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J'attendrai

Genre: Jazz  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by KI4PRK, updated: 11/9/2009 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: The old Italian/French song, "J'attendrai", arranged for Reno-style (labelled Scruggs, but really more Reno-ish) banjo. Also, it's labelled jazz, but it's really a Jazz tune arranged for bluegrass banjo; the chords are authentic though. Taken from Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli, & the Hot Club de France's movie from 1939. The ending is played by planting the heel of the right hand behind (above) the strings, & brushing upward in rapid succession (eight notes) with the index & middle fingers; this is hard, but definitely doable with practice. The Django-style run can be played with thumb & index up to a certain speed, and can probably be played at faster speeds with all three fingers though I do not play this way. Have fun!

J.S. Bach Cello Suite 1 Allemande

Genre: Classical  Style: Classical  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by tmoneygetpaid, updated: 5/22/2011 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: The second movement of the well-known first cello suite. Beautiful!

Jack of the Wood (Jens Kruger)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by flanorelli, updated: 3/4/2012 - 4 Member Comments
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Notes: I worked out an arrangement of Jens Kruger's "Jack of the Wood" from the Kruger Brother's "Between the Notes" CD. It may not be note-for-note accurate, but it's pretty close.

Jack's the Lad (Sailors Hornpipe)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Toppy, updated: 10/13/2011
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Jackdawg

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/7/2006
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Jackie Donnan's Mazurka

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  
Posted by Yigal Zan, updated: 11/26/2010
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Notes: Capo at 2nd fret (5th at 7th or peg up) aDADE

Jacknife-in'

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by KI4PRK, updated: 9/8/2009 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: This is a little-known Don Reno banjo tune, Jacknife-in'. He actually played it at only a medium tempo, but this version here is blazing fast in the manner of Jeremy Stephens, who recorded it for his CD, "Scarlet Banjo". Some of these breaks here are based on some of his breaks, and some are my own. Due to the tempo, single string work, and some very quick changing of positions this is quite a difficult piece. Single string work is TITI. It's labled Open G (gDGBD), but it has the 5th capoed up 2 (at the 7th fret) for aDGBD, in the key of D. Also, it's labeled "scruggs", but it's really "Reno" style. Has a Rhythm Guitar & Bass rhythm track. Have fun!

Jackson's Fancy

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JLouis, updated: 10/11/2017
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Notes: O’Neill #152

Jackson's Medley

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JLouis, updated: 10/11/2017
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Notes: Jackson’s Morning Brush (D) Jackson’s Bottle of Brandy (G) Jackson’s cravat (G)

Jacky Tar

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: Em  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by AllanJ, updated: 9/22/2015
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Notes: Session tune. England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland all seem to lay claim to this tune. I've included a setting of the B-part up an octave with lots of places to let chords ring.

Jacob's Ladder

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by RJWMitchell, updated: 11/8/2013
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Notes: I use a slightly different tune

Jalapeno Flashback (1st Banjo Break)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/29/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Jalepeno Flashback (Banjo Break #2)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/29/2006 - 2 Member Comments
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Jambalaya

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Stanman, updated: 6/18/2013
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Jambalaya

Genre: Country  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by kmwaters, updated: 6/18/2013
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Notes: Great Hank Williams Tune - intermediate-friendly

Jamestown Homeward Bound

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Julian44_4, updated: 1/28/2012
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Notes: TablEdit by David J Payne

Jamie Allen Rev 1

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by jmoathout, updated: 3/31/2011 - 1 Member Comments
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Jamie Come Try Me

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Julian44_4, updated: 1/28/2012
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Notes: TablEdit by David J Payne

Jan Olov's Dream (two finger style)

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Gm  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 10/20/2011
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Jane

Genre: Other  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Banjowen, updated: 9/5/2009 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: A self-penned tune which I wrote for Jane Crosby, a fellow Hangout member.

