More about Turkey in the Straw Banjo song
Here are 3 killer arrangements of Turkey in the Straw for you to share with friends at your next jam. The Scruggs style arrangement will get you started learning slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs. Once you’re feeling confident with that try your luck with the Melodic style solo, which will teach you how to play the melody for Turkey in the Straw using up the neck scales. Finally, the Backup arrangement will show you how to play this song with others and sound like a pro doing it.
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 Turkey in the Straw 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 Turkey in the Straw. 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.
Using backing tracks for practice should be an essential part of every musician’s routine. With Tunefox, you can practice Turkey in the Straw as fast or as slow as you want and mix the volume of the tracks with the instrument to your liking. There’s also a metronome so you can always feel the pulse of the song with or without the band track playing along.
Once you’ve settled on an arrangement of Turkey in the Straw using the Lick Switcher, export your arrangement to a PDF file so you can print it out and take it with you. This is a member-only feature.