Sugarfoot Rag banjo tabs & chords

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  • Scruggs Style

    Difficulty

    Up the neck and down the neck. Who says you can't play both in the same break?

    • Key G
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Scruggs Style
  • Melodic Style

    Difficulty

    The A part in this arrangement of Sugarfoot Rag is fairly standard, but the B part is not-check out those unique melodic licks. Remember to use the lick switcher for even more goodies!

    • Key G
    • 105 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Melodic Style
  • Backup

    Difficulty

    Some simple but solid backup for a fiddle player. Because this tune is so short you will play the entire tune twice before trading off at a jam.

    • Key G
    • 110 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Backup

More about Sugarfoot Rag Banjo song

Here on Tunefox you’ll find 3 versions of Sugarfoot Rag for banjo. The Scruggs style tablature will teach you how to play slides, hammer-ons and pull-offs. In the melodic arrangement of Sugarfoot Rag, you’ll learn some fancy up-the-neck melodic work. The third variation of this song is a forward roll based-backup arrangement.

In every Tunefox tablature arrangement you'll find measures where you can switch out licks to see different options to use for your improvisation. This feature is called the Lick Switcher. How do you find the Lick Switcher? Look for text that says "Original Measure" over different measures in the Sugarfoot Rag tab you are learning and click on that text. It'll open up the Lick Switcher where you can select a substitute measure for that spot in the song. You'll find that there are different styles of licks like Scruggs, Melodic, Bluesy, and more. Want to see a completely different version of this song? Click on "Shuffle Licks" on the bottom of tool panel to randomly shuffle the licks in the 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 Sugarfoot Rag. 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 Sugarfoot Rag 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.

Members can also export all of their banjo Sugarfoot Rag arrangements into PDF files.