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Clinch Mountain Backstep banjo tabs

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  • Tablatures
    Banjo Clinch Mountain Backstep tab

    Scruggs Style

    The Stanley Brothers

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      G
    • Tempo
      120 bpm
    • Tuning
      gDGBD

    This is a straightforward version of Clinch Mountain Backstep that is a great introduction to using the blues scale.

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  • Melodic Style

    The Stanley Brothers

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      G
    • Tempo
      120 bpm
    • Tuning
      gDGBD

    This version of Clinch Mountain Backstep is loosely based on Alan Munde's playing and incorporates a lot more chromaticism than the Scruggs style arrangement.

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  • Backup

    The Stanley Brothers

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      G
    • Tempo
      120 bpm
    • Tuning
      gDGBD

    A forward roll based arrangement of Clinch Mountain Backstep. It's easy to get lost because of the constant forward roll pattern. Make sure you sing the melody out loud to keep your spot.

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  • Licks

    Bluesy #1

    Fill Lick

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  • Ron Block #1

    Fill Lick

    A syncopated Ron Block flavored lick.

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  • Tony Rice #1

    Fill Lick

    A Tony Rice flavored bluesy lick.

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More about Clinch Mountain Backstep

Way up to clinch mountain One very famous ballad that was enjoyed in the 17th century is 'Way Up on Clinch Mountain' and it was first released by the Stanley brothers and the Cinch Mountain Boys in 1958. The tune is a folksong that was recorded by “Rye Whiskey” and features in Carl Sandburg's American Song bag. You would find the song credited to him with the infusion of variants made possible by the Bang Bang Lulu. Another remarkable version that made the song shoot straight to the top is the version from the Carter Family. They could literally be defined as the ones that immortalized the song. Some of the other artist that covered the song include Peggy and Mike Seeger, Douglas Dillard, Bluegrass Etc., Clarence White and other artists.

Here are 3 killer arrangements of Clinch Mountain Backstep 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 Clinch Mountain Backstep 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.

Each Tunefox arrangement teaches you how to create your own solos by using a feature called the Lick Switcher. The Lick Switcher features different style licks such as Scruggs, Melodic, or Bluesy and you can swap out measures in Clinch Mountain Backstep to learn about improvisation and creating arrangements. To use the Lick Switcher, click on the text "Original Measure" above certain measures in the song. Then select the lick you'd like to insert into the song. You can also click on "Shuffle Licks" at the bottom of the page to see a fully new version of the tablature.

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 Clinch Mountain Backstep 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 Tunefox banjo Clinch Mountain Backstep 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.

Once you’ve settled on an arrangement of Clinch Mountain Backstep 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.