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Chinquapin Hunting banjo tabs

  • Tablatures
    Banjo Chinquapin Hunting tab

    Single String Style


    • Difficulty
    • Key
    • Tempo
      100 bpm
    • Tuning

    This is a first position arrangement of Chinquapin Hunting. Using open strings can help us to closely emulate the sound and style of a guitar or mandolin. There are also a few triplet hammer-ons. These really help to liven up your playing by giving it a more fiddle-like sound.

  • Melodic Style


    The stretch in the A part may be a little hard at first, but is a great tool when playing melodic style in the key of D major.

  • Backup


    There is a lot of power and potential in the forward-backward roll. Here's a few ideas and variations to get your wheels turning. Check out the suspended fourth sound you get by leaving the D string open when playing the A major chord in the B section. This constant rolling is something you would most likely do behind a fiddle payer. It can also be done behind a guitar or mandolin, just make sure you are not playing louder than the lead player!


More about Chinquapin Hunting

Chinquapin Hunting' was a tune that had much significance and one of them was that the title itself was something of a legend. According to Ralph Stanley's autobiography, "Man of Sorrow", he wrote a little about chinquapin. He talked about how the little berry-like fruits were a real treat and grew along the Smith Ridge. It was a delight to find because you could forage them together and gobble them up to rid yourself of hunger. However, as time went by, the chinquapin started to reduce and vanished altogether. It was really queer the way they were so much just now and suddenly vanished altogether. This is the background for the song “chinquapin hunting” the lyrics appears to have been written quite similar to some similar title tunes like “chinky pin” or chinquapin. One of the unique version of the song was produced by one Kentucky fiddler Hiram Stampers. Stamper himself feels the music would be as old as the American Civil War and this can be as well true, with the background story of the disappearance of the chinquapin. There are also similar versions about the Chinquapin.

Here are 3 killer arrangements of Chinquapin Hunting for you to share with friends at your next jam. Single String arrangement, Melodic style solo, which will teach you how to play the melody for Chinquapin Hunting using up the neck scales. Finally, the Backup arrangement will show you how to play this song with others and sound like a pro doing it.

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 Chinquapin Hunting 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.

Be sure to check out all of the great learning tools that Tunefox has to offer such as "Hide Notes", "Memory Train", and "Speed Up". These tools can be found in the "Tools" menu at the bottom right of your screen. Want to learn some of Chinquapin Hunting by ear? Use "Hide Notes" to hide some or all of the notes in the tablature. Once you’re finished learning with the tab use the "Memory Train" tool to commit the song to memory. Then practice with "Speed Up" to improve your technique and speed in no time.

Each arrangement of Chinquapin Hunting 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.

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