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Fireball Mail

Developing your slurs

The popular banjo tune Fireball Mail is a great place to enhance the way that you play slurs. For example, the first slide in the tune happening at the first full measure is from the 2nd fret to the 5th fret on the 4th string. To play this correctly the slide should be played fast and aggressively. This is also the case with the other hammer-ons and pull-offs in this song. Try to make them as crisp as possible so you can hear both notes being played.

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Click the cards below to learn Fireball Mail in Tunefox's Tab Library in Scruggs Style, Melodic Style or Backup.

  • Fireball Mail - Scruggs Style


    Scruggs Style

    Another classic off of Scruggs's Foggy Mountain Banjo record. Here's a tip: Exaggerate the slides, hammer-ons and pull-offs in the s...

  • Fireball Mail - Melodic Style


    Melodic Style

    This arrangement of Fireball Mail starts low, moves high, and then ends low. Make sure you practice the transitions slowly to get th...

  • Fireball Mail - Backup



    This is a classic representation of how to play Scruggs backup. Switch out the licks in the song to hear some cool variations of Fir...