Bill Cheatum banjo tabs & chords

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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

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Banjo Bill Cheatum tab

Here on Tunefox you’ll find 3 versions of Bill Cheatum for banjo. The Scruggs style tablature will teach you how to play slides, hammer-ons and pull-offs. In the melodic arrangement of Bill Cheatum, you’ll learn some fancy up-the-neck melodic work. The third variation of this song is a forward roll based-backup arrangement.

Use the Tunefox Lick Switcher to explore improvisation and creativity inside the Bill Cheatum 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.

You'll also find some useful tools which will help you to learn how to play Bill Cheatum 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 Bill Cheatum 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.

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