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F Major


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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F. Sor Study #1 Op.6 No.8

Genre: Classical  Style: Classical  Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 2/3/2018
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Notes: Fernando Sor first study for A. Segovia

Faded Love

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/27/2006
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Faded Coat of Blue


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Faded Love

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by schlange, updated: 8/5/2015
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Notes: From Jack Baker, for our TOTW (http://www.banjohangout.org/topic/307302/)

Fair Morning Hornpipe (Wilson Douglas)

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  
Posted by Yigal Zan, updated: 12/3/2011
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Notes: Double-D, capo at 2nd fret, 5th=a, aDADE

Faithless Love

Genre: Popular  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Studebaker Hawk, updated: 9/3/2009 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Based on the playing of Herb Pedersen from the Linda Ronstadt recording, this J. D. Souther favorite is played in the key of D with the banjo in a G tuning with the fifth string tuned to A. The role of the banjo is primarily that of backup to Ronstadt’s vocals.

Fall of Richmond

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/29/2006
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Fallin'

Genre: Popular  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/27/2006
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Falls of Richmond

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by LyleK, updated: 3/21/2010
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Notes: TOTW for 09/14/2008 (from "Haiku"). The one here is from the fiddling of Edden Hammons, not the Burl Hammons version popularized by the Fuzzy Mountain String Band. And the key is not D major as listed here, but is instead A Mixolydian (2 sharps)

Falls of Richmond

Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Julian44_4, updated: 1/20/2012 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: arranged for banjo by Dale Allen Pfeiffer

False Summit

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A#/Bb  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by dUSA, updated: 12/6/2009
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Fancy Dance

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by sproino, updated: 7/24/2016
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Notes: Fancy Dance, from Buckley's New Banjo Method of 1860. Not actually in standard open G, but in minstrel tuning eAEG#B. Perfectly playable in Briggs tuning of dGDF#A. To play on a modern banjo, tune your fourth string down by two semitones and you'll be in a transposition of minstrel tuning.

Fanny Blair

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

Far Away

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Bm  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Jo Ban, updated: 4/20/2015 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: A nice waltz by Pete Jung

Farajaka

Genre: Other  Style: Other  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by BanjoTJC, updated: 1/14/2013
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Farbenlied

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by phb, updated: 4/26/2011
Download: PDF

Notes: My first arrangement. An old German childrens song which happens to be the song we use to sing my daughter to sleep each night. It is called "Das Farbenlied" (the colours song) or "Grün, grün, grün" (Green, green, green). There is one colour in each verse and the lyrics repeat all the time: "Grün, grün, grün sind alle meine Kleider, grün, grün, grün ist alles, was ich hab. Darum lieb' ich alles, was so grün ist, weil mein Schatz ein Jäger ist." (Green ... are all my cloths, green is everything I own, this is why I love everything green, because my darling is a hunter) It goes on with all types of colours and matching professions, black => chimney sweeper, red => fireman, yellow => postman, blue => sailor. You get the idea...

Farewell Blues


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/29/2006
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Farewell Blues

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/29/2006
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Farewell Blues

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/30/2006
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Farewell Blues

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/30/2006
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Farewell Blues

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/30/2006
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Farewell Blues


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/30/2006
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Farewell Blues

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/3/2006
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Farewell Blues

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/3/2006
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Farewell Blues

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D#/Eb  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by KI4PRK, updated: 11/11/2009 - 4 Member Comments
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Notes: Farewell Blues, an old swing tune made famous as a bluegrass banjo instrumental by Earl Scruggs, in a more jazz-worthy key: Eb major, although like Earls version it has that funky b3 major chord instead of the swingy b3 diminished chord. The key should not be as much a subject of worry as is the intense hand contortions needed to get the drop-C chord (e.g. 5567, 4th to 1st strings) sound in open-G; down the neck this is a real STRECH! It took me a looottt of practising to be able to make the chords up to speed, but it is worth it; it's a real neat sound. The other hard lick is the tag lick such as the one in measures 3 & 7. This one takes a little practice. The single string licks are mostly standard Reno single string licks, although there's one of my own at the beginning of the 5th break. This tune will definitely take some practice, but it's a real firecracker once you get it right. I shamelessly like this tune in Eb much better than drop-C tuning, key of C. Has a Rhythm Guitar & Bass rhythm track. Have fun!

Farewell Blues (Backup)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by seanray, updated: 10/6/2013
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Notes: Backup Tab for "The Session Book" - seanray.com

Farewell Blues II

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/29/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Farewell To Erin-Ireland based on Dave Hum's

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Adam Kaminski, updated: 10/27/2015
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Notes: My interpretation of farewell to erin played originally by Dave Hum (RIP) here's a link to Dave's play: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fcuef_w4UJs #Dunno what key it is in cause i'm just starting with music and as you probably know you can use TablEdit even without knowing music notation, just experimenting - worked for me :)

Farewell to Ireland

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Julian44_4, updated: 4/24/2013
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Notes: TablEdited by Richard Caloun

Farewell to Nova Scotia

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Julian44_4, updated: 12/16/2011
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Farewell to Whalley Range

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Other  Key: F#/Gbm  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by smitchinson, updated: 10/17/2014
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Notes: A great Slip Jig by UK Flute/Whistle player Michael McGoldrick. Simple and fun to play. Capo 2nd fret for F#m.

Farewell To Whisky

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by AllanJ, updated: 2/4/2011 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: This often gets played fast, as a reel, but was intended as a lament. Composed by the Scottish fiddler Niel Gow when, after a poor harvest, no barley was permitted to be used for distilling.

