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Hand Me Down My Walking Cane banjo tabs

  • Tablatures

    Scruggs Style

    Norman Blake

    A straightforward melody-based version of Hand Me Down My Walking Cane with some great Scruggs style articulations.

  • Melodic Style

    Norman Blake

    This is a high melodic break for Hand Me Down My Walking Cane that features a nice mixture of both melodic and single string styles.

  • Backup

    Norman Blake

    This backup version of Hand Me Down My Walking Cane gives you a lot of different ideas both up and down the neck. Use your thumb for the 5th string.


More about Hand Me Down My Walking Cane

Many times the classic song was recorded in a variety of styles including country, Cajun, jazz, mountain, bluegrass, rock and roll, and acoustic and electrical blues. "Hand Me Down My Walking Cane" is called a popular track, still, its writing is often credited to James Bland, Stephen Foster's religious successor, the greatest musician of the late 19th century and the writer of "Carry Me Back To Old Virginny." Bland is credited with the compositions of some 700 tracks, but only around 20% of them are copyrighted, an unforgivable sin for a patent lawyer's child! While there seems to be no direct evidence that he composed the album, his inclusion into the National Biography of African America points to some interesting speculation. The tale in the song is not a completely happy one; although there is no reference either of a white sports coat as in the interpretation of Jerry Lee Lewis, the singer demands to be handed down "My Bot-tie o' corn," and predictably ends up lost in prison. Prolific song Writer, Thomas Hischak dates "Throw Me Down My Walking Cane" to the year 1865 in The Tin Pan Alley Song Encyclopedia and often refers to it as " a traditional American spiritual that describes dying and going to heaven to pick a cane and riding the midnight train now that' all my sins are taken away'."

Here are 3 killer arrangements of Hand Me Down My Walking Cane 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 Hand Me Down My Walking Cane 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 Hand Me Down My Walking Cane 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 Hand Me Down My Walking Cane 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 arrangement of Hand Me Down My Walking Cane 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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