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All My Loving

Genre: Rock  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Am  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by larrytanner, updated: 6/14/2010 - 4 Member Comments
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Notes: This version of All My Loving by the Beatles is based on an arrangement by Tom Arri. This version is slightly different from Tom’s arrangement and it contains Harrison’s guitar solo rearranged for banjo. I thought about adding the triplet guitar rhythm to really make it sound like the Beatles, but ended up not adding it because it muddied the arrangement. If you want to hear how the triplets would have changed the arrangement, I left part of it in module 5 of the TablEdit file. Enjoy!

Amie (Pure Prarie League)

Genre: Rock  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Doug Knecht, updated: 7/20/2018 - 4 Member Comments
Download: PDF | GUITAR-PRO 5

Notes: This has tab, chords and lyrics to the first verse & chorus.

Because (Dave Clark Five)

Genre: Rock  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Terry F, updated: 7/13/2020
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Notes: This tab of 60's Dave Clark Five song actually works well with clawhammer style (IMO). Here is a simple version I hope someone can use. I didn't know whether to classify this as beginner or intermediate. I consider myself a beginner but perhaps some of these chords might be a challenge to the raw beginner. I am aslo uploading a separate TAB with lyrics and chords. I find them useful learning a new song and picking out the melody.

Better Than By John Butler Trio

Genre: Rock  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by samfleabasss, updated: 11/7/2014 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: John Butler uses his nails on his first, second an thumb to play the notes, but finger picks will work as well.

Blackbird

Genre: Rock  Style: Other  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by kellyweeks55, updated: 10/16/2012 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: Here is my 2 finger version of the Beatles song Blackbird

buckethead - stretching lighthouse

Genre: Rock  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Truje Luthier, updated: 2/19/2020
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Notes: Tuning G#

Burden in My Hand

Genre: Rock  Style: Backing Track  Tuning: Open Gm (gDGBbD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Cowboyavery, updated: 11/17/2017 - 6 Member Comments
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Notes: This is a clawhammer-played backing track for "Burden in My Hand" as performed by Soundgarden. I was interested in learning to play and sing a song that was never meant for banjo in a clawhammer style, and this is what I came up with! It seemed appropriate considering the recent passing of Chris Cornell. Many thanks to whomever published the chord structure on www.songsterr.com. I found this version to be very well done and it gave me a great starting point. I also want to thank Mike Iverson for his excellent website banjoutah.com, where I found the fingerings for the chords in Gm tuning. This is my very first tab of any kind, so comments and critiques are welcome. I invite any interested players to make improvements, add licks and even change styles to Scruggs or other as the notion takes you. I have included chord diagrams to facilitate further creativity.

Carry On My Wayward Son midi test

Genre: Rock  Style: Other  Key: Am  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 8/29/2014 - 4 Member Comments
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Notes: an example of a raw midi input to tabled it from Guitarpro with no tweaks to make it more banjoistic for thread http://www.banjohangout.org/topic/290503/

cinnamon girl

Genre: Rock  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 1/1/2014 - 2 Member Comments
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Color My World

Genre: Rock  Style: Other  Key: F  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 10/26/2014
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Notes: In response to a song for a wedding

Comfortably Numb (1st break)

Genre: Rock  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Bm  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Banjo Island, updated: 1/31/2013
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Danzig - Mother

Genre: Rock  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Am  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Truje Luthier, updated: 2/19/2020 - 1 Member Comments
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Don't Be Cruel

Genre: Rock  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Devon Wells, updated: 10/11/2011
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Down On The Corner - CCR (CH and 3-finger)

