Banjo Hangout Logo
Banjo Hangout Logo

Premier Sponsors

335
Banjo Lovers Online


Browse Tabs By Member

Alphabetical: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  #

You must log into your myHangout account to post a tab.

Ballad of Jed Clampett - TV Theme - Earl Scruggs

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 11/18/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: There are two tabs here, page 1 is a simplified arrangement and pages 2 and 3 are the Original version from the TV Show, The Beverly Hillbillies, not the Flatt and Scruggs Single. It is quite a bit different. I tabbed both the beginning and ending themes, took out a few measures and scrunched both themes together. Check out the video, have fun: https://youtu.be/OvE9zJgm8OY?t=32

Banjo Bounce - Allen Shelton

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/6/2019
Download: PDF

Notes: Allen Shelton's breaks. Here's a video for reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ansy3950bQ4&index=1&list=PLZS_gPiE5Ot264EHTiR2sFYwR1a3z8Noy

Banjo Boy Chimes - Sonny Osborne

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/21/2018 - 2 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: The version from the Bluegrass Intstumentals LP. I tabbed out the first two breaks, the third break is a double banjo break and is really easy to figure out on your own if you want to. I included chords for a banjo boy to pick on while you you take the break, have fun: https://youtu.be/f1pac8f1xFo?t=915

Banjo in the Holler - Clawhammer Break

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 12/15/2018
Download: PDF | MP3: [Play] [Download]

Notes: Here's a Clawhammer Break that is similar to Doug Dillards first break from the Backporch Bluegrass LP. I am using Clawjam picks and switch off between Scruggs picking and Clawhammer, so I worked this up. When I pick it, I use plenty of skip notes, but I will leave that choice up to you. I am including an mp3 for reference. Have fun.

Banjo in the Holler - Doug Dillard - with backup

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 11/21/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: I tabbed out the first Banjo break and backup to the first mando. Doug's variations for the rest of the tune, are similar to what is tabbed. They fade out for the ending...shave and a haircut is what they have done live. Here's a reference video, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJTW2ruur-I

Banjo SIgnal - Don Reno

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 11/10/2017 - 4 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: Reno and Smiley version of this tune without the single string. It's a bit easier than later versions but it still is really cool. Nice to use one of these breaks when you're in a jam or if you just enjoy learning Don Reno's licks and phrases. Thanks to a reminder from Greenhorn, I added the chords so your neighbor's uncle (who is probably your second cousin) can play along. Have fun. Here is a link to the sound file: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkYzkoTybZ8

Barefoot Nellie - Don Reno

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 12/3/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Fun Reno and Smiley Tune to pick and sing. Here's how they pick it for reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRD4g5zt_7A

Beating Around the Bush - Bill Keith

Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 5/29/2018 - 2 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: Great melodic tune by Bill Keith, I include the chords so you can jam with that bird in the hand while you're beating around the bush. Here's the tune for reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwKuAuG3YRs

Bill Cheatham/Old Joe Clark Medley- Don McLean

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 8/16/2018 - 2 Member Comments
Download: PDF | MP3: [Play] [Download]

Notes: By Don McLean (American Pie) from the Playin' Favorites LP. I include all the breaks and an MP3 at half speed tuned to Gb like the record. Here's a video for reference, Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Llv4Ys_Yu7c&feature=youtu.be

Black and White Rag - Don Reno

Genre: Ragtime  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/7/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Great Ragtime tune from Another Day with Reno and Smiley. I included the chords so your closed-minded friends can pick along. Here's a video for reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KW1Pbz2oPE

Black Mountain Blues - Jim Mills

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Open D (f#DF#Ad)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 7/10/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Jim Mills plays the hell out of this tune. The tab includes all the breaks and the chords so you can pick with a friend if you have one. Here's a video for reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Njuqx5Ib6Ms

Black Rock Turnpike - M. Brickman, Eric Weissberg

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/19/2018 - 3 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: Marshall Brickman's Instrumental from the New DImmensions LP. He uses D-Tuners a bit. With Chords for one of your multiple personalities to play along. Here's the reference, Have fun: https://youtu.be/1Rf7Lo-4kt4?t=819

Blackjack - J.D. Crowe

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 12/1/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Classic JD Crowe tune. There are 3 breaks. Here's a soundfile for reference, Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=223KbfsnDiE

