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B&N Breakdown

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Other  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Freddie.D.Holt, updated: 1/23/2010 - 2 Member Comments
Download: TABLEDIT

B. G. Chase/Don Reno

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by SCFActg, updated: 8/4/2011 - 1 Member Comments
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Babylon

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Gm  Tuning: Open Gm (gDGBbD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by mirwin, updated: 5/18/2011 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Transcripted from Don McLean's version on "American Pie" album. Capo up 2 steps to Am to play in his key.

Baby-O

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by trick420, updated: 1/5/2011 - 1 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: Transcribed from the Frank Lee Video on Youtube. Standard Double C tuning.

Bach - Violin Sonata No. 1: Fuga

Genre: Classical  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: Gm  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Matt Davis, updated: 1/20/2016
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: Not Entirely finished, but good and long portion of Bach's 1st violin sonata tabbed out for banjo.

Bach (Petzold) Minuet in G: banjo duet

Genre: Classical  Style: Classical  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Ian_banjo, updated: 3/18/2018
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: The well known minuet in Gmaj from the Anna Magdalena Bach notebook, now attributed to C Petzold, which I have arranged as a banjo duet.

Bach Cello Suite #1 in G Major Prelude

Genre: Classical  Style: Classical  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by tmoneygetpaid, updated: 1/15/2011 - 7 Member Comments
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Bach Double in D First Part

Genre: Classical  Style: Classical  Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mherring, updated: 4/28/2010 - 2 Member Comments
Download: TABRITE | PDF

Notes: The Time Signature is awry due to Tabwin inexperience. Should be 6/8 Time Signature. Instead, it registers as triplet sixteenths in 2/4. Added the first line of right-hand notation, the way I like to play it.

Bach Invention 13 (BWV 784)

Genre: Other  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Matthess, updated: 6/21/2014 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: I've had a go at arranging some of Bach's music on the banjo. I only have the demo version of TablEdit so I can only save 16 measures at a time, so it's not complete.

Bach Invention 13 (BWV 784) (lower)

Genre: Other  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Matthess, updated: 6/24/2014
Download: TABLEDIT

Bach On the Banjo

Genre: Classical  Style: Other  Key: Gm  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by James Stiltner, updated: 5/31/2013 - 1 Member Comments
Download: TEXT | MP3: [Play] [Download]

Notes: Tab window must be maximized.

Bach Partita No.1 in B minor

Genre: Classical  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Bm  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Matthess, updated: 5/25/2015
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Bach Partita No.1 in B minor (part 2)

Genre: Classical  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Bm  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Matthess, updated: 5/25/2015
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Bach Partita No.1 in B minor (part 3)

Genre: Classical  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Bm  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Matthess, updated: 5/25/2015
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Bach Partita No1 in B Minor (whole thing together)

Genre: Classical  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Bm  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Matthess, updated: 5/25/2015
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Bach prelude to cello suite #1 in G major

Genre: Classical  Style: Classical  Key: G  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by rdiesel007, updated: 4/11/2010 - 11 Member Comments
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Notes: I learned this piece because my friends mom just happens to be a cellist for the San Francisco Symphony. I took full advantage of the situation. Check it out!

Bach: Andante BWV 1003

Genre: Classical  Style: Classical  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by cgainey77, updated: 8/23/2014
Download: PDF

Notes: This is a transcription of the Andante movement from J.S. Bach's Sonata for solo violin No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003. The original is in C Major, but I have transposed it to G Major. Not that everything on the banjo needs to be in G Major, of course, but this piece is especially resonant in the banjo's most idiomatic tonal area.

Bach: Gigue from First Cello Suite in G Major

Genre: Classical  Style: Classical  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by switchskier585, updated: 6/6/2014
Download: PDF

Bach: Partita #1 for flute Allemande

Genre: Classical  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: Am  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by banjopiet, updated: 1/23/2010 - 1 Member Comments
Download: PDF | GUITAR-PRO 5

Notes: First page of this Allemande, until the first repeat. The rest of this piece is three times as long! Playing style: three finger single string. Have fun with it!

Bach: Prelude - Cello Suite #1

Genre: Classical  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Corwyn, updated: 2/23/2012 - 1 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: This is a translation of rdiesel007's tab into PDF format. No (intentional) changes were made.

Back In The Goodle Days solo-Hartford

Genre: Folk  Style: Other  Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 5/23/2014
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Notes: John Hartford

Back To The Cross

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/6/2006
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Back Up And Push


Posted by schlange, updated: 6/6/2006
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Back Up and Push

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/6/2006
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Back Up and Push (guitar)


Posted by schlange, updated: 6/6/2006
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Back Up Lick

Genre: Other  Style: Backing Track  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by BanjoNikopolis, updated: 8/20/2013
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Notes: Back Up Lick by Frank Eastes

Backspin

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/6/2006
Download: TABLEDIT | TEXT | GUITAR-PRO 3 | MIDI [Play] [Download]

Backstep Cindy

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Kernel, updated: 5/6/2014
- Download from taterjoes.com

Notes: Taught by Eric Pearson www.TaterJoes.com

Backtrackin'

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/6/2006
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Backup Boogie Banjo Licks in A (F shape)

Genre: Other  Style: Exercises and Licks  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 4/1/2015 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Movable F shape boogie licks

Backup Boogie Banjo Licks in D (barre shape)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Exercises and Licks  Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 4/17/2015
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Backup Boogie Banjo Licks in G (D shape)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Exercises and Licks  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 4/1/2015
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Bad Moon Rising

Genre: Popular  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Devon Wells, updated: 2/26/2010 - 1 Member Comments
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Ballad for Janoski

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Open Gm (gDGBbD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by majku77, updated: 7/18/2018
Download: PDF

Ballad for Janoski - The Dead South

Genre: Folk  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Am  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by coltoncrawford, updated: 7/26/2018
Download: PDF

Ballad of Jed Clampet

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Yohansen, updated: 11/10/2018
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Ballad of Jed Clampett

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/6/2006
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Ballad of Jed Clampett

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/6/2006
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Ballad of Jed Clampett

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/6/2006
Download: TABLEDIT | TEXT | GUITAR-PRO 3

Ballad of Jed Clampett

Genre: Country  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by RJWMitchell, updated: 7/1/2013 - 3 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: 2-finger up-picking drop thumb style.

Ballad of Jed Clampett - TV Theme - Earl Scruggs

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 11/18/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: There are two tabs here, page 1 is a simplified arrangement and pages 2 and 3 are the Original version from the TV Show, The Beverly Hillbillies, not the Flatt and Scruggs Single. It is quite a bit different. I tabbed both the beginning and ending themes, took out a few measures and scrunched both themes together. Check out the video, have fun: https://youtu.be/OvE9zJgm8OY?t=32

Ballad of Jed Clampitt

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by fingerbuster, updated: 9/18/2011 - 3 Member Comments
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Notes: A Somewhat easier version for beginners.

Baltimore Fire

Genre: Folk  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Cacklinhen, updated: 9/29/2013 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: I only have the demo version of tabledit so i had to save and upload this tab as two files. A part and chorus. A part is from Patrick Costello, B part is my own arrangement.

Banana Banjo

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/6/2006
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Bangum

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/6/2006
Download: GIF

Banish Misfortune

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by stock, updated: 9/16/2009
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Notes: A great little jig.

Banish Misfortune

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by fatdaddyo6, updated: 7/17/2015
Download: JPEG

Banjo - Rascal Flatts (intro only)

Genre: Country  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 2/19/2016
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Banjo Bounce

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/6/2006
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Banjo Bounce

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jbs325is, updated: 3/11/2012
Download: PDF

Notes: Get the Backing Track, MP3 and Chord Chart at LaynePublications.com.

Banjo Boy Chimes

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/6/2006
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Banjo Boy Chimes - Sonny Osborne

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/21/2018 - 2 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: The version from the Bluegrass Intstumentals LP. I tabbed out the first two breaks, the third break is a double banjo break and is really easy to figure out on your own if you want to. I included chords for a banjo boy to pick on while you you take the break, have fun: https://youtu.be/f1pac8f1xFo?t=915

Banjo Clog

Genre: Old Time  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Banjo Vern, updated: 10/21/2011
Download: PDF

Banjo Etude

Genre: Unknown/None Chosen  Style: Classical  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Jocko MacNelly, updated: 3/24/2013
Download: PDF

Notes: Just wrote this yesterday (3/11/13), will re-post when I get around to putting some fingerings in, also hoping to get an mp3 up soon. Quarter = 130 - 140 is about right and be free in the use of dynamics. Copyright, me, 2013, enjoy!

Banjo Exercises

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by seanray, updated: 3/28/2014
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: Here are some basic ideas for using scale harmony to develop hand coordination.

Banjo Hell Tune

Genre: Old Time  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Don Borchelt, updated: 4/17/2013 - 4 Member Comments
Download: TABLEDIT | PDF | MIDI [Play] [Download]

Notes: This is a tune by Jim Reed, one of the BHO's most talented pickers and contributors. Banjo Hell is the name of our campsite at the Appalachian String Band Festival held every summer at Clifftop, West Virginia. I tabbed this out based upon a recorded performance from Jim's CD, Jim Reed, Family and Friends. Jim's banjo is tuned f#DGAD, a tuning that Dock Boggs used once in awhile. I have also seen Jim play this tune with the banjo tuned aDGAD. He never picks anything twice the same way.

Banjo in the Holler - Doug Dillard - with backup

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 11/21/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: I tabbed out the first Banjo break and backup to the first mando. Doug's variations for the rest of the tune, are similar to what is tabbed. They fade out for the ending...shave and a haircut is what they have done live. Here's a reference video, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJTW2ruur-I

Banjo in the Hollow

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/6/2006
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Banjo in the Hollow

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/7/2006
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Banjo In the Hollow

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: 4-String (Tenor/Plectrum)  Key: G  Tuning: Tenor G (DGdg)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mirek Patek, updated: 2/24/2011
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Banjo in the Hollow

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by BanjoDan55, updated: 5/14/2011 - 1 Member Comments
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Banjo in the hollow

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by NumberIII, updated: 1/5/2012
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Notes: Drop the Thumb!!!

Banjo in the Hollow (Banjo Duet - 1st Banjo)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/7/2006
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Banjo in the Hollow (Banjo Duet - 2nd Banjo)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/7/2006
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Banjo In The Hollow / Doug Dillard

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Jack Baker, updated: 12/4/2018
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Notes: www.frettedinstrumentsnyc.com

Banjo Odyssey - The Dead South

Genre: Folk  Style: Other  Key: Gm  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by coltoncrawford, updated: 7/26/2018
Download: PDF

Banjo Pickin' Girl (thumb lead)

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 10/18/2011
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Notes: Two finger thumb lead style

Banjo Practice Rolls

Genre: Unknown/None Chosen  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Edgeta, updated: 10/24/2011 - 3 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Banjo Race "Earthworm's Breakdown"

Genre: Other  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by MongolTide, updated: 7/28/2014
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Notes: This is my adaptation of Banjo Race from the Sega Genesis video game Earthworm Jim. It appears that I am the first to play this song on the Banjo and leave a record of it online. I've left the tab I made online as a resource for others who wish to do the same. Best of luck and Happy pickin'.

Banjo Riff - Don Reno

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 1/25/2015
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Banjo Riff/Don Reno

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Open D (aDF#Ad)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by SCFActg, updated: 4/18/2012
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Banjo Signal


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
- Download from bluegrassbanjo.org

Banjo Signal


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
- Download from bluegrassbanjo.org

Banjo Signal

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/7/2006
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Banjo Signal

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jbs325is, updated: 3/11/2012
Download: PDF

Notes: Get the Backing Track, MP3 and Chord Chart at LaynePublications.com.

Banjo Signal

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by OldFox, updated: 1/20/2014
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Banjo SIgnal - Don Reno

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 11/10/2017 - 4 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: Reno and Smiley version of this tune without the single string. It's a bit easier than later versions but it still is really cool. Nice to use one of these breaks when you're in a jam or if you just enjoy learning Don Reno's licks and phrases. Thanks to a reminder from Greenhorn, I added the chords so your neighbor's uncle (who is probably your second cousin) can play along. Have fun. Here is a link to the sound file: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkYzkoTybZ8

Banjo Signal by Don Reno

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by SCFActg, updated: 8/31/2011 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: another version

Banjo Special/Don Reno

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Other  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  
Posted by SCFActg, updated: 8/2/2011
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Banjo Walks

Genre: Unknown/None Chosen  Style: Exercises and Licks  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 9/16/2016
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Notes: 7 ways to walk from a G chord up to C and Back

Banjoland


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
- Download from bluegrassbanjo.org

Banjoland

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/7/2006 - 2 Member Comments
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Banjoland - Tony Trisckha

Genre: Unknown/None Chosen  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by arnon4, updated: 7/15/2011 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Out of Tony Trischka's "Territory" album. This tab probably comes under the "Ragtime" category, but I wasn't sure. If anyone feels they can tab the accompanying banjo and add it to the tab, feel free.

