Don't This Road Look Rough and Rocky banjo tabs & chords

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  • Scruggs Style

    Difficulty

    A straight ahead version of Don't This Road Look Rough and Rocky that sticks to the melody. Make sure to accent the melody notes so they can be heard more clearly than the other notes in the rolls.

    • Key G
    • 90 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Scruggs Style
  • Melodic Style

    Difficulty

    This melodic arrangement of Don't This Road Look Rough and Rocky uses scale patterns to give you an interesting, yet tasteful version of this popular Flatt & Scruggs tune.

    • Key G
    • 90 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Melodic Style
  • Backup

    Difficulty

    This backup arrangement of Don't This Road Look Rough and Rocky shows how to combine classic Scruggs licks and vamping to tastefully accompany a vocalist.

    • Key G
    • 90 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Backup

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Banjo Don't This Road Look Rough and Rocky tab

On Tunefox you’ll find 3 different tabs for Don't This Road Look Rough and Rocky. 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 Don't This Road Look Rough and Rocky 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.

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 Don't This Road Look Rough and Rocky 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.

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 Don't This Road Look Rough and Rocky 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 Don't This Road Look Rough and Rocky 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 Don't This Road Look Rough and Rocky 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.

Don't This Road Look Rough and Rocky lyrics

Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs

Darling, I have come to tell you
Though it almost breaks my heart
That before the morning, darling
We'll be many mils apart

Don't this road look rough and rocky
Don't that sea look wide and deep
Don't my baby look the sweeter
When she's in my arms asleep

Don't you hear the nightbirds calling
Far across the deep blue sea ?
While of others you are thinking
Won't you sometimes thinking of me ?

* Refrain

One more kiss before I leave you
One more kiss before we part
You have cause me lost of trouble
Darling, you have broke my heart

* Refrain
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