Bluegrass Breakdown - Butch Robins

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 12/9/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Butch Robins version of this Bill Monroe classic From The Fifth Child LP. Here's a video for reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q02nXDrknPw&list=OLAK5uy_kPlh0vp8hDIdH5tvWI1puh7iOG66eLUk8&index=10

Blueridge Express - Eddie Shelton

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 9/21/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Great Eddie Shelton Tune from the Expedition LP. It's in Bb so capo 3 and spike b flat. I included both breaks and the chords. Here's a link, Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu-s2EqEJQY

Brother John - Ben Eldridge

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Am  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 10/1/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Nice minor key song by Seldom Scene played melodic style. I included the banjo break by Ben Eldridge, the lyrics and chords. Capo up 2 and spike the 5th to 'a'. Here's a YouTube reference video, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCpASY9OUoA&feature=youtu.be&t=71

Buckin' Mule - Doug Dillard

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 12/15/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Included are the banjo breaks and backup. Check out this track from The Dillards Live!!! Almost!! LP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59MoVqcEYcs

Bye Bye Blues - Don Reno

Genre: Jazz  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/8/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Tune by Reno and Arthur Smith, lots of chords for your happy friends to pick, and a nice single-string break. Here is a link, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLfFZhVJrew

Charlotte Breakdown - Don Reno

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/2/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Cool Reno tune with those great double stops. I included chords so you can teach it to your snot-nosed little brother. Here's a YouTube video for reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YS37K4RzIWo

Come Back Darling - Earl

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 8/13/2018 - 2 Member Comments
Download: PDF | MP3: [Play] [Download]

Notes: From the 1950 Columbia recording. I included both breaks the lyrics the chords and an mp3 so you can hear the solo better. Here is a reference YouTube video. Have fun. https://youtu.be/j2x6fLfpeO8?t=5

Country Blues - Jim Mills

Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 9/19/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Jim Mills excellent Scruggs Style version of this Dock Boggs song. I tabbed the first break and one verse of backup to the vocals. Tuning is f#DF#CD. Here's a sound file for reference, Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p-3M2cczSs

Cowboys and Indians - Jim Mills

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Cm  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 1/22/2019
Download: PDF

Notes: How I hear Jim Mills' version of this tune from the Hide Head Blues LP. Here's Jim's recording for your reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLAOsVsQbgU

Crawdad Song (The) - Earl

Genre: Old Time  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: E  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 4/12/2019
Download: PDF

Notes: Here's an interesting version by the Foggy Mountain Boys in the key of E using Open G tuning with the 5th string tuned to g#. Here's a YouTube for reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EinAwyQ3Xc

Dear John - Jason Davis

Genre: Country  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 4/18/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Two breaks by Jason Davis from Adam Steffy's Here to Stay LP. I include both chords so you can play with your loser High School buddy who is sleeping on your couch. Here's a link to the Song, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBNV-BbmIlo

Diamond Joe - Scott Vestal

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 4/26/2019
Download: PDF

Notes: Scott Vestal's breaks from Sam Bush's Circles Around Us LP. Here's a YouTube video for reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HE7-HIjFO50

Dill Pickle Rag - Don Reno

Genre: Ragtime  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/6/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Fun tune from Reno and Smiley's Banjo Special LP. I added chords so you can pickle along with one of your gherkins. Here's a video for reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikgPGrxC7NA

Dooley - Doug Dillard w/backup

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 9/8/2018 - 3 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: The Dillards Dooley from the Back Porch Bluegrass LP. I included all the breaks and backup. There are also lyrics and chords so your guitar buddy can play along. Here's a Youtube reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxFYKYm3TPA

Doug's Tune - Doug Dillard

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 10/7/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Complete tab of this really cool tune From The Dillard's Backporch Bluegrass LP, with chords so Sheriff Taylor can pick along. Here's a video so you can hear how it's supposed to sound. Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2o9qodACL8

Down Yonder - Don Reno

Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/1/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Don Reno's version of this tune from the Ray Davis Studio Recording of 1967. There's chords so you can pick with Daddy and Mammy, or Ephram and Sammy. Here's a reference video, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZcR5Z52pKI

Downtown Blues - Bill Emerson

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 5/6/2019 - 1 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: Nice Bill Emerson tune. I included both breaks. Here's a reference video, have fun: https://youtu.be/uthM-YkEacA?t=374

