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Frosty the Snowman banjo tabs

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    Scruggs Style

    Traditional

    C is not every banjo player's favorite key, but you need to be comfortable with it. Some melodies actually lay out easier in the C chord shape, and Frosty the Snowman happens to be one of them. Have fun with this one!

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  • Scruggs Style-2

    Traditional

    Up the neck, and in C. This is the gift of challenge. Merry Christmas ya'll!

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  • Melodic Style

    Traditional

    This is a very simple melodic arrangement of this classic tune Frosty the Snowman. Use the lick switcher if you need a little more excitement and challenge. Don't forget, that how you play a simple melody can add a lot of excitement if you use other elements of music besides the notes-dynamics, tone, and articulation.

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  • Melodic Style-2

    Traditional

    Christmas tunes are not always played in the same key. Learning a tune in multiple keys is a great musical exercise for learning your instrument, and deepening your understanding of that tune. Give this one a try and get into the spirit of Christmas, and learning :)

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More about Frosty the Snowman

"Frosty the Snowman" (or "Frosty the Snow Man") is one of the really famous Christmas songs composed by Walter "Jack" Rollins and Steve Nelson. the tune was first released by Gene Autry and the Cass County Boys in 1950 and then performed by Jimmy Durante, who released it as a single. It was written after the popularity of Autry's release of the previous year's "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer;" Unlike "Rudolph," "Frosty" was later licensed by Rankin / Bass Entertainment, Frosty the Snowman, to other platforms including a popular TV series Warner Bros. retains the ancillary rights to the Frosty the Snowman series, however owing to the popularity of the TV special, the characters merchandising is typically approved in accordance with the current owners of that distinctive, DreamWorks Classics. The song recounts Frosty's fictional tale, a snowman brought to life by a mysterious silk hat discovered and set on his head by a group of kids. Frosty loves running with the kids who created him throughout the city, halting only once at a crosswalk when the policeman warns pedestrians to stop. Eventually, Frosty says goodbye to and comforts the boys, pledging to be back someday. Although the original recording of Autry does not explain the reason for the later versions of Frosty's departure has lyrics that relate it to the hot sun. One sing in 1969 by Rankin/Bass TV special was expected to be in White Plains, New York, and Armonk, New York; Armonk has an annual Frosty parade. And it was covered by the Canadian Brass as an instrumental, with member Charles Daellenbach putting on Frosty's character and repeatedly calling "One more chance!" ("You know what happens when Frosty gets hot") And then starting to crumble ("I feel he's burning"— "You know what happens when Frosty gets hot"). It was also performed on their debut release by the Hampton String Quartet, "What if Mozart composed - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

Learn 4 different versions of Frosty the Snowman, 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 Frosty the Snowman using scales and up the next positions.

Use the Tunefox Lick Switcher to explore improvisation and creativity inside the Frosty the Snowman 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.

Tunefox also features useful tools that will help you learn this arrangement of Frosty the Snowman. 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 Frosty the Snowman 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 export their arrangements into PDF, allowing them to print and bring them to their next jam session.