This is a great Monroe number. We have some really cool phrases in the melody and get to play some up the neck. The tricky part of this tune is the phrasing. The main phrase begins on the last eight note of the previous measure, and continues on the second 16th note of the following measure. If you spend time listening before playing, and you should, it won't present much challenge. If you can hum it you can strum it.Learn
More about Tombstone Junction
A really unique Monroe tune.
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 Tombstone Junction 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.
Tunefox also features useful tools that will help you learn this arrangement of Tombstone Junction. 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 arrangement of Tombstone Junction 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 export their arrangements into PDF, allowing them to print and bring them to their next jam session.