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    Banjo East Tennessee Blues tab

    Melodic Style

    Bill Monroe

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      C
    • Tempo
      110 bpm
    • Tuning
      gDGBD

    East Tennessee Blues is a swing tune turned bluegrass. There's a lot of opportunities to use 7th chords to spice up the harmony.

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  • Backup

    Bill Monroe

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      C
    • Tempo
      110 bpm
    • Tuning
      gDGBD

    This backup version of East Tennessee Blues uses 6th and 7th chords to give the regular chords some color. This makes it sound a little bit more jazzy.

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More about East Tennessee Blues

"East Tennessee Blues" written by Charlie Bowman, is an American old-time fiddle song that dates back to the 20th century. Its first recording was done by Al Hopkins. A number of versions have been released by prominent bluegrass artists such as Bill Monroe, Doc Watson and Tony Jackson. It has since become a mainstay of bluegrass music and is still been performed by singers such as steep canyon rangers and even the famous East Tennessee start university bluegrass pride band. According to Bowman, the sing could not satisfactorily be tagged a blues simply because it has blues in its name. the name was suggested by fiddler and bandleader, AL Hopkins who was in the list of those that did the first recording. However, the attachment of blues to the name added some commercial value.

Here are 2 killer arrangements of East Tennessee Blues for you to share with friends at your next jam. The Melodic style solo, which will teach you how to play the melody for East Tennessee Blues using up the neck scales and the Backup arrangement will show you how to play this song with others and sound like a pro doing it.

Use the Tunefox Lick Switcher to explore improvisation and creativity inside the East Tennessee Blues tablatures. The Lick Switcher will allow you to create your own arrangement using pre-built licks that are handmade by professional musicians. To use the Lick Switcher, click on the text above specific measures that says "Original Measure" and select between a variety of new licks for that measure. You'll find that there are different style licks such as Scruggs, Melodic, Jazz, and more. At the bottom of your page you'll also find a button that says "Shuffle Licks." Click this button and watch the licks randomly shuffle throughout 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 East Tennessee Blues 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 East Tennessee Blues 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.

Members can export their arrangements into PDF, allowing them to print and bring them to their next jam session.