More about June Apple
The apple from June is an early maturing apple variety that matures in the southern United States in the summer. This appears to be smaller and tendered than apples that grow early. Many variations of the song are in Mixolydian style, although it is performed in A major by Benton Flippen (born 1920, Surry County, N.C.) June Apple's late Mt. Airy, North Carolina, fiddler Tommy Jarrell (1901-1985) is an' old-time' song most often identified with southwestern Virginia musicians and the North Carolina border area. Tommy Jarrell (1901–1985) was one of the most influential fiddlers from that region. Although never a full-time working musician— he worked for 41 years at the North Carolina Department of Transportation— he released seven records, performed widely in his later years, and was chosen as one of the fifteen master folk artists at the National Heritage Fellowships for the Arts in 1982. We will end our survey of this tune with a recording he made in the late 1960s (shown right) with Oscar Jenkins and Fred Cocker ham. The lines are performed on the tune's portion B.
Here on Tunefox you’ll find 3 versions of June Apple for banjo. The Scruggs style tablature will teach you how to play slides, hammer-ons and pull-offs. In the melodic arrangement of June Apple, 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 June Apple 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.
Be sure to check out all of the great learning tools that Tunefox has to offer such as "Hide Notes", "Memory Train", and "Speed Up". These tools can be found in the "Tools" menu at the bottom right of your screen. Want to learn some of June Apple by ear? Use "Hide Notes" to hide some or all of the notes in the tablature. Once you’re finished learning with the tab use the "Memory Train" tool to commit the song to memory. Then practice with "Speed Up" to improve your technique and speed in no time.
Use the Tunefox backing tracks to practice the solo you’re working on or improvising over the chord changes for June Apple. 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.
Members can also export all of their banjo June Apple arrangements into PDF files.