Red Wing banjo tabs & chords

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  • Melodic Style

    Difficulty

    Red Wing melodic break demonstrates how you can blend melodic style and single string to create your own creative and interesting solos!

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

    Difficulty

    A classic and fun melody to play on the banjo. Once you get the down-the-neck version solid, try to figure it out up the neck!

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

    Difficulty

    This rolling backup arrangement of Red Wing teaches how you'd play behind a fiddle player. It's got a good mixture of 16th and 8th notes.

    • Key G
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Backup

More about Red Wing Banjo song

Banjo Red Wing tab

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

In every Tunefox tablature arrangement you'll find measures where you can switch out licks to see different options to use for your improvisation. This feature is called the Lick Switcher. How do you find the Lick Switcher? Look for text that says "Original Measure" over different measures in the Red Wing tab you are learning and click on that text. It'll open up the Lick Switcher where you can select a substitute measure for that spot in the song. You'll find that there are different styles of licks like Scruggs, Melodic, Bluesy, and more. Want to see a completely different version of this song? Click on "Shuffle Licks" on the bottom of tool panel to randomly shuffle the licks in the 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 Red Wing 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.

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

When you’ve finished creating your arrangement of Red Wing, export your song arrangement to PDF file. This feature is for members of Tunefox, only.

Red Wing lyrics

There once lived an indian maid
A shy little prairie maid
Who sang a lay, a love song gay
As on the plain she'd while away the day
She loved a warrior bold
This shy little maid of old
But blythe and gay, he rode one day
To battle far away

Now, the moon shines tonight on pretty Red Wing
The breeze is sighing, the night bird's crying
For afar neath his star her brave is sleeping
While Red Wings weeping her heart away

She watched thru the day and night
She kept all the campfiles bright
And under the sky, each night she would lie
And dream about his coming by and by
But when all the braves returned
The heart of Red Wing yearned
For Brave one day, her warrior gay
Fell bravely in the fray

* Refrain