Foggy Mountain Special banjo tabs & chords

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  • Scruggs Style

    Difficulty

    Foggy Mountain Special is a classic Scruggs tune and is very unique because it's almost entirely played in single string style, but without alternating thumb middle. Take a close look at the right hand fingering.

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

    Difficulty

    This arrangement of Foggy Mountain Special features some great bluesy licks and there's an especially cool stretch over the D chord in the 5th measure.

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

    Difficulty

    This version of Foggy Mountain Special features some great bluesy style backup. Play around with the feel - swing vs. straight - for some variation. Also, swap out licks for some other great variation!

    • Key G
    • 100 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Backup Style

More about Foggy Mountain Special Banjo song

Here are 3 killer arrangements of Foggy Mountain Special for you to share with friends at your next jam. The Scruggs style arrangement will get you started learning slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs. Once you’re feeling confident with that try your luck with the Melodic style solo, which will teach you how to play the melody for Foggy Mountain Special using up the neck scales. Finally, 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 Foggy Mountain Special 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.

You'll also find some useful tools which will help you to learn how to play Foggy Mountain Special on banjo. For example, you can use the "Hide Notes" feature, which will hide some notes for you so you can learn parts of the melody by ear. The "Memory train" tool will progressively hide notes each time you play through a section or the entirety of a song. Take your speed to the next level with the "Speed Up" feature. This tool will automatically increase playback speed each time you loop the song.

Using backing tracks for practice should be an essential part of every musician’s routine. With Tunefox, you can practice Foggy Mountain Special 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.

Members can also export all of their banjo Foggy Mountain Special arrangements into PDF files.