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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Sanford and Son Theme Song


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TrainmanCSZ4UP - Posted - 01/28/2010:  20:05:00


I was wondering if anybody had the tabs to this catching theme song. I have had the thought for the longest time that this would make a great banjo tune to play.

TrainmanCSZ4UP - Posted - 02/07/2010:  18:47:13


I still think this would sound good on the banjo. Maybe a person could make tabs for it ?

TrainmanCSZ4UP - Posted - 02/10/2010:  18:10:59


Just listin to this link and just think about what it would sound like on a banjo. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WqazleR3FE

cwtusm - Posted - 02/10/2010:  18:35:02


I think its called elephant walk or something like that, thought it was on here at one time, you might want to check with banjotom2 he has a nice page with lots of tabs. Dont remember if it was he that had it up or not though...

TrainmanCSZ4UP - Posted - 02/10/2010:  19:12:11


quote:
Originally posted by cwtusm

I think its called elephant walk or something like that, thought it was on here at one time, you might want to check with banjotom2 he has a nice page with lots of tabs. Dont remember if it was he that had it up or not though...


I found it as Baby Elephant Walk and it sounds sorta of similar (worth learning though) but it still doesn't sound like the theme song.

jda7 - Posted - 02/10/2010:  19:26:20


The song is called The Streebeater. It was composed by Quincy Jones. I think it would sound good on the banjo.

TrainmanCSZ4UP - Posted - 02/28/2010:  14:56:49


So does anybody have tabs for it or know where I can get the tabs ?

WildJimbo - Posted - 02/28/2010:  20:13:53


You know... just because a song or tune exists doesn't mean there's a banjo tab for it. I'd recommend finding a good recording of the tune and figuring it out. Once you have it, then tab it out for everyone else.


Edited by - WildJimbo on 02/28/2010 20:24:19

banjotom2 - Posted - 03/01/2010:  10:45:01


WildJimbo,

I second that commotion!

:)

Every day is a good day to start working out your own tabs...start simple and work your way up...start with a list of 10 simple melodies...work out the just melody without regard to 'timing', i.e., eighth notes/quarter notes...hum the melody while playing chords that might harmonize the tune...that'll get it into your head and the melody under your fingers...

Then start adding a forward roll every where it will fit...

Eventually subsitute Scruggs licks in where they work...it's always a battle, but one that will get your ears and fingers in line...

Someone gave me that advice 29+ years ago...and it has indeed helped!

The first 70 pages of Janet Davis's "Splitting the Licks" book explains how to do this very efficiently and will help you learn how to build your own Scruggs style solos from just about any melody.

All of Janet's books are highly recommended by this picker/arranger.

Hope this helps.

Tom


Edited by - banjotom2 on 03/01/2010 10:53:48

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