This Land is Your Land banjo tabs & chords

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  • Scruggs Style

    Difficulty

    Play this and get inspired. A great Scruggs take on this classic melody.

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

    Difficulty

    Nothing too tough here. Just some simple melodic licks that follow the introductory melody notes and chord progression. Use the lick switcher for more variations on this tune.

    • Key C
    • 100 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Melodic Style
  • Single String Style

    Difficulty

    Even with all the hot licks, you can still clearly hear the underlying melody in this tune. These licks were made for you and me :P Even the ones in the lick switcher.

    • Key C
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Single String Style

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Banjo This Land is Your Land tab

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

Use the Tunefox Lick Switcher to explore improvisation and creativity inside the This Land is Your Land 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.

Tunefox also features useful tools that will help you learn this arrangement of This Land is Your Land. If you select the "Tools" option in the bottom bar you’ll see "Hide Notes", "Memory Train", and "Speed Up" features. Hide notes will help you train your ears by hiding some of the notes on the page for you to figure out as opposed to looking at the tab. "Memory Train" will help you retain the melody of the song by gradually hiding notes so you can rely on your ears more for memorization. Finally, the "Speed Up" tool will automatically increase the playback speed each time a measure or the song loops.

Each Tunefox banjo This Land is Your Land 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.

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This Land is Your Land lyrics

Woody Guthrie

Chorus:
This land is your land, this land is my land
From California to the New York Island,
From the redwood forest to the gulf stream water,
This land was made for you and me.

As I went walking that ribbon of highway
I saw above me that endless skyway,
I saw below me that golden valley
This land was made for you and me.

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I roamed and I rambled and I followed my footsteps
O'er the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts,
While all around me a voice was sounding, saying

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In the squares of the city, in the shadow of the steeple
In the relief office, I seen my people;
As they stood there hungry I stood there asking,
--Is this land made for you and me?

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As I went walking, I saw a sign there;
On the sign it said, "No Trespassing",
But on the other side it didn't say nothing--
That side was made for you and me!

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The sun came shining and I was strolling
And the wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling
As the fog was lifting a voice was calling,
"This land was made for you and me."

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