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Shuckin' the Corn banjo tabs

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    Banjo Shuckin' the Corn tab

    Scruggs Style

    Earl Scruggs

    • Difficulty
    • Key
    • Tempo
      120 bpm
    • Tuning

    Earl played this upwards of 160 BPM! We can start as slow as 20 if we need to though. Take it one note, and one movement at a time. There's definitely a lot of challenge here, and a lot of great licks in the switcher. This arrangement is a transcription of Earl's playing, and with the lick switcher you can make it unique, and see many different variations. In the A section of this tune, you'll notice the C chord is held into the 5th measure. This happens on the "Foggy Mountain Jamboree" album. Some people play it like this each time through. Jesse Brock recorded it that way. Most play it like the B and C sections, where a measure of C is followed by a measure of G. In the original recording it only happens the first time through. You can hear J.D. Crowe honor this on his Live in Japan album.


More about Shuckin' the Corn

A classic Scruggs instrumental.

Use the Tunefox Lick Switcher to explore improvisation and creativity inside the Shuckin' the Corn tablatures. The Lick Switcher will allow you to create your own arrangement using pre-built licks that are handmade by professional musicians. To use the Lick Switcher, click on the text above specific measures that says "Original Measure" and select between a variety of new licks for that measure. You'll find that there are different style licks such as Scruggs, Melodic, Jazz, and more. At the bottom of your page you'll also find a button that says "Shuffle Licks." Click this button and watch the licks randomly shuffle throughout the song.

You'll also find some useful tools which will help you to learn how to play Shuckin' the Corn 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 Shuckin' the Corn 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 Shuckin' the Corn, export your song arrangement to PDF file. This feature is for members of Tunefox, only.