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armyfan15 - Posted - 03/10/2008:  12:01:09


does anyone have or know of free dueling banjo tabs if you do please tell me.

wrentree - Posted - 03/10/2008:  13:20:15


Right here on the site.
http://www.banjohangout.org/w/tab/b...byletter/v/D

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BrianH - Posted - 03/10/2008:  13:25:04


If you use the "Tabledit" ones just download the free viewer. It's user friendly and easy to figure out.

BTW....welcome to the BHO

cockneybanjo - Posted - 03/10/2008:  13:41:51


there are no end of them, all pretty much unplayable. Spring $5 for the Geoff Howald download. If you are fairly new to the instrument ( and only newbies ask that question!! ) it will set you right

Banjoman - Posted - 03/10/2008:  16:49:02


quote:
Originally posted by cockneybanjo

there are no end of them, all pretty much unplayable. Spring $5 for the Geoff Howald download. If you are fairly new to the instrument ( and only newbies ask that question!! ) it will set you right



I don't know why one would say that, I can play the one I posted on BHO.

Hugh
Picking since 1964

...Bobby Thompson? He is the future! He has this whole new style-you can hear the melody! 'Hard Hearted' 'Dixie Hoedown!' Oh my!---John Updike

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cockneybanjo - Posted - 03/11/2008:  01:32:36


because most of the people who actually ask that question, are too inexperienced to be able to play the piece at all... let alone interpret most of the tabs that are around, some of which are very advanced and some of which are plain wrong.

There are some good tabs about but a dreadful pile of bad stuff too. Bluegrass tabs are particular offenders because they often contain so much detail that the actual melody timing and emphasis is completely submerged.

I learnt three things about tab early on... (1) they are a good guide to a piece you already have a fair notion of (2) they are very much a reflection of the personal style and ability of whoever tabbed them in the first place (3) they need treating with discretion, because many of them are either plain wrong, or reflect widely varying interpretations of the original piece. Dueling Banjos is a classic of the type, there are so many versions and an inexperienced player trying to learn a piece like that from tab is probably biting off more than they can chew

I don't doubt that you can play your own tab, particularly if you have been playing for 35 years... but I'll bet folding money that you don't have a post here or elsewhere, asking where to find a free tab for Duelling Banjos


Edited by - cockneybanjo on 03/11/2008 01:35:31

Banjoman - Posted - 03/11/2008:  02:19:45


D. Banjos an advanced song? Maybe if you're playing it like Bobby Thompson but I find them mostly simple.

A G scale, C scale, D scale and then a few rolls and slides throught the I IV V chords. If you can play "Dixie Breakdown" you can play D. Banjos.

All that said...Here's a good tab of the song. It's easy and correct but for one note where Eric used a D-tuner. But that doesn't take anything away from this tab.

http://www.jaybuckey.com/free_tablature.htm

Hugh
Picking since 1964

...Bobby Thompson? He is the future! He has this whole new style-you can hear the melody! 'Hard Hearted' 'Dixie Hoedown!' Oh my!---John Updike

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Edited by - Banjoman on 03/11/2008 02:34:02

cockneybanjo - Posted - 03/11/2008:  12:30:28


well I would agree. It isn't really difficult at all, for a given value of "difficult". My point is that a lot of inexperienced players aren't able to look at the tab and see the description you give.

I couldn't learn it at all, until my teacher relented ( he was fed up with being asked by every novice who came along and tried to steer me into frailing at first... successfully as it happens, I am having a lot of fun with it ) ... he just said, ok it's THIS, showed me the framework and left me to put in the rolls and slides to suit myself. I learnt the basic structure in a couple of afternoons and now I have no trouble with it, I worked it out as a duet with a balalaika last year for a joke on a particularly long and boring offshore trip.

that's why I recommended the Geoff Howald download. It's a good overall guide to a fairly simple arrangement and if you can't follow it, you are probably best off with a ukulele or a kazoo


Edited by - cockneybanjo on 03/11/2008 12:32:50

Michael Keith - Posted - 03/11/2008:  21:55:19


Hugh great site. Thanks for the info I can use this one.

Banjo Jim - Posted - 03/11/2008:  22:50:55


Hugh, you are right. The tab you gave a link to is the tab that I used a while back to play dueling banjos. I am a rank beginner and I could play it in a day or two.

Banjoman - Posted - 03/12/2008:  01:35:29


You're all welcomed...Nothing in the music world gives me a bigger smile than to help, unless it getting that pay check!

