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Jan 16, 2021 - 5:21:29 AM
33 posts since 7/6/2020

Hi all,
Can anyone help please? I have downloaded the TEFVIEW app on my iPhone, but I can’t work out how to get the TablEdit file from the Hangout tab list over to TEFVIEW. If I just press the link, nothing happens. Same with “copy” or “save to files”. Whilst I’m on the subject of learning, I thought it was just me who is struggling to learn Scruggs style. But try looking down the list of tabs at the ‘difficulty’ rating... not many are classed as ‘beginner’!!! Grrrr!!!! .... Never mind - Carry on!!!

Jan 16, 2021 - 6:57:19 AM

2387 posts since 5/2/2012

Under the "Learn" tab on the left side of the page, I did an advanced search. Checked "bluegrass" for genre, "Bluegrass/Scruggs" for playing style, and "beginner" for difficulty. Got a long list of BG songs played with Scruggs style, a much shorter list when I changed genre to "popular".  Can't help you with the downloading problem, other than I've not had a problem in the past downloading tab to my Android phone and to a computer.  

Edited by - thisoldman on 01/16/2021 07:00:26

Jan 16, 2021 - 8:03:05 AM



33 posts since 7/6/2020

That works! Thank you thisoldman ?

Jan 16, 2021 - 8:12:01 AM



1114 posts since 10/26/2003

For what it's worth the greatest banjo players out there have trouble learning Earl. It's not just the notes (the easy part), it's the tone and timing and taste. One of the oldest banjo jokes, "Yeah, I can play just like Earl!" lol

Jan 16, 2021 - 12:33:50 PM
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4 posts since 1/4/2021

I find that Jim Pankey on YouTube is a great resource. I picked up a banjo and within a few weeks he had me playing an entire song. From there I’ve just keep exploring other avenues.

Jan 17, 2021 - 3:49:33 AM

3880 posts since 12/6/2009

my advice (for what its worth. listen to a lot of old original bluegrass music. especially Flatt and Scruggs recordings. then stay away from tab at first and just practice rolls, chords,, pinkey stretches , chord structures.....and pure basics. You have to know inside and out what they are doing before you can hope to do it. IMHO

Jan 17, 2021 - 4:58:20 AM



17 posts since 11/18/2020

If it’s any comfort to you I used to play banjo in what I suppose is called folk or old time style after learning from Pete Seeger’s book, that was 50 years ago and I played pretty well.

Since lockdown I’ve picked up the banjo again and after getting the old bum ditty going okay, thought I’d get some bluegrass down and I’m finding it tough going, but as Jesse suggested, I started to give Jim Pankey’s video lessons a go and it’s working!

Just got to practice, practice, practice now and I’ll get some Earl tunes down if it kills me!

Jan 19, 2021 - 3:31:08 AM



33 posts since 7/6/2020

Thanks everyone - Some very helpful people on here!

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