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    Banjo I'll Fly Away tab

    Scruggs Style

    The Carter Family

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      G
    • Tempo
      100 bpm
    • Tuning
      gDGBD

    One of the most recorded folk tunes. This arrangement of I'll Fly Away is for beginners and highlights the use of the forward roll.

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  • Melodic Style

    The Carter Family

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      G
    • Tempo
      100 bpm
    • Tuning
      gDGBD

    This is a really fun arrangement of I'll Fly Away that features some single string licks mixed in with the melodic break. Watch your right hand fingering on those passages!

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  • Backup

    The Carter Family

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      G
    • Tempo
      100 bpm
    • Tuning
      gDGBD

    This arrangement of I'll Fly Away shows you how to fluidly move from vamping to rolling in a way that tastefully accompanies the vocalist or soloist.

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More about I'll Fly Away

"I'll Fly Away" is a hymn composed by Albert E. Brumley in 1929 and included in a collection called Wonderful Message by the Hartford Music Company in 1932. Brumley's writing was influenced by "The Prisoner's Song," the secular ballad of 1924. The most popular gospel song has been titled "I'll Fly Back," and it is commonly used by Baptists, Pentecostals, Nazarenes, Christ's Churches and many Methodists for worship services. At bluegrass jam sessions, it's a standard song and is often performed at funerals. Albert E. Brumley was described as the 20th century "pre-eminent gospel songwriter" with more than 600 songs published. Brumley came up with the idea for the album when he selected cotton on his father's farm in Rock Island, Texas, according to sources. Brumley said he was "Humming the old ballad which goes like this:' If I had an angel's wings, I could soar over those prison walls,' and then it dawned on me that I could use that story as a gospel song. Brumley's song mentioned seems to be"The Prisoner's Track, "Brumley added," When I wrote it, I had no idea it would become so universally popular.

On Tunefox you’ll find 3 different tabs for I'll Fly Away. Each of these tabs will teach you how to play the this tune in a different way. The Scruggs style tablature will show you how to play left hand slurs, otherwise known as hammer-ons, slides, and pull-offs. The Melodic style arrangement of will show you how to play I'll Fly Away up the neck using major and pentatonic scales. And finally, the Backup arrangement will teach you how to play the backup for this song, which is essential for jam sessions. Use the Tunefox Lick Switcher to explore improvisation and cre...ativity inside the I'll Fly Away 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 I'll Fly Away 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 I'll Fly Away 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. Members can export their arrangements into PDF, allowing them to print and bring them to their next jam session.

I'll Fly Away lyrics

Albert E. Brumley Some glad morning when this life is o'er
I'll fly away
To a home on God's celestial shore
I'll fly away I'll fly away ( O glory )
I'll fly away ( in the morning )
When I die, Hallelujah, by and by
I'll fly away ( fly away ) ... flown
I'll fly away * Refrain Just a few more weary days and then
I'll fly away
To a land where joys shall never end
I'll fly away * Refrain