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Beautiful Star of Bethlehem on Bart Reiter banjo

Posted by jbalch


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Size: 869kb, uploaded 11/19/2009 7:25:16 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

I love this Christmas hymn. It was written by the late R. Fisher Boyce in a Middle Tennessee milk barn in the early part of the 20th century

6 comments on “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem on Bart Reiter banjo”

strokestyle Says:
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @12:46:13 PM


Bonnie Osmon Says:
Friday, November 28, 2014 @6:58:56 PM

Love this sound. I had just started to learn this when I saw the split in my banjo hide. Do you mind telling me what tuning are you using here?

jbalch Says:
Friday, November 28, 2014 @7:14:16 PM

Bonnie - I usually play this tune in double "C" with the 5th string tuned down to E. ie: e C G C D.

But on that recording, it sounds like maybe I played it in standard G tuning. Sorry I don't remember.

rgire_BP Says:
Sunday, November 15, 2015 @7:32:39 PM

Hi John

Do you have the tab for this you can send to me?



jbalch Says:
Monday, November 16, 2015 @4:36:15 AM

Rich - I have not written TAB for this arrangement. Sorry - I just never use it myself.

rgire_BP Says:
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 @5:25:12 PM

Thanks. I'll pick it out by ear. Not my strong suite, but I need the practice


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