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Request a tab guidelines, a Mooooo repost

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Dec 12, 2018 - 7:20:16 PM
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3053 posts since 4/19/2008

IMO and others, this should be a sticky:

Mooooo - Posted - 03/31/2018: 09:52:35

I see a lot of requests for Tabs here in this section, some of them are well thought out and very specific, and others are very ambiguous. People who ask for specific things usually are rewarded with what they ask for, while those who ask for Tab in the most general of terms are usually met with a lot of questions and head shaking. Here are some things that may help someone to get what they want.

1. If you want a tab of a song from a specific artist, then give us the name of that artist along with the name of the song and link a video or an mp3 that has the version that you want. (BTW first time posters are not allowed to post links until their 4th post.) This way if some nice person decides to create a tab for you, they won't be wasting the hours it may take by tabbing out something you may not want.

2. If you don't have a preference of a specific version/recording of a song, then let everyone know the tuning and what style of banjo you play. Bluegrass, Clawhammer, 2 and 3 finger Old-Time, 4-String Jazz, 4-String Irish and Classic Style are all approached differently.

3. If you want a tab of some song or tune that doesn't have banjo in it then you should also let everyone know what style of banjo you play in addition to your skill level. Maybe you want Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen for beginner Clawhammer, or an intermediate Scruggs version of On the Road Again by Willie Nelson, or an advanced 4-String Jazz version of Take the A train by Duke Ellington.

4. When you request your tab, put meaningful information in the title of your post so that people will open it and read it. When I see the title of a post and it says "Tab Requested" or "Question" without any further information, I skip over that post. At least write the name of the song and the style you want or the name of the song and the artist. Such as: "Tab for Down the Road by JD Crowe" or "Clawhammer tab for Loch Lomond"

5. If you want to be able to sing with your tab, tell us what key you want it in. If you're not sure about how to determine the key try to give us the name of the first note of the melody. To do this hit a single note anywhere on the fingerboard and start singing the song from that note. Try other pitches until you find a comfortable  range for your voice. If this paragraph makes no sense you might say " Original key."

Just some basic Ideas. Anyone else have any good ideas?

original post https://www.banjohangout.org/archive/342878

Edited by - mmuussiiccaall on 10/28/2019 20:34:11

Dec 12, 2018 - 11:40:33 PM
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janolov

Sweden

41635 posts since 3/7/2006

Good initiative! This should be a sticky.

Dec 13, 2018 - 4:46:39 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

27364 posts since 8/3/2003

I thought I had made it a sticky back when. Guess I didn't. I'm not sure it will do any good, as people tend to not look at stickies or read rules or follow what's written, but.... we'll try it and see if it does any good.

Dec 13, 2018 - 1:11:15 PM

4205 posts since 11/29/2005

My problem with stickies is that I routinely select "active" posts since the last time I was here, so a stickie that is usually just read never shows up on my feed. But that's just me and if I think of it when I'm looking for something, I go back to all posts.

Dec 14, 2018 - 8:08:09 AM

3125 posts since 2/10/2013

I wish BHO had a "FAQ" section. New members would be directed to become familiar with and use the "FAQ" info before posting questions. I would help reduce the number of redundant questions, and provide informative accurate information.

Dec 14, 2018 - 3:17:31 PM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

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27364 posts since 8/3/2003

Richard Hauser They do have a FAQ section. Click on "More" and it's down toward the bottom of the list.

Jan 18, 2019 - 1:52:30 PM
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7667 posts since 8/30/2004

Hi Sherry,
I agree with your post. Stickys only work once people get on BHO. And then most people will ignore that or not even know enough about the "rules" when requesting a tablature to know what that Sticky even mean. Maybe Eric could make it a "signing on to BHO" notice before anyone even logs on to BHO to request a particular Tablaure...Jack
 
Originally posted by Texasbanjo

I thought I had made it a sticky back when. Guess I didn't. I'm not sure it will do any good, as people tend to not look at stickies or read rules or follow what's written, but.... we'll try it and see if it does any good.


