Roanoke is a great Monroe instrumental. This arrangement is mostly melodic, especially in the A part. The B part is Scruggs like, using a backwards roll and a descending 6th pattern. This sort of mimics the double stops and shuffles most fiddle players do in the B part. There are a lot of licks available. Make sure to check them out.Learn
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A great Monroe instrumental
Here on Tunefox you’ll find 4 versions of Some Old Day for banjo. The Scruggs style tablature will teach you how to play slides, hammer-ons and pull-offs. In the melodic arrangement of Some Old Day, you’ll learn some fancy up-the-neck melodic work. The third variation of this song is a forward roll based-backup arrangement.
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 Some Old Day 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.
You'll also find some useful tools which will help you to learn how to play Some Old Day on banjo. For example, you can use the "Hide Notes" feature, which will hide some notes for you so you can learn parts of the melody by ear. The "Memory train" tool will progressively hide notes each time you play through a section or the entirety of a song. Take your speed to the next level with the "Speed Up" feature. This tool will automatically increase playback speed each time you loop the song.
Using backing tracks for practice should be an essential part of every musician’s routine. With Tunefox, you can practice Some Old Day 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.
Once you’ve settled on an arrangement of Some Old Day 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.
There are many Scruggs, melodic and bluesy licks in these 1 banjo Roanoke 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 Roanoke. 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 Roanoke 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.
When you’ve finished creating your arrangement of Roanoke, export your song arrangement to PDF file. This feature is for members of Tunefox, only.