Cindy banjo tabs & chords

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  • Scruggs Style

    Difficulty

    The tempo says 130, but that's just a reminder to try and push yourself. Learn it at a comfortable speed. Pause, loop measures, and slow down. Don't play fast and sloppy. Play slow and steady. Increase your speed in the same way.

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

    Difficulty

    Open D. That's where all the fun is at. We start by using a classic Scruggs fill riff to hint at the melody. Spike your 5th string at the seventh fret and unleash the awesome.

    • Key D
    • 100 bpm
    • Tuning aDGBD
    Play Scruggs Style-2
  • Melodic Style

    Difficulty

    A seasoned player knows restraint is a powerful musical tool. That's what we've got going on here. It starts out with nicely syncopated phrases that closely mimic a singer, then reveals a signal lick that things are about to go down...Add a long note for punctuation...Throw down the gauntlet! I think you re going to love this arrangement. And remember, there's even more great ideas and ways to customize this arrangement with the lick switcher.

    • Key C
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Melodic Style
  • Single String Style

    Difficulty

    Style. It's important. It gives your playing character. Makes it more than just a machine gun stream of sixteenth notes(which is what you need to play banjo). However, you don't need it all the time, and you don't have to rely on it. If you are playing single string, Scruggs, or melodic you can open up new possibilities with rhythmic variation. That's what this arrangement is about: unique phrasing. A lot of the fingerings suggest using the middle finger. This can help make phrases smoother. While using only thumb and index can be a good workout, using the middle finger, along with techniques like hammers, pulls, and slides, opens up more technical possibilities. This frees up your creative voice. Feel free to create your own arrangement by using the lick switcher. Make it yours, then play it like you mean it.

    • Key C
    • 115 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Single String Style

More about Cindy Banjo song

Banjo Cindy tab

Here are 4 killer arrangements of Cindy for you to share with friends at your next jam. The Scruggs style arrangement will get you started learning slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs. Once you’re feeling confident with that try your luck with the Melodic style solo, which will teach you how to play the melody for Cindy 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.

There are many Scruggs, melodic and bluesy licks in these three banjo Cindy 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 Cindy 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.

Use the Tunefox backing tracks to practice the solo you’re working on or improvising over the chord changes for Cindy. The backing tracks are recorded samples of real instruments to help simulate practicing with an actual band. You can adjust the volume of the instrument, band, and metronome to your liking.

Once you’ve settled on an arrangement of Cindy 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.

Cindy lyrics

I wish I was an apple a-hanging on a tree
And every time that Cindy passed she'd take a bite

Get along home Cindy, Cindy
Get along home
Get along home Cindy, Cindy
I'll marry you some day

She told me that she loved me, she called me sugar plum
She throwed her arms around me, I thought my time had come

* Refrain

She took me to the parlor, she cooled me with her fan
She swore that I was the prettiest little thing in the shape of mortal man

* Refrain

Oh where did you get your liquor, where did you get your dram?
From an old moon-shiner down in Rockingham

* Refrain

Cindy got religion she had it once before
And when she heard my old guitar, she danced all over the floor

* Refrain

I wish I had a needle as fine as I could sew
I'd sew my sweetheart to my back and down the road I'd go

* Refrain