Banjolina

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/7/2006 - 2 Member Comments
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Banks of the Ohio

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by SCFActg, updated: 12/3/2009
Download: TABLEDIT

Banks of the Ohio

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by agentheath, updated: 11/9/2014
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: Basic version of Banks of the Ohio.

Banks of the Ohio

Genre: Old Time  Style: 4-String (Tenor/Plectrum)  Key: F  Tuning: Chicago (DGBE)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by cb56, updated: 6/9/2017
Download: PDF

Notes: Old time folk song

Banks of the Ohio

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 1/14/2018 - 1 Member Comments
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: The origins of this song are unknown, but it has been embraced by the folk music community (e.g., Dave Guard and the Whiskeyhill Singers) as well as by bluegrassers (e.g., Bill Monroe and Doc Watson, Tony Rice). I have tabbed 2 pretty straightforward breaks, one down the neck and one up the neck. Note that it is a great tune to play with Keith tuners, and I leave it to you to work out the arrangement

Banks of the Ohio (Banjo Lead)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/7/2006
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Banks of the Old Ponchartrain

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/6/2006
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Banks Of The Old Ponchartrain

Genre: Country  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by kmwaters, updated: 11/16/2013
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Notes: Hank Williams Classic

Banshee's Lament

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/7/2006
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Baptist Falls

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Other  Key: Am  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by n2banjos, updated: 7/1/2013
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Notes: Original Irish style melody in a relatively easy melodic arrangement.

Baptist Shout (Clawhammer)

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Open D (f#DF#Ad)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 8/25/2013 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: This is a clawhammer version based on Frank Jenkins' who played it in an Old-Time three-finger styles on an old recording from about 1927.

Barbados


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Barbara Allen

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/7/2006
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Barbecue

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/13/2006
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Barbecue

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Gilles Rezard, updated: 12/1/2011
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Barefoot Nellie - Don Reno

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 12/3/2018
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Notes: Fun Reno and Smiley Tune to pick and sing. Here's how they pick it for reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRD4g5zt_7A

Barlow Knife

Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Julian44_4, updated: 1/19/2012
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Notes: arranged for banjo by Dale Allen Pfeiffer

Barlow Knife

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by stigandr5, updated: 4/27/2012
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Notes: My arrangement of TOTW: 4/27/12.

Barlow Knife

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Kernel, updated: 5/6/2014
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Barlow Knife

Genre: Old Time  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by DaveWells7, updated: 4/24/2015 - 1 Member Comments
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Barlow Knife

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by littleton, updated: 6/28/2017
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Barlow Knife 1&2

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/13/2006
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Basic Cords


Posted by Bigt, updated: 1/20/2010
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Bass Cove Waltz

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 5/11/2017
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Notes: A pretty original composition by Erynn Marshall.

Battle Cry of Freedom

Genre: Other  Style: Other  Key: G  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjosnapper, updated: 4/1/2010
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Battle Cry of Freedom

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Steelydan, updated: 11/23/2013
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Notes: A rather simplified version of that great Civil War tune "Battle Cry of Freedom", also known as "Rally Round the Flag Boys". It's a clawhammer version in G, but can be played solo in Bb (A#) so capo 3 from G (or tune up 3 frets). To play along with the 2nd South Carolina version Youtube link, play in G, remembering that this version is played on a Minstrel Banjo, and has a more haunting sound to it. I've linked this to the Beginner Clawhammer Group.

Battle Hymn of the Republic

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/13/2006
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Battle Hymn of the Republic 2&3

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/13/2006
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Battle Hymn Rep. up-the-neck

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by AndreVanDerBeek, updated: 3/15/2015
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Battle In The Horseshoe

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Gm  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 3/7/2012
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Notes: I started from Mike Seeger's verion in the Southern Banjo Styles DVD, but after a while I played my own version. Here is three versions: clawhammer, two-finger thumb lead, and a kind of three-finger style.

Battle of Aughrim

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Faro, updated: 4/22/2017 - 3 Member Comments
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Notes: High string is tuned down. Tuning is eDGBD

Battleship of Maine (Scruggs style and Clawhammer)

Genre: Old Time  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 9/20/2011
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Notes: Based on New Lost City Ramblers version, but here banjo is playing Scruggs style and clawhammer (New Lost City Ramblers used Charlie Poole style)

Bay of Fundy

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Other  Key: D  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjoistic, updated: 12/1/2018
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Bay State Bounce

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by corcoran, updated: 10/8/2011
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Notes: Bay State Bounce is a wonderful melodic tune written by the great Bill Keith, who after Earl Scruggs was the major influence on my playing in the 1960s. Bill plays it in A (capo up 2). Thanks to Bill for clarifying how he plays the B part. It is a tough tune to master, but well worth the effort. You might find, for example, that some of the ideas in the B part can be incorporated into a variety of other tunes.

Bay State Bounce

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by corcoran, updated: 6/25/2017
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Notes: BSB is a brilliant original banjo tune written by Bill Keith. It has a remarkable internal logic, a flow of melody notes, which is not surprising given Bill’s penchant for mathematics. Many years ago I posted a tab of BSB, but in recently watching a youtube video of Bill playing the tune I detected some errors in my tab. So I have tried to render a tab that is closer to the way he played it. The B part is particularly difficult for the left hand. Pay attention to the section in measure 11, where the trick is to use your index finger to barre the 1st and 2nd strings at the 10th fret and then fret the 5th string at the 14th fret by s-t-r-e-c-h-i-n-g over with your ring finger. It probably would help to have fingers like bananas (which I don’t have). Capo up 2 to play in the key of A.

Be Assured

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/13/2006
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Bean Blossom


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Bean Blossom

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/13/2006
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Bean Blossom Breakdown

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Yohansen, updated: 9/26/2018
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Notes: I heard this first in the old barn at Bean Blossom

Bear in the Hive

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by PaddyThePicker, updated: 10/23/2013
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Notes: Original Composition by Patrick Callanan. Tablature is in TablEdit.

Beartracks / J. D. Crowe

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Open C (gCGCE)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Jack Baker, updated: 12/4/2018
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Notes: www.frettedinstrumentsnyc.com

Beartracks Ending Break / J. D. Crowe

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Open C (gCGCE)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Jack Baker, updated: 12/4/2018
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Notes: www.frettedinstrumentsnyc.com

Beartracks High Break / J. D. Crowe

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Open C (gCGCE)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Jack Baker, updated: 12/4/2018
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Notes: www.frettedinstrumentsnyc.com

Beating Around the Bush - Bill Keith

Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 5/29/2018 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: Great melodic tune by Bill Keith, I include the chords so you can jam with that bird in the hand while you're beating around the bush. Here's the tune for reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwKuAuG3YRs

Beatrice Hill's Three-handed Reel

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by AllanJ, updated: 12/29/2010
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Notes: English/Welsh reel.

Beaumont Rag


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Beaumont Rag


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Beaumont Rag


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Beaumont Rag


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Beaumont Rag

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: F  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by KI4PRK, updated: 7/7/2010 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: Here's a Texas fiddle favorite, "Beaumont Rag". I have it arranged here in my favorite key of F. Labeled "Bluegrass (Scruggs) style, but it's mostly single string and some Reno rolls. There are 2 and a half breaks, the first 2 are adaptions of standard fiddle breaks, with the outro half-break being some doodlings of my own. It might take some convincing to get your jam to do it in F instead of the more common bluegrass keys of D or C, but it's worth it. Has a Texas-ish-style Rhythm Guitar & Bass rhythm track. Have fun!

Beaumont Rag

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: F  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Jim Pankey, updated: 4/28/2015
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Beaumont Rag

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by AlBanjo38, updated: 12/19/2017
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Beaumont Rag (C)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/13/2006
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Beaumont Rag (F)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/13/2006
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Beautiful Lord (The Potter's hand)

Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by RJWMitchell, updated: 11/12/2013
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Notes: Melody only tab, and banjo arrangement tab

Beautiful Savior

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/13/2006
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Beautiful Star of Bethlehem

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by brkyle, updated: 12/19/2009
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Beautiful Star of Bethlehem

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by sdevries, updated: 12/19/2009 - 1 Member Comments
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Beauty in Tears

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 2/2/2017
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Notes: Turlough O'Carolan's Beauty in Tears resembles the old Welsh folk song The Ash Grove. It sounds like a minuet to me and also a Christmas carol. I made a slide show video to accompany the music with background by a cello banjo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kwDz3uS64A).

Becky

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Banjowen, updated: 9/5/2009 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: A tune that I wrote a few years ago for my Daughter Rebecca.

Bedeau de l'enfer (deacon from hell)

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Gm  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by heronhawk, updated: 1/29/2017
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Notes: The «deacon from hell» is a french-canadian tune that is very modal going back and forth between major and minor, it is also very crooked. 'Legend has it that Thomas Pomerleau, (the composer of this tune), promised a priest that he would throw his violin into the stove in order to receive absolution. He actually threw his violin into the stove and, having received his absolution, immediately withdrew it ... he had taken the precaution not to light the stove'. I played it here on a Gold Tone cello banjo. Here is link to Pascal Gemme playing it on the fiddle: http://pascalgemme.com/tradquebec/page/2/

Bedford's Forest

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/13/2006
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Bedlam Boys

Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Dm  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 10/9/2017
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Notes: This is a clawhammer arrangement of the Halloween song Bedlam Boys. Double C tuning and capo on 2nd fret to sing/play in D minor.

Bedlam Boys

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Bm  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JLouis, updated: 10/10/2017
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Notes: Tuning is f#DGBD to play in Bm

Bee Minority

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: 4-String (Tenor/Plectrum)  Key: Bm  Tuning: Tenor Irish (GDAE)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Ceili, updated: 10/5/2011
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Notes: A reel I composed some years ago (in irish style). Recorded and played by a good friend of mine Mayo Yanachi, a fiddelplayer living in Galway. I'm sorry I dont have it played with banjo, but I never have recorded it myself.

Beehive Jive

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Other  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Freddie.D.Holt, updated: 1/23/2010
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Been All Around This World

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by John Harper, updated: 3/26/2010
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Notes: Greatfull Dead did this tune among others. G tuning capoed to key of A.

Beer Barrel Polka/Don Reno

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by SCFActg, updated: 10/10/2011
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Beethoven Mandolin Sonatina in C


Posted by schlange, updated: 6/13/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Before I Met You/Don Reno

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by SCFActg, updated: 11/2/2011 - 1 Member Comments
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Before Im Over You

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by BanjoTJC, updated: 3/3/2017
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Before im over you/ chorus

Genre: Country  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by BanjoTJC, updated: 3/25/2017
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Before im over you/up the neck

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by BanjoTJC, updated: 3/26/2017
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Beginning Clawhammer Practice Ideas

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by bumblecrow, updated: 8/14/2012 - 3 Member Comments
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Bela Fleck - Big Country

Genre: Popular  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: E  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Jodebanjo, updated: 3/14/2013 - 10 Member Comments
Download: PDF | PDF | GUITAR-PRO 5

Notes: Pretty accurate version of the famous Big Country by Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. Includes the part where the clarinet starts playing. PDF version. Edit 17-feb-13: Slight adjustment to measure 41 Edit 14-Mar-13: Added the Final licks in a seperate pdf and GP5

Bela Fleck - Eager and Anxious (B-part & intro)

Genre: Popular  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Jodebanjo, updated: 2/20/2014 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: There is a great tab of Eager and Anxious on Banjohangout already. This is the B-part, as played on the Spectrum album. It is different from the live versions and i actually prefer this version. It is slightly more difficult than the one already tabbed out but a bit more fancy too. Also included now is the intro from the Spectrum album. The files are PDF. Update 2/20/14: GP5 file included for B part incl small changes.

Bela Fleck - The Sinister Minister

Genre: Jazz  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Jodebanjo, updated: 12/7/2013
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Notes: Bela Fleck and the Flecktones - The Sinister Minister. Main riff. Better switch on the metronome with Guitar Pro for accurate timing.

Bela Fleck - The Whistle Tune

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Jodebanjo, updated: 4/1/2015
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Bela Fleck: Sammy's Blues, Improvisation #1

Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by 5-String, updated: 5/23/2018 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: In Bela Fleck's Homespun video, he provides a tab for only the basic melody for Sammy's Blues. Then, he goes on to play 2 more improvised performances, telling the viewer to "just listen and take what you can" from these fancier licks that he would use if he were to actually perform the tune. This tab is for the 1st of the two performances. NOTE: The file is designed to be viewed at 4 bars per line, so you should expand the Tabledit window to achieve this. The patterns will stand out more clearly. Make sure the MIDI "Swing" setting is set to "1" to make the audio sound correct.

