St. Anne's Reel banjo tabs & chords

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  • Scruggs Style

    Difficulty

    St. Anne, patron saint of lost causes...Perfect for banjo players! Just kidding:) This is a fun, somewhat impressionistic Scruggs adaptation of this tune. It doesn't capture the melody exactly(common in Scruggs playing) but once you start putting it all together the melody washes over you and the listener just the same. We're also using open strings and playing slightly up the neck out of open D in a way that Earl did not. However, the right hand, and the styling of the licks is very true to Scruggs. This one will open up your mind to some new possibilities playing out of open D. Enjoy :)

    • Key D
    • 110 bpm
    • Tuning aDGBD
    Play Scruggs Style
  • Melodic Style

    Difficulty

    A beautiful melody, chord progression, and a bit of a challenge. Take it slow and strive for a beautiful tone, especially when learning and playing slow. That's the perfect time to work on tone production and other nuanced facets of banjo playing. Ideally, you should be able to make this sound good at 30 or 130 beats per minute. Speed isn't everything!

    • Key D
    • 110 bpm
    • Tuning aDGBD
    Play Melodic Style
  • Single String Style

    Difficulty

    Single string allows us to capture fiddle tune melodies very accurately. Where melodic style will sometimes run into phrases that would need to be retooled to fit in the picking style, single string gives us the freedom to play like a flat-picker. Still, melodic style can allow you to play complex passages that would normally require a lot of shifting or fret-hand movement. We've combined a bit of both in this arrangement, and there are even more goodies in the lick switcher. Watch out for the lick in measure six. It's beautiful, but a bit of a fret hand challenge. However, like all challenges it is less difficult at slower speeds. If ever you get frustrated: SLOW THINGS DOWN. Make the learning process easy on yourself. And make a beautiful, joyful noise.

    • Key D
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning aDGBD
    Play Single String Style

More about St. Anne's Reel Banjo song

On Tunefox you’ll find 3 different tabs for St. Anne's Reel. 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 St. Anne's Reel 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.

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 St. Anne's Reel 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 St. Anne's Reel 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.

Each Tunefox banjo St. Anne's Reel tab contains real-sounding backing tracks. These backing tracks allow you to practice the arrangement you’re learning with with an entire band and you can change volume of the band, banjo and metronome to suit your liking.

Members can also export all of their banjo St. Anne's Reel arrangements into PDF files.