Engineers Don't Wave From Trains Anymore - Earl

Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 10/24/2018 - 2 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: Tom T. Hall song with Earl Scruggs on Banjo, I included some backup, lyrics and the chords so you can pick with Casey Jones. Here's the song for reference, Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLH5vu5tdAA

Fastest Grass Alive - Sonny Osborne

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 12/6/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Nice break by Sonny on this song written by Paul Craft. Capo 4 and spike your 5th string to b. Here's a reference video, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMhMn_zqGiI

Fling Ding - Ralph Stanley

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 10/16/2018 - 1 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: This is a fun tune by the Stanley Brothers. Here's a reference video, Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhXPdOsVmWE

Flop Eared Mule - Eric Weissberg

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 5/23/2019
Download: PDF

Notes: Eric Weissberg's version from the Folk Banjo Styles LP. Here's a soundfile for reference, good luck: https://youtu.be/UKJaE80zT_w

Foggy Mountain Breakdown last break - Earl

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/19/2018 - 2 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: This is the break that no one usually tabs out, it's the last UTN break for FMB to complete the tab that is included in the Earl 5- string Book. This is how I hear it with the help from nosepickerbob and MickG and how I would play it if I were trying to play it like the record.Here' a reference video: https://youtu.be/z_Y3mnj-8lA?t=130

Foggy Mountain Special - Earl Scruggs

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 12/22/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: All the breaks and some of the backup from the Foggy Mountain Jamboree LP. Here's a reference video, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh5VZcbUUqo

Free Born Man - J. D. Crowe

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 12/11/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: J. D. Crowe's Breaks to this song from Tony Rice's Got Me a Martin Guitar Lp. Here's a video for reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKgFB4V5wtE

Georgia Pineywood - Sonny Osborne

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/15/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Here's Sonny's Intro, and Break to this tune. I included chords so you can play with the Creek..and the Cherokee! Here's a reference video to help you figure out this tune, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR7j4Ea6xd4

Girl from the Canyon - JD Crowe

Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 4/19/2019
Download: PDF

Notes: This is JD's breaks from the Somewhere Between LP. It's in Bb, so Capo 3 and spike to Bb. Here's a YouTube so you can play along and listen along at a slower speed if you want. Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBMUhuH1Z30

Going Back to Dixie - John Hartford

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/27/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Here are both breaks of Hartford's great song. I included chords so you can play with your rebel comrades. Here's a reference video, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeTYzXOyNac

Gold Rush - Allen Shelton

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 1/15/2019 - 2 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: Here's Allen Shelton's break from Kenny Baker's Highlights LP. Here's a YouTube video for reference, have fun: https://youtu.be/dF8vtEMpdok?t=92

Gum Tree Canoe - John Hartford

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: E  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 10/10/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: From The Gum Tree Canoe LP. Tuning is Open G-3. Just tune everything down 3 half steps to eBEG#B if you want to play along with the record, or play in Open G and avoid the pain of retuning. Here's a reference video, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EA7ne5PDXEk

Gun Powder - Sonny Osborne

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/19/2018 - 3 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: Really old Sonny Osborne instrumental. If you want to play along with the recording you will have to tune sharp. I included chords so you can pick along with Sonny. Here's a reference video (starts at 10:30), have fun: https://youtu.be/jqRqVp7aBDk?t=630

Hard Ain't It Hard - M. Brickman - Eric Weissberg

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 3/21/2018 - 2 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: How I hear Marshall Brickman's breaks from the Deliverence Soundtrack and New Dimensions in Banjo and Bluegrass LPs. Here's the tune I am using: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxQOc4RPDmA I added chords so you can play with your guitar buddy

Hello Trouble - Jody King

Genre: Country  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 8/26/2018
Download: PDF | MP3: [Play] [Download]

Notes: Another Great Buck Owens tune by Jody King with Lost and Found. I included all the breaks and the backup, lyrics, chords and an mp3 recording of the tab file at half speed to help out. Here's a sound source, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm0EyXJlbuU

Hey Little Girl - Bill Emerson

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 5/30/2019
Download: PDF

Notes: Bill Emerson's break to The Country Gentlemen's song. Capo 5th fret and spike to C. Here's a YouTube video for inspiration and reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQPFXQ3vlvw