Bela Fleck: Sammy's Blues, Improvisation #2

Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by 5-String, updated: 5/23/2018
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Notes: In Bela Fleck's Homespun video, he provides a tab for only the basic melody for Sammy's Blues. Then, he goes on to play 2 more improvised performances, telling the viewer to "just listen and take what you can" from these fancier licks that he would use if he were to actually perform the tune. This tab is for the 2nd of the two performances. NOTE: The file is designed to be viewed at 4 bars per line, so you should expand the Tabledit window to achieve this. The patterns will stand out more clearly. Make sure the MIDI "Swing" setting is set to "1" to make the audio sound correct. Bela almost exclusively adhere's to the right hand pattern of "T I T I..." (Thumb, Index, Thumb, Index) when starting on the beat, or when starting a phrase before the bar line, with an even number of notes. Likewise, he almost exclusively uses the right hand pattern of "I T I..." when starting a phrase before the bar line, with an odd number of notes. I tried to notate this in the tab so it would be clear to the reader.

Bela Fleck: Sunset Road

Genre: Other  Style: Other  Key: F  Tuning: Open C (gCGCE)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjunkie, updated: 12/1/2010
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Notes: This is my first tab, but I think it's mostly right. It doesn't include all of the special licks that Bela does in the later verses, but it's a good guide to most of the song. Enjoy!

Bell Cow

Genre: Old Time  Style: 4-String (Tenor/Plectrum)  Key: G  Tuning: Tenor G (DGdg)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mirek Patek, updated: 2/24/2011
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Bell's March

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Em  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 6/5/2016
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Notes: This tune comes from the Civil War era and is named for Mace Bell. It was an old-time Tune of the Week on 2/7/13. The tuning is modal tuning, gDGCD. If capoed to the second fret it would be in the key of Em.

Bell's March

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Am  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 7/22/2016
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Notes: For the old-time Tune of the Week, 2/7/13. This tune has history back to the Civil War. Check out the discussion thread for TOTW: http://www.banjohangout.org/archive/255652 .

Belle of Lexington

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Tom Berghan, updated: 2/15/2010
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Notes: Melodic Clawhammer Arrangement Copyright 2010, you are free to perform this arrangement unless you are using it for a commercial purpose such as a CD or soundtrack for film. You may perform this in public such as a festival, coffee-house, or tavern. Thanks! Tom

Belle Of Lexington

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  
Posted by Yigal Zan, updated: 1/24/2016
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Notes: Double-D, aDADE, David Margolin - fiddle, Yigal Zan - banjo. January 2016

Belle of Lexington

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 10/13/2016 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: From the playing of Virginia fiddler Emmett Lundy. For historical information check out Tom Berghan's discussion thread: http://www.banjohangout.org/topic/322454.

Belles of Blackville

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by ManfredK, updated: 11/5/2016
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Belles of Blackville

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Dm  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 11/5/2016
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Notes: Belles of Blackville was the old-time Tune of the Week for 11/4/16. As played by James Bryan, Alabama fiddler, this clawhammer version is in the uncommon tuning of a Gm variant -- aDGAD, though it's also played in double C tuning. The tune was supposed to have been collected by Pennsylvanian folklorist Samuel P. Bayard in the 1930's from William Morris.

Bellfast Hornpipe

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  
Posted by Yigal Zan, updated: 12/19/2013
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Notes: Double-D, capo at 2nd fret, 5th=a, aDADE

Bells of St Marys/Don Reno

Genre: Classical  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by SCFActg, updated: 11/21/2011
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Bells of St. Mary's

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by speedbump, updated: 5/2/2010
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Bending the Strings

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 4/8/2016 - 5 Member Comments
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Notes: Along with Earl Scruggs and Bill Keith, Allen Shelton was one of my major influences and inspirations when I was learning to play bluegrass banjo. It was a thrill to see him with Jim and Jesse at the University of Chicago Folk Festival in 1966, where he wowed the audience (and me) with his banjo prowess. Bending the Strings is a clever original piece by Shelton, and one that involves the use of Keith/Scruggs tuners. I read somewhere that he wrote it when he was a teenager, an indication of how talented he was. I have tabbed it so you can play it without D tuners, although I have indicated above the tab the proper moves if you have tuners. The first break resembles the way Shelton played BTS, but it is not note-for-note. The second break is reminiscent of Bill Keith's version and includes some neat ideas. You can find Keith's recording of it on his 1992 CD "Beating Around the Bush," which should be in every bluegrass banjo player's collection.

Benton's Dream

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 2/11/2015
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Berkeley March


Posted by schlange, updated: 6/13/2006
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Bernie's Bounce

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 3/15/2015 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: This jaunty little original tune is for my fourth grandchild, wee Bern, who is named after my grandfather. It started out as a simple warmup exercise and, without my planning it, morphed into a recognizable tune. I normally play it AAB, and I have provided two versions of the B part for some variety.

Best Day of My Life (American Authors)

Genre: Popular  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by nbell133, updated: 3/7/2014
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Notes: Couldn't find a banjo tab for this song anywhere, so I figured I'd give it a shot. Let me know what you think! Not a huge fan of the song itself, but I feel that the tab is accurate.

Beth

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: Cm  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by John Steele, updated: 8/21/2013
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Notes: This tab corresponds with Jim Reed's sound file of "Beth". Jim has confirmed it's correctness.

Betsy (Henry Reed)

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  
Posted by Yigal Zan, updated: 11/21/2012
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Notes: A-modal, capo at 2nd fret, 5th=a, aEADE.

Better Than By John Butler Trio

Genre: Rock  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by samfleabasss, updated: 11/7/2014
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Notes: John Butler uses his nails on his first, second an thumb to play the notes, but finger picks will work as well.

Better times a coming

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/13/2006
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Beulah Land

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/13/2006
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Beverly Hillbillies

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/13/2006
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Bezdomovec

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/14/2006
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BF05

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/29/2007
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Bi'le Them Cabbage Down

Genre: Folk  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Jacob Underwood, updated: 6/29/2015 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Here is a good tab for beginners. It will help to practice timing and changing between G, C, and D.

Big Ben

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Kstevensmd, updated: 2/4/2012 - 3 Member Comments
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Notes: Big Ben is a great song that I have heard performed by Tony Trishka but could not find a tab for it. So, my teacher, Glenn Nelson and I came up with this arrangement. I hope you like it.

Big Ben

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 4/8/2016
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Notes: On 14 February 1962, the Osborne Brothers recorded Big Ben (with drums!), an instrumental written by their guitar player, Benny Birchfield. Sonny Osborne and Birchfield played twin banjos on the opening and closing breaks, and each took a solo break as well, of course interspersed with mandolin breaks by Bobby Osborne -- but I can report that there were no drum breaks. My arrangement captures the feel of the original recording, without attempting to be note-for-note, and without the mandolin breaks.

Big Country


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Big Country

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/14/2006
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Big Country

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/14/2006
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Big Country

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/14/2006
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Big Country

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/14/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Big Country

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/29/2007
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Big Country

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by dUSA, updated: 12/17/2014 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Up the neck version

Big Country

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Other  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Lukino_Bali, updated: 11/12/2013 - 5 Member Comments
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Notes: Beautiful music gave me the strength to write :-)

Big Country (Banjo Lead)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/14/2006
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Big Country (Bela Fleck)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by darbard, updated: 10/22/2013
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Notes: As played by Bela Fleck in "Left of Cool" (studio version).

Big Country part 1

Genre: Popular  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: E  
Posted by ananok, updated: 1/16/2011
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Notes: this is my simplistic version of big country by Bela Fleck and the Flecktones

Big Country part 2

Genre: Popular  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: E  
Posted by ananok, updated: 1/16/2011
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Notes: this is the second part to Big Country by Bela Fleck and the Flecktones

Big Country part B

Genre: Folk  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by CBSplayer, updated: 8/10/2017
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Big Eyed Rabbit

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 2/23/2018
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Notes: This tab contains three versions Big Eyed Rabbit, based on Tommy Jarrell's fiddle version: easy clawhammer, inermediate clawhammer (influenced by the Round Peak style) and a two-finger thumb lead version.

Big Foot

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/14/2006
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Big John MacNeil

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Duc7, updated: 1/29/2012
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Notes: Here's an old tab of a great fiddle tune redone in Tabledit, in melodic style. Hope you like it!

Big John O'neil

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by banjoman 1, updated: 3/13/2012 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: I grew up in the Adirondack mountains of northern N.Y. State--very near to the Canadian border. There is a lot of french influence in my arrangements. Enjoy.............Lynn

Big Liza Jane

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by LyleK, updated: 4/4/2010
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Notes: A rough attempt at getting Adam Hurt's playing of this TOTW onto "paper"

Big Mon


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Big Mon


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Big Mon

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Duc7, updated: 8/8/2010
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Notes: Here's a classic Bill Monroe gem that just rocks - have fun!

Big Mon

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jbs325is, updated: 3/11/2012
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Notes: Get the Backing Track, MP3 and Chord Chart at LaynePublications.com.

Big Mon

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by 21stCenturyBanjo, updated: 11/12/2018
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Notes: Big Mon in A Capo 2

Big Rock Candy Mountain

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Bigbear1700, updated: 8/21/2012 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Sorry its upside down, just right click and select rotate until its rightside up.

Big Sandy (Clawh'r)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/14/2006
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Big Sandy (Clawh'r)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/14/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Big Sandy River

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/14/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Big Sandy River

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Devon Wells, updated: 2/26/2010 - 1 Member Comments
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Big Sandy River

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 4/8/2016 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Here is my version of a classic tune by Bill Monroe and Kenny Baker, normally played in the key of A (capoed up two). The breaks involve a judicious mixture of Scruggs and melodic playing. Pay particular attention to the third break, in which I attempt to capture the feel of Kenny Baker's approach to the tune on the fiddle. Ah, Kenny Baker.

Big Sandy River - Noam Pikelny

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Jodebanjo, updated: 7/13/2014
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Notes: Tabbed out the intro the way Noam plays it. I've included the right hand fingerwork on important passages, which makes it playable. Not for the fainthearted. Lots of index-finger-above-the-thumb picking. NOTE: I can't get a 5th string capo in GP6, so add 2 frets on the 5th string in the tab. Update 7/13/14: Small update.

Big Sandy River (Clawh'r)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/14/2006
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Big Sandy River / Noam Pikelny's first break

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by corcoran, updated: 4/8/2016 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: My take on Pikelny's first break on Big Sandy River -- you know, the easy one -- from "Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe." I emphasize that there are multiple ways to play the same notes, especially on the up-the-neck parts, and I may not have captured the exact way he plays it. This is an exceptionally difficult piece played at a blistering tempo. So buckle up your seat belts. As for his other breaks to BSR: Well, you're on your own. Good luck

Big Sciota


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Big Sciota


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Big Sciota

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/25/2006
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Big Sciota

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by s.parks, updated: 9/7/2009 - 1 Member Comments
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Big Sciota

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 10/22/2011
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Notes: My version is not exactly entirely faithful to the melody. Its saving grace is that it employs a number of my standard licks and hence is, for me at least, relatively easy to play.

Big Sciota


Posted by rdiesel007, updated: 11/18/2012
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Notes: A very melodic and single string take on this tune, I hope you like it. PS it's my solo from this vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmhO5wv3ZCM

Big Sciota

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Old Hickory, updated: 4/2/2014 - 3 Member Comments
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Notes: My arrangement of this popular fiddle tune. Influenced by several sources. I don't include fingering because in most case it's obvious and I assume anyone who plays melodics has their preferred ways of getting at the basic formations that come up in this arrangement. I will note that there's some use of middle finger on 2nd string, usually at the top end of a forward roll. In measure 19, for the 3-note backward roll starting on 2nd string I actually use my index finger for both 2nd and 3rd strings. It's non-conventional, but it works for me, especially at the moderate tempo of this tune. You're free to use middle on 2nd for a true 3-finger backward roll, as Tony Trischka and Bela Fleck would. Thank you to Hangout member Sam Parks for letting me use the guitar, mandolin and bass tracks from his TablEdit file. Saved me a lot of time.

Big Sciota

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Kernel, updated: 5/9/2014
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Notes: The more bluegrass-live version of the B part www.TaterJoes.com

Big Sciota

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Kernel, updated: 5/9/2014
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Notes: The more old time version of the B part Taught by Evie Ladin www.TaterJoes.com

Big Sciota

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 7/26/2016
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Notes: Arrangement inspired by Dwight Diller with John Gallagher. Older source recordings are Burl and Eden Hammons.

Big Scioto

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by bohemianbanjo, updated: 9/20/2011
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Notes: From the Oregon Bluegrass Association newsletter "Bluegrass Express," Fall of 2011.

