Billy in the Lowground banjo tabs & chords

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  • Scruggs Style

    Difficulty

    The Scruggs arrangement of Billy in the Lowground is interesting because it doesn't include all of the melody notes. Accenting certain notes will help this version sound more musical.

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

    Difficulty

    Billy in the Lowground is a classic fiddle tune, especially for guitar players. This arrangement is based on the playing of Doc Watson and Tony Rice.

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

    Difficulty

    This backup arrangement of Billy in the Lowground flows nicely from vamping to rolling. Make sure you switch out licks to see all of the great variations!

    • Key C
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Backup

More about Billy in the Lowground Banjo song

Banjo Billy in the Lowground tab

On Tunefox you’ll find 3 different tabs for Billy in the Lowground. Each of these tabs will teach you how to play the this tune in a different way. The Scruggs style tablature will show you how to play left hand slurs, otherwise known as hammer-ons, slides, and pull-offs. The Melodic style arrangement of will show you how to play Billy in the Lowground up the neck using major and pentatonic scales. And finally, the Backup arrangement will teach you how to play the backup for this song, which is essential for jam sessions.

There are many Scruggs, melodic and bluesy licks in these three banjo Billy in the Lowground 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 Billy in the Lowground 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.

Using backing tracks for practice should be an essential part of every musician’s routine. With Tunefox, you can practice Billy in the Lowground as fast or as slow as you want and mix the volume of the tracks with the instrument to your liking. There’s also a metronome so you can always feel the pulse of the song with or without the band track playing along.

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