You Are My Sunshine banjo tabs & chords

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  • Scruggs Style

    Difficulty

    A completely straightforward version of the You Are My Sunshine melody with no rolling. Pay close attention to the right hand fingerings.

    • Key G
    • 100 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Scruggs Style
  • Scruggs Style

    Difficulty

    This builds on the basic arrangement of You Are My Sunshine by adding simple forward rolls to different parts of the melody. Play slow to nail the timing.

    • Key G
    • 100 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Scruggs Style
  • Scruggs Style

    Difficulty

    An all-out version of You Are My Sunshine that incorporates Scruggs-style rolling and slurs, and there's even a melodic lick thrown in!

    • Key G
    • 100 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Scruggs Style

More about You Are My Sunshine Banjo song

Here are 3 killer arrangements of You Are My Sunshine 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 You Are My Sunshine 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.

Use the Tunefox Lick Switcher to explore improvisation and creativity inside the You Are My Sunshine 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 You Are My Sunshine. 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 You Are My Sunshine 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 You Are My Sunshine 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.