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Goodbye Liza Jane banjo tabs

  • Tablatures

    Scruggs Style


    A typical arrangement of Goodbye Liza Jane, but not so simple. Watch out for the blend of Scruggs and single string right off the bat!

  • Melodic Style


    A technical and musical rendition of Goodbye Liza Jane that will give you a lot of options to use in your improvisation.

  • Backup


    In this arrangement of Goodbye Liza Jane you're almost entirely playing forward rolls for the B section. Check out that first measure where you 'skip' the C chord. The band plays it!


More about Goodbye Liza Jane

“Goodbye Liza Jane” and "Going Down to Cairo." had two important recordings in the 1920s, and this helped spread its success among early country artists - Charles Wolfe (1991) states. The first was by the Eastern Tennessee string group The Hill Billies, who recorded it under the name "Mountaineers Love Song," and the second was by another band from the same region, the Tenneva Ramblers, as "Miss Liza Poor Gal." Bob Wills (Texas), the founder of Western Swing, said this was the first song he learned (as "Goodbye, Miss Liza Jane") to fiddle.

Here on Tunefox you’ll find 3 versions of Goodbye Liza Jane for banjo. The Scruggs style tablature will teach you how to play slides, hammer-ons and pull-offs. In the melodic arrangement of Goodbye Liza Jane, you’ll learn some fancy up-the-neck melodic work. The third variation of this song is a forward roll based-backup arrangement.

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 Goodbye Liza Jane 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.

Tunefox also features useful tools that will help you learn this arrangement of Goodbye Liza Jane. 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.

Each arrangement of Goodbye Liza Jane for banjo features real-sounding backing tracks. Use these backing tracks to polish up the solo you’re working on. You can mix the banjo, band, and metronome up or down so that you have several options for your practice.

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