Hey Porter - Lynwood Lunsford

Genre: Country  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 10/22/2018 - 1 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: Johnny Cash song covered by Lost and Found with Lynwood Lunsford on Banjo. Capo 2nd fret and spike to 'a'. Here's a reference video, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcmi80aqtFQ

Hickory Hollow - with backup - Doug Dillard

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 5/5/2018 - 2 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: This is one of Doug Dillards Slower tunes at 170 BPM. Have a fire extinguisher nearby if you can play it that fast. I tabbed out all of the banjo parts, three breaks, and backup to the mando breaks. I included the chords for your guitar buddy and all of the lyrics, even the nasty ones. It is the version from the Backyard Bluegrass LP and here is a sound file to help you learn the tune (I suggest playing it at half speed to learn it): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KV_AF07YMk Have fun.

Hide Head Blues - Jim Mills

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 12/21/2017 - 3 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: Cool tune by Jim Mills, give your pinky finger a workout. I included chords so your Mother-in-Law can pick along. Here's a link to the source, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFus3OaVtGE

Holsten Valley Breakdown - Mike Seeger

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 9/1/2018
Download: PDF | MP3: [Play] [Download]

Notes: This is a fast tune (160bpm). It is similar to Rawhide and Pickaway in the B section. I included all the breaks and an mp3 at half speed to help with the break easier. Here's a video for reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIrFU1aC_O4

Honey You - with backup - Colton Crawford

Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 5/5/2018 - 1 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: Another tab request for The Dead South. I have included all of the banjo parts and there is a LOT of single string in this song. Colton Crawford plays it with a flat pick but I use thumb and index for the single string parts. I have also included lyrics and the chords so you can play it with your guitar buddy. The last page is alternate fingering for the single string stuff based on this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LzW8CHkfPo

Honky Tonk Woman - Herb Pedersen

Genre: Popular  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 3/2/2019
Download: PDF

Notes: Herb Pedersen's break from the Old and in the Gray LP. here's a link for reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz_-CMapzrY&feature=youtu.be

I Wonder Where You Are Tonight - John Hartford

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/28/2018 - 2 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: Great song to sing by John Hartford, at a nice tempo that even your grandpappy can enjoy. I put in both breaks. There's chords so your wandering sweetheart can pick along. Here's a reference video, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5Gy7KDFXV4

I'll Stay Around - Bill Keith

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 12/7/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Great tune by Bill Keith from the Something Auld, Something Newgrass, Something Borrowed, Something Bluegrass LP. Here's a reference YouTube video, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX7CnPCms7c

In Hell I'll Be Good Company - Colton Crawford

Genre: Folk  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Gm  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 12/21/2017 - 8 Member Comments
Download: PDF | PDF

Notes: Catchy song by The Dead South from SK Canada. I added chords for your guitar buddy. Colton Crawford does it in open Gm tuning, but I also include an open G tuning version so you don't have to fool around...it's easier to play for me. You can repeat from the $ sign twice and the last time (3rd time) fade out. This is how I hear it from this Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9FzVhw8_bY

Interstate 81 - Don Reno

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/11/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Nice Reno instrumental From the On the Road LP. I included the chords so them truckers can pick along. Here's a video for reference (starts at 8:41), have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoT-peTY630

Jerusalem Ridge - Noam Pikelny

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Am  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 3/14/2018 - 2 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: Melodic breaks from the Noam P. Plays Kenny G. Plays Bill M. LP. With chords for your Evil Twin to pick. Here's a recording for reference, Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk7-tPw2H-c&list=PLb6WnSn_AdNnVDbOdrHHKB2oxZcYZ9cO3&index=4

Jesse James - Sonny Osborne

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/13/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Sonny's version of this classic tune. I included all the breaks and chords in case you want to jam with the James Gang. Here's a reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNMZrfrkyYU

John Hardy - Earl Scruggs

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 11/2/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Earl Scruggs' version of this classic. Both breaks are here, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJGcviMZveA

Kickin' Chicken - Eddie Shelton

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 11/8/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Notes: Eddie Shelton's Kickin' Chicken frm the Expedition LP. It's in Bb so capo up 3 and spike to Bb. I included both breaks. Here's a recording so you can play along: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azLgKUNMkUQ