Genre: Rock  Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 6/15/2015 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: I made this tab on a request for a clawhammer tab, but it includes three different versions. Down On The Corner is a difficult clawhammer tune because of its calypso rhythm, three-finger style works much better. To get the calypso rhythm in clawhammer you must use some drop thumbs combined with "skips" (or air brushes), and emphasize the drop thumb notes. To get the calypso rhythm in 3-finger it is just to play a forward roll (T M t I M t I M - T for emphasize melody note played by thumb and t for thumb on fifth string) The three versions I have tabbed are: 1. First the basic riffs, as played on guitar (but it is played one octave lower on guitar). It is important to get the right rhythm when playing this. Count fast 1-2-3-1-2-3-1-2 and the melody notes falls on the 1s.This can be played in any style. 2. Then a clawhammer version where I have tried to get the calypso rhythm. Be sure to get the drop thumb and the skips (air brushes) right to keep the rhythm. Your hand shall be moving in a steady up and down motion as in most clawhammer tunes, but the emphasized drop thumbs and skips will get the calypso rhythm effects. 3. And finally a three-finger version based on a simple forward roll. I think this is much easier than the clawhammer version because the forward roll fits into the calypso rhythm.

DREAM ON

Genre: Rock  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by iratemusician, updated: 9/21/2019
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Dropkick Murphies- "State of Massachusetts"

Genre: Rock  Style: Other  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Kuit_14, updated: 9/19/2010 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: "State of Massachusetts" By, Dropkick Murphies (AKA- The Nitro Circus Theme Song) Intro Note*: This song is orgionaly for a Irish Tenor Banjo. This Tab is made for a 5- string Banjo. Tuning is done in a Standard open G. However the low D must be tuned down to A#/ B flat for this intro to sound correct! (gA#GBD)

dropkick murphys

Genre: Rock  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by MSETTLE79, updated: 8/11/2010 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: since bajo tabs r so hard to find i thought id feed u baby birds shipping up to boston dropkick murphys by: msettle79@yahoo.com 4 sting banjo intro -2-0-2-0-2-4-5-4-2-0--9-7-5-7-5-4-5-0-2- ---------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------- --------------------------------------- riff 1 -2-0-2-0-2-4-5-4-2-0-- ---------------------- --------------------- ---------------------- riff 2 -2-0-2-0-2-4-5-9---- ------------------- -------------------- -------------------- riff 3 -9-7-5-7-5-4-5-0-2- ------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ORDER intro riff 1 riff 2 riff 1 riff 3 the state of mass. dropkick murphys by: msettle79@yahoo.com 4 sting banjo intro/main riff --------------------------------------------- -5--5-5-------------------------------------- --------7-5-3-3-3-3-5-------------0-0-0-0-0-- ----------------------5-5-5-5-3p0------------ X2 -------------------------------------------- 5-5-5-----8-8-8-5-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5----------- ------7-5----------------------------------- X1 -------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------- -0-5-00-7-00-8-00-12-00-10-00-8-00-777777777 -------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------- play this fast as hell the 5-5-5----- ------7-5- are 2gether its hard to get the rhythm

Early Bird

Genre: Rock  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Quinton McHale, updated: 10/20/2012
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Notes: Based on the playing of Bernie Leadon. Recorded source: The Eagles (self titled)

Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) - Society

Genre: Rock  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Am  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Truje Luthier, updated: 2/19/2020
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Notes: Studio tuning Bm (Capo 2)

Everyday (Buddy Holly)

Genre: Rock  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Terry F, updated: 7/7/2020 - 3 Member Comments
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Notes: Here's an easy-intermediate version I tabbed out. Sounds OK. I hope someone can use it and make it better...

Friend of the Devil (Verse Break)

Genre: Rock  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by TautHeadTim, updated: 11/18/2010
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Notes: Beginner/Intermediate. Not the “Pickin on” version and not quite Scruggs. The last couple bars are pretty uninspired. Please feel free to hijack, improve and expand. I’d love to see an intro and chorus added. See notes for additional comments.

Gandy Dancer

Genre: Rock  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by pluckerdude, updated: 3/6/2013
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Notes: Original by the Ventures

Get Back - Beatles

Genre: Rock  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by tonet, updated: 1/3/2010
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Notes: I love The Beatles. This is my arrangement for Get Back song.