Edited by - Jack Baker on 01/18/2019 13:53:22

Feb 22, 2019 - 6:56:42 PM

4 posts since 10/3/2009

Do you have the tab for Pastures of Plenty....the version by Alison Krause and Union Station.?

Mar 29, 2019 - 3:47:43 PM
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3756 posts since 7/12/2006

I sometimes chuckle when someone who has been playing for only a month or so asks for tab to something by bela fleck or some other progressive player.

Mooo, my curiosity gets the best of me when they just say "tab requested". I take the bait lol.

Edited by - stanleytone on 03/29/2019 15:50:18

Oct 28, 2019 - 6:38:07 AM
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rbfour5

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1153 posts since 11/9/2010

I have always wondered: Do most people that request a specific tab, by artist, song, recording/ video expect them for free? I have paid for transcriptions of entire songs, specific breaks, or passage (Russell Sawler). I have also purchased from people who put their tabs on their website (i.e. Jack Baker, Eli Gilbert, etc.). Surely anyone requesting a transcription would understand the amount of work that goes into this process?

Perhaps I am off base, and the great pickers that provide some incredible tabs do not mind laboring to transcribe anything banjo. My hat's off to you, if that is what you want to do. I also tip my hat to those who charge for their service.

Dean

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Jan 1, 2020 - 5:57:12 AM
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294 posts since 2/22/2010

I don't mind tabbing something that peaks my interest, but yes, depending on level of playing difficulty, it does take some serious time, I find most folks are very appreciative of the effort.
kevin

Mar 10, 2021 - 3:42:25 PM

1 posts since 8/14/2014

I am searching for tabbed sheet music for 5-string banjo to the song:
"I Ain't Taking You Back No More" played by Ron Stewart on Dan Tyminski's CD "Wheels".
Does anyone know where I can purchase this ?

Mar 10, 2021 - 5:54:18 PM
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rbfour5

USA

1153 posts since 11/9/2010

dglenn1947 - Russell Sawler has transcribed Ron Stewart’s break to that song. For sake on his website bluegrassoutlet.com

May 9, 2021 - 7:00:20 AM
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Can I pay a transcriber to tab out a few measures of the chord vamping at the end of the banjo break by billy Ray Latham to the song for lovin’ me by the Kentucky colonels? YouTube has it. Search Kentucky colonels that’s what you get for lovin’ me. The banjo break in the middle of the song finishes with billy Ray vamping around at various positions. I have already transcribed 95% of that break. Just am stumped by the vamping thing

May 14, 2021 - 8:08:23 PM

swilbur

USA

5 posts since 5/13/2021

I agree
In that regard there was an excellent arrangement of Doug's Tune, in pdf, on BanjoHangout a while back. It was arranged by Mooooo. It is no longer there. Unfortunately I have lost the tab and cannot find it anywhere. Is there anyplace where I might find it? Even use my personal email to contact me at: . Thank you

Edited by - Texasbanjo on 05/15/2021 04:32:18

May 15, 2021 - 4:33:37 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

27364 posts since 8/3/2003

swilbur Please do not put personal information like your e-mail address on the forums. Forums are open to all to read and therefore not secure. I have deleted your e-mail address from your post.

If people want to contact you, they can PM you.

Dec 25, 2021 - 10:38:15 AM

Frygg

New Zealand

68 posts since 1/23/2009

Thank you for the reminder, I really appreciate the effort of the musicians and contributors of this channel.

Feb 5, 2022 - 4:45:19 AM

Tan

UK

1 posts since 1/30/2022

Hello im new here,

I think this is great! I would love to request 'pass the promise' by kieth and krystyn getty feat sandra mc cracken. U tube link is youtu.be/tuwAsJBeYNY

Its an irish folk gospel song. Woul like it in bluegrass but also if you feel it would be better played in a different style u can share that also!

Many thanks
Tanya, uk!

Apr 20, 2022 - 8:37:14 AM

3125 posts since 2/10/2013

It helps when tabs identify the key and the chords for the different measures.

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