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Time in A Bottle

Genre: Other  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Dm  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjoy, updated: 7/30/2020
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Notes: YouTube video at ... This is my simple arrangement for 5-String Banjo of this haunting song by Jim Croce. I finally got around to tabbing this out after repeated requests over the years. Note that I take quite a few liberties with the tune, including adding a bridge (invoked again as the ending) as well as a more straightforward chord structure than some of the convoluted stuff I see on the internet. And its most basic, I'm simply naming the passing chords which underlay the tune, and not attempting to slap a name on everything that's going on as some transcribers seem to do. The chordal riffs in this tune should be thought of as melody throughlines rather than named chords. The first pass through the tune I basically follows the tab as included. My 2nd time through I play it differently which is not tabbed out. The 2nd half of the video shows a very simple melody line to consider. Of course, everything presented here are just ideas to get you started. I am sure you banjo folks can come up with some cool stuff to lay on top and I hope this inspires you to explore this very cool tune.

1 comment

corcoran Says:
Thursday, July 30, 2020 @10:26:38 AM

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