This is a great gospel tune. You might run across it a jam session, so it's a great one to know. There's lots of great versions to listen to. Many famous Bluegrass artists recorded this tune. Ralph Stanley, Don Reno, and Doyle Lawson all have splendid versions of Angel Band. Sometimes, the instrumentalists don't get a full solo. It's often just a couple measures that go from the 1 to the 5 chord. In the case of Bb the 1 chord is Bb, and the 5 chord is F. You can hear an example of this in the Doyle Lawson recording of this tune. In that situation you could just play the last three pickup notes from measure 7, and the following measures. If you do that, you'll have a short kickoff that would work perfectly.Learn
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A great Gospel number written by Don Reno and Charles Schroeder
The Tunefox Beginner tab is focusing on accenting the melody notes of the vocal line. Intermediate arrangement features more 16th note up and down strokes than the beginner version and Advanced version adds some tasty melodic flare.
Tunefox features several amazing learning tools to aid you in practicing Angel Band tabs. For example, the tempo control slider will let you set an ideal tempo for practice and you can also click on measures to isolate specific sections of the song. The Speed Up tool will gradually increase the tempo each time the song or selected measures loop and the Memory Train feature will steadily hide notes in the song each time it loops.
Get creative with this arrangement of Angel Band by using the Tunefox Lick Switcher feature. This tool lets you decide what licks you’d like to learn in the song and helps you better understand improvisation and creativity within the chord changes of Angel Band. Shuffle all of the licks in this tab to create an entirely new version of the song.
All arrangements of Angel Band include flexible backing tracks, allowing you to change the volume of the main instrument, full band, or metronome to suit your practice needs.
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Angel Band lyrics
My latest sun is sinking fast, my race is nearly run My strongest trials now are past, my triumph has begun Oh, come angel band, come and around me, stand Oh, bear me away on your snow white wings To my immortal home Oh, bear me away on your snow white wings To my immortal home Oh, bear my longing heart to Him Who bled and died for me Whose blood now cleanses from all sin And gives me victory Oh, come angel band, come and around me, stand Oh, bear me away on your snow white wings To my immortal home Oh, bear me away on your snow white wings To my immortal home