Leavin' Town - with backup - Paul Craft

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/19/2018 - 4 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: This Instrumental by Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys is a fun tune. I included all of Paul Craft's Banjo Breaks and all of the backup. I included the chords for your guitar buddy. Here is a reference video-Have fun https://youtu.be/dSqLgsPbSEI?t=350

Listening to the Rain - Sonny Osborne

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/20/2018 - 5 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: Sonny recorded this one on his Banjo with the extra low string, he said he recorded it on a Tuesday and that was the first song he ever recorded on that banjo. This is just an idea of how to pick it on a 5-string banjo. I made 2 tabs. Page 1 is in Open G tuning capo 4, and page 2 is in Drop C tuning capo 4. There's chords so you can pick with a friend on a rainy day. Here's a reference video, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ImS3ZUqbHY

Little Dave - Vic Jordan

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 2/22/2019
Download: PDF

Notes: Great instrumental from the Pickaway LP. There's three breaks and the chords. Here's a reference video, have fun: https://youtu.be/r3o0hHAWX7Y?t=804

Little Maggie - Weissberg/Brickman

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 1/30/2019 - 2 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: Weissberg and Brickman trading breaks on this great version from the Deliverance Soundtrack. They do a harmony duet in the last break, but I only put in the lower part in the tab. Here's a video for reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=li-sHetVQp0

Little Nellie Grey - Bill Emerson

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 3/8/2019
Download: PDF

Notes: Bill Emerson's Opening Break. Here's a Video for reference, Have fun: https://youtu.be/Io5HCUoW1KY?t=774

Lonesome Road Blues - Eric Weissberg

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 3/27/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Eric Weissberg's instrumental version of this great song. There are plenty of great Weissberg licks in this one. Learn a few breaks and mix them in with Earl's version or just steal licks from both and come up with your own. Go here for the MP3 of Eric Weissberg picking it so you can hear what it sounds like, have fun: https://www.banjohangout.org/myhangout/media-player/audio_player2.asp?musicid=41076&archived=

Low and Lonely - Eddie Shelton

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 11/15/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Eddie Shelton tune from the Expedition LP. Here's a video for reference, have fun: https://youtu.be/7YQ_r3OVRyw?t=501

Lullaby for Leanne - Larry Perkins

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 9/27/2018 - 2 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: Cool tune by Larry Perkins. Here's a reference YouTube video, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=HNAT6m-ocsA

Margie - Lynwood Lunsford

Genre: Popular  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 8/14/2018
Download: PDF | MP3: [Play] [Download]

Notes: Great tune from Lost and Found on the Just Pickin' LP. This melody is very fun to play and isn't too fast, but it is great to pick with or without accompaniment. I included all of Lynwood's breaks and an mp3 of the tab at 50%. Here's a YouTube video for reference. Have fun: https://youtu.be/V7tNopNG4-U?t=1546

Me and My Old Banjo - Sonny Osborne

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/17/2018 - 2 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: I included backup to the verse and chorus as well as the lyrics and chords in case you meet someone at the fishin' hole. Capo 4 and spike to b. Here's a reference video to help, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEBor-FEnkY

Mississippi Queen - John Hartford

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: E  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/30/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Great audience participation song by Hartford. I included chords but you won't need them. Here's a reference video, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfQehi0UN6U

Mississippi Waltz - Noam Pikelny

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: F  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 10/4/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: From the Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe LP. Here's a reference recording, Have fun: https://youtu.be/44oOtPhgPa4?t=90

Mountain Dew - Marshall Brickman - Eric Weissberg

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 3/21/2018 - 1 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: How I hear Marshall Brickman's breaks from the Deliverence Soundtrack and New Dimensions in Banjo and Bluegrass LPs. Here's the Tune I am using: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPVx1g0w3Js

Mule Skinner Blues - Bela Fleck

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 10/11/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Bela Fleck's Break from Tony Rice's Cold on the Shoulder LP. Here's a reference video to help you out, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnynLbQl6kQ&feature=youtu.be&t=154

My Little Girl In Tennessee - Earl

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 5/24/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Flatt and Scruggs, all three breaks and chords so that hot neighbor lady can play along. It is recorded in A flat, but you can play in G. Here's a link for reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ8DK1BffLA

