Classy teardrop style, way up the neck backup! Watch out for the first measure, it's got an extra beat. Listen to the original recording a lot. It will help you internalize the sound of Sonny's playing. It really stands out, but doesn't stand on the vocal. Bobby sings high, but Sonny plays even higher. Playing in a different range than the vocalist is a great way to be heard without fighting over sonic real estate.Learn
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Up the Neck Banjo Lesson Path tabs
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.