Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs) Key: G Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD) Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Jacob Underwood, updated: 2/7/2015
Notes: Here is a steel guitar ending that Allen Shelton frequently played on banjo. It became a part of the Jim & Jesse sound and was used by their later banjo players as well. If you just remember "1-4-1-5-1," you can use this in any major key. The timing is the same as most standard endings; only the chord progression in different.
Genre: Bluegrass Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs) Key: A Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD) Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 6/6/2020 - 1 Member Comments
Notes: 19 Mile Overhead is a tune I wrote in the 1970s, and you can find a recording of it, from a practice tape of that era, on the Media section of my BHO page. The tune is structured AABB, and you should capo up 2 to play it in the key of A. Note that in British Columbia “overheads” are highway bridges over railroad right-of-way, and 19 Mile Overhead is somewhere near Revelstoke, B.C. I’ll take a wild stab in the dark and guess that it is 19 miles from the town.
Genre: Folk Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time Key: G Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD) Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by TheDuck, updated: 1/11/2020
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Notes: Clawhammer version of the 2ftl tab I posted. Originally by Charlie Parr. I typically do the ending bit (the last 3 measures) for another 2 measures before going in to another verse. I also sometimes substitute a regular D for the D7 near the end. Charlie plays it (on guitar) with a capo on the 2nd fret so if you want to really sound like him that might be a good call.
Genre: Folk Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time Key: A Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD) Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by TheDuck, updated: 8/24/2019
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Notes: 2FTL. Capo 2, 5th string 7 Based on the guitar tab here: https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/charlie_parr/1922_tabs_1822315
Genre: Bluegrass Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs) Key: A#/Bb Tuning: Double C (gCGCD) Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by dpetervan, updated: 3/31/2012 - 6 Member Comments
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Notes: Based on playing of Carson McKee (guitar) and Josh Turner (banjo) from their Youtube version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQK2xFOAxrI&feature=g-hist&context=G224e38fAHT20pXQAAAA Banjo tuned down one whole step, guitar capoed at 3rd fret. Key of Bb.
Style: Other Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by bumblecrow, updated: 5/20/2012
Notes: This is a right hand fingering excercise. I created this when I noticed that some passages that are index or middle finger oriented were not coming out as neat and clean as thumb-led stuff. All the possible 4-note loopable groupings are written out here. In practice, you want to be able to play these on any strings, not just 1-3.
Genre: Old Time Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time Key: G Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD) Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Steelydan, updated: 10/1/2013 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Here is an all time favorite. Thanks to Mike Iverson for tabbing this one. Mine is slightly different, I add drop-thumbs, but included the Mike Iverson alternate tabs. I've also included embedded links to Mike Iverson's banjo lesson mp3 and a link to the Bryan Bowers autoharp version (slightly different lyrics and definitely a different key). Mike Iverson Lyrics are shown.
Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish Style: Other Key: D Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD) Difficulty: Expert
Posted by KI4PRK, updated: 9/6/2009 - 2 Member Comments
Notes: The old fiddle tune, the 8th of January arranged for melodic style banjo. The first two breaks are exactly the same, and are in the melodic style with some slight variation on the melody. The third break presents an alternate way to play the melody, in single string style, as well as some more slight variations. Has a Rhythm Guitar & Bass backup track.
Genre: Bluegrass Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs) Key: B Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD) Difficulty: Expert
Posted by mikemoyes2, updated: 8/27/2014 - 1 Member Comments
Notes: This is my attempt at transcribing Noam's solo break from this Punch Bros youtube video... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8JA8AUnRxc The solo comes in at 3:00 or so. I don't have Tabledit and did this in Sibelius so the slides/bends/etc. aren't as polished but you get the idea! Capo up to B to play with the video.
'Co Rod ringing' 11 min
'No fifth string ' 26 min
'Buck Owens on Banjo' 29 min