    This is a classic fiddle tune with lots of great options for improvisation in the A section. Check out the variations!

    • Key G
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Melodic Style
  • Backup

    Difficulty

    A good guideline for Bill Cheatum to keep in mind when playing backup is to roll when a fiddle player is soloing and vamp when a guitar or mandolinist is soloing.

    • Key G
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Backup