Farewell Trion

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 4/23/2014 - 2 Member Comments
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Farewell Trion

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by heronhawk, updated: 9/16/2016
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Notes: 'Farewell Trion' - James Bryan learned Farewell Trion from Mack Blaylock (1914 – 1987). They are from the same region near Lookout Mountain in Alabama. Mack learned it from his great-uncle, Joe Blaylock (born 1854) who had worked at the mill in Trion, Georgia but was laid off and walked back home to Alabama. The original tune had two parts. James added the third part in the 1980’s. Several musicians have since recorded it, a notable one being Chris Coole with Ivan Rosenburg on a CD in 2010 named “Farewell Trion.” (thanks to Janet Barton for history of this tune) Here's Janet Barton's tab and recording of the tune: http://www.banjohangout.org/archive/297439

Farewell You Spanish Ladies

Genre: Folk  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by rrode, updated: 5/10/2014 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: This is my own arrangement in 3/4 time. I was going to submit this for one of the banjo challenges, but a house move and resultant disruptions got in the way. For extra credit what major motion picture, shot in New England, features this song?

Farmacology

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Other  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by howsy-bee, updated: 6/14/2016 - 3 Member Comments
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Farmer's Blues

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/27/2006
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Fastest Grass Alive - Sonny Osborne

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/16/2018 - 6 Member Comments
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Notes: Nice break by Sonny on this song written by Paul Craft. Capo 4 and tune your 5th string to b. There's chords for your finger-pickin' good, Kentucky-fried buddy to jam along. Here's a reference video, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMhMn_zqGiI

Fat Meat and Dumplings

Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Julian44_4, updated: 1/20/2012
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Notes: arranged for banjo by Dale Allen Pfeiffer

Father Abraham

Genre: Traditional  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Jethro Aberdeen, updated: 11/1/2013
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Notes: Capo on 2nd fret to play in key of D Single note melody

Father I Adore You

Genre: Other  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/27/2006
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Father I Adore You

Genre: Other  Style: Other  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by twylite147, updated: 12/20/2014
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Father Kelly's


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/29/2006
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Father O'Flynn

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Jo Ban, updated: 4/16/2015
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Notes: Double D Tuning (capo 2)

Fathers Pride

Genre: Old Time  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Conlon187, updated: 3/26/2012 - 2 Member Comments
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Feathers and Tape

Genre: Other  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Gm  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Devon Wells, updated: 10/10/2011
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Notes: Sort of a bluesy jig.

Fennario

Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by brentfpage, updated: 9/11/2011
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Fernando Sor, Andante Op. 31 #1

Genre: Classical  Style: Classic  Key: C  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mike Moss, updated: 5/8/2012
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Notes: A tabledited version of Al Jeffery's arrangement for Classic Banjo; the choices in fingerings and positions are my own and do not necessarily reflect the best options.

Ffidl Ffadl

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by stigandr5, updated: 1/30/2012
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Notes: Arrangement of a traditional Welsh fiddle tune for clawhammer banjo.

Fiddler's Blues

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Other  Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by KI4PRK, updated: 9/7/2009 - 5 Member Comments
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Notes: Here's Fiddler's Blues, an old Fiddlin' Arthur Smith tune in D. It is one of the most haunting tunes I know, making extensive use of that odd flat-five note (Ab in this case). It is quite slow, and has a march-like quality (in rhythm, not melody!), which is slightly less exaggerated in the original recording by the use of sock-rhythm guitar rather than the standard bass-chord bluegrass/old time rhythm guitar. It's not particularly hard, and because it is slow the single string parts can (and should) be played by picking repeatedly with the thumb rather than TI or TIM (I have included right-hand fingering in this tab for this reason). There are a lot of bends in this tune, to replicate the many slides Smith used in the recording. I like to put a D-tuner on the low D, set the stop down to slightly above a C, and bend from the b7 up to the D in the second part, to replicate FA Smith's slide there. I highly recommend listening to the original recording! Has a Rhythm Guitar & Bass rhythm track. Have fun!

Fiddling Around

Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 1/25/2015
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Notes: Here is a three-finger version of Fiddling Around. The TablEdit file contains both banjo and guitar, while the pdf version only shows the banjo (and the guitar chords). The tab is based on a transcription from the fiddle version in David Brody's The Fiddler's Fakebook. The first part is rather banjo friendly, but the second part contains some "shuffling" which can be played in several other ways on the banjo. Just use your own imagination and work out something own if you feel for it.

Fine Times at Our House

Genre: Old Time  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Don Borchelt, updated: 11/13/2010
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Notes: This tune comes from the legendary West Virginia fiddler Edden Hammons. The tune is basically in Mixolydian mode, and is crooked; the A part has an extra beat. I have a video posted of this tune on my homepage.

Finger Warmup Exercises

Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by davidtoc, updated: 4/9/2011 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: These are finger warm up exercises based on ones I used to do for guitar. Play *slowly*, with metronome or play along with Tabledit, until you can play them perfectly. If you're making mistakes as you play, you're playing it fast. Increase speed gradually over time. I did this with standard G tuning, which is how it sounds best, but this is about fingering, not melody, so technically the tuning of your banjo doesn't matter.

Fire and Rain

Genre: Popular  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/27/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Fire on the Banjo

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 10/8/2011
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Notes: This is not note-for-note the way Bobby Thompson recorded it, but it's probably close enough for most of us. His version was in B flat, incidentally, capoed up three. It should be played fast; so burn it up!

Fire on the Mountain

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/27/2006
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Fire On The Mountain

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/27/2006
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Fire on the Mountain

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/3/2006
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Fire on the Mountain

Genre: Old Time  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Don Borchelt, updated: 11/13/2010
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Notes: This "fire" is a rare tune that comes from the late south-central Kentucky fiddler Isham Monday. It is completely unrelated to the tune most commonly associated with the title, a bluegrass fiddle standard. I have a video posted of this tune on my homepage.