Big Scioty

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/14/2006
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BIg Scioty

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjukebox, updated: 12/16/2012 - 2 Member Comments
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Big Scioty

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by djaw747, updated: 1/29/2017
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Notes: Adam Hurt's arrangement from "Insight"

Big Scioty

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Yohansen, updated: 11/10/2018
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Big Spike Hammer

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/14/2006
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Big Spike Hammer

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/14/2006
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Big Tilda

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Big Tilda

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by dskeigley, updated: 8/10/2013
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Big Train - Don Reno & Bill Harrell

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Other  Key: F  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 6/14/2014
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Notes: live Porter Wagoner Show 1968 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x572Y3JCnJ0

Bile 'Em Cabbage Down

Genre: Folk  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Rawhide Creek, updated: 8/1/2014
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Notes: Does the world really need yet another recipe for boiled cabbage? Probably not, but this one offers two versions. The first has a tiny hint of "old time" to it; the second is entirely rolls and, if nothing else, is good for practice. Or you can mix and match them, a bar or two here and there, and see what you come up with. Makes a good "second tune", after "Arkansas Traveler".

Bile Dem Cabbage Down

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Bile Dem Cabbage Down

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Crusty, updated: 2/13/2015
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Notes: "A" part based on a tab by Mike Iverson, "B" part based my memory of a tab I no longer have and I filled in the missing parts.

Bile Them Cabage Down

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by jbs325is, updated: 3/11/2012 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Get the Backing Track, MP3 and Chord Chart at LaynePublications.com.

Bile Them Cabbage Down

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by seanray, updated: 3/4/2012
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Notes: Basic arrangement from seanray.com

Bill Bailey


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Bill Bailey

Genre: Popular  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by BanjoSampler, updated: 9/8/2009
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bill bailey

Genre: Jazz  Style: Other  Key: F  Tuning: Tenor Standard (CGDA)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by banjopaolo, updated: 11/14/2009
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Bill Bocquet

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Bill Cheatam


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Bill Cheatam


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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bill cheatam

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjoman 1, updated: 7/8/2012 - 1 Member Comments
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Bill Cheatham

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Bill Cheatham

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Bill Cheatham

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Bill Cheatham

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jbs325is, updated: 3/11/2012
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Notes: Get the Backing Track, MP3 and Chord Chart at LaynePublications.com.

Bill Cheatham

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by corcoran, updated: 5/31/2013 - 4 Member Comments
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Notes: Another version of Bill Cheatham inflicted on the tab archive? Oh, the humanity! Well, this is the way I play it, and perhaps its saving grace is found in the second break, which includes some interesting melodic sequences I heard on a concert tape (recorded at the Birchmere, to be precise) of Bela Fleck when he was with Spectrum. It is tabbed in G, but you probably should capo up 2 to play it in the key of A.

Bill Cheatham

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by HOWDYDOODY, updated: 1/22/2017
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Notes: Normally played in the key of A ( capo 2 )

Bill Cheatham

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by AlBanjo38, updated: 11/20/2017
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Bill Cheatham

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Yohansen, updated: 11/10/2018
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Bill Cheatham (Banjo Lead)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Bill Cheatham (Banjo Lead)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Bill Cheatham 1st Break

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Bill Cheatham 2nd Break

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Bill Cheatham in C

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Raul Cabezali, updated: 11/11/2013
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Notes: My teacher asked me to prepare an arrangement in C for this tune, and so I did.

Bill Cheatham/Don Reno

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by SCFActg, updated: 4/25/2012 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Key of A, uncapo

Bill Cheatham/Old Joe Clark Medley- Don McLean

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 8/16/2018 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: By Don McLean (American Pie) from the Playin' Favorites LP. I include all the breaks and an MP3 at half speed tuned to Gb like the record. Here's a video for reference, Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Llv4Ys_Yu7c&feature=youtu.be

Bill Cheathan 2

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjoman 1, updated: 9/10/2012
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Notes: Key of A................. no capo. I wanted to see how difficult it would be to play Bill Cheatham in open A--and It didn't go that bad at all ...but I made a few slight banjoistical (new word) :) changes from my original arrangement and added the backup instruments...... Hope you like it.................Lynn

Bill Chetam

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Kernel, updated: 5/9/2014
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Bill Emerson lick

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 1/7/2014
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Notes: Here is a creative Bill Emerson lick that is a variation on a standard Scruggs lick.

Bill Keith Medley: Bourée II & Bay State Bounce

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by 5-String, updated: 2/5/2018 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: This is a note for note transcription of how Bill Keith played this medley on the video "Banjo Meltdown" from the 1992 Tennessee Banjo Institute. YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpqAFnyvzHQ The tab is written such that you can follow along with the recording. Chords are basic, i.e. not necessarily exactly what is being played by the guitar. Adjust settings so that chords are displayed as letter names only, tab is displayed at 4 bars per line, and view is scaled to 16th notes. Bill Keith's left hand fingerings are included, but may be considered unusual or difficult by some. Other fingerings are possible and might be preferable by players with different sized hands and/or banjo necks.

Bill Keith: A Mighty Fortress

Genre: Classical  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by 5-String, updated: 12/30/2017 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: Here is Bill Keith's arrangement of "A Mighty Fortress" by Martin Luther. This was taken from his performance at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in 2010, which was posted to YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af5kVilTYms Adjust settings so that chords are displayed as letter names only, tab is displayed at 4 bars per line, and view is scaled to 16th notes. He makes a comment that he "Can't play this standing up". It requires very large and/or extremely flexible hands. I can't really play it sitting down.

Bill Keith: Bay State Bounce

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by 5-String, updated: 2/5/2018 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: This is a note for note transcription of how Bill Keith played this tune at the Midwest Banjo Camp, 2013. YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlHoWnLzIAY Note that this version is slightly different than the version included in my "Medley" with the Bourree by Bach. A few lines have simple, but useful alterations, to grab the ear of someone paying attention. The tab is written such that you can follow along with the recording. Chords are very basic. Adjust settings so that chords are displayed as letter names only, tab is displayed at 4 bars per line, and view is scaled to 16th notes. Bill Keith's left hand fingerings are included, but may be considered unusual or difficult by some. Other fingerings are possible and might be preferable by players with different sized hands and/or banjo necks. Bill remarks "I can remember the title sometimes," but never states it in the linked video given above.

Bill Keith: Bourée II

Genre: Classical  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by 5-String, updated: 12/30/2017
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Notes: This is a note for note transcription of how Bill Keith played this tune on the "Bill Keith and Jim Collier" album. Note that this version is slightly different than the version included in my "Medley" with the Square Dance Tune, being longer with more parts repeated (Form: A A B B A B). The tab is written such that you can follow along with the recording. Adjust settings so that chords are displayed as letter names only, tab is displayed at 4 bars per line, and view is scaled to 16th notes. Bill Keith's left hand fingerings are included, but may be considered unusual or difficult by some. Other fingerings are possible and might be preferable by players with different sized hands and/or banjo necks.

Bill Keith: Caravan

Genre: Jazz  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Cm  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by 5-String, updated: 5/23/2018 - 7 Member Comments
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Notes: This is a note for note transcription of how Bill Keith played this tune on David Grisman's "Early Dawg" album. All lead breaks and backup are included. The tab is written such that you can follow along with the recording. Adjust settings so that chords are displayed as letter names only, tab is displayed at 4 bars per line, and view is scaled to 16th notes.

Bill Keith: Crab Waltz

Genre: Jazz  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by 5-String, updated: 5/23/2018
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Notes: This tab is my interpretation of how Bill Keith played the tune on the "Bill Keith and Jim Collier" album. The tab is written such that you can follow along with the record. Note that the first half of the second banjo solo appears to have been overdubbed using a banjo with a capo at the 6th fret (& 11th fret for the 5th string). However, this tab was written such that one can play the entire tune without a capo. See the notes on the last page of the tab for more info. Adjust settings so that chords are displayed as letter names only, tab is displayed at 4 bars per line, and view is scaled to 16th notes.

Bill Keith: Devil's Dream, Sailor's Hornpipe

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by 5-String, updated: 5/23/2018 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Bill Keith was scheduled to teach at the Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell this spring, and consequently I was very excited to get to pick his brain for 4 whole days. However, he unfortunately had to decline due to a "health issue beyond his control." So, I thought I'd just learn a few of his tunes anyway. Why not start with one of the first ones that made him famous… the "Devi's Dream" and "Sailor's Hornpipe" medley from the "Livin' On The Mountain" album? This should be a note for note transcription, with the possible exception that there were a couple of spots where he may have used a "pull-off" lick getting to the A minor chord, but I couldn't really tell. I didn't include it, so the A minor bits are played around the 5th fret, instead of the first. Adjust settings so that chords are displayed as letter names only, tab is displayed at 4 bars per line, and view is scaled to 16th notes. I wish him well and hope that his health improves so that he might make it back in the future.

Bill Keith: Jordu

Genre: Jazz  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by 5-String, updated: 5/23/2018 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: This is a note for note transcription of how Bill Keith played this tune on his "Something Auld, Something Newgrass, Something Borrowed, Something Bluegrass" album. Both banjo breaks are included along with the backup for the mandolin and fiddle. In other words, the tab is written such that you can follow along with the recording. Chords are notional, i.e. not necessarily exactly what the banjo is playing at any given moment, but what I think the basic chords are for the general tune, for each bar. Adjust settings so that chords are displayed as letter names only. Also, this tab is intended to be displayed at 4 bars per line. I just found out yesterday, from my Dad, that Bill Keith had died the day before. I wish I had a recording to upload instead, but this is the best I can do for now, to honor one of the great pillars of modern banjo music and technique.

Bill Keith: Phlebitis

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A#/Bb  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by 5-String, updated: 5/23/2018 - 4 Member Comments
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Notes: This tab is my interpretation of how Bill Keith played the tune on the "Bill Keith and Jim Collier" album. Both banjo breaks are included along with the backup for the fiddle and mandolin breaks. In other words, the tab is written such that you can follow along with the record. Adjust settings so that chords are displayed as letter names only, tab is displayed at 4 bars per line, and view is scaled to 16th notes. The first few blank measures are there to maintain the chord & bar patterns (4 bars per phrase) such that each phrase starts at the beginning of a line.

Bill Keith: Rickett's Hornpipe

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by 5-String, updated: 5/23/2018
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Notes: This is a note for note transcription of how Bill Keith played this tune on his "Something Auld, Something Newgrass, Something Borrowed, Something Bluegrass" album. There are similar, single solo, tabs in Tony Trischka's books "Melodic Banjo" and "Bill Keith Banjo," that certainly have enough info to play the tune similar to the way Bill did it. However, for those of you who are interested in all of the specific details, (or just can't stand it when the books leave them out) this should be exactly how Bill played it on the record. The tab is written such that you can follow along with the recording. Adjust settings so that chords are displayed as letter names only, tab is displayed at 4 bars per line, and view is scaled to 16th notes. The first few blank measures are there to maintain the chord & bar patterns (4 bars per phrase) such that each phrase starts at the beginning of a line.

Billy Boy

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Billy In The Low Ground

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Open C (gCGCE)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Kernel, updated: 5/9/2014
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Billy In The Low Ground

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Yohansen, updated: 10/18/2018
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Notes: Capo 5th fret

Billy In The Lowground

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Billy In The Lowground

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Billy In The Lowground


Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Billy In The Lowground

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jbs325is, updated: 3/11/2012
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Notes: Get the Backing Track, MP3 and Chord Chart at LaynePublications.com.

Billy In The Lowground

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by dskeigley, updated: 1/1/2014 - 1 Member Comments
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Billy in the Lowground

Genre: Old Time  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 7/22/2016 - 3 Member Comments
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Notes: A 3-finger picked, up-the-neck melodic Billy in the Lowground.

Billy in the Lowground

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Open C (gCGCE)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 7/22/2016
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Notes: This version is from the fiddling of John Salyer.

Billy in the Lowground

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 7/22/2016
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Notes: This is my generic version of Billy in the Lowground.

Billy In The Lowground

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by AlBanjo38, updated: 12/14/2017
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Notes: Melodic (Not exactly Scruggs)

Billy in the Lowground

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by bango, updated: 1/20/2018 - 1 Member Comments
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Billy In the Lowground - Scott Vestal

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by rkfan100, updated: 9/23/2018 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Scott Vestal does a really original version of Billy in the Lowground. Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dfuCQcOht0&t=37s

Billy In The Lowland

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  
Posted by Yigal Zan, updated: 11/26/2010
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Notes: Tuning: gDADE

Billy in the Lowland

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 7/23/2016
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Notes: From West Virginian fiddler Henry Reed via Alan Jabbour.

Billy of Tea

Genre: Folk  Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  
Posted by RJWMitchell, updated: 5/20/2014
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Bingo

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by BasicBoston, updated: 11/12/2010
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Notes: Easy Kid songs, I hope they will help some beginners just starting out

Bingo

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Banjo Al, updated: 1/31/2011
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Notes: This is the melody only. I am playing it for kids Sunday School.

