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Gold Rush banjo tabs

  • Tablatures

    Scruggs Style

    Byron Berline

    Triplet slurs can add a whole lot of sparkle and shine to your Scruggs playing, but not if your licks aren't polished! That's what the looper and tempo slider are for. Tunefox got your back baby!

  • Melodic Style

    Byron Berline

    A nice flowing arrangement. Be sure to check out the lick switcher. You'll find a lot of official Kenny Baker riffs. Kenny played swing before he became one of the best Bluegrass fiddlers that ever lived. If you don't have it yet, you need to buy or download the "Baker Plays Monroe" album.

  • Single String Style

    Byron Berline

    Using slides to shift positions is commonplace on most stringed instruments. That's exactly what we are doing here.


More about Gold Rush

Learn 3 different versions of Gold Rush, 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 Gold Rush 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 Gold Rush 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 Gold Rush 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.

Using backing tracks for practice should be an essential part of every musician’s routine. With Tunefox, you can practice Gold Rush 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 Gold Rush arrangements into PDF files.