Fire on the Mountain

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by LyleK, updated: 11/13/2010
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Notes: After Isham Monday's fiddling, so not the D/A version

Fire on the Mountain (Banjo Lead)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/3/2006
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fire on the mountain intro by iron horse

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by BigCotton89, updated: 6/10/2011 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: this is just the intro. I'll try to work on the rest of it later.

Fireball

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 2/28/2015 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Josh Graves - King Of The Dobro Album / Blake Williams ? - banjo

FIREBALL MAIL

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/30/2006
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Fireball Mail

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Snowman217, updated: 12/11/2009
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Notes: Has guitar and bass backup.

Fireball Mail

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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Fireball Mail

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by schlange, updated: 10/20/2014 - 3 Member Comments
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Notes: For our TOTW (http://www.banjohangout.org/topic/293104) from Jack Baker.

Fireball Mail

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by HOWDYDOODY, updated: 5/7/2016
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Fireball Mail (1st Banjo Break)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/3/2006
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Fireball Mail (2nd Banjo Break)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/3/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Fireball Mail (Backup)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by seanray, updated: 10/6/2013 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Backup Tab for "The Session Book" - seanray.com

Fireball Mail (Backup)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by seanray, updated: 10/11/2013
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Notes: Backup Tab for "The Session Book" - seanray.com

First Day In Town

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Gm  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by maddogonbanjo, updated: 1/12/2011
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Notes: Kenny Baker fiddle tune

First hard rain

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Dm  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by heronhawk, updated: 9/18/2018
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Notes: An Irish tune composed by Randal Bays. There are two mp3 files here: 1) solo cello banjo, and 2) duet of standard 5-string banjo with cello banjo. Banjo tab and sheet music are here to download

First Noel, The

Genre: Popular  Style: Other  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by BanjoSampler, updated: 9/20/2009
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Notes: Traditional Christmas tune, arranged for the beginner.

First Rag


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/27/2006
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First Song - Ramshackle Glory

Genre: Folk  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by anteater, updated: 4/25/2015
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Fisher's Hornpipe

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/3/2006
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Fisher's Hornpipe

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Other  Key: F  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by KI4PRK, updated: 1/4/2010
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Notes: Here is an excellent old fiddle tune, "Fisher's Hornpipe", arranged for melodic style banjo in the original key of F major. While not an unknown fiddle tune, it's not overly common and is one of my personal favorites. It's relatively hard, and I perpetually have trouble with the timing. There are two markedly different ways to play "Fisher's", one is at a medium tempo with a pronounced bounce, the other is at a relatively fast tempo with straight 8th notes. The former would be more of a dancing style, the latter a bluegrass style. There are two places in the tune which have a II7 (G7) chord, which may or may not be played by the guitarist. Has a Rhythm Guitar & Bass rhythm track. Have fun!

Fisher's Hornpipe

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Other  Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by KI4PRK, updated: 1/4/2010 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Here is an excellent old fiddle tune, "Fisher's Hornpipe", arranged for melodic style banjo in the now-common key of D major. It is a straight forward, entirely melody based version of the tune. In the first part there is a quick (1/2 measure) II7 (E7) chord, which may or may not be played by the rhythm guitarist; the melody does not change, regardless. There is a little bit of "cross-picking" (crossing one right-hand finger over another) and dropping the middle finger down to the 2nd string. Has a Rhythm Guitar & Bass rhythm track. Have fun!

Fisher's Hornpipe

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Other  Key: D  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Tom Hanway, updated: 4/18/2011 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: Okay, here's a tune from my very first book (Limited Printing First Edition - 1994), in manuscript form: 25 Traditional Irish & Celtic Tunes. I expanded that book and made a CD, at the request of Bill Bay, to produce: Mel Bay’s Complete Book of Irish & Celtic 5-String Banjo.

Fisher's Hornpipe

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  
Posted by Yigal Zan, updated: 7/28/2011
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Notes: Double-D, capo at 2nd fret, 5th=a, aDADE

Fisher's Hornpipe

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by TheBanjoPrince, updated: 10/28/2011
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Notes: Visit my site at www.StewartTylerMay.com for more melodic clawhammer tabs.

FIsher's Hornpipe


Posted by rdiesel007, updated: 8/22/2013 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: One of my good friends showed me this on mandolin and I transcribed it to banjo. The B section is pretty hard but a friend of mine and great banjoist Jordan Alleman helped simplify it. Enjoy! Rick

Fisher's Hornpipe

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 9/26/2015
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Notes: FH can be played in several different keys, but it works well in G, which takes advantage of some standard melodic positions and runs. I took the variation on the A part, starting in measure 9, from Byron Berline's version in his fiddle album with the Dillards. You will note that it anticipates the B part and that its chord structure is slightly different from the standard A part, in measures 1 to 9. Berline and the Dillards played it in D, and I transposed it to G. I hope I captured the feel of his version.

Fisher's Hornpipe

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Open D (f#DF#Ad)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by AlBanjo38, updated: 3/23/2018
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Notes: Melodic (Not exactly Scruggs)

Fisher's Hornpipe (Banjo Lead)


Posted by schlange, updated: 4/3/2006
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Fisherman's Island

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  
Posted by Yigal Zan, updated: 12/3/2013
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Notes: Double-D, capo at 2nd fret, 5th=a, aDADE

Fishers Hornpipe

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  
Posted by Tono, updated: 9/17/2010
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Fishers Hornpipe

Genre: Unknown/None Chosen  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjoman 1, updated: 2/20/2014 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: Fishers Hornpipe dates back to the revolutionary war...and is still popular with fiddlers...Hope you like it...Lynn

FISHIN' BLUES

Genre: Folk  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjukebox, updated: 7/30/2013
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Fishing Rod Reel

Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Julian44_4, updated: 1/20/2012
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Notes: arranged for banjo by Dale Allen Pfeiffer

Five Foot Two

Genre: Jazz  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by imac50, updated: 5/30/2013 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Jazz standard based on the playing of Allen Shelton.