Bird Dance

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Devon Wells, updated: 2/26/2010
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Birth Of The Blues/Don Reno

Genre: Other  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by SCFActg, updated: 12/16/2011
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Bishline Ending to I'll Fly away

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mikejboulder, updated: 2/12/2012
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Notes: Tab request in response to thread http://www.banjohangout.org/topic/228176/#2892709 See the video at: http://www.bishlinebanjos.com/wp/models/cimarron/

Bitter Gap-Bella Fleck

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Other  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by sjm78560, updated: 4/24/2012
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Black & White Rag/Don Reno

Genre: Ragtime  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by SCFActg, updated: 1/8/2012
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Black and White Rag - Don Reno

Genre: Ragtime  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/7/2018
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Notes: Great Ragtime tune from Another Day with Reno and Smiley. I included the chords so your closed-minded friends can pick along. Here's a video for reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KW1Pbz2oPE

Black Betty

Genre: Folk  Style: Other  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by hum, updated: 11/22/2011
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Notes: Basic version of this old folk tune with intro based on the RAM JAM version - this is in key of G, to play along with RAM JAM version - capo on the 5th - for key of C - 1st JPEG is intro, 2nd is melody - Set the TABLEDIT file to 200 bpm speed for playback.

Black Cat in a Briar Patch

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 7/23/2016
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Notes: Here are two different tunings for this Melvin Wine tune, Tune of the Week on BHO for 10/9/15. The key modulates from G to C.

Black Cat in the Briar Patch

Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Julian44_4, updated: 1/19/2012
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Notes: arranged for banjo by Dale Allen Pfeiffer

Black Cat in the Briar Patch BNL

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by carlb, updated: 10/8/2015
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Notes: Tuning gEADE I have made a minor change in the way I play the tune, since my 1978 tab was published. I now play the first two notes as a drop thumb, index on open 1st string, to thumb while fingering the 4th fret on the 2nd string. This change is also at the end of the 4th measure where the phrase repeats. I hope you all will not have trouble with the old Banjo Newsletter tab form in which the numbers appear in the spaces. In my tab, I've corrected the incorrect tuning, in that it was printed backwards in the Banjo Newsletter in 6/78.

Black Cat in the Briar Patch notation

Genre: Old Time  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: G  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by carlb, updated: 10/8/2015
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Notes: This transcription is from Drew Beisswenger's Ph.D. thesis on Melvin Wine. The title and reference are in the title of this pdf file.

Black Diamond

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by phill, updated: 3/23/2011
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Notes: This tune was written by the great Don Stover. I always wanted to play it and then one day I was fooling around and it started to come to me. When I listen to Don's recording on "Things In Life" he plays at lighting speed. It's in G tuning but in the key of c (use C shapes).

Black Diamond

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjoman 1, updated: 8/19/2015 - 3 Member Comments
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Notes: This is my take on Black Diamond, it was written by the late Don Stover. Hope You like it..Lynn

Black Diamond

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by rustewey, updated: 12/2/2017
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Notes: This is a Don Stover classic that was issued on Rounder records ROU 0014 in 1972 The tab is taken from a recording made in Don's living room during a lesson in 1972, he was playing the no holes style 6 that was destroyed by the airlines later.

Black Eyed Susie

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by skoobee, updated: 10/18/2010
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Notes: My version of the Skillet Lickers Black-Eyed Susie. It's a work in progress, but sounds good to me, even if I'm not that proficient at it yet. Their version doesn't really follow any ABAB pattern, as such, but I do - I'm simple like that!

Black Eyed Susie

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Kernel, updated: 5/9/2014
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Black Eyed Susie (thumb lead)

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 10/19/2011
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Black Jack David (Clawhammer)

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 8/31/2009
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Notes: AKA Gypsy Davy

Black Jack Grove

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Am  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Kernel, updated: 5/11/2014
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Black Mountain Blues - Jim Mills

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Open D (f#DF#Ad)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 7/10/2018 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Jim Mills plays the hell out of this tune. The tab includes all the breaks and the chords so you can pick with a friend if you have one. Here's a video for reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Njuqx5Ib6Ms

Black Mountain Blues (Rag)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by KI4PRK, updated: 2/17/2010 - 7 Member Comments
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Notes: The classic show-piece for fiddle, "Black Mountain Blues/Rag" arranged here for Scruggs/Reno style banjo (capo 2). This piece is difficult at a medium tempo, let alone the burning fast velocity it sounds best (in my opinion) at. The 2nd chorus is an example of Don Reno's continuous roll pattern, which is a forward roll with no breaks until the end of the chorus. Thus it sounds almost too syncopated, and the timing is down with a lot of pull-offs & hammer-ons. I have experimented with a triple pull-off á la Don's "Green Mountain Hop", (which is this same piece albeit in the key of D), to imitate the "crazy" fiddle part (you have to hear the tune to know what I'm talking about). Needless to say it's quite difficult at any tempo! There are a few small single string parts in the first two A sections, which are kinda difficult to pull off cleanly. Has a Rhythm Guitar & Bass rhythm track, as well as a guitar kick-off. Have fun!

Black Mountain Rag

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Black Mountain Rag

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Black Mountain Rag

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Black Mountain Rag

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjoman 1, updated: 10/26/2012 - 2 Member Comments
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Black Mountain Rag

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by schlange, updated: 7/11/2014 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: From Jack Baker, for our TOTW: http://www.banjohangout.org/topic/287936

Black Mountain Rag

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Yohansen, updated: 10/18/2018
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Notes: capo 2nd fret

Black Muddy River

Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by brentfpage, updated: 9/11/2011
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Black Orpheus

Genre: Jazz  Key: Am  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by BC Bill, updated: 6/22/2012
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Black Rock Turnpike

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 4/7/2015
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Notes: My interpretation of a straightforward melodic piece by Marshall Brickman, from "New Dimensions in Banjo and Bluegrass" (Elektra Records, 1963).

Black Rock Turnpike - M. Brickman, Eric Weissberg

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/19/2018 - 3 Member Comments
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Notes: Marshall Brickman's Instrumental from the New DImmensions LP. He uses D-Tuners a bit. With Chords for one of your multiple personalities to play along. Here's the reference, Have fun: https://youtu.be/1Rf7Lo-4kt4?t=819

Black Soul Choir

Genre: Other  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by blubottl, updated: 7/11/2010 - 3 Member Comments
Download: PDF | GUITAR-PRO 5

Notes: Black Soul Choir by 16 Horsepower. It's based on the live performances found on youtube by David Eugene Edwards, thus altered a bit from the original album track in the chorus section. David plays a two fingered "thumb lead" style, with index finger on the bright D string and thumb for the rest. I really don't know the name for this:/ I haven't copyrighted it in any way, feel free to distribute it, be nice and put in a nice word for me if you do;)

Black Velvet Band

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by gazzaj, updated: 5/24/2011 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: 2 finger picking. Couldn't find this anywhere so tabbed it out. Actually it's more of an Australian Folksong than Irish.

Black velvet band

Genre: Folk  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by RJWMitchell, updated: 5/11/2014
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Notes: TAB in F (aCGCd), and G, and Lyrics

Black's Fork

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mwblake, updated: 1/22/2015 - 3 Member Comments
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Notes: Marvellous tune from the great Matt Flinner. Capo II. Watch out for the unsquare bits! Here's a performance by the composer: http://youtu.be/Npjmp7ph0rk

Blackberri Blossom UTN Lick

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by conic, updated: 1/24/2018 - 5 Member Comments
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Notes: I have made this tab of the up the neck lick from the Robert Feathers band, fantastic old home place album, track 10 blackberry blossom. it has to be played fast to hear how great this lick is. I think the banjo picker is Evan Ward. I am unable to find the album for sale but I have this track as mp3

Blackberry Blossom


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Blackberry Blossom

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Blackberry Blossom

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Blackberry Blossom

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Blackberry Blossom

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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BLACKBERRY BLOSSOM

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Freddie.D.Holt, updated: 7/22/2010
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Notes: Great old song thats been played from every direction. I've tried to put an Al munde type backup against a couple of breaks.

Blackberry Blossom

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: 4-String (Tenor/Plectrum)  Key: G  Tuning: Tenor G (DGdg)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mirek Patek, updated: 2/24/2011
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Blackberry Blossom

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jbs325is, updated: 3/11/2012 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Get the Backing Track, MP3 and Chord Chart at LaynePublications.com.

Blackberry Blossom

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by carlb, updated: 6/11/2013
Download: PDF

Notes: Tuning gDGDE

Blackberry Blossom

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by yatesuser, updated: 8/16/2016
Download: PDF | GUITAR-PRO 5

Blackberry Blossom

Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by littleton, updated: 3/4/2017
Download: PDF

Blackberry Blossom

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by AlBanjo38, updated: 11/20/2017
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Notes: Melodic (Not exactly Scruggs)

Blackberry Blossom

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Yohansen, updated: 11/10/2018
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Blackberry Blossom #1

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by phill, updated: 3/24/2011
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Notes: This is a counter melody of the A part an idea I got when fooling around way back.

Blackberry Blossom #2

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by phill, updated: 3/24/2011
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Notes: A varation of the wole tune

Blackberry Blossom (Banjo Lead)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Blackberry Blossom 2nd break

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Blackberry Blossom B Part Simple

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Fathand, updated: 12/13/2011 - 3 Member Comments
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Blackberry Blossom Backup

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Devon Wells, updated: 3/30/2011
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Notes: A backup that works nicely for Blackberry Blossom--has a descending bassline with pinches. If you like it you may like my banjo blog at www.banjohomeplace.blogspot.com

Blackberry Blossom Banjo Harmony

Genre: Bluegrass  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Devon Wells, updated: 1/23/2013
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Blackberry Blossom Jig

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Tom Hanway, updated: 4/1/2013
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Notes: I thought it would be fun to come up with a jiggy 6/8 arrangement for Blackberry Blossom, the well-known fiddle tune. This has some interesting ornamentation in the B part, as well. Enjoy!

Blackberry Blossom w/ 2 key changes

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D#/Eb  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Matt Davis, updated: 5/14/2016 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: This is an arrangement of the tune that I've conjured up myself, designed to be more of an exercise than anything, but nevertheless, fun to play and enjoyable to listen to. It begins in G just like normal, but then changes keys to Eb for a verse, then to Bb for a verse, and then back to G. All in open tuning. Enjoy!

Blackberry Blossom Waltz

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Tom Hanway, updated: 5/3/2016
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Notes: I've put in some fretting-hand fingerings, which I don't normally do. This one is tricky. It's not Old Time, and it's not exactly Bluegrass. But it is a melody, the way I hear and feel it, as a waltz and as a slow air (with rubato). I have added optional fermatas, but these only come into play when one is slowing it way down (not as the country waltz).

Blackberry Blossom/Bill Keith

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 1/13/2016 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: The first elegant melodic break to BB I heard was by Bill Keith on the Zap Records LP “Dobro and Fiddle,” by Kenny Haddock and Billy Baker (one of Monroe’s former fiddlers), released in 1967. He subsequently recorded it with the supergroup Muleskinner, in 1973. Bill’s breaks were delightful and stayed close to the melody, unlike the excursions into banjo noise practised by many of his successors, and they were played at breakneck knuckle-busting speed. For an example of the cleverness of his break, note how he used ascending scales in the first run-through of the A part and then descending scales in the second run-through. Brilliant. Catch the video of Muleskinner on youtube.com, to see a young and bearded Bill Keith playing some outstanding banjo on BB and a bunch of other tunes. The tab I have posted here is pretty close to the way I hear Bill playing it, and I give you two of his endings, the first from the Billy Baker recording and the second from Muleskinner. Note that the backup chord structure can be complex as in the tab and Muleskinner recording, or simple as in the Billy Baker recording. Either way it’s a great tune.

Blackberry Blossom2

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Blackberry Blossoms (Garfield's)

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 12/21/2015
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Notes: This version of Garfield's Blackberry Blossom is unique, though is supposedly related to West Virginia/Kentucky fiddler Ed Haley's recorded version. The source recording by Dick Burnett is in the Milliner-Koken American Fiddle Tunes Book, therefore is also in the Slippery Hill website.

Blackberry jig

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: 4-String (Tenor/Plectrum)  Key: G  Tuning: Tenor G (DGdg)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Mirek Patek, updated: 4/1/2013
Download: JPEG

Notes: Blackberry Blossom rearranged to the 6/8 jig rhythm. Bare bones version, strictly following the original melody - usually one of four notes is omitted (I hope I've made the right choices). Just look at the sheet music. The selection of the last D note (low or high) depends on whether you are returning to the same section or continuing to the next one.

Blackbird

Genre: Popular  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by sadovsky, updated: 12/27/2011
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Blackbird

Genre: Rock  Style: Other  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by kellyweeks55, updated: 10/16/2012
Download: PDF

Notes: Here is my 2 finger version of the Beatles song Blackbird

Blackbird (3-finger and guitar) - Paul McCartney

Genre: Popular  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 1/18/2012
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Notes: This is banjo - guitar duet of Paul McCartney's Blackbird. The guitar is from Paul's playing. The interesting is that he uses only 2-finger chords, fretting mostly the second and the fifth string, and uses the open third string as a kind drone. The banjo is a relatively simple 3-finger with mixed forward and backward rolls to match the rhythm of the guitar.

