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Burden in My Hand

Genre: Rock  Style: Backing Track  Tuning: Open Gm (gDGBbD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Cowboyavery, updated: 11/17/2017
Download: PDF | MUSEDIT

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 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, 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.


Mooooo Says:
Friday, November 17, 2017 @10:51:19 AM
I can't open your file because I don't have musedit...most people here use TablEdit or TEFview (free TablEdit viewer)...but wait there's more! You can add more than one file to your post. Maybe you can make a PDF of your musedit file so we can all enjoy your exciting new tab. Also, no one can make improvements to your file, only the poster can change it

Cowboyavery Says:
Friday, November 17, 2017 @2:41:06 PM
Just uploaded as a PDF. I only have the demo version of Tabledit, so I couldn't get the entire song tabbed and uploaded using that program. As for improvements, I should have been clearer. I was inviting folks to take this tab and retab it as their own with improvements, not change mine. :-) Thanks!

Mooooo Says:
Friday, November 17, 2017 @4:17:16 PM
nice to have the pdf but you should have added it to this post instead of having two of posts of the exact same song but in different media (PDF and Musedit). Anyway, thanks for the PDF.

Cowboyavery Says:
Friday, November 17, 2017 @7:57:18 PM
Dang Mooooo, you're hard to please! Just Kidding. I looked at it again and figured it out. All neat and tidy on one post now. Thanks for the advice.

Cowboyavery Says:
Sunday, November 19, 2017 @8:04:41 AM
No worries! I'm not offended or discouraged.

Cowboyavery Says:
Monday, November 20, 2017 @7:33:00 AM
No worries! I'm not offended or discouraged.

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