Five Foot Two

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by bigbandjos, updated: 8/31/2014
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Five Foot Two Eyes Of Blue

Genre: Popular  Style: Other  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by schlange, updated: 11/14/2013
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Notes: For use with this lesson: http://www.banjohangout.org/blog/31003

Five foot two, eyes of blue

Genre: Jazz  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by eypacha, updated: 4/21/2013
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Notes: Song: Five foot two, eyes of blue (Has anybody seen my gal?) Author: Ray Henderson Version: Jay Buckey

Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue

Genre: Ragtime  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by larrytanner, updated: 10/8/2013
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Notes: Tab by Tom Adams

Five in the Morning

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 4/13/2016 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: Here's a lovely little tune with a great title written by Steve Huber of Huber Banjos fame, and one that involves use of Keith/Scruggs tuners. (For simplicity I will refer just to Keith tuners.) It is problematic to tab the Keith tuner changes in TablEdit, and so I have followed my usual practice: I have tabbed the tune to show the melody notes without tuners (i.e., the notes as played on fretted strings 3 and 4), but I added the protocol for using Keith tuners on open strings (2 and 3) above the tab. So you can still play it if you do not have Keith tuners, although it sounds much better with the tuners. The structure of the tune is AAB, and I have included a second version of the B part, this one up the neck. Although similar to Huber's version, this is my own arrangement of Five in the Morning and not a note-for-note transcription of his.

Five Miles from Town

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by LyleK, updated: 7/1/2011
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Five Miles From Town (Cyril Stinnett's)

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  
Posted by Yigal Zan, updated: 6/16/2014
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Notes: Double-D, capo at 2nd fret, 5th=a, aDADE

Five Miles of Ellum Wood

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jack_beuthin, updated: 7/14/2017
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Notes: Five Miles of Ellum Wood is OT TOTW for 14 July 2017. This tab is based on the banjo playing of David Deacon (his YouTube is linked in the TOTW presentation). Use sawmill tuning either capoed or tuned up to key of A.

Five Pounds of Possum

Genre: Folk  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by SixBs, updated: 6/7/2015
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Five Roads

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/28/2006
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Five Speed (Backup)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by seanray, updated: 10/6/2013
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Notes: Backup Tab for "The Session Book" - seanray.com

Five tunes for baritone or tenor banjo

Genre: Old Time  Style: 4-String (Tenor/Plectrum)  Tuning: Tenor Irish (GDAE)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Tom Berghan, updated: 1/9/2011
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Notes: Five pages of Old Time tunes for baritone or tenor banjo (either tuning)

Flames Upon the Cuyahoga

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by ChuckJo, updated: 12/14/2013
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Notes: An original modal tune, in aEADE (A Modal) inspired by the great Cuyahoga River fire. A great discussion of the fire and the tune can be found at http://www.banjohangout.org/topic/275873 A modal can be achieved by tuning the banjo to G modal (gDGCD) and adding a capo at the second fret and raising the pitch on the 5th string one step.

Flannery's Dream B part (Bragger)

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mark Johnson, updated: 1/19/2013
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Notes: A tab to help people get started on the tricky B part of Flannery's Dream. This version is based loosely on the fiddling of David Bragger.

Flat Broke and Lonesome (Banjo Lead)

Genre: Bluegrass  
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/3/2006
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Flatbush Waltz

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Gm  Tuning: Open Gm (gDGBbD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by ssalter, updated: 7/13/2013
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Notes: Flatbush Waltz, based off Andy Statman's arrangement.

Flatbush Waltz

Genre: Other  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Gm  Tuning: Open Gm (gDGBbD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by heronhawk, updated: 12/24/2015
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Notes: A Klezmer waltz named 'Flatbush Waltz' composed by Andy Statman. Inspired by Janet Burton's version at http://www.banjojudy.com/2015/12/flatbush-waltz-clawhammer-banjo-tab/ Sheet music is available at https://thesession.org/tunes/3809

Flatbush Waltz (KC)

Genre: Other  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Gm  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 12/15/2015 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: This tune was written by Andy Statman who plays Klezmer music. Banjo Judy has begun a Klezmer Clawhammer website where this tune is included. (See: http://www.banjojudy.com/klezmer-music/.)

Flexibility

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/29/2006
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Flexibility

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/30/2006
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Flight of the Bumblebee

Genre: Other  Style: Other  Key: Am  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Gontii, updated: 2/1/2010
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Notes: Music N. Rimskii-Korsakov from an opera " the Fairy tale on tsar Saltan"

Flight of the Bumblebee

Genre: Classical  Style: Classical  Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Kstevensmd, updated: 10/4/2011 - 3 Member Comments
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Notes: This is the full tab for the Flight of the Bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov arranged by Mark A. Raborn featured in the October edition of the Banjo Newsletter page 5. Enjoy!

Flight of the Bumblebee

Genre: Classical  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by flyingeaglerb3, updated: 7/14/2013
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Notes: flight of the bumblebee

Fling

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by JLouis, updated: 4/16/2017
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Notes: Probably from Altan

Fling Ding - Ralph Stanley

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 10/16/2018 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: This is a fun tune by the Stanley Brothers. Here's a reference video, Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhXPdOsVmWE

Flint Hill Special Don Stover style

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 8/1/2013
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Notes: In the multi-CD set "Newport Folk Festival: Best of Bluegrass 1959-66," Don Stover played a great break to Flint Hill Special employing a descending melody on the fourth string. It reminds me of a ball bouncing down a staircase ("descending Victorian stairs," a line from Jesse Winchester), and I refer to it as Stover's Staircase break. The repetitive right-hand pattern is 4-2-1-2. I have tabbed out an approximation of Stover's Staircase break here, and you can find a variation of the Staircase break in my tab to FMB elsewhere on BHO.

