More about Home Sweet Home
If before the mid-19th century there were songs about the misery of a bad marriage, they have not endured. The wedding songs of women are not funny-they are about misery, intoxicated husbands and starving children. The men's songs are all jocular and sound like the comments you hear at a party in Super Bowl. This month we're going to cover the music of a guy. She likely stole the idea of bachelor's joys from earlier British broadsides. Eddie Morton, a vaudeville/minstrel performer, recorded it in 1910. The edition of Morton is mostly recitative, not very good, but the track was recomposed at some time between 1910 and 1927. The melody and some of the phrases are the same, but the sections that talk are removed and new verses are included. Scruggs was about six years old when, from the Minstrel C tuning, he saw and heard Wool vivid sitting on a porch playing the original 1823 Home Sweet Home melody and was delighted with the sophistication. Though Scruggs often used his eponymous pegs to glide between them to play "Home Sweet Home" in the D tuning.
Here on Tunefox you’ll find 3 versions of Home Sweet Home for banjo. The Scruggs style tablature will teach you how to play slides, hammer-ons and pull-offs. In the melodic arrangement of Home Sweet Home, you’ll learn some fancy up-the-neck melodic work. The third variation of this song is a forward roll based-backup arrangement.
Each Tunefox arrangement teaches you how to create your own solos by using a feature called the Lick Switcher. The Lick Switcher features different style licks such as Scruggs, Melodic, or Bluesy and you can swap out measures in Home Sweet Home to learn about improvisation and creating arrangements. To use the Lick Switcher, click on the text "Original Measure" above certain measures in the song. Then select the lick you'd like to insert into the song. You can also click on "Shuffle Licks" at the bottom of the page to see a fully new version of the tablature.
Tunefox also features useful tools that will help you learn this arrangement of Home Sweet Home. 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.
Use the Tunefox backing tracks to practice the solo you’re working on or improvising over the chord changes for Home Sweet Home. The backing tracks are recorded samples of real instruments to help simulate practicing with an actual band. You can adjust the volume of the instrument, band, and metronome to your liking.
When you’ve finished creating your arrangement of Home Sweet Home, export your song arrangement to PDF file. This feature is for members of Tunefox, only.