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Daley's Reel banjo tabs

  • Tablatures

    Scruggs Style


    I didn't choose the Scrugg life. The Scrugg life chose me! Now, go make the key of Bb your little buttered biscuit. Scrugg life, yo!

  • Melodic Style


    Bb? Melodic? No capo? Don't make that face. You can do it! Spike your 5th string at the 8th fret to play these arrangements.

  • Single String Style


    Not for the faint of heart, but if you want to make some flat-pickers jealous then this is the one for you. It's a serious single string workout that accurately captures, and totally crushes, this beautiful melody. A little melodic style note choice with single string fingering in the B section helps us to get this melody right without having to do too much shifting. Go getters...Go get it!


More about Daley's Reel

Here on Tunefox you’ll find 3 versions of Daley's Reel for banjo. The Scruggs style tablature challenges you to play in Bb without a capo. Spike the 5th string at the 8th fret and you're ready to go. In the melodic arrangement of Daley's Reel, you’ll learn some great licks without the capo and fancy up-the-neck melodic work. The third variation of this song is a single string workout for the advanced player.

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 Daley's Reel 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.

Tunefox also features useful tools that will help you learn this arrangement of Daley's Reel. If you select the "Tools" option in the bottom bar you’ll see "Hide Notes", "Memory Train", and "Speed Up" features. Hide notes will help you train your ears by hiding some of the notes on the page for you to figure out as opposed to looking at the tab. "Memory Train" will help you retain the melody of the song by gradually hiding notes so you can rely on your ears more for memorization. Finally, the "Speed Up" tool will automatically increase the playback speed each time a measure or the song loops.

Using backing tracks for practice should be an essential part of every musician’s routine. With Tunefox, you can practice Daley's Reel as fast or as slow as you want and mix the volume of the tracks with the instrument to your liking. There’s also a metronome so you can always feel the pulse of the song with or without the band track playing along.

Once you’ve settled on an arrangement of Daley's Reel 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.