Flippen (The Flip)

Genre: Folk  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Banjo Island, updated: 2/26/2012 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: A 3-finger arrangement of Vasen's Flippen. The A part is a down the neck, fairly scruggsy solo version of the melody. The B part goes up the neck, and is rather more like how Punch Brothers do it, albeit massively simplified from Noam P's part! Capoed up 2 for A. Amended 26/2/12: A couple of tweaks to the tab, since I've familiarised myself with Swedish folk music a bit more since then..

Flipper

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/28/2006
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Flipper - Bela Fleck

Genre: Jazz  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by arnon4, updated: 8/16/2014
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Notes: Main theme only.

Flop Eared Mule

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/29/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Flop Eared Mule

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjoman 1, updated: 9/6/2012
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Notes: Flop eared mule is popular fiddle/ banjo tune..hope you like it......Lynn

Flop Eared Mule - Don Reno

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/5/2018
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Notes: Reno and Smiley's version from the Banjo Special LP. I included chords in case some donkey wants to pick along. Here's a video for reference it starts at the 16:30 mark, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JACwzvWFP7k

Flop-Eared Mule

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Other  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by BanjoSampler, updated: 9/7/2009
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Notes: MP3 file for this tab in my Music section

Floped-Eared Mule

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/29/2006
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Floped-Eared Mule

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/30/2006
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Flopped Eared Mule

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Other  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JohanOhman, updated: 10/26/2011
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Notes: This is a melodic arrangement of Flopped Eared Mule, which I learned from Tony Thrishka on School of Banjo.

Flow Gently, Sweet Afton

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

Flower Blooming In The Wildwood

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 3/8/2016 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Michael Cleveland - Charlie Cushman banjo capo 4

Flowers of Edinburgh

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/29/2006
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Flowers of Edinburgh

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/15/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Flowers of Edinburgh

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Other  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by howsy-bee, updated: 2/8/2018
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Notes: www.banjo-tabs.com

Fly Around My Pretty Litter Miss

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by bornold, updated: 1/14/2014
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Notes: This is My version of this song. Never mind the star on the tab, it means nothing. Can Also be Played in Double D

Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Steelydan, updated: 10/2/2013 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Capo 2 Sawmill Tuning (2nd string C) Capoed 2, tuning is AEADE. Part B (in Double C) can be found, with melody @ EZFOLK (http://www.ezfolk.com/banjo/tab/efgh/flyround/flyround.html) by Richard Hefner with midi file. Part B would be considered Intermediate. Can be played without Capo. Substitute .jpg with .mp3 in offsite URL for another version.

Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by littleton, updated: 6/28/2017
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Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss - EASY

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by littleton, updated: 6/4/2018
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Notes: A super easy version

Fly Away Medley

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by dpetervan, updated: 5/10/2011 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: This is a banjo arrangement of the Fly Away Medley by Mark Hayes. I was asked to perform this in church, so I had to figure out a tablature arrangement. Some is based on tabs from others, but most, I wrote myself. This is the first time I have done this, and the first time I performed in public (possibly my last!). This file was corrected and improved 5-9-2011.

Flying home to Shelley

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by heronhawk, updated: 3/21/2015 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Contra dance tune in the Portland Collection volume 2.

Flying Indian (CH - aDADE)

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by ScottK, updated: 1/28/2010
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Notes: Waltz from the playing of Luther Davis and Roscoe Parish

FMB - slow and swinging

Genre: Bluegrass  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by eagleisland, updated: 9/18/2011 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: All of us want to play FMB at speed. Trying to speed up too fast is difficult because it only SOUNDS like FMB at warp 9. Slowing it down and adding some swing makes it fun and almost turns it into a new song - except it's not. Play it with some swing, and when the speed comes to you it'll sound like FMB! This was tabbed on the fly so it's not completely accurate - but it's close enough.

FMB - slow and UNSWUNG

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by eagleisland, updated: 9/19/2011
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Notes: In response to a question, here's the same exact arrangement without any swing in it. Compare to "FMB slow and swinging" tab.

FMB Don Stover style

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 8/1/2013 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Don Stover played a marvelous descending melody as one of his breaks to Flint Hill Special. The right-hand pattern is a repetitive 4-2-1-2. Although I have not been able to find a version by Stover, or anybody else for that matter, playing this melodic sequence in Foggy Mountain Breakdown, the pattern works well with FMB. This is my arrangement of FMB with a number of embellishments. The second break includes a Stover-like sequence.

Focus on 1

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Exercises and Licks  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 1/15/2014
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Notes: Interval Theory

Foggy Dew

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Am  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by bingaling, updated: 1/9/2012
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Notes: The Chords have a clawhammer note on the top string, I just don't know how to write that yet.

Foggy Dew

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Dm  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by ndlxs, updated: 12/1/2015
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Notes: This song commemorates the Easter Rising of 1916, which ultimately resulted in the Irish Free State. I play on 5 string banjo, clawhammer style, in a aCGCD tuning. The video of me playing this can be heard here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rvcC43XeZg

Foggy Haze

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by ZydecoBanjo, updated: 7/6/2017
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Notes: An internet collect study of an approximation to the Earl Scruggs favorite.