Blackbird (accompnying banjo and solo guitar)

Genre: Popular  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: G  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 1/23/2012
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Notes: This is a version of Paul McCartney's Blackbird. I have prensposed Paul's guitar playing to banjo, and added a guitar part that simply plays the melody as sung by Paul.

Blackbird (Beatles) Arrangement

Genre: Popular  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mherring, updated: 5/21/2010
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Blackbird Says to the Crow

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Stephen Rapp, updated: 6/15/2018 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Uses a lot of skip notes.

Black-Eyed Susie (1st Banjo Break)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Black-Eyed Susie (2nd Banjo Break & Ending)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Blackjack


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Blackjack

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Blackjack

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Blackjack

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/7/2015
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Notes: From Jack Baker, for our TOTW: http://www.banjohangout.org/topic/301997/

Blackjack - J.D. Crowe

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 12/1/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Classic JD Crowe tune. There are 3 breaks. Here's a soundfile for reference, Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=223KbfsnDiE

Blackjack (1st & 2nd Banjo Breaks)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Blackjack (Backup)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by seanray, updated: 10/5/2013
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Notes: Backup Tab for "The Session Book" - seanray.com

Blackjack / Jimmy Martin / J. D. Crowe

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Jack Baker, updated: 12/7/2018
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Notes: Capo on 4th fret for this version.
www.frettedinstrumentsnyc.com

Blackjack County Chains

Genre: Country  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Dave Nauman, updated: 2/21/2015 - 1 Member Comments
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Blackwaterside

Genre: Traditional  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Blair Atholl

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Other  Key: Am  Tuning: Open Gm (gDGBbD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjoistic, updated: 12/3/2018
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Notes: Mostly single-string style, with a little melodic where it fits. A MIDI file included for reference.

Blarney Pilgrim

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  
Posted by Yigal Zan, updated: 2/27/2013
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Notes: Double-D, capo at 2nd fret, 5th=g, gDADE

Blessed Assurance

Genre: Other  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by RJWMitchell, updated: 10/10/2014
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Blessed Redeemer

Genre: Other  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by RJWMitchell, updated: 10/9/2014
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Blind Man Stand in the Way and Cried

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by WayneConrad, updated: 2/19/2017
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Notes: My arrangement of John Hurt's recording of Blind Man Stand In the Way and Cried. Video here: http://www.banjohangout.org/myhangout/videos.asp?memberID=82945

Blind Mary

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: 4-String (Tenor/Plectrum)  Key: D  Tuning: Tenor G (DGdg)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by albert52, updated: 9/20/2011
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Notes: This is a tune written by Turlough O'Carolan. Sounds nice on a banjo, but I prefer to use a Tenor guitar tuned Irish GDae. This recording is of a converted Flat top 6 string guitar to Tenor. I have 2 PDF files up: 1 in 2/4 and one I transcribed into 4/4.
Hope you enjoy

Reference recording for the tab posted-- AJ's Music Page

Blind Mary (5 string banjo)

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by albert52, updated: 9/23/2011
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Notes: Here is the 5 string version I transcribed for one of my students.
He really likes it.

Blind Mary 2/4 (Tenor Banjo GDae)

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: 4-String (Tenor/Plectrum)  Key: D  Tuning: Tenor Irish (GDAE)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by albert52, updated: 9/22/2011 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Here is that recording I promised in banjo. A friend of mine came over, so he played guitar. He decided on a
simple background sound.

Blind Steer in a Mudhole

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Julian44_4, updated: 4/20/2012
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: Tab By Maya Whitmont TablEdited by David J Payne From Jimmy Wheeler

Blind Steer in a Mudhole

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by stigandr5, updated: 4/22/2012
Download: PDF

Notes: My arrangement of TOTW: 4/20/2012.

Blizzard's Never Seen the Desert Sand

Genre: Folk  Style: Other  Key: F  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by OvrTheTop, updated: 3/11/2013
Download: PDF

Notes: Original arrangement of Tallest Man of Earth song

Block Chorded Hymn

Genre: Unknown/None Chosen  Style: Other  Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 1/15/2016
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Blow the Candle Out

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Blow Ye Winds

Genre: Folk  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Nowline, updated: 5/22/2018
Download: PDF

Blowin' in the Wind

Genre: Folk  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by jbickfor, updated: 9/18/2016 - 1 Member Comments
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Blu-bop

Genre: Jazz  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Blue Christmas

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jbs325is, updated: 3/11/2012
Download: PDF

Notes: Get the Backing Track, MP3 and Chord Chart at LaynePublications.com.

Blue Christmas/Don Reno

Genre: Other  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by SCFActg, updated: 12/1/2011
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Blue Danube Waltz

Genre: Classical  Style: Classical  
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Blue Danube Waltz

Genre: Classical  Style: Other  Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by BanjoSampler, updated: 9/8/2009
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Notes: Johann Strauss waltz; also known as "The Beautiful Blue Danube"

Blue Days, Black Nights

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Blue days, black nights

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Other  Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by howsy-bee, updated: 4/18/2018
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Notes: After some considerations, I undid the changes after the bass break, and left the others.

Blue Eagle Hornpipe

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Lauck, updated: 6/12/2012
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Notes: A Texas fiddle tune.

Blue Letter (Banjo Lead)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Blue Moon of Kentucky

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Blue Moon of Kentucky

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Blue Mountain Lake


Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Blue Mountain Rag

Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Julian44_4, updated: 1/19/2012
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Notes: arranged for banjo by Dale Allen Pfeiffer

Blue Mule

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jack_beuthin, updated: 1/11/2017
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Blue Night


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
- Download from bluegrassbanjo.org

Blue Night

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Blue Night

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Blue Night

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Blue Night (Lamar Grier Break)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Ukeridge, updated: 2/12/2010 - 1 Member Comments
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Blue Ridge Cabin Home

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Blue Ridge Cabin Home

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Blue Ridge Cabin Home

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Vidshooter, updated: 1/20/2014
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Notes: This tab also contains two backup sequences

Blue Ridge Cabin Home

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by schlange, updated: 2/28/2014
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Notes: From Jack Baker, for the TOTW

Blue Ridge Cabin Home - Eddie Adcock

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Other  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by James Stiltner, updated: 2/12/2013
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Notes: Tab window should be maximized for best viewing.

Blue Ridge Cabin Home / Earl Scruggs

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 10/11/2016
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Notes: Scruggs's break to BRCH is one of his classics. In its deceptive simplicity and elegance it ranks up there with his break to "No Mother or Dad," in my opinion -- it is a break in which he really plays the words. The first break by Scruggs is my attempt to capture his recorded version with Lester Flatt, and the second break is an amalgam of variations I have heard on various radio and concert recordings by Flatt and Scruggs. The next 2 breaks are my own, with some elements based on Bill Keith's playing. Flatt and Scruggs recorded BRCH in B flat; so capo up 3 if you want to play along with the recording.

Blue Ridge Cabin Home Backup tab challenge

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by barrybush, updated: 6/6/2015 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: This is my beginner attempt to tabledit the backup on Earl's Blue Ridge Cabin Home album

Blue Ridge Express (1st Banjo

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Blue Ridge Express (2nd Banjo Break)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Blue Ridge Express (3rd Banjo Break)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Blue Rocking Chair

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by GTurbo, updated: 1/17/2012
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Notes: PDF will provide the best view or print output. (TablEdit is converted from GuitarPro2.) Grasstowne - Blue Rocking Chair (2011) This is a simple melody tab, not a transcription of banjo break played by Grasstowne.

Blue Skies

Genre: Jazz  Style: Other  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by cgainey77, updated: 8/22/2014 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: This is a transcription based on Tony Trischka's performance (2014) of Pete Seeger's arrangement (1955) of Irving Berlin's "Blue Skies" (1926).

Blue Spanish Eyes (Moon over Naples)

Genre: Popular  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Fathand, updated: 5/6/2012 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: This Tune also known as "Spanish Eyes" or "Moon over Naples". Uploaded for the Mariachi Thread started on May 5, (Cinco Di Mayo). Please advise if you see any errors as I only had a chord chart and my ears to go by. The timing may be a little strange in order to keep the Mariachi feel. Thank You Mirek for assisting with this.

Blue Trail Of Sorrow

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Bluebird (Clawh'r )

Genre: Other  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Bluegrass Blues

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jbs325is, updated: 3/10/2012
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Notes: Comes with TAB, Chord Chart, MP3 and Backing Track MP3. From LaynePublications.com

Bluegrass Breakdown

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Bluegrass Breakdown

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Yohansen, updated: 11/10/2018
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Bluegrass Breakdown - Butch Robins

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 12/9/2018
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Notes: Butch Robins version of this Bill Monroe classic From The Fifth Child LP. Here's a video for reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q02nXDrknPw&list=OLAK5uy_kPlh0vp8hDIdH5tvWI1puh7iOG66eLUk8&index=10

Bluegrass Breakdown (breaks 1&2)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Bluegrass Country Boy

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: F  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by dUSA, updated: 12/17/2014
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Bluegrass In The Backwoods

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Dm  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Dave Nauman, updated: 2/7/2010
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Bluegrass in the Backwoods

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Other  Key: Dm  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by ashurman, updated: 6/30/2018
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Notes: This is Bob Black's long mainly melodic break on the great Kenny Baker tune from 'Frost on the Pumpkin' as near as I can get it. You may find better ways to finger some passages.

Bluegrass Twist

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Blueridge Cabin Home

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jbs325is, updated: 3/11/2012
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Notes: Get the Backing Track, MP3 and Chord Chart at LaynePublications.com.

Blueridge Express - Eddie Shelton

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 9/21/2018
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Notes: Great Eddie Shelton Tune from the Expedition LP. It's in Bb so capo 3 and spike b flat. I included both breaks and the chords. Here's a link, Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu-s2EqEJQY

blues chord progression

Genre: Jazz  Style: 4-String (Tenor/Plectrum)  Key: F  Tuning: Tenor C (CGdg)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjopaolo, updated: 10/3/2013
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Blues licks part one

Genre: Folk  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  
Posted by Jim Yates, updated: 1/24/2011
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Notes: Some blues licks from bluesmen Yank Rachell, Sleepy John Estes and Earl Scruggs

Blues licks part two

Genre: Folk  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  
Posted by Jim Yates, updated: 1/24/2011
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Blues Rollin' In- banjo solo

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 8/26/2014
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Notes: Capo 2 5th string up to B rendering Key of E

Blues Stay Away From Me 1-3

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/15/2006
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Bluesette

Genre: Jazz  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A#/Bb  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by wesmont, updated: 8/27/2016 - 2 Member Comments
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Bluesy adaptation - Scruggs tag lick

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by NumberIII, updated: 1/4/2012
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Notes: Bluesy adaptation of classic Scruggs' full tag lick

Bluesy D licks

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjoman 1, updated: 3/1/2014
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Notes: Just some D licks that I conjured up have fun and start inventing your own licks...............Lynn

Boannie Isle o' Whalsay

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Harpist, updated: 11/21/2013
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Notes: Traditional Shetland fiddle tune in A modal. Sawmill tuning EDAEa

Boatin Up Sandy - Baker Version

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mark Johnson, updated: 9/12/2014
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Notes: Based on the version from Thaddeus Baker heard here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmPKq6W4pWs

Boatin Up Sandy - Chapman Version

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mark Johnson, updated: 9/12/2014
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Boatin Up Sandy - Jam Version

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mark Johnson, updated: 9/12/2014
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Notes: a fairly straight forward version as commonly played at jams or festivals

Boatin' Up Sandy (Delbert Hughes')

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by Yigal Zan, updated: 8/21/2016
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Notes: Double-D, capo at 2nd fret, 5th=a, aDADE

Boatman

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/16/2006
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Boatman Dance

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by dkmarshall, updated: 10/8/2009 - 1 Member Comments
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Bob Tailed Mule

Genre: Old Time  Style: 4-String (Tenor/Plectrum)  Key: A  Tuning: Tenor G (DGdg)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mirek Patek, updated: 3/14/2010
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Notes: Related to http://www.banjohangout.org/topic/173245 Youtube tutorial at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Tp9-Zevw58

Bob Tailed Mule

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by LyleK, updated: 3/21/2010
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Notes: AKA Bucking Dun, TOTW for 3/12/2010 (from "strokestyle")

Bob Taylor's March

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 6/7/2016 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Learned from the playing of Tennessee fiddler, Charlie Acuff, he explained that Bob Taylor ran for governor in 1886 against his own brother. Both played fiddle and this tune (called "The Old Squeaking Fiddle" became re-named in honor of the famous election campaign.

Bob Wine's Tune

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  
Posted by Yigal Zan, updated: 10/16/2016
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Notes: A Mixolydian. Double-D, capo at 2nd fret, 5th=a, aDADE.