Natchez Whistle - John Hartford

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/25/2018 - 2 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: Another Slower one by John Hardford. He uses a low D tuning which is just Open G tuned down so the G strings are D's and the D strings are A's which makes that pesky B string an F#. I included both breaks and the Ending, there's even chords so your riverboat mates can get down. Here's a reference video, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fR1PbFi2Tc

Old Banjo - with backup - Noam Pikelny

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 5/5/2018 - 2 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: Noam Pikelny's great version of this song. Tons of great melodic and single string licks. I included all the breaks, backup and lyrics so your alter-ego can sing along. Here's a link for reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weJJnNce89s

Old Home Place - J. D. Crowe

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 8/15/2018 - 2 Member Comments
Download: PDF | MP3: [Play] [Download]

Notes: J. D. Crowe's version of this great song by the Dillards. I included the break, lyrics and chords in case you can find someone willing to pick with you, and an mp3 at 50% speed to make life easier. Here is a reference YouTube video, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULujsCnYNKE

Old Time River Man - John Hartford

Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: E  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 12/20/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: This is a nice slower song by John Hartford. He tunes down to eBEG#B. Here's a reference video, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBTyLVlvZSY

Over the Rainbow - Eddie Shelton

Genre: Popular  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 8/7/2018 - 4 Member Comments
Download: PDF | MP3: [Play] [Download]

Notes: From Eddie Shelton's Expedition LP. I included all of Eddie's Breaks and an mp3 at 50% speed to help with hearing the notes. Here's a reference video, have fun: https://youtu.be/7YQ_r3OVRyw?t=915

Pain In My Heart - Sonny Osborne

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/18/2018 - 2 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: Hoping Sonny gets better soon from his recent heart repairs. Enjoy this Osborne Brothers song in G. I included both breaks and the chords so you can pick with your cardiologist. Here's a reference video, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FB3xRGDQ80

Phoebe's Lullaby - Gina Clowes

Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 2/23/2018 - 5 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: Beautiful tune by Gina Clowes using Double C tuning. I included all three breaks and chords so your Great-Grandpa can pick along, have fun. Here's the recording for reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ2FrgHDXgI

Pickaway - Vic Jordan

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 12/23/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Vic Jordan's breaks the Pickaway LP. There's two breaks, the backup, and chords. Here is a reference video, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3o0hHAWX7Y

Piece of My Heart - John Hartford

Genre: Popular  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: E  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/30/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: John Hartford's cover of this song with and interesting up the neck break done only as Hartford can do it. There's chords for your unrequited girlfriend can pick along. Here's a reference video, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH23bEG5PC8

Pike County Breakdown - Earl

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 3/31/2019
Download: PDF

Notes: All four of Earl's breaks to this Bill Monroe classic. Here's a YouTube link for reference that you can slow down and pick along with. Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HioToEDKl_E

Pony Express - Eric Weissberg

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 2/9/2019
Download: PDF

Notes: Learn the full tune by Eric Weissberg. Here's a YouTube reference video that you can slow down and play along while you're learning, Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwvb-Pa5fF8

Pretty Boy Floyd - John Hartford

Genre: Folk  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/26/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Here's a couple of breaks by John Hartford on the Woody Guthrie song by The Byrds. I included both breaks and the chords so you can pick along with your bank robber buddy. Here's a reference video, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UA3hJEbUp7g

Rawhide - Marshall Brickman, Eric Weissberg

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 9/17/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Marshall Brickman's breaks from the Deliverance soundtrack. In Open G Tuning, capo to 5th fret and 5th string is spiked at 10. Here is a reference video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc7PyifZ3H4 Play it really fast and have fun

Red River Valley - J D Crowe

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 7/6/2019
Download: PDF

Notes: This is JD with Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys. JD uses his D-Tuners on this which makes it pretty fun to pick. There are all three breaks. Here is a video for reference and accompaniment if you want it. Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8Bf5mP22GM

Redbud - Noam Pikelny

Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 2/8/2018 - 5 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: Another great one by Noam, very few open strings. Here's a link for reference, btw there are a few live videos so you can see what he's doing, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDJRLDs8tO8

Ridin' That Midnight Train - Marc Pruett

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 5/26/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Great Stanley Bros. song by Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder. There's chords so you can pick with the train conductor. Here's the recording for reference. Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=c_l1YiyJ0to