Foggy Mountain Breakdown

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by fishnfule, updated: 12/20/2009 - 4 Member Comments
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Notes: Transposed from Rob Bourassa's video lessons. I hope this is OK with Mr Bourassa. There may be a mistake around the 13th measure.

foggy mountain breakdown

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by puloy, updated: 4/17/2011
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Notes: challenge

Foggy Mountain Breakdown

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by allisondas, updated: 11/14/2011 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Transcription as played on 'the Essential Earl Scruggs'

Foggy Mountain Breakdown

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

Foggy Mountain Breakdown

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by schlange, updated: 8/31/2014 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: From Jack Baker, for our TOTW

Foggy Mountain Breakdown

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by HOWDYDOODY, updated: 1/29/2017
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Foggy Mountain Breakdown - Backup

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Backing Track  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Tunefoxer, updated: 6/21/2018 - 13 Member Comments
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Foggy Mountain Breakdown - Clawhammer

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 10/27/2013
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Foggy Mountain Breakdown - Melodic

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Exercises and Licks  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Tunefoxer, updated: 6/21/2018
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Foggy Mountain Breakdown - Scruggs

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Tunefoxer, updated: 6/21/2018
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Foggy Mountain Breakdown (Backup)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by seanray, updated: 10/11/2013
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Notes: Backup Tab for "The Session Book" - seanray.com

Foggy Mountain Breakdown (Variations for Contest)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Devon Wells, updated: 7/18/2013 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: A BHO member asked me for the tab for my version of FMB from the contest so here it is for anyone interested.

Foggy Mountain Breakdown as taught by Rob Bourassa

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by kleblanc, updated: 7/6/2010
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Notes: I have edited this time in attempt to get a closer representation of the actual timing. First attempt at this, so it may be way off. Rob has confirmed that the fingering is correct anyway, so it should be helpful.

Foggy Mountain Breakdown last break - Earl

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/19/2018 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: This is the break that no one usually tabs out, it's the last UTN break for FMB to complete the tab that is included in the Earl 5- string Book. This is how I hear it with the help from nosepickerbob and MickG and how I would play it if I were trying to play it like the record.Here' a reference video: https://youtu.be/z_Y3mnj-8lA?t=130

Foggy Mountain Breakdown Mercury/Columbia kickoff

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 12/19/2013
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Notes: transposed to A440 looped 20x

Foggy Mountain breakdown(merenderos97 version)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Alberto Ruatta, updated: 9/9/2011
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Foggy Mountain Chimes

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by schlange, updated: 7/14/2015 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: For this week's TOTW, from Jack Baker. http://www.banjohangout.org/topic/306395

Foggy Mountain Minor

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 5/4/2018
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Notes: I also call this tune "Mody Mountain Breakdown". It is a little fun with an old Bluegrass banjo favorite which I transposed into Dorian mode and played is sawmill tuning with some kind of Scruggs style.

Foggy Mountain Minor Breakdown

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Em  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 5/11/2014
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Notes: This tab is in response to a post about writing a song in a minor key and shows that a song could be "flipped over" into it's relative minor key. The chord progression is as follows: Em Em Em Em G G Em Em G G Em Em B7 B7 Em Em

Foggy Mountain Rock

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by banjoman0254, updated: 12/8/2009 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Here is an example of what I offer from my site at http://www.leemarcusmusic.webs.com/

Foggy Mountain Rock

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by johann, updated: 4/13/2011
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Notes: Transcribed from an old TV recording of Flatt and Scruggs Band.

Foggy Mountain Secial

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by curt57, updated: 10/18/2015
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Foggy Mountain Special

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by dUSA, updated: 2/4/2012
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Notes: Single String version

Foggy Mountain Special

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by bluegrassboy4life, updated: 7/18/2018
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Notes: This version of this song is how my teacher showed me. To my ears, it is by far the slickest sounding version I have ever heard. I just learned it today and tabbed it out, and I'm already slick on it. Once I really get the hang of it, I will add an MP3 of me playing it, as my teacher doesn't want his video all over the internet. I will add melodic versions later. ENJOY! Please voice your opinions!

Foggy Mountain Special Syncopated G-Run

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by seanray, updated: 1/19/2017 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: Here is Earl's syncopated bass run solo leading into the bass solo.

Foggy Mountain Special Variation 1

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by bluegrassboy4life, updated: 7/25/2018
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Notes: Here's a variation of Foggy Mtn Special. THIS VERSION IS VERY DIFFICULT, SO YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! If you've got someone to impress, here's how to do it. You MUST know Foggy Mountain Breakdown to learn this however, because I couldn't tab out that last little piece as you will see in the tab, but it will be in the MP3. Enjoy!

Foggy Mountain Special w/backup

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Buxton, updated: 1/20/2015
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Notes: Complete song, all breaks and backup

Foggy Mt. Breakdown

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by CBSplayer, updated: 3/2/2014
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Foggy River

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/5/2006
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Folding Down The Sheets

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Julian44_4, updated: 10/2/2011
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Notes: Tab by Lyle W Konigsberg aDADE

Folding Down The Sheets

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  
Posted by Yigal Zan, updated: 6/17/2012
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Notes: Double-D, capo at 2nd place, 5th=a, aDADE

Follow On

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by stan, updated: 7/23/2012
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Notes: Bluegrass Gospel

Follow The Leader


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/29/2006
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Follow The Leader

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/30/2006
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Follow The Leader

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by seanray, updated: 7/20/2012
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Notes: Here is my take on Don Reno’s classic tune, Follow The Leader. It incorporates the three main styles of Bluegrass banjo; Scruggs, Melodic and of course Single-String (ala Don Reno).