Hugh
Picking since 1964

...Bobby Thompson? He is the future! He has this whole new style-you can hear the melody! 'Hard Hearted' 'Dixie Hoedown!' Oh my!---John Updike

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Click Here: Bobby Thompson's Home Page


cockneybanjo - Posted - 03/12/2008:  03:34:57


are you the same 'banjoman' that has the website about banjo ukes?

Banjoman - Posted - 03/12/2008:  03:59:51


Nope, I'm only banjoman here. But Ilike my real name, Hugh...

Hugh
Picking since 1964

...Bobby Thompson? He is the future! He has this whole new style-you can hear the melody! 'Hard Hearted' 'Dixie Hoedown!' Oh my!---John Updike

Click Here: Banjo Hangout Rules & Guidelines.

Click Here: Bobby Thompson's Home Page


cockneybanjo - Posted - 03/12/2008:  04:24:29


oh ok, there's someone running a banjo uke website using the same posting name and I wondered if it was you

banjotom2 - Posted - 04/11/2008:  00:04:16


Dueling Banjos with guitar part included...

Send e-address...

tomarri2@aol.com

BanjoTom2

dei3639 - Posted - 05/09/2008:  04:28:22


Hey BanjoTom2, I sent you an e-mail about DB tabs-thx

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partyofone - Posted - 05/09/2008:  05:27:20


try jaybuckey.com lots of tabs there.

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johanp - Posted - 09/18/2008:  08:14:47


(There are many versions around and as some people said most of them doesn't exactly mimic what is played in the film. I hesitate to use the word wrong - In my mind music is never wrong - just interpreted)

While realizing that this song is a mixture of standard rolls and scales and not very interesting for the intermediate or advanced player
I don't think that this song should be underestimated for a completely different reason - whether we like it or not this is pretty much the "signature" of bluegrass among people who doesn't know the music.

If I had a pence for every time I've been asked to play DB whenever I brought out my banjo I would be a rich man :-)

What is even more to the point is that that song - for good or bad - is what made me (and probably some more people) want to learn to play the banjo the first time. (I just couldn't figure out how anyone could play a string instrument that fast - and had to find out).

So I think DB is here to stay and perhaps we should have three "official" correct (in the sense of faithfully following the soundtrack) arrangements of it . One for each of the first three years when someone starts learning the banjo in gradually more challenging arrangements (and perhaps the same thing with E.S FMB)

/Johan



banjotom2 - Posted - 09/18/2008:  08:47:33


Reading this thread is more entertaining than the tune it's about! :)

This is how it all gets hashed out....good stuff!



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t h jones - Posted - 12/04/2008:  02:58:55


Hi Banjoman,
Interesting discussion. I can't seem to find DB on Jay Buckey's site though. Wonder what the problem is?

RWJones1970 - Posted - 12/15/2008:  16:48:45


*** I have had alot of requests to play this tune so I figure I should learn it even though it is a 3 finger piece and I primarily play clawhammer. Can anyone point me in the direction of a "reliable" version of Dueling Banjos that has been tabbed "correctly" ?

Banjowen - Posted - 12/16/2008:  01:34:41


quote:
Originally posted by t h jones

Hi Banjoman,
Interesting discussion. I can't seem to find DB on Jay Buckey's site though. Wonder what the problem is?



Ditto...

Owen.

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nickyboy - Posted - 02/16/2009:  15:01:13


Hi fellas!
Sorry to re-open the thread - but i'm keen to learn a "standard" version on DB.
I've a newbie and so far I've sort of cracked "cripple creek" and "dixie breakdown" - i feel it's my duty to learn DB (the stairway to heaven/smoke on the water of the banjo world)..mainly because i'm sure friends and family are gonna ask to hear DB ;-)
Any more ideas on where i can find tabs/free vid on a standard version?
many thanks

hermyinaz - Posted - 04/05/2009:  11:38:11



Hey fellas say I was wondering I can't get any of these tabs to open for dueling banjos....Is there something i have to download in order for them to open up ? It always comes up with something like wrong file extension. Ok thanks alot for the help, Bryan.

Texasbanjo - Posted - 04/05/2009:  12:33:00


There are several types of software for tabs. I don't know which one you're looking for, but Tabledit and Tabwin are 2 that are popular. You can download a trial of tabledit and the entire Tabwin free -- then you can open most tabs. There are other software that do tabs, but those are the most used.

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FRu - Posted - 04/13/2009:  05:20:30


I have just bought my 1st Banjo and I have already had many requests for Duelin Banjos, so id like to learn it also, but im mainly going to stick to chords, rolls and scales for the time being. But aside that i would like to learn DB so its one I can play. I'll be downloading the tab software this evening and try and get a version of DB.



Cheers

FRu



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