Squirrel Hunters guitar tabs & chords

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  • Squirrel Hunters is an awesome old-time tune that was popularized by John Hartford. These chords are the most standard ones but if you can meet up with someone who really knows the tune, they'll hip you to the 'secret' chords!

    • Key A
    • 80 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Beginner
  • Here's a cool arrangement of Squirrel Hunters that is a good exercise for incorporating more open stringed hammer-ons into your playing. There's also a little bit of position shifting so make sure you play it slow to get that down most efficiently.

    • Key A
    • 90 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Intermediate
  • This is a standard Advanced arrangement of Squirrel Hunters but there is one tricky section at measure 7 that may require a bit of practice to nail it cleanly.

    • Key A
    • 100 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Advanced

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Guitar Squirrel Hunters 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 Squirrel Hunters. 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.

The Squirrel Hunters 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.

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 Squirrel Hunters. 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 Squirrel Hunters arrangements into PDF files.