Follow the Leader - Don Reno

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by rwsansom, updated: 10/12/2018 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: Transcribed while listening to the CD: Don Reno - Founding Father of Bluegrass. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiAw1khxyhQ

Follow the Leader - Don Reno-

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/3/2018 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Classic Reno instrumental. Lots of single String licks to learn. I included the chords so the Leader can follow you. Here's a YouTube video for reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiAw1khxyhQ

Follow the Leader (Reno & Smiley)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Tom Hanway, updated: 6/25/2015
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Notes: This is based on the original Reno & Smiley recording. It's heavily syncopated and very striking: Reno accented a lot of melody notes on the offbeats, also brushing with his thumb, letting the banjo ring into the downbeat, and his staccato single-string work is legendary stuff, a bold stylistic departure from Earl's approach. This is one of Reno's signature tunes, perhaps his answer to Scruggs' 'Foggy Mountain Breakdown'. (See page 1 and 2.)

Follow The Leader/Don Reno

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by SCFActg, updated: 6/4/2012
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Folsom Prison

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: E  Tuning: Open D (f#DF#Ad)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjoman 1, updated: 6/3/2015 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: I play this tune out of D tuning and capoed up 2 frets for key of E. A lot of guitar pickers think that they've got us banjo pickers on the ropes by playing in E. WE have secret weapons, one is open D tuning and the other is a capo. :) Have fun with this tune.......Lynn

Folsom Prison Blues

Genre: Country  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 4/2/2012 - 2 Member Comments
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Folsom prison blues

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: E  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by guyfaivre, updated: 11/3/2017 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: I tried to transcribe the interesting video of John Stiltner : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Fbq4Sj5vN4 This piece of Johnny Cash is played in the unusual tone of E -- J'ai essayé de transcrire l’intéressante vidéo de John Stiltner Ce morceau de Johnny Cash est joué dans l'inhabituelle tonalité de Mi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Fbq4Sj5vN4

Foochow's Shanghai

Genre: Jazz  Style: 4-String (Tenor/Plectrum)  Key: G  Tuning: Tenor Standard (CGDA)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by porterchrille, updated: 1/9/2011
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Notes: Foochow's Shanghai has been my first compostion for the tenor banjo, which I have dedicated to my good Scottish banjo friend Bill Somerville from Glasgow. It should adapt an Chinese touch, in style to Chinatown, My Chinatown. This tune was published in my second music book for the tenor banjo. Chrille's Hot & Jazzy Melodies For The Tenor Banjo Vol. II deals with wonderful compositions for the tenor banjo, which present the banjo in all it's characteristics. These are the songs: St. Louis Blues (W.C. Handy), Pepper & Salt (Ralph Colicchio), Foochow's Shanghai (Christian Loos), The Savoy Rag (Pete Mandell), The Ghost Of The Banjo (Roy Smeck) & My Lady Jazz (A.J. Weidt). As a first impression of the book you can enjoy my composition Foochow's Shanghai. As always you have a piano accompaniment on CD in three different speed levels. Please visit: www.banjochrille.com Contact: mail@banjochrille.com

Footprints In The Snow

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/29/2006
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For A Friend


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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For A Friend


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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For Sascha

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/29/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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For You

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/29/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Forefit o'da Ship

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

Forever And A Day

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by dpetervan, updated: 8/12/2011
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Notes: Verse and backup arranged by Tom Arri; lead break tabbed by Peter Van Eenenaam Song written by Jens Kruger

Forever and A Day by the Kruger Brothers

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A#/Bb  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by dpetervan, updated: 3/27/2011 - 4 Member Comments
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Notes: Here is my attempt at a close "note for note" transcription of Jens Kruger's banjo break. The verse part sounds great using BanjoTom's arrangement.

forget you - cee lo green

Genre: Other  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  
Posted by geekinesis, updated: 6/8/2012 - 3 Member Comments
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Forked Deer

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/29/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Forked Deer

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/29/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Forked Deer

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Julian44_4, updated: 1/20/2012
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Notes: arranged for banjo by Dale Allen Pfeiffer

forked deer

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Other  Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by peter somerville, updated: 10/15/2015
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Notes: this tab is using modern 3 finger single string approach

Forkey Deer

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/29/2006
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Fort Reburn

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/29/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Fort Reburn


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/30/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Fortune I (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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Fortune II (thumb lead - some variations)

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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Forty Winks

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Open D (aDF#Ad)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by corcoran, updated: 5/24/2016 - 5 Member Comments
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Notes: A masterpiece by Marshall Brickman, from the album "Folk Banjo Styles" (Elektra, 1961).

Forty Years Of Trouble

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjo_don, updated: 5/14/2012
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Notes: This is my 1st tab nothing but banjo on this one.This my version of this song, hope you all like and comment on it. banjo_don

Forty Years of Trouble - Bela Fleck

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by rkfan100, updated: 4/7/2018 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: My transcription for the 2nd banjo break by Bela Fleck, of Forty Years of Trouble in Aubrey Haynie's album, "Doin' My Time". Notice the cool bluesy lick at the end. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD6v7E3WUIo&t=2m30s

Forward Roll Subtraction Game

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by mherring, updated: 4/28/2010
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Notes: A little game to work on Scruggs Style speed (I think). I heard a classical guitarist talking about tremolo speed. Tremolo on a classical guitar involves playing a rapid succession of index (i) - middle (m) - ring (a). He pointed out that even though the combination of the notes is rapid each finger digit is only striking the string say twice a measure, or once a measure. My theory is that if you increase the tempo on the index only to get the timing right on and then switch to middle only and then thumb only and then start mixing combinations of thumb + index only, or thumb + middle only, or index + middle only, then when you finally do thumb, index, middle you "might" be able to play a little faster than before.

Four

Genre: Jazz  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: D#/Eb  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjoski, updated: 11/1/2010
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Notes: Here is a single string version of the Miles Davis classic "Four"

Four Wet Pigs


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Four Wet Pigs


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Fox On The Run

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/29/2006
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Fox on the Run

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/5/2006
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Fox on the Run

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by John Harper, updated: 3/26/2010 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: This version is very similar to the arrangement by Cohen and Kennison. I heard it differenly so here's my version. I think Emerson and Waldon played it capoed up in C (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjQRzH-S_JM). Enjoy!

