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Sally Ann banjo tabs

  • Tablatures

    Scruggs Style

    Earl Scruggs

    This is the arrangement of Sally Ann straight off the ultimate bluegrass banjo record - Foggy Mountain Banjo. Sally Ann includes essential up-the-neck vocabulary.

  • Melodic Style

    Earl Scruggs

    In contrast to the Scruggs arrangement this version of Sally Ann gives you a more fiddle tune-esque approach, using melodic and single string style phrasing.

  • Backup

    Earl Scruggs

    This arrangement of Sally Ann demonstrates a classic approach to backup up a fiddle player. Open strings and forward rolling patterns are great for fiddle backup.


More about Sally Ann

The balled of sally Anne is one unusual country song that exists among the race lynching group. It was recorded by mark OConnor. The melody is also called "Sandy Land" and "The Sandy Land's Great Big Taters." the tune was named after Howdy's wife, who was in the band for kinds of stuff like vocals and was still there even when her husband left. The Hill Billies, a region band from Galax, Va., recorded an influential version in 1925 (re-released on Document DOC-8039). "The Ballad of Sally Anne" is a song with lyrics written by Alice Randall to a traditional tune that is unusual for the topic among country songs, a race lynching. The Companion of the Fiddler says: AKA and see "Beano", "Darneo", "Dineo". Roan Mountain, Tennessee's Fiddler Joe Birch field (1911-2001), played a version of "Sally Ann" in C's key. Sally Ann' was jokingly called the Surry County, North Carolina ' national anthem.' Among the many early recordings of the song was a version that came from Ashe County, North Carolina. String band, Frank Blevins and His Tar Hell Rattlers (a name made up on the spot at the 1927 Columbia recording session in Atlanta for 16-year-old fiddler Frank Blevins, his older brother, and guitarist Ed Blevins and b). The song was recorded by the New Nashville Cats band project from Mark O'Connor.

On Tunefox you’ll find 3 different tabs for Sally Ann. 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 Sally Ann 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.

There are many Scruggs, melodic and bluesy licks in these three banjo Sally Ann 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 Sally Ann. 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 Sally Ann. The backing tracks are recorded samples of real instruments to help simulate practicing with an actual band. You can adjust the volume of the instrument, band, and metronome to your liking.

Members can also export all of their banjo Sally Ann arrangements into PDF files.