Going to California

Genre: Rock  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Cowboyavery, updated: 5/21/2018
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Notes: I tabbed this as a hybrid between a melodic, stand-alone arrangement and a backing track for singing along. The melody, though not exactly rhythmically true to the Led Zeppelin original, is pretty apparent throughout the arrangement, with the secondary bridge ("Seems that the wrath of the Gods...") section being the most notable exception. Overall key is D, so I tuned the fifth string to a. It's a little bite-y at the beginning to my ear, but I believe the arrangement as a whole works much better with the a. I hope y'all enjoy it, and constructive criticism and advice is most welcome!

Heart of Gold

Genre: Rock  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  
Posted by Banjoman3987, updated: 3/6/2011 - 3 Member Comments
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Notes: Since I'm not convinced that I'm "done" with the song yet, I'm asking for input. How might someone else play it, or how might the existing structure be improved? Please let me know what you think. The song uses a "simplified" version of the original chord progression (Neil Young played Em7 chords often, whereas I have simply replaced many of them with Em chords because I couldn't figure out a way to make it sound as good on the banjo).

I'm Shipping Up to Boston

Genre: Rock  Style: Other  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Banjoman3987, updated: 2/26/2011
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Notes: Basic "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" tab arranged for Open G tuned 5-string Banjo from guitar tablature (found on Ultimate-Guitar.com). This tab is well suited for Don Reno Style (aka Single String Style) picking, but will need more work to get it to Melodic or Scruggs style picking patterns.

I've Just Seen A Face

Genre: Rock  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by larrytanner, updated: 12/14/2009 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: The Beatles tune, in the playing style of Bill Knopf

Incubus - Mexico

Genre: Rock  Style: Other  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by travis92, updated: 5/4/2011
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Lazaretto main riff only

Genre: Rock  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by sinnie5, updated: 5/9/2015
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Notes: by Jack White my first post so cut me some slack haha, enjoy.

Listen To The Music

Genre: Rock  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: E  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 4/2/2018
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Notes:

Midnight Flyer

Genre: Rock  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Quinton McHale, updated: 1/1/2014 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Done in the style of the Eagles recording, this tab combines the first and second banjos of Bernie Leadon's studio playing.

Money for Nothing Dire Straits

Genre: Rock  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by CBSplayer, updated: 1/13/2014
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Notes: Mark Knopfler's intro to Money for nothing. Sounds really cool on banjo.

never going back again - fleetwood mac

Genre: Rock  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Ieuan, updated: 6/11/2012 - 5 Member Comments
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Notes: Bill Knopf's arrangement of Fleetwood Mac's 'Never going back again' from the album Rumours.

No Quarter – Led Zeppelin | arr. AB Junior

Genre: Rock  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Gm  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Peter Vipulis, updated: 11/23/2019 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Great medieval-style arrangement by AB Junior. Made very slight modifications to make it fit the meter. For reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpvrLjakcjA

Otis Nixon

Genre: Rock  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Dm  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by freemanmaxwell, updated: 6/30/2020
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Notes: Otis Nixon - David Lee Powell & Dave Willis (Squidbillies): Just the main riff. The high part starts on the 12th fret of the high d string and moves down the same string.

Pantera - Cemetery Gates

Genre: Rock  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Em  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Truje Luthier, updated: 2/19/2020
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Notes: Capo 2

Paranoid (Black Sabbath)

Genre: Rock  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Em  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Truje Luthier, updated: 9/13/2018
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Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

Genre: Rock  Style: Other  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by travis92, updated: 5/4/2011 - 1 Member Comments
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Ripple

Genre: Rock  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjukebox, updated: 10/23/2012 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Clawhammer version of the Grateful Dead's "RIPPLE"

