On and On banjo tabs & chords

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  • Scruggs Style

    Difficulty

    A classic jam tune and one made popular by Tony Rice and The Bluegrass Album Band. This arrangement of On and On is a very standard Scruggs break.

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

    Difficulty

    This arrangement of On and On gives you a lot to work on using the melodic G major scale. Practice slow for good note separation and correct timing.

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

    Difficulty

    This is all Scruggs down the neck playing. Imagine backing up a vocalist or fiddle player when practicing this arrangement of On and On.

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

More about On and On Banjo song

On Tunefox you’ll find 3 different tabs for On and On. Each of these tabs will teach you how to play the this tune in a different way. The Scruggs style tablature will show you how to play left hand slurs, otherwise known as hammer-ons, slides, and pull-offs. The Melodic style arrangement of will show you how to play On and On up the neck using major and pentatonic scales. And finally, the Backup arrangement will teach you how to play the backup for this song, which is essential for jam sessions.

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 On and On 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 On and On. 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.

Each arrangement of On and On 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.

Once you’ve settled on an arrangement of On and On using the Lick Switcher, export your arrangement to a PDF file so you can print it out and take it with you. This is a member-only feature.