Foxfire (Banjo Lead)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/5/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Fractured Mirror

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/29/2006
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Francis Lee

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by stan, updated: 8/1/2012
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Notes: Stan Slack scslack@juno.com

Frank McConnell'sThree Step

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mwblake, updated: 10/11/2011 - 3 Member Comments
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Notes: A very pretty waltz written by Phil Cunningham. You can find a great recording of this tune on the "Transatlantic Sessions 3" DVD, featuring Aly Bain and Jerry Douglas. (No banjo to be seen, but we can remedy that!) I noticed just recently on listening to the original again, that I was missing a descending chord progression in the B part, so and have rectified it! B part is now complete with a "C-Am7-D-G change, as opposed to C - - G, which is how the tab went until now.... :-)

Frank's Reel

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by NOLScgp, updated: 2/25/2011
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Notes: Have fun with this one, any suggestions please let me know! drbtabs@gmail.com

Frankie Baker (thumb lead)

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 10/19/2011
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Freddie's Lilt (Part 1)

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/5/2006
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Freddie's Lilt (Part 2)

Genre: Other  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/5/2006
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Free Born Man - JD Crowe

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 4/10/2018 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: Great Jimmy Martin Song by Tony Rice with a cool solo by JD Crowe from the Got Me A Martin Guitar LP. There are chords so the monster under the bed can pick along. Here's a link to the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKgFB4V5wtE

Free Until They Cut Me Down

Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Jonesb93, updated: 12/22/2013 - 1 Member Comments
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Freeborn Man

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/30/2006
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Freeborn Man

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/5/2006 - 3 Member Comments
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Freeborn Man. Yes, Bela's break.


Posted by rdiesel007, updated: 11/15/2012 - 9 Member Comments
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Notes: Well after two long mornings, 4 cups of coffee, a crashing and burning Amazing Slow Downer, I did it. I put a lot into this, and I'm so magnanimously giving it to you... My gift to the world. Enjoy the 'heck' out this one. It is an incredible solo. Here is the actual vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVl1ibykWZU -Ricky

freight train

Genre: Folk  Style: 4-String (Tenor/Plectrum)  Key: C  Tuning: Tenor Irish (GDAE)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjopaolo, updated: 2/17/2010
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Freight Train

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Devon Wells, updated: 2/26/2010
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Freight Train

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Fathand, updated: 12/21/2011
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Notes: Simple Version of Frieght Train

Freight Train (CH, C-tuning)

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 11/16/2011
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Notes: Here is a clawhammer version of Elisabeth Cotton's Freight Train. The first version is based on Elisabeth Cotton's original version, and the secon is a more "folky" version.

Freight Train for Clawhammer - Open G

Genre: Folk  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by darcyspring, updated: 10/7/2018
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Notes: Here's a fun version of Freight Train by Elizabeth Cotten. This pretty much just repeats over and over. It could be made fancier, but I think this simple version is very nice.

Frere Jacques

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

Frere Jaques

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Devon Wells, updated: 2/26/2010
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Freyer's Purple Emperor

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by sam_bentley, updated: 9/3/2013
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Notes: Written by Sam Bentley. Listen here: http://youtu.be/UtAFhks8ON4

Friend of the Devil (Verse Break)

Genre: Rock  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by TautHeadTim, updated: 11/18/2010
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Notes: Beginner/Intermediate. Not the “Pickin on” version and not quite Scruggs. The last couple bars are pretty uninspired. Please feel free to hijack, improve and expand. I’d love to see an intro and chorus added. See notes for additional comments.

Frisky Jim

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  
Posted by Yigal Zan, updated: 6/2/2014
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Notes: Double-D, capo at 2nd fret, 5th=a, aDADE

Frog On A Lilly Pad

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 8/29/2015
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From Thee, Eliza

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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Frontiers WIP

Genre: Jazz  Style: Other  Key: Dm  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by fullybakedbear, updated: 3/15/2010
Download: PDF | GUITAR-PRO 5

Notes: This is a work in progress. The end goal is to include the ad lib intro and the solo. I've posted the WIP to get some feedback on fingerings and such. At section E, I am pretty sure that he is hitting a bunch more Cs and I'll eventually get those in there. I put the pdf and gp5 versions up there in case someone gets froggy and wants to help.

Frosty Morn

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/29/2006
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Frosty Morning

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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Frosty the Snowman

Genre: Popular  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mwblake, updated: 9/14/2009 - 3 Member Comments
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Notes: Simple melodic arrangement of the Christmas classic. Felicitations of the season!!

Frosty The Snowman/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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Fugue In Em

Genre: Classical  Style: Classical  
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/29/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Fujavica (Snowstorm)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Sagar, updated: 4/24/2011
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Notes: writer Zdenek Vitek arr banjo Cyril Kovac

full and half diminished

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Exercises and Licks  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 1/16/2014
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Fun On The Wabash

Genre: Ragtime  Style: Classic  Key: C  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by trapdoor2, updated: 3/31/2016
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Notes: Parke Hunter, composer

Funeral March

Genre: Other  Style: Classic  Key: Cm  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Joel Hooks, updated: 3/6/2015 - 1 Member Comments
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Funeral March Of A Marionette

Genre: Classical  Style: Classical  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by trapdoor2, updated: 6/4/2011
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Notes: This arrangement taken from a '60's piano arrangement by John Schaum for intermediate piano players.

Funeral Party

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

Fur Elise

Genre: Classical  Style: Classical  
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/3/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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FW-Roll Etude

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by wesmont, updated: 11/12/2015
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Notes: Its based on an old church song "Holy God We Praise Thy Name".

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