Leather Britches banjo tabs & chords

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  • Scruggs Style

    Difficulty

    A simple arrangement of leather britches reminiscent of the B section to Cumberland Gap.

    • Key G
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Scruggs Style
  • Melodic Style

    Difficulty

    A really fun and involved version of Leather Britches as played by Scott Vestal on the "Ultimate Pickin'" record.

    • Key G
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Melodic Style
  • Backup Style

    Difficulty

    Lots of open G rolling in this one, and it's a great example of how to play behind a fiddle player. Leather Britches is commonly played as a fiddle/banjo duet.

    • Key G
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Backup Style

More about Leather Britches Banjo song

Here are 3 killer arrangements of Leather Britches 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 Leather Britches 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.

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 Leather Britches 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.

There are a number of fantastic learning tools in Tunefox to help you memorize, learn by ear, and improve your speed. These special features are found in the "Tools" menu at the bottom right of your screen. The "Hide Notes" tool will hide a number of the notes in the tab so you can use your ears to learn parts of the melody of the Leather Britches . Next, try out the "Memory Train" tool, which will hide more and more notes each time the song or measure loops. This will help get you off of the tab you’ve been working with so you can play it by memory. The "Speed Up" feature gradually speeds up the song so you can hone your technique and challenge yourself to go faster.

Using backing tracks for practice should be an essential part of every musician’s routine. With Tunefox, you can practice Leather Britches 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.

Members can export their arrangements into PDF, allowing them to print and bring them to their next jam session.