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    Banjo Paradise tab

    Scruggs Style

    John Prine

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

    Classic Scruggs style on the beloved folk tune. Enjoy!

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  • Melodic Style

    John Prine

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

    Some nice cascading lines propel the energy of this song while staying true to the melody.

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  • Backup

    John Prine

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

    Rolling backup that follows the harmony line. This is a technique Earl Scruggs used on many songs. A great example is the folk tune, "All the Good Times Are Past and Gone". Earl knew the melody, and obviously the banjo, so he knew which notes to choose that would compliment the Lead singer without stealing their notes!

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More about Paradise

A Folk Classic.

Here on Tunefox you’ll find 3 versions of Paradise for banjo. The Scruggs style tablature will teach you how to play slides, hammer-ons and pull-offs. In the melodic arrangement of Paradise, 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 Paradise 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. 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 Paradise. 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. Use the Tunefox backing tracks to practice the solo you’re working on or improvising over the chord changes for Paradise. The backing tracks are recorded samples of real instruments to help simulate practicing with an a...ctual 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.

Paradise lyrics

When I was a child my family would travel
Down to Western Kentucky where my parents were born
And there's a backwards old town that's often remembered
So many times that my memories are worn.

And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County
Down by the Green River w...oal train has hauled it away

Well, sometimes we'd travel right down the Green River
To the abandoned old prison down by Airdrie Hill
Where the air smelled like snakes and we'd shoot with our pistols
But empty pop bottles was all we would kill.

And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County
Down by the Green River where Paradise lay
Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking
Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away

Then the coal company came with the world's largest shovel
And they tortured the timber and stripped all the land
Well, they dug for their coal till the land was forsaken
Then they wrote it all down as the progress of man.

And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County
Down by the Green River where Paradise lay
Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking
Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away

When I die let my ashes float down the Green River
Let my soul roll on up to the Rochester dam
I'll be halfway to Heaven with Paradise waitin'
Just five miles away from wherever I am.

And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County
Down by the Green River where Paradise lay
Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking
Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away