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    Banjo Lean on Me tab

    Backup - Root Shape

    Bill Withers

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      C
    • Tempo
      65 bpm
    • Tuning
      gDGBD

    This song is a classic. There's a lot of space in the melody. The banjo can fit right in there. It's also a great study in the chord scale. The chords move up a step at a time and you can really see how they connect on the fret board. This version focuses on the closed chord position you might know as the G shape. This shape has the root of the chord on the wound D string.

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  • Banjo Lean on Me tab

    Backup - 1st Inversion

    Bill Withers

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      C
    • Tempo
      65 bpm
    • Tuning
      gDGBD

    This backup version focuses on the chord shape you probably know as the C shape. With this shape, the root note of the chord is on the B string. The chords are simple, but the timing is not. Notice how many chords come in at the end of a measure, or just before the halfway mark of a measure. This is a type of syncopation. Playing on the offbeat is common in bluegrass, but having chord changes on the offbeat is much more common in Soul or R & B tunes such as this one.

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More about Lean on Me

There are many Scruggs, melodic and bluesy licks in these 2 banjo Lean on Me tablatures, which can be used to personalize each arrangement into your liking. To change measure into different arrangement, just click on the "Original Measure" text above the measure and select a different lick. You can also click the "Shuffle licks" button at the bottom of the page to randomly change all of the licks in the tablature and create a wholly unique arrangement of this song.

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 Lean on Me 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.

Each arrangement of Lean on Me 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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Lean on Me lyrics

But if we are wise We know that there's always tomorrow Lean on me When you're not strong And I'll be your friend I'll help you carry on... For it won't be long Till I'm gonna need somebody to lean on Please swallow your pride If I have things you need to borrow For no one can fill Those of your needs that you won't let show You just call on me brother when you need a hand We all need somebody to lean on I just might have a problem that you'll understand We all need somebody to lean on Lean on me When you're not strong And I'll be your friend I'll help you carry on... For it won't be long Till I'm gonna need somebody to lean on You just call on me brother When you need a hand We all need somebody to lean on I just might have a problem that you'll understand We all need somebody to lean on If there is a load you have to bear That you can't carry I'm right up the road I'll share your load If you just call me Call me If you need a friend (Call me) Call me (call me) If you need a friend (Call me) If you ever need a friend (Call me)