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Limehouse Blues banjo tabs & chords

  • Melodic Style


    This Jazz tune can be found at a lot of high level bluegrass jams. Don Reno brought it into our world, along with Django fans. This arrangement has straight melody followed by perpetual melodic runs. It gives great contrast while staying true to the foundational melody.

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


    The chord changes may be intimidating, but if you have your basic rolls and Scruggs riffs down, give this one a try. It is so much fun to play!

    • Key G
    • 125 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Scruggs Style
  • Single String Style


    This arrangement is just the foundational melody. If you are going to play any tune you need to know it. Whether it's a bluegrass, fiddle, or jazz tune, the melody is what the chords are built around. Check out the lick switcher to make this tune come alive-after you get the basic melody down.

    • Key G
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Single String Style

More about Limehouse Blues Banjo song

Banjo Limehouse Blues tab

Here on Tunefox you’ll find 3 versions of Limehouse Blues for banjo. The Scruggs style tablature will teach you how to play slides, hammer-ons and pull-offs. In the melodic arrangement of Limehouse Blues, you’ll learn some fancy up-the-neck melodic work. The third variation of this song is a forward roll based-backup arrangement.

There are many Scruggs, melodic and bluesy licks in these three banjo Limehouse Blues 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.

Tunefox also features useful tools that will help you learn this arrangement of Limehouse Blues. 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 Limehouse Blues. 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 export their arrangements into PDF, allowing them to print and bring them to their next jam session.