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Lonesome Fiddle Blues banjo tabs

  • Tablatures

    Melodic Style

    Vassar Clements

    This arrangement of Lonesome Fiddle Blues is from Courtney Johnson's playing on the first Newgrass Revival record. He's got a fun, bluesy chromatic style.

  • Single String Style

    Vassar Clements

    This is an alternate version of the Lonesome Fiddle Blues melodic style with a slightly different melody. The B section will make you work!

  • Backup

    Vassar Clements

    This is a forward roll heavy backup version of Lonesome Fiddle Blues. The B section switches to the Key of D and then switches back to D minor for the final "A."


More about Lonesome Fiddle Blues

Composed by bluegrass fiddlers Vasser (1928-2005) and copyright 1972 by Millie Clements. It seems that Charlie Daniels "Devil Went Down to Georgia (The)" is largely based on the melody of Clements. Vassar Clements wrote the song Lonesome Fiddle Blues and was first published in 1972 by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Group. It was done by and in the form of The String Cheese Incident, Mark O'Connor, Modern Grass Revival and Young.

Learn 3 different versions of Lonesome Fiddle Blues, which are all shown on this page. We recommend that you get started with the Melodic style version. Next, move on to the Single-string arrangement and lastly, you can check out the Backup arrangement for Lonesome Fiddle Blues, which shows you how to play behind others while they are soloing.

There are many Scruggs, melodic and bluesy licks in these three banjo Lonesome Fiddle Blues tablatures, which can be used to personalize each arrangement into your liking. To change measure into a 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 Lonesome Fiddle Blues 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 Tunefox banjo Lonesome Fiddle Blues tab contains real-sounding backing tracks. These backing tracks allow you to practice the arrangement you’re learning with an entire band and you can change the volume of the band, banjo and metronome to suit your liking.

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