Bob's Breakdown


Posted by schlange, updated: 6/16/2006
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Boil em Cabbage Down 2FTL

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Cacofonix, updated: 3/14/2016
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Boil the Cabbage Down

Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by littleton, updated: 3/4/2017
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Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Dave Nauman, updated: 2/7/2010
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Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by skoobee, updated: 9/12/2010 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: I found a Tab at the suggestion of a BHO friend, and proceeded to learn. It's got some great pop to it, and is great fun to play. So this is how I play it!

Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjukebox, updated: 7/18/2017
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Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by littleton, updated: 1/20/2018
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Bonaparte Crossing the Rockies

Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Am  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by littleton, updated: 12/20/2017
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Bonaparte's Retreat (Guitar)

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/16/2006
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Bonaparte's Retreat

Genre: Old Time  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by BigFiveChord, updated: 10/30/2018
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Notes: Adapted from Tony Trischka's arrangement, in open G tuning w/5th string capo to A

Bonaparte's Retreat - Melvin Wine's version

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by dbrooks, updated: 10/4/2014
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Notes: This unusual version of "Bonaparte's Retreat" comes from Melvin Wine. Unlike other versions, it is in 6/8 time as a jig. Also has an unusual variant of G tuning (gBGBD) capoed at 2nd fret for the key of A (aC#AC#E). Melvin's father wouldn't let him touch his fiddle, but Melvin would play it while his father was away from the house. This is the first tune Melvin played for his father and that convinced him to let young Melvin continue to play his fiddle. Thanks to Carl Baron for clearing up many things about this arrangement. You can Melvin play this tune at Slippery Hill or Bearea archives.

Bone Yard

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Kernel, updated: 5/9/2014
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Notes: From Garry Harrison's awesome, out-of-print Red Prairie Dawn recording. www.TaterJoes.com

Bonnie Prince Charlie

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Cm  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by kevinwholmes, updated: 5/20/2012 - 1 Member Comments
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Bonnie Ship The Diamond

Genre: Folk  Style: Other  Key: Gm  Tuning: Open Gm (gDGBbD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Joe Connor, updated: 9/1/2017 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: This is something Dave Guard recorded with the Whiskeyhill Singers, shortly after he left the Kingston Trio. It's a catchy piece that illustrates Dave's innovative playing.

Bonparte's Retreat

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by etparadox, updated: 9/20/2014
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Notes: The trad oldtime version of Bonaparte's Retreat with tabs and recordings for two octaves. The low A part uses a lot of left hand ornamentation, so some may find the high A part easier. For the B part the roles reverse. The high B part requires playing and staying up around the 10th fret compared to the low B part which never leaves first position. For this reason the easiest way to start with the tune is probably mixing the octaves. I’ve included a tab with this mixed configuration along with the tabs that stick to their octaves. No matter what octaves you choose, I recommend trying to stick pretty firmly to a bum-dit-ty pattern with a brush in the “dit.” This tune traditionally used a lot of drones and keeping the patter will help give that impression despite the short sustain of the banjo.

Bonparte's Retreat (Stepp)

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by etparadox, updated: 9/20/2014
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Notes: Here's a tab for William H. Stepp's 1937 version of Bonaparte's Retreat. It's rather different from the older version, being much faster and having an altered melodic structure, but the link is evident with some study and playing it sure is fun. To play the Stepp version on banjo one must use almost exclusively hammer-ons and pull-offs as the tune is a barrage of eighth notes alternating up and down the scale. With some practice it is doable, but it may take a while to get it up to speed. The A part is always the same, sans ornamentation, but there are two versions of the B part. The melodies are the same they are in different octaves (both in first position though). The traditional way of playing it is to play the low B on the first and the high B on the second. Repeat this cycle to the end of the tune.

Booger in A Minor

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/16/2006
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Book Of Rights Jig

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Other  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  
Posted by Yigal Zan, updated: 6/4/2011
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Notes: capo at 2nd fret, 5th=a, aDADE

Booth Shot Lincoln

Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  
Posted by Julian44_4, updated: 1/19/2012
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Notes: arranged for banjo by Dale Allen Pfeiffer

Booth Shot Lincoln

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by clive_nelson, updated: 12/29/2015 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: I play this in the key of A using a capo on the 2nd fret

Boots - The Dead South

Genre: Folk  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by coltoncrawford, updated: 8/13/2018
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Border Ride

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 1/1/2014
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Notes: capo 2nd Jim & Jessie intro and two breaks

Born in the Desert

Genre: Other  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Gm  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by sonofhop, updated: 8/3/2010
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Notes: Original song in Old-Time two finger style.

Born with a Hammer in My Hand

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/16/2006
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Boston Boy

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/16/2006
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Boston Jig

Genre: Old Time  Style: Minstrel (Stroke Style)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by ManfredK, updated: 12/29/2016
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Notes: From the Buckley's New Banjo Method, 1860

Botany Bay

Genre: Folk  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  
Posted by RJWMitchell, updated: 5/3/2014
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Notes: Sung in D or C. lead sheet plus Tabs for D and for C in gDGBd tuning, and Tabs for C in double C tuning nd drop C tuning

Botany Bay

Genre: Folk  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: aDGBD  
Posted by RJWMitchell, updated: 4/1/2016
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Notes: 2-finger thumb lead

Bottle of Wine

Genre: Folk  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by SixBs, updated: 9/11/2013 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Cleaned it up a bit.

Boubon Street Parade

Genre: Jazz  Style: 4-String (Tenor/Plectrum)  Key: F  Tuning: Chicago (DGBE)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by cb56, updated: 6/9/2017
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Bound for Jasper

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by corcoran, updated: 7/2/2016 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Bound for Jasper emerged on a recent long drive home from Canada’s magnificent West Coast, with an overnight stop in Jasper National Park, Alberta. The B Part employs what I have called the “staircase” roll, learned from the playing of Don Stover. As you will see, the structure of the tune is AAB. I dedicate BfJ to the memory of my dear friend Dr. Neil Cowie – anesthesiologist, storyteller, banjo player – who died on 18 June 2016. Goodbye, Old Pal.

Bound To Ride

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/16/2006
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Bouree E Minor

Genre: Classical  Style: Classical  Key: Em  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by steve617, updated: 7/6/2012
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Bouree in E minor (C tuning)

Genre: Classical  Style: Classical  
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/16/2006
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Bourre in Eminor(from 4th lute suite) BWV 996

Genre: Classical  Style: Classical  Key: Em  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by banjovy, updated: 9/22/2009
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Notes: This arrangement of the Bourre is in standard open G tuning played in the key of E minor.

Bourree from Cello Suite No. 3

Genre: Classical  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Devon Wells, updated: 10/11/2011
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Boweevil

Genre: Other  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  
Posted by adamsk, updated: 2/19/2015
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Notes: Based on Pink Anderson's take on the song. In an old time 3 finger style.

Bowling Green

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 8/3/2012
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Box Elder Beetles

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Dm  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by larrytanner, updated: 2/24/2015 - 3 Member Comments
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Notes: Great tune by Tom Adams. It's hard for me because of the single string work, but well worth the effort.

Box Elder Beetles

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Other  Key: Dm  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by thomgus, updated: 3/5/2017
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Notes: Tom Adams melodic composition and a chance to explore a song in Dm.

Boy's My Money's All Gone in D

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Stephen Rapp, updated: 12/6/2018
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Boys My Money's All Gone

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by littleton, updated: 6/30/2017
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Boys Of Balisodaire

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  
Posted by Yigal Zan, updated: 3/26/2017
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Notes: Double-D, capo at 2nd fret, 5th=g, gDADE

Boys Of Blue Hill

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/16/2006
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Boys of Bluehill

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Jo Ban, updated: 7/5/2015
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Notes: A traditional Irish hornpipe Double C Capoed 2

Boys of Wexford

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Open C (gCGCE)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Stu D Baker-Hawk, updated: 12/4/2014 - 1 Member Comments
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Boys of Wexford (Clawh'r)

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/16/2006
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Brahm's Lullaby

Genre: Classical  Style: Classical  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by tom nelson, updated: 8/8/2011 - 1 Member Comments
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Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 (1st banjo)

Genre: Classical  Style: Classical  
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/16/2006
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Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 (2nd banjo)

Genre: Classical  Style: Classical  
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/16/2006
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Bransle


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Bransle de Burgogne

Genre: Classical  Style: Classical  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Jocko MacNelly, updated: 11/1/2011
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Notes: This was composed by Adrian Leroy, whose years were 1520 - 1598. The tuning, gDGBE capoed at the 5th fret, gives you the same tuning as the Renaissance guitar, the instrument it was written for. Of course we have the added advantage of the fifth string, which I used a lot here (see bars 10, 12, and 27). Enjoy!

Breaking Up Christmas

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by carlb, updated: 5/11/2013
Download: PDF

Notes: Tuning - aEAC#E

Breaking Up Christmas

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jack_beuthin, updated: 12/29/2017
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Notes: This tab and midi file is a triple rendering of Breaking Up Christmas meant to compare and contrast "Round Peak" clawhammer banjo with other ways of playing the tune. This first rendition is melodic, almost note for note as Tommy Jarrell fiddled. The second rendition is "Round Peak" based on the banjo playing of Fred Cockerham and others. The third rendition is basic clawhammer (but not "Round Peak" and not "melodic") based on the playing of Hilarie Burhans. NOTE: the tab (pdf) comprises two pages. They should be laid side-by-side for viewing so that all the tabs line up properly. The tabs are arranged on the pages so that you can compare each measure in the three versions note-for-note.

Breaktime Breakdown (parts 1&2)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/16/2006
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Brendan Tonra's Jig

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  
Posted by Yigal Zan, updated: 9/5/2012
Download: GIF

Notes: Double-A, capo at 2nd fret, 5th=a, aDADE

Brian The Brave

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/16/2006
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Brian The Brave

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Am  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JLouis, updated: 4/16/2017
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Bridges


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Bridget Cruise 3rd air

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Classical  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by dadgad, updated: 3/13/2014
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Notes: A Carolan air for fingerstyle banjo

Bright Sunny South

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/16/2006
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Bright Sunny South

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by KI4PRK, updated: 2/15/2010
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Notes: Dock Boggs' "Bright Sunny South" from his Folkways recordings. Very easy to play for any old time banjo pickers, with "two fingers & a thumb" (as Dock said). I have the tab in f#–C#–F#–B–C# tuning, which is the actual tuning Dock used, just G-modal down a half step

Bright Sunny South

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  
Posted by Chad Jones, updated: 6/3/2016 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: "Bright Sunny South," based on the version by Dock Boggs, but presented here in thumb lead 2 finger picking style. I included the right hand fingering for the first part of the tune. Basically, the index finger plays the 1st string, and the thumb plays all others. My version of this tune is constantly changing. I use variations of this style through different verses, sometimes even including thumb/index pinched notes rather than rolls. The tuning is gDGCD.

Brighter Mansion

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/16/2006
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Brighter Shade of Blue lick

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by CBSplayer, updated: 3/5/2015
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Brilliancy

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/16/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Brimstone Rock

Genre: Other  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: Gm  Tuning: Open Gm (gDGBbD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by blubottl, updated: 7/11/2010 - 2 Member Comments
Download: PDF | GUITAR-PRO 5

Notes: Brimstone Rock by 16 Horsepower. Tab consists of bits and pieces of the song. As they differ a lot throughout the song I thought it better to tab out the different pieces separately. Make your own variations and mix it up a bit :) Its a great song, especially the intro part, Have fun with it!

Bringin' In The Georgia Mail/ Don Reno

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by SCFActg, updated: 2/14/2012
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Britches Full Of Stitches

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Minstrel (Stroke Style)  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by jkacur, updated: 5/14/2015
Download: PDF

Notes: This is open G capoed at the 2nd fret to give you aEAC#E. The tune is a polka and is very commonly played at Irish sessions and is a pretty easy one for beginners. You do have to be able to do drop thumbing.

