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Hit the Road Jack banjo tabs

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    Scruggs Style

    Ray Charles

    Swag. This arrangement's got it. Get your Scruggs on with this bluesy tune. If you play along with the album watch out for the extended second verse. While the vocal phrasing is a little different, it plays through measures 7 & 8 twice. then finishes with measures 9 & 10 and goes back to the chorus.

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  • Melodic Style

    Ray Charles

    Try and keep the drive going in this melodic arrangement of this bluesy classic by the great Ray Charles.

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  • Single String Style

    Ray Charles

    A straightforward and accessible single string arrangement with great melodic variations in the lick switcher.

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More about Hit the Road Jack

Here are 3 killer arrangements of Hit the Road Jack 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 Hit the Road Jack 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.

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 Hit the Road Jack 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 Hit the Road Jack. 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 Hit the Road Jack 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.

When you’ve finished creating your arrangement of Hit the Road Jack, export your song arrangement to PDF file. This feature is for members of Tunefox, only.