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Tonopah Waltz

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by dbrooks, updated: 7/25/2021
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Notes: This tab is based on Sharon Martinson's video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=338vvwkCbc0&list=RD338vvwkCbc0&index=2. The key is C, but she uses sawmill tuning (gDGCD) for the tune, as she mentions in the introduction. Sharon uses quite a few downstrokes where the finger strikes first one string then the next. I have used mostly open-string pull-offs (ASPO) for these situations. She also uses syncopation often with a "ghost" downstroke followed by the thumb striking a string on the second half of the beat. I tried to capture some, but not all, of these. This tab represents what I hear in the tune and how I might choose to play it. The chords in the tab are for any guitar accompaniment. The banjo plays partial chords or no chords, in some situations.

1 comment

nisesabe Says:
Sunday, October 10, 2021 @9:46:44 AM
Thank you very much! Nice tab. :-)

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