Boil them Cabbage is an old folk song. It's a lot of people's first tune when learning banjo, mandolin or fiddle. While the song has lyrics, it's mostly played as an instrumental.
Start with the Melody first. If you can, learn to sing the words as you play the tune. It helps you develop musically in so many ways. The rhythm is pretty simple, so try a few licks after you get the basic arrangement down. After working on the melody try some Rolling Backup. The rolls are played twice as fast as the melody is. You may need to adjust the tempo slider when playing a long with the Tunefox player. Set it to a speed you can play smoothly, cleanly, and while staying relaxed. Getting used to these rolls will help prepare your right hand for the demands of playing this song Scruggs style. If you plan on jamming with other musicians then check out the Vamping arrangement. This is a style of backup that is different from the rolling backup style. It's works great when supporting a mandolin player, guitar player, or another banjo player.
The Scruggs style arrangement is pretty straight forward and uses some basic rolls that include the melody notes. Pay attention to the fingerings for your picking hand! After getting that down try some licks to get a more authentic Scruggs style sound. If you're feeling adventurous we've got a couple other options for you. You can try out the Melodic arrangement to get a whole world of other sounds. If Melodic style banjo is new to you, check out our learning path for Melodic Banjo. Pay special attention to those G melodic scales and workouts. If you have your scales down the tunes will come much easier.
The Single String arrangement is pretty basic. If you want to get add even more excitement, check out those licks. There will be some more advanced single string ideas there. There's also Scruggs and melodic licks. No matter what style you are working on, combing licks of other styles can create a really cool and compelling sound.