Roadrunner - Don Reno

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/4/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Reno and Smiley tune from the On the Road LP chock full o' single string licks. There's chords so you and your Trucker buddies can jam along. Here's a YouTube video for reference, the tune starts at the 13:05 mark. Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoT-peTY630

Rockwood Deer Chase - Don Stover

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: E  Tuning: Open D (aDF#Ad)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 1/1/2019
Download: PDF

Notes: Don Stover's original instrumental from the Things in Life LP. It's in E tuned to open D with the capo on 2 and the 5th string spiked to b. I included three breaks and the chords. Here's a video reference, Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhHW8l9Qt6w

Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms - with backup - Earl

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 5/4/2018 - 3 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: Here's all the breaks and backup to this tune. I included chords so your sweet baby can pick along with you. Use this video for reference and have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riHYkRKXydU

Roll Muddy River - Sonny Osborne

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/14/2018 - 2 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: Cool intro, break and ending for this tune. I included chords in case one of your river rats wants to play along. Here's a reference video, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_Yii7cjmpc

Sand Mountain - Roni Stoneman

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Gm  Tuning: Open Gm (gDGBbD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 5/27/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Roni Stoneman's Breaks from the Stonemans recording. It's a nice melodic tune. I included the chords so you can pick along with your favorite Bedouin. Here's the recording for reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0cAqzn6voM

Shuckin the Corn - Marshall Brickman

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 1/11/2019
Download: PDF

Notes: Marshall Brinkman's breaks from the Deliverance Soundtrack by Eric Weissberg. Here's a video for reference. Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdH4dcLZOsI

Skillet - Eric Weissberg

Genre: Folk  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 3/30/2018 - 2 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: The Tarriers recorded Uncle Dave Mason's Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy on the Live at the Bitter End LP. It is in Eb, capo to 3 and the 5th string tuned to b flat. Here is a recording of the tune so you can follow along, the break starts about 1:40. Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKLDeGo_l9U

Sling Blade - Justin Jenkins

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 4/5/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: First Break by Justin Jenkins from Blue Moon Risin' off the On the Rise LP. There are chords so your genius Brother-in-Law can pick along. Here is a video so you can follow along, Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgnKSCJIOpA

Sophronie - J.D. Crowe w/backup

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 9/12/2018 - 2 Member Comments
Download: PDF | MP3: [Play] [Download]

Notes: Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys song with JD Crowe on Banjo. I included the first break, which is the same as the 2nd break and backup to the fiddle, the chords, vocals and an mp3 of the midi at half speed. Here's a link to the sound source, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR8CVX1IXtY

Sugar Maple - Noam Pikelny

Genre: Other  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 12/19/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Great melody by Noam on this one, check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUNpvx_N3os Here's a live video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cyV8GbNtHY

Sunny Side of the Mountain - Jim Mills

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 2/15/2019
Download: PDF

Notes: Jim Mills breaks from the Carry Me Across the Mountain LP by Dan Tyminski. Check out the YouTube video for reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__HLfMwb6XI

Sunny Side of the Mountain - Sonny Osborne

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 3/1/2019
Download: PDF

Notes: Sonny Osborne's great intro and break to this classic. Here's a video for reference, good luck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kggcVJf1-6A

Sweet Heaven in My View - Tom Sauber

Genre: Old Time  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: E  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 11/29/2018
Download: PDF | MP3: [Play] [Download]

Notes: Here's a tune by Tom Sauber. Capo up 2 and spike to a. I am including an mp3 as well as the pdf of the tab because i'm cool like that. Have fun.

T for Texas (Blue Yodel #1) - Tom Adams

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 4/27/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Great version by the Johnson Mountain Boys with Tom Adams on Banjo. It's a short break but a cool one. It's in B so capo up to 4 and spike your 5th string to b. There's chords for you and yo mama to pick. Here's a video so you can here how it goes, start the break at 1:42. Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rk_oi10JXw

Temperance Reel - Jim Mills

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 5/14/2019 - 1 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: Jim Mills version from the Hide Head Blues LP, Here's a link for reference, have fun: https://youtu.be/GTa9yInfo28?t=48

The Death of John Henry - John Hartford

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/29/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Nice and slow two chord song by John Hartford. I included all three breaks and both chords for your friend. Here's a reference video, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfQehi0UN6U

