The Girl I Left Behind Me banjo tabs & chords

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  • Melodic Style

    Difficulty

    This is a very simple melodic version of The Girl I Left Behind Me. We've got the tempo set to 80 bpm, but remember to adjust the tempo slider wherever you need. You can also loop measures slowly, or pause the music entirely. Learn at your own speed. enjoy this one, and check out the great substitution licks!

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

    Difficulty

    This is a fun arrangement of The Girl I Left Behind Me. Then again, when is Scruggs style banjo not fun? Well it can be frustrating to learn, but I guarantee if you force yourself to go as slow as necessary to get the notes right, you will enjoy the learning process more. Isolating a measure or two to nail down new licks is a good practice habit. Try it out for the first measure in the B part. The right hand is a little bit tricky, but nothing you can't handle with a little patience. Remember, slow and steady wins the race!

    • Key G
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Scruggs Style
  • Single String Style

    Difficulty

    Take it easy! Just cause you are playing banjo, doesn't mean you have to set the strings on fire each time you play. Music can still be fun at slower speeds. Music is a feeling. Do you like feeling rushed all the time? Probably not. When playing The Girl I Left Behind Me, try to imagine taking a nice stroll down by a riverside, or lazily swinging in a hammock. Use the 4 to 5 slide to shift positions, and use the open strings to make position shifts when necessary.

    • Key G
    • 90 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Single String Style