January Blues

Genre: Jazz  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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January Wedding

Genre: Country  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Rowens967, updated: 12/1/2012
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Notes: Studio Version of "January Wedding" by the Avett Brothers

Java


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/23/2006
- Download from banjobluegrass.free.fr

Jawbone

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

Jaybird (after John Burke)

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jack_beuthin, updated: 1/17/2016
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Notes: The tab is based on John Burke's banjo playing with The Yankee Carpetbaggers on their 1968 album, "Old Fashioned Dance Music." I may not have gotten every note, but it is pretty close.

Jaybird (John Summers version)

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jack_beuthin, updated: 1/14/2016
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Jaybird (revival version)

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jack_beuthin, updated: 1/12/2016
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Jayme Lynn

Genre: Other  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by arnon4, updated: 5/17/2012
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Notes: Jayme Lynn by Bela Fleck - one of my favorite tunes. This is how the tune goes, with some other instrument solos.

Jazz Blues Chord Progression in F

Genre: Jazz  Style: 4-String (Tenor/Plectrum)  Key: F  Tuning: Tenor Standard (CGDA)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by four string frido, updated: 8/24/2017
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Notes: Jazz Blues Progression In the key of F,featuring 4 different dominant 7 voicings. PDFs of TABs and standard notation.

Jed Clampett

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Lynne, updated: 1/19/2010 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Sorry it's hand written. this was tabbed for me by Bill Knopf

Jed's Theme

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Jethro Aberdeen, updated: 6/14/2010
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Jefferson & Liberty

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Julian44_4, updated: 1/28/2012
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Notes: TablEdit by David J Payne

Jenny Get Around

Genre: Old Time  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Don Borchelt, updated: 11/13/2010
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Notes: This is a tune from legendary Kentucky fiddler John Salyer. This is an unusually 'crooked" tune, in that it is missing a beat in the coarse part, but adds the beat back in later in the fine part. I have a video posted of this tune on my homepage.

Jenny Lind 's Polka

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Tom Berghan, updated: 1/2/2010 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Arranged by Tom Berghan copyright 2010. You are free to save the file and to perform the piece but not to record it for commerical purposes. Tom Berghan Jan 02, 2010

Jenny Lind Polka

Genre: Traditional  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Ian_banjo, updated: 1/9/2010
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Notes: This is a version of Tom Berghan's great arrangement of this pretty tune. Thanks Tom. He plays it drop-thumb style using pull-offs and hammering, but I have changed some fingering so that it can be played melodic style.

Jenny Lynn

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by James Stiltner, updated: 1/5/2013
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Notes: Text window needs to be maximized for easy reading.

Jenny on the Railroad

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

Jenny on the Railroad

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by littleton, updated: 12/20/2017
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Jens Kruger - Stumbling Tumble Reel

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Jodebanjo, updated: 12/7/2013
Download: PDF | GUITAR-PRO 5

Notes: Enjoy

Jeopardy Theme

Genre: Other  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by rdnether, updated: 12/31/2013
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Jerrys Breakdown

Genre: Country  Style: Other  Key: D  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by banjorino, updated: 7/3/2011
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Jerusalem Ridge

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/18/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Jerusalem Ridge

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/18/2006
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Jerusalem Ridge

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Am  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by howiejor, updated: 3/23/2017
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Notes: Inspired by Noam Pikelny's bluegrass version of Kenny Baker's classic fiddle arrangement, I undertook to get as close as I could to Baker's arrangement using the clawhammer style in a G modal (or Sawmill) tuning, capoed at the second fret and fifth string capoed up to an A.

Jerusalem Ridge

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Am  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by rkfan100, updated: 4/22/2018 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: I couldn't find a version I was completely happy with, so I made up my own with absolutely no single string (except for two optional licks), in open G tuning. Thanks to Michael Corcoran for his guitar tab and Sean Ray for editing it.

