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John Henry guitar tabs

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    Nothing but the Melody. But hey, we get to put the boom in the room with the bass strings. If you're looking for treble then move along. You won't find any of that here. This arrangement of John Henry is all about the bass. Sorry...had to :D

  • Intermediate


    Some people do pull ups to help build muscle and stay in shape. Guitarists do pull-offs. Get your work out in with this arrangement of John Henry.

  • Advanced


    Don't get too happy. It's dangerous. Play a little blues for the man that died with a hammer in his hand, John Henry.


More about John Henry

With Tunefox, you can learn 3 bluegrass guitar arrangements to John Henry, starting with the Beginner tablature. This tab will give you a foundation for the melody so you can easily modify it along your journey to the intermediate and advanced versions, which will each progress in difficulty. This helps you develop a bluegrass guitar vocabulary while also staying true to the melody of John Henry.

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.

The John Henry backing tracks that Tunefox offers are a great way for you to practice the arrangement you’ve learned and improvising over the chord changes. You can mix the tracks to meet your needs by changing the volume levels of the guitar, band, and metronome.

Each bluegrass guitar arrangement of John Henry in Tunefox features switchable licks. These licks are designed to teach you multiple ways to play a song while staying true to the skill level you have chosen. To use the Tunefox lick switcher, click on "Original Measure" that is displayed over specific measures of the song. Use "Shuffle Licks" to switch all of the licks, which will show you a completely new arrangement of the song.

Members can also export all of their banjo John Henry arrangements into PDF files.