Church in the Wildwood banjo tabs & chords

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  • Scruggs Style

    Difficulty

    The Gospel is strong with this one. A nice Scruggs arrangement with a strong melody. It would be good for you to learn the lyrics and sing this song. Why? Because if you can sing this song with the lyrics you have memorized the melody. If you've memorized the melody, you will more instinctively know which notes to accent in this Scruggs arrangement to bring that melody to the forefront.

    • Key C
    • 100 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Scruggs Style
  • Scruggs Style-2

    Difficulty

    Going back to the key of G for this one. It's always good to learn songs in multiple keys and be comfortable in all of them.

    • Key G
    • 100 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Scruggs Style-2
  • Melodic Style

    Difficulty

    A melodic arrangement that stays very true to the original vocal melody. Try using a sweeter tone by picking closer to the neck. Really try and make this melody sing. Remember, just because you are playing a banjo doesn't mean you have to play loud and obnoxious all the time :) If a sweet melody isn't enough then the lick switcher will have some great options for you to customize this arrangement.

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

    Difficulty

    This backup would fit nicely behind a vocal or fiddle. Remember not to play louder than the singer or instrument you accompany. Try moving your picking hand closer to the neck when playing backup. You will get a much sweeter sound.

    • Key C
    • 100 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Backup

More about Church in the Wildwood Banjo song

On Tunefox you’ll find 4 different tabs for Church in the Wildwood. 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 Church in the Wildwood 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.

Use the Tunefox Lick Switcher to explore improvisation and creativity inside the Church in the Wildwood 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.

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 Church in the Wildwood 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 Church in the Wildwood 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.

Once you’ve settled on an arrangement of Church in the Wildwood using the Lick Switcher, export your arrangement to a PDF file so you can print it out and take it with you. This is a member-only feature.