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Cuckoo's Nest banjo tabs

  • Tablatures

    Scruggs Style


    Open D. Scruggs Style. Let's get it.

  • Melodic Style


    A little single string action and light stretching is used to accurately nail this classic fiddle tune melody.

  • Single String Style


    Some straightforward single string for all you progressive pickers out there. Get even more tasty riffs in the lick switcher ;)


More about Cuckoo's Nest

This melody is embraced from the collection of Jeannie Robertson of Aberdeen. And her chronicles of this melody can be found on her Collector EP I Ken "Where I'm Going" (recorded in London, January 1959), on the compilation Songs of Seduction (The Folk Songs of Britain Volume 2; Caedmon 1961; Topic 1968), as the title track of her Prestige/Transatlantic LP The Cuckoo's Nest and Other Scottish Folk Songs and on the Saydisc CD treasury Songs of the Traveling People (recorded in Aberdeen in 1953). It is an amazingly prominent English song known all through the British Isles and British North America whose title, the 'cuckoo's home,' ordinarily alluded to female pubic hair. It dates to any event in the mid-eighteenth century. James Aird's printing in his Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 1 (1782, pg. 66) incorporates a fascinating fourth strain, not found in different sources. Matt Seattle (1987, 1994) accepts the tune to initially have been a Scots Measure in D Minor with the title "Come Ashore Jolly Tar (with) Your Trousers On," however takes note of those numerous variants of this tune to exist, with very significant variety between them, in major and minor keys (he comments that the Northumbrian William Vicker's late eighteenth-century setting is clearly minor, in spite of the key signature). The title shows up in various eighteenth and nineteenth-century move accumulations and made Henry Robson's rundown of well known Northumbrian routine tunes, which he distributed c. 1800.

Here on Tunefox you’ll find 3 versions of Cuckoo's Nest for banjo. The Scruggs style tablature will teach you how to play slides, hammer-ons and pull-offs. In the melodic arrangement of Cuckoo's Nest, you’ll learn some fancy up-the-neck melodic work. The third variation of this song is a forward roll based-backup arrangement.

There are many Scruggs, melodic and bluesy licks in these three banjo Cuckoo's Nest 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.

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 Cuckoo's Nest 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 Cuckoo's Nest 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.