Broadway Rag - A Classic

Genre: Ragtime  Style: Other  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by BanjoSampler, updated: 11/17/2018
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Broceliande

Genre: Jazz  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/16/2006
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Broken Hearted And Blue

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/16/2006
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Broken Hearted Lover

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/16/2006
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Broken Hearted Lover Backup For Third Verse

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/16/2006
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Broom of the Cowdenknowes

Genre: Folk  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by patmcguire, updated: 9/25/2012
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Notes: Capo 2. This is a basic Scruggs version of the frailing style heard on the 'Cherish the Ladies' CD. It is the same song sung by Andy Stewart as noted below: http://www.chivalry.com/cantaria/lyrics/broom-cowdenknowes.html Notes from Andy M. Stewart: This song is easily traceable back to the early seventeenth century where it appears in a small collection as "The Lovely Northerne Lass." Allan Ramsay also published a version in his "Tea Table Miscellany", during the 1720s. It is a moving tale of love, banishment and exile, supported by a very beautiful melody. Cowdenknowes is in Berwickshire, near to the village of Earlston, a place much associated with the 13th century poet and prophet, "Thomas The Rhymer". I got this song years ago, from my friend and neighbour, Archie Fisher. This example of "The Broom of the Cowdenknowes" is performed by Andy M. Stewart with Silly Wizard on the albums Wild and Beautiful and The Best of Silly Wizard, both available from the Chivalry Music store Please refer to Cantaria's Copyright information Copyright Information The purpose of Cantaria is to be an educational resource for aspiring bards and minstrels. To that end, the songs you will find here include folk songs of western Europe, (mostly the British Isles) which come from many sources and time periods. The "Pre-1600" section contains songs that we have been able to verify as coming from that time period. They are all public domain. The "Traditional" cetegory includes songs of questionable age for which origins have not been concretely verified. To the best of our knowledge, songs in the "Traditional" section are public domain, unless otherwise noted on the song page. If we have made an error in the credits for any of these songs, or if you have more information about their origins, please inform us so we can correct the problem and add proper credits.

Brother John - Ben Eldridge

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Am  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 10/1/2018
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Notes: Nice minor key song by Seldom Scene played melodic style. I included the banjo break by Ben Eldridge, the lyrics and chords. Capo up 2 and spike the 5th to 'a'. Here's a YouTube reference video, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCpASY9OUoA&feature=youtu.be&t=71

Brown Coffin, or Factory Smoke Hornpipe

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Gm  
Posted by Yigal Zan, updated: 10/2/2016
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Notes: Double-D, capo at 2nd fret, 5th=g, gDADE (the 5th string should sound g when it rests on the 5th string nut - 5 places from the regular strings' nut).

Brown County Breakdown

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: E  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Dave Nauman, updated: 9/2/2010
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Notes: GuitarPro is squirrely about capoing the fifth. No matter what the tab says, this tune is played in standard tuning, capo 2, fifth string capoed 4. It shows the fifth string being fretted at the fourth, but it's not.

Brown County Breakdown


Posted by rdiesel007, updated: 8/22/2013
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Notes: This is a Bill Monroe fiddle tune that I was inspired to play by hearing it off of the the Dreadful Snakes album Snakes Alive. The B section is a great exercise for single string playing out of that 'staircase' shape. Enjoy! Rick

brown eyed girl

Genre: Popular  Style: Other  Key: C  Tuning: Tenor Standard (CGDA)  
Posted by pddngtn, updated: 10/24/2009 - 1 Member Comments
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Brown Mountain Light

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/16/2006
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Brown Mountain Light - Eddie Adcock

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Other  Key: D  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by James Stiltner, updated: 1/27/2013
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Bryces song 2

Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Tarachia, updated: 9/28/2010
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Bryson City

Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Dm  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by littleton, updated: 8/13/2017
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Notes: I wrote this while on vacation in Bryson City.

Buchanan County Special

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by James Stiltner, updated: 6/28/2013 - 1 Member Comments
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Buckhorn


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Buckin Mule (dillards' youtube version)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by alducks, updated: 3/28/2017
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Notes: Used a tab on here to convert to G tuning with the D tuned down to a C used by the band in the video. Added Bass tab ( have no idea how to do the guitar and mandolin). Experimented some to try to get the tab of the braying mule and the alternating walkup measures to sound like Douglas' version. Also used repeated measures to try to keep pace with Rod's comic delay...to be able to play along somewhat with the video. No guarantee of accuracy, but it kinda works. If you have corrections send them to me...I'll fix it.

Buckin' Mule (1st Banjo Break)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/16/2006
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Buffalo Gals


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Buffalo Gals


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Buffalo Gals

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/16/2006
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Buffalo Gals

Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by littleton, updated: 3/4/2017
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Notes: A super simple version

Buffalo Gals

Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by littleton, updated: 3/4/2017
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Buffalo Gals (Clawh'r)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/16/2006
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Buffalo Gals (John Hatcher/Mississippi version)

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jack_beuthin, updated: 6/29/2017
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Notes: This version is not quite the same as the well known song/tune by this name. I have also uploaded an mp3 of me playing this tune. Banjo tuned aEAC#E.

Buffalo Nickel

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Other  Key: D  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Tom Hanway, updated: 6/9/2015
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Notes: Here is a Celtic fingerstyle setting using Double D tuning (Double C-Capo II) for the Old Time reel that goes under interchangeable titles. The titles create confusion since there are two main branches in Old Time and further regional, local and bluegrass variants. The A Part is pretty close in most versions with one noticeable variation – either dipping down to an A-note or rising up to F# in the second and sixth measures. (Here I dip down to the A-note in the sixth measure.) This variation is found in both Old Time and Bluegrass versions and a G chord is sometimes played in these spots (as I do here). It’s in the B Part (fifth and sixth measures) where the melodic contour branches in one of two directions – either dipping down from the fifth (A) to the tonic (D)/D chord, or, as Paul Warren played it (New Five Cents), using a G-note double-stop with a B-note)/G chord, then up to an A-note/A chord and moving upwards happily in major second intervals. Many (but not all) Old Time versions (‘New Five Cents’, ‘Ruffled Drawers’ or ‘Buffalo Nickel’) tend to keep dipping down to the low D-note/D chord and use fewer chords than Bluegrass versions which are based on Paul Warren’s version. This setting uses a lot of fretting-hand ornamentation and makes for a lovely hornpipe.

Buggy Ride/Don Reno

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by SCFActg, updated: 6/18/2012
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Bugle Call Rag

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/16/2006
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Bugle Call Rag

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by davidtoc, updated: 10/13/2011
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Notes: Transcribed from Earl's rendition on Foggy Mountain Banjo. It's not exact, but I think it's extremely close. Includes solos and backup. I set the metronome pretty slow so I can play along. To play at Earl's speed, set the Tabledit tempo (CTRL-K or CMD-K) to 288.

Bugle Call Rag (Backup)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by seanray, updated: 10/5/2013
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Notes: Backup Tab for "The Session Book" - seanray.com

Bull at the Wagon

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by carlb, updated: 5/11/2013
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Notes: Tuning - aEAC#E

Bull at the Wagon

Genre: Old Time  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by andrew barger, updated: 1/26/2018
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Notes: This is a transcription of John Hartford's first break on Bull At the Wagon from the album "The Fun of Open Discussion". The tab is arranged in a closed position style with no capo to support transposition and challenge the player.

Bullocky-O

Genre: Folk  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  
Posted by RJWMitchell, updated: 4/1/2016
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Notes: 2-finger thumb lead

Bully of the town

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Cwiiis, updated: 7/17/2015 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: This is Bully of the Town, as Ralph Stanley played it.

Bully Of The Town

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by AlBanjo38, updated: 11/20/2017
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Bully of the Town/Don Reno

Genre: Other  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by SCFActg, updated: 8/8/2012
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Bumper Squire Jones

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Jo Ban, updated: 4/16/2015
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Notes: O' Carolan's tune.

Bunch of Keys, The

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Other  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Tom Hanway, updated: 1/17/2018
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Notes: The oldest Irish versions of this tune are in G Dorian (two parts), with even older Scottish versions under different names. Many two-part versions are in G Mixolydian and are very close to 'Paddy on the Turnpike'. This version is fairly contemporary, similar to Eileen Ivers', John Carty's and Matt Cranitch's fiddle versions, all of which have three parts. This version has a little more "D-ness" to it thanks to Eileen's version. (I would not call this 'Paddy on the Turnpike', which only has two parts. I have other three-part Celtic fingerstyle versions of this tune with more "F-ness" to them.)

Bunkyo


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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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 - 6 Member Comments
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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 www.songsterr.com. 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 banjoutah.com, 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.

Burning Bridges

Genre: Other  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  
Posted by RJWMitchell, updated: 5/21/2014
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Burning of the Piper's Hut

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by heronhawk, updated: 11/2/2014
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Notes: According to thesession.org, this tune comes from the mid 1700s when England was actively stomping out the culture of the Scottish Highlands. Sheet music is available at http://thesession.org/tunes/ According to http://www.nigelgatherer.com/whistle/tut_8/8-4.html: "The English general Cumberland received the sobriquet 'Butcher' after the defeat of the Jacobite forces of Bonnie Prince Charlie at Culloden in 1746, such was the savagery of his reprisals and cruelty toward prisoners of the engagement. In the aftermath of the rising a series of laws were passed which aimed to suppress the Highland culture and break forever the power of the ancient clans in order to prevent any such rebellion from again happening. Thus, highland dress and the wearing of clan tartan was prohibited on pain of death, arms were banned, and, attesting to the power of traditional music to evoke emotion, pipers were outlawed. In fact, reports Williamson, the kilt continued to be prohibited until 1782, forcing the Highlanders to wear trews. Any clergyman who did not pray in church expressly for George of Hanover could be transported for life, and those who attended such services were liable to fine and imprisonment. This was in force till 1792. The Burning of the Piper's Hut probably refers to these times."

Burry Beneath the Willow

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by freta, updated: 8/23/2011 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: tabbed to guitar pro from http://rickmckeon.com/banjotabs.html

Bury Me Beneath the Willow

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/16/2006
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Bury Me Beneath the Willow

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/16/2006
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Bury Me Beneath the Willow

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by rossnickerson, updated: 10/11/2012
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Notes: An easy version of Bury Me Beneath the Willow from the free tab page at BanjoTeacher.com

Bury Me Beneath The Willow

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jbs325is, updated: 3/10/2012
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Notes: Comes with TAB, Chord Chart, MP3 and Backing Track MP3. From LaynePublications.com

Bury Me Beneath the Willow

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Ron C, updated: 8/6/2013
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Notes: I first saw a tab of this back in the 1970s and then modified it to reflect other versions I have heard over the years. Multiple files loaded here, as well.

Bury Me Beneath The Willow

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by HOWDYDOODY, updated: 5/6/2016
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Bury Me Beneath the Willow

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by corcoran, updated: 11/21/2017 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: Here is my arrangement of Bury Me Beneath the Willow. The first break is down the neck and straightforward. The second break is up the neck and is mostly in the chordal style. The third break is back down the neck and employs Keith/Scruggs tuners. TablEdit includes no simple way to indicate retuning strings, as with Keith tuners. So I have inserted text above each relevant portion of the tab to show what to do with the tuners (I did the same some time ago with “Girl’s Breakdown”). In other words, the notes in the tab corresponding to the notes played with Keith tuners are placeholders, and I used the “change note” function to sound the relevant notes in the MIDI. Thus by playing the MIDI you can hear an approximation what it sounds like to achieve melody notes by detuning and retuning a string. In my opinion this is one of the coolest effects in bluegrass banjo.

Bury Me Beneath the Willow 1&2

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/16/2006
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Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie

Genre: Country  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Devon Wells, updated: 9/29/2015
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Bus Stop Reel

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Am  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by heronhawk, updated: 11/22/2015
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Notes: Tuning is sawmill capo 2 (aEADE).

Bus Stop Reel (Clawh'r)

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/16/2006
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Busy Fingers

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 10/9/2011
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Notes: This is a nifty fiddle tune written by Tommy Jackson, the major session player on the fiddle in Nashville during the 1950s and 60s. The tune works really well on the banjo in a relatively painless melodic style. I first heard it played by Alan Munde under the title "Banjalin," on his 1977 album with Sam Bush (Together Again for the First Time). More recently I discovered an unreleased version by Bill Keith from around 1963. The first break is my own arrangement of Busy Fingers. The second break is similar to one of Alan Munde's.

Butch and Sundance in Bolivia

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Dm  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by littleton, updated: 12/20/2017
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Notes: Original tune by Jay Best

Buy Broom Besoms

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Julian44_4, updated: 1/29/2012
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Notes: TablEdit by David J Payne

By The Each


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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By the Light of the Silvery Moon

Genre: Popular  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/16/2006
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By the Light of the Silvery Moon

Genre: Popular  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by BanjoSampler, updated: 9/8/2009
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Notes: Old popular standard

By The Mark

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by sdevries, updated: 9/26/2010
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Bye Bye Blackbird

Genre: Jazz  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: F  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjoman 1, updated: 10/14/2014 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Revised version....Hope you like it..I am always open to learning from other musicians-I think that the chords are pretty close.. But--If you disagree with any of them..Please comment L.Williams

Bye Bye Blues - Don Reno

Genre: Jazz  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/8/2018
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Notes: Tune by Reno and Arthur Smith, lots of chords for your happy friends to pick, and a nice single-string break. Here is a link, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLfFZhVJrew

Byss-Calle's Slängpolska (tradistional Swedish tun

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 3/4/2012
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Notes: Byss-Calle (his real name was Carl Bössa) lived around 1800 and he wrote several tunes for nyckelharpa (key harp or key fiddle). This is one of them - a socalled slängpolska which is a dance very popular from around 1700 - 1850. Slängpolska is in 3/4 but often built up of 1/16 notes.

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