Grandfather's Clock banjo tabs & chords

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  • Scruggs Style

    Difficulty

    Grandfather's Clock is a classic jam song and has a great, catchy melody to it. Harmonics are part of the melody as notated above measures 15 and 17.

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

    Difficulty

    This is a great melodic style version of Grandfather's Clock as it features a long string of melodic lines in the A section while still highlighting key melody notes.

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

    Difficulty

    Take a look/listen to the C section where you stop playing in measures 14 and 16. In measure 16 there's some pick up notes to bring you back into rolling.

    • Key G
    • 110 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Backup

More about Grandfather's Clock Banjo song

Banjo Grandfather's Clock tab

Learn 3 different versions of Grandfather's Clock, 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 Grandfather's Clock 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.

There are many Scruggs, melodic and bluesy licks in these three banjo Grandfather's Clock tablatures, which can be used to personalize each arrangement into your liking. To change measure into different arrangement, just click on the "Original Measure" text above the measure and select a different lick. You can also click the "Shuffle licks" button at the bottom of the page to randomly change all of the licks in the tablature and create a wholly unique arrangement of this song.

You'll also find some useful tools which will help you to learn how to play Grandfather's Clock 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.

Each Tunefox banjo Grandfather's Clock tab contains real-sounding backing tracks. These backing tracks allow you to practice the arrangement you’re learning with with an entire band and you can change volume of the band, banjo and metronome to suit your liking.

When you’ve finished creating your arrangement of Grandfather's Clock, export your song arrangement to PDF file. This feature is for members of Tunefox, only.