Rock Around The Clock - Bill Hailey

Genre: Rock  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 11/3/2019
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Notes: This a a tab of Bill Hailey' Rock Around Clock. The song was written by Max C. Freedman och James E. Myers around 1952 and first recorded by and recorded by Bill Hailey in April 1954 on Decca. It was first recorded by Italian-American band Sonny Dae and His Knights on March 20, 1954, and Haley recorded it the first time April 12, 1954. The song is an easy 12 bar blues and it is rather easy to play back up- just follow a boogie-woogie pattern or a 12 bar blues pattern, and it is easy to improvise around the tune. This tab contains the main melody and some suggestions for variations following the main melody. It is some kind of three-finger with some easy Scruggs licks. I also included banjo versions of the guitar breaks. The tab (TablEdit and midi files) contains a simple guitar back-up. - The first verse is simply the melody. - The second verse is a up-the-neck variation of the melody where I tried to incorporate some basic threefinger rolls-. - The first solo break is based on the guitar break but transferred to banjo to make it easier. - The third verse is a more chordal version with melody and back-beat chords on the banjo. This variation sounds good even without guitar back-up. - The fourth verse is simply a repetion of the second verse, because I had no inspiration to develop it further. - The second solo break is is based on the guitar break but transferred to banjo to make it easier. It is mostly based on chords and follows a typical 12 bar blues. - The fifth verse is a variation of the first verse but with more rolls and three-finger licks incorporated.

Smells like teen spirit (feat. Patti Smith)

Genre: Rock  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Plock61, updated: 1/9/2014
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Notes: Le morceau commence par la ligne de basse puis le banjo commence sur deux notes (fa#-si) répétées deux fois, puis commence les accords dans l'ordre suivant : F Eb Ab Cm Avec ça vous devriez vous en sortir, le morceau n'est pas difficile, deux notes sur les deux premiers accords, puis on plaque les accords complets et enfin on déroule les arpèges quand la voix commence.

Spoon - Banjo Solo - Béla Fleck

Genre: Rock  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by terje_t, updated: 6/18/2013
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Notes: Béla Fleck's banjo solo on the Dave Matthews Band song Spoon, from the album Before These Crowded Streets. The solo starts at 2:38.

Squeeze box

Genre: Rock  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by tanstevo, updated: 7/30/2012
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Stairway to Heaven

Genre: Rock  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Joseba Andoni, updated: 1/21/2013 - 3 Member Comments
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Swamp Thing

Genre: Rock  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by MickG, updated: 10/12/2020
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Notes: Based on the song originally recorded by The Grid band.

System of a Down - Aerials

Genre: Rock  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by travis92, updated: 4/27/2011 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: update with bass, percussion and other elements

Tears in heaven

Genre: Rock  Key: C  Tuning: Tenor Standard (CGDA)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by pddngtn, updated: 1/3/2010 - 1 Member Comments
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the last kiss

Genre: Rock  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by tom elder, updated: 8/4/2010
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The Queen's Approach

Genre: Rock  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by ssalter, updated: 7/13/2013
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Notes: The banjo lick from "The Queen's Approach", from The Decemberists' album, "The Hazards of Love."

The Strokes - Reptilia

Genre: Rock  Style: Other  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by travis92, updated: 4/28/2011
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Notes: some tricky parts in the solo...

The Weight - The Band

Genre: Rock  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by chode, updated: 12/17/2019 - 3 Member Comments
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Notes: First tab, let me know if it sucks. Play it capo 2, or not. Whatever you like. Made this trying out tabwin for the first time. -Chode

Things We Said Today - Beatles

Genre: Rock  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Terry F, updated: 3/31/2020
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waterfall

Genre: Rock  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by jbutche, updated: 4/8/2012
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Notes: British 89/90 indie rock band from manchester, shouid,ve been the biggest band in the world but split up. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjb8omsM_Lc&list=UUc02NWLqkTMjS_L0CEa7tzw&index=1&feature=plcp this is how the tab should sound altho the pitch has been slightly changed to speed it up. dont listen to the singing tho its terrible

Wreck on the Highway

Genre: Rock  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by nelefa, updated: 1/9/2013
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Notes: This is a very basic accompaniment (with break) for Bruce Springsteen's "Wreck on the Highway" from "The River". It's really straightforward. It's also my first tab and my first arrangement. you can hear a recording of the arrangment at http://www.nelefa.org/2012/10/wreck-on-the-highway-revisited/

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