The Girl I Left Behind Me - John Hartford

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/30/2018 - 1 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: John Hartford's banjo has 2 extra frets. He uses the 24 fret a few times. If reach your pinky up above the last fret, no one will notice it. There's chords so you can pick with that girl you're gonna leave behind. Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho--xC7KKXo

The Girl I left in Sunny Tennessee - Johnny Clark

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/27/2019
Download: PDF

Notes: Bill Clifton and the Dixie Mountain Boys tune with Johnny Clark on the 5-String. It's a great song for singing, I included the words and chords. Here's a video sound file, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2zLPTTIKkI

The Old Man at the Mill - Doug Dillard

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/20/2019
Download: PDF

Notes: Great song from the Dillard's Back Porch Bluegrass album. I included all the breaks. Here's a source file so you can reference and pick along with backup, adjust the speed...have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqg-Eo0Quto

There Aint Nobody Gonna Miss Me... - Paul Craft

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 12/21/2017 - 3 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: Another Jimmy Martin Tune, probably with Paul Craft on Banjo or maybe Porky Hutchins. I have included both banjo breaks and backup to the first verse and chorus as well as the chords for your guitar buddy. If you have chrome go to the gear icon and select "speed 0.5" then you can learn at half speed. Here is a sound source so you play along and learn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ljbfGEpTUA Have fun

Today I Started Loving You Again - Jim Mills

Genre: Country  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 12/28/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Here's two great Breaks by Jim Mills to a great song by Merle Haggard. It's in Bb but out of Open G tuning. It's a nice one to add to your playlist if you have some country fans hanging around. Here's a video reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa_g6arhnR4

Traveling Down the Blue Road - Terry Baucom

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 4/1/2019
Download: PDF

Notes: Terry Baucom's break to this song by Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver. Here's a recording for reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXf-KavkrD0

Twelfth Street Rag - Don Reno

Genre: Ragtime  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/10/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Fun Don Reno tune not too difficult (until you play it up to speed). I included chords so your 12th street friends can pick along, here's a video for reference. Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioQbjHlB99M

Walking the Floor Over You - Sonny Osborne

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 9/14/2018
Download: PDF | MP3: [Play] [Download] | PDF | MP3: [Play] [Download]

Notes: Two versions of this great Ernest Tubb song. Page 1 is from the Modern Sounds of Bluegrass Music LP and the other is from the Ernest Tubb Song Folio LP. There's lyrics and chords for friends to pick along, and two half-speed mp3s of the midi files. Here's some reference videos, have fun: https://youtu.be/t5pUNPff6Ow?t=620 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_idwxqJjH8

When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again -Lamar Grier

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 3/19/2019
Download: PDF

Notes: Lamar Grier's Break from the Bill Monroe recording. Here's a reference so you can hear how it goes. Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cicIsVAwODU

Where Does the Good Times Go - Lynwood Lunsford

Genre: Country  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 8/26/2018
Download: PDF | MP3: [Play] [Download]

Notes: Great Buck Owens Tune by Lost and Found. I included the kickoff break and the second half-break, also, the chords and lyrics and an mp3 at half speed. Here's a youtube soundsource, have fun: https://youtu.be/vYkiGnXEXl0

Wildwood Flower - Eric Weissberg

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 3/22/2018
Download: PDF | MP3: [Play] [Download]

Notes: Eric Weissberg's version from the Folk Banjo Styles LP. In A capo 2 spike the 5th to a. I uploaded an MP3 of Eric Weissberg playing the tune from the LP. I included the chords to pick along with Mother Maybelle Carter. Good luck and have fun. 21MAR18.

Yes Sir That's My Baby - Don Reno

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/9/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Don Reno's version with some nice single string licks. There are chords so your baby can strum along. Here's a link to the LP for reference (starts at 11:20), have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACYvDWg7p2s

You Don't Know My Mind - with backup - JD Crowe

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 5/5/2018 - 3 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: Jimmy Martins classic. Included are: All of JD's Banjo Breaks and Backup...the whole enchilada...I also included the chords so you can play it with your guitar buddy and the lyrics so you can sing it to your girlfriend. The Sunny Mountain Boys play it in B flat, but you can play it wherever you want, just remember to spike the 5th string to the root note of the key you're in...ie 9th fret in B, 7th fret in A...Here's a sound source so you can play along if you want to check my accuracy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIHyWAH8Z5M

Hangout Network Help

View All Topics  |  View Categories

0.921875