Foggy Mountain Breakdown banjo tabs & chords

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  • Up the Neck

    Difficulty

    Here's the classic high break for Foggy Mountain Breakdown. At the beginning of this arrangement you'll hear Earl's iconic chokes on the 10th fret.

    • Key G
    • 100 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Up the Neck
  • Scruggs Style

    Difficulty

    The ultimate Scruggs tune! Foggy Mountain Breakdown is an essential bluegrass banjo song, and it's great for working on slurs and right hand drop thumb.

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

    Difficulty

    This melodic version of Foggy Mountain Breakdown will challenge you at fast tempos. It's got a lot of tasteful melodic playing along with some fancy chromatic work.

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

    Difficulty

    This is a standard way to backup Foggy Mountain Breakdown. Imagine you're backing up a fiddle or mandolin player. Try to be as groovy as possible.

    • Key G
    • 140 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Backup

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Banjo Foggy Mountain Breakdown tab

Learn 4 different versions of Foggy Mountain Breakdown, which are all shown on this page. We recommend that you get started with the Scruggs style version, where you’ll learn basic roll pattern and left hand articulations like slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs. Next, move on to the Melodic arrangement to learn how to play the melody for Foggy Mountain Breakdown using scales and up the next positions. Lastly, you can check out the Backup arrangement, which shows you how to play behind others while they are soloing.

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 Foggy Mountain Breakdown 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 Foggy Mountain Breakdown 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.

Use the Tunefox backing tracks to practice the solo you’re working on or improvising over the chord changes for Foggy Mountain Breakdown. The backing tracks are recorded samples of real instruments to help simulate practicing with an actual band. You can adjust the volume of the instrument, band, and metronome to your liking.

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