Jerusalem Ridge - K. Baker / banjo solo in Em

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Em  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 10/19/2015
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Notes: A complete transcript of Kenny Baker's fiddle part for 5string banjo (single string). Open G tuning for this fiddle part (optional capo 5th fret for original recording in C/Am) if so the total span of the banjo, lowest to the highest frets are used. Also included is the actual banjo backup part with a separate tab. This banjo is tuned down in Em (eBEGB = -3-3-3-4-3) as in the original recording (same option of capo 5th fret rendering Am aEACE). I have included midis and mp3s in Em and also original Am. In memory of Kenneth Clayton Baker (June 26, 1926 – July 8, 2011)

Jerusalem Ridge - K. Baker + banjo backup

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Backing Track  Key: Am  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 10/21/2015
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Notes: As recorded by Bill Monroe/Kenny Baker

Jerusalem Ridge - Noam Pikelny

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Am  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 3/14/2018 - 4 Member Comments
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Notes: Melodic breaks from the Noam P. Plays Kenny G. Plays Bill M. LP. With chords for your Evil Twin to pick. Here's a recording for reference, Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk7-tPw2H-c&list=PLb6WnSn_AdNnVDbOdrHHKB2oxZcYZ9cO3&index=4

Jerusalem Ridge (high break)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Am  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by fivestring61, updated: 4/23/2010 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: My version of an up-the-neck break for this classic Monroe tune...

Jerusalem Ridge/Butch Robins

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Am  Tuning: Open Gm (gDGBbD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by corcoran, updated: 6/14/2012
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Notes: This is my take on the beautiful version of Jerusalem Ridge recorded by Butch Robins on his classic album "The Fifth Child." Robins's version is similar to Bob Black's, which Jack Baker provided a wonderful tab for quite some time ago, but it differs in subtle ways and is, to my ear, closer to Kenny Baker's version on the fiddle.

Jerusalem to Jericho

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

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Am  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by tfaux, updated: 12/23/2013
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Notes: Breton tune, composed by Gilles LeBigot, recorded by the great uilleann piper Paddy Keenan.

Jessamyn's Reel

Genre: Unknown/None Chosen  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by greggweltybanjo, updated: 11/21/2016
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Notes: Here is the note for note transcription of Chris Thile's first break for his tune Jessamyn's Reel that I know several people were asking for Enjoy! -Gregg Welty

Jesse James

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/7/2006
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Jesse James

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by dUSA, updated: 12/17/2014
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Jesse James

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by HOWDYDOODY, updated: 4/18/2013 - 2 Member Comments
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Jesse James

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Ron C, updated: 8/5/2013
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Notes: This tab is a synthesis of versions I learned by ear as well as tabbed by others.

Jesse James - Sonny Osborne

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/13/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Sonny's version of this classic tune. I included all the breaks and chords in case you want to jam with the James Gang. Here's a reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNMZrfrkyYU

Jesse James (Banjo Lead #1)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/1/2006
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Jesse James (Banjo Lead)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/18/2006
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Jesse James (in D)

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

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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Jesse Polka

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by mwblake, updated: 8/18/2017 - 4 Member Comments
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Notes: This is my transcription of Mark O'Connor's fiddling on the first Transatlantic Sessions from the late 80s [See the video on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QiF7bh1reM]. A brilliant tune, but far from easy. It starts in G, moves to C and back again, then modulates to D for the penultimate part before returning to the original theme in G. Good luck!

Jessie James


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Jessie James


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Jessie James


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Jessie James

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/10/2006
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Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Genre: Classical  Style: Classical  
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/7/2006 - 2 Member Comments
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Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Genre: Classical  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/18/2006
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Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Genre: Classical  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by sdevries, updated: 12/29/2011
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Notes: Another take on Jesu. I modified this from a classical guitar piece.

Jesus Christ (Woody Guthrie)

Genre: Folk  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by ded114, updated: 4/29/2014
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Jesus Hold My Hand

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/7/2006
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Jesus loves me

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by BasicBoston, updated: 11/13/2010 - 1 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Jesus Loves Me

Genre: Other  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by RJWMitchell, updated: 11/2/2013
Download: PDF

Notes: Hymn was composed in 'F' so for congregational singing try a Capo at 3rd fret and tune or capo 5th string to 'c'.

Jesus Loves Me

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by WayneConrad, updated: 6/3/2015 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: by Bradbury/Warner. Arrangement by Wayne Conrad. My first tab. While watching TV and goofing around with this tune, I was trying to come up with some way to vary the "bum