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Backup #5 (D tuning)

This lick is a good one to use when playing backup in a D tuning song such as Reuben or John Henry.

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Online Banjo licksLearn licks for bluegrass banjo using the Tunefox website. These banjo licks are categorized into different types to help you structure your learning. There’s a variety of lick options to choose from ranging from Scruggs to Chromatic, and there are even some in the style of banjo artists. The banjo tab for each lick is interactive and some banjo licks even include a video showing fretting and picking hands. Using the tempo slider, you can set your tempo for the playback speed and play along with the banjo tab to polish your playing.

Continue learning banjo lick after banjo lick included in the lick library or try and fit the lick you’re working on into your favorite song. The key and banjo tuning of the lick is also included in the tab information at the top of the page. Also, each lick is found in a song in the banjo song tab library and you can click on a link at the top of the page to navigate to see and hear the lick in action. This will give you a better understanding of not only how to play the lick but also how to fit it in the context of a bluegrass banjo solo.