Banks of the Ohio guitar tabs & chords

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  • Banks of the Ohio is a good old murder ballad. Make sure you check out Tony Rice’s rendition of this off of his record, “Guitar.”

    • Key G
    • 70 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Beginner
  • This intermediate rendition of Banks of the Ohio is still fairly sparse in the beginning and as it develops, brings in more scalar ideas. It’s a good one to practice accenting the melody.

    • Key G
    • 90 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Intermediate
  • This version of Banks of the Ohio starts out with a crosspicking arrangement and seamlessly moves into some longer melody phrasing. Practice tip: Loop individual measures and then piece them together.

    • Key G
    • 100 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Advanced

More about Banks of the Ohio Guitar song

Guitar Banks of the Ohio tab

What skill level do you consider yourself to be at? With Tunefox, we meet you at your level with 3 different guitar tabs - Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. To learn the basic melody of this song (which is good for musicians at all levels), start with the beginner arrangement of Banks of the Ohio. Work your way up to the advanced version, where you’ll learn a more ‘professional’ solo for the song.

Use Tunefox’s unique practice tools to improve your speed and get off the tab faster so you can jam sooner. The "Speed-Up" tool will incrementally increase the tempo of the song so you can build up to your ideal tempo for the tune. Use "Memory-Train" to liberate yourself from the tab. This practice tool will make the notes in the song gradually disappear, forcing you not to look at the tab anymore. Click on measures to isolate and loop them for practice.

The Banks of the Ohio backing tracks allow you to practice this song with an entire band and you can change volume of a guitar, band or metronome according to your needs.

What to learn some variations on the melody of Banks of the Ohio? In each arrangement of this song you’ll find multiple licks that you can switch out to explore and discover new ways to play the song and learn about different styles along the way. Use the lick switcher by clicking on "Original Measure" above certain measures. To see a completely new arrangement of the song, click on "Shuffle Licks" in the bottom right corner of the page.

When you’ve finished creating your arrangement of Banks of the Ohio, export your song arrangement to PDF file. This feature is for members of Tunefox, only.