Cherokee Shuffle banjo tabs & chords

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  • Scruggs Style

    Difficulty

    Try making the chords in the B section all 7th chords! This will make the song sound a lot more bluesy, and give you some more improvisation ideas!

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

    Difficulty

    This is a high break to Cherokee Shuffle that has some advanced right and left hand techniques.

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

    Difficulty

    This backup version of Cherokee Shuffle mixes vamping and rolling to give you ideas on how to make your backup fluid and interesting both for you and your jam buddies!

    • Key G
    • 125 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Backup

More about Cherokee Shuffle Banjo song

Banjo Cherokee Shuffle tab

On Tunefox you’ll find 3 different tabs for Cherokee Shuffle. 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 Cherokee Shuffle 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.

In every Tunefox tablature arrangement you'll find measures where you can switch out licks to see different options to use for your improvisation. This feature is called the Lick Switcher. How do you find the Lick Switcher? Look for text that says "Original Measure" over different measures in the Cherokee Shuffle tab you are learning and click on that text. It'll open up the Lick Switcher where you can select a substitute measure for that spot in the song. You'll find that there are different styles of licks like Scruggs, Melodic, Bluesy, and more. Want to see a completely different version of this song? Click on "Shuffle Licks" on the bottom of tool panel to randomly shuffle the licks in the song.

There are a number of fantastic learning tools in Tunefox to help you memorize, learn by ear, and improve your speed. These special features are found in the "Tools" menu at the bottom right of your screen. The "Hide Notes" tool will hide a number of the notes in the tab so you can use your ears to learn parts of the melody of the Cherokee Shuffle. Next, try out the "Memory Train" tool, which will hide more and more notes each time the song or measure loops. This will help get you off of the tab you’ve been working with so you can play it by memory. The "Speed Up" feature gradually speeds up the song so you can hone your technique and challenge yourself to go faster.

Each Tunefox banjo Cherokee Shuffle tab contains real-sounding backing tracks. These backing tracks allow you to practice the arrangement you’re learning with with an entire band and you can change volume of the band, banjo and metronome to suit your liking.

Members can also export all of their banjo Cherokee Shuffle arrangements into PDF files.