Hangman’s Reel guitar tabs & chords

  • Hangman's Reel for guitar is all about endurance! And it's such a fun tune to play because of this. There are four parts and they all bring something interesting/challenging to play at a technical level.

    • Key G
    • 80 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Beginner
  • This arrangement of Hangman's Reel will beef up your beginner tab arrangement. Pro Tip - To memorize melodies faster, sing along with the tab beforehand to get it in your head, then apply the melody to your instrument.

    • Key G
    • 95 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Intermediate
  • Hangman's Reel is a super fun old-time fiddle tune popularized by Bryan Sutton on his 'Bluegrass Guitar' record. Watch out for that D section!

    • Key G
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Advanced

More about Hangman’s Reel Guitar song

Guitar Hangman’s Reel 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 Hangman’s Reel. Work your way up to the advanced version, where you’ll learn a more ‘professional’ solo for the song.

On Tunefox you’ll find numerous tools to help you learn this song. Use the "Speed Up" tool to easily build speed. The "Memory train" feature will hide notes everytime you go through the song so you can more effectively get off tab. You can also isolate, slow down and repeat problematic measures.

Use Tunefox’s backing tracks to practice this bluegrass guitar version of Hangman’s Reel with a real-sounding band. Go to the Settings menu to mix the volume of the guitar, band or metronome to your liking.

Are you looking for a way how to be more creative while playing this song? Our content creators prepared different ways to play most of the measures in all 3 variations of Hangman’s Reel. We call them "licks" and you can change these by clicking on the "Original Measure" text above the measure. You can also shuffle all of the licks in the song to get a completely new arrangement.

Members can also export all of their banjo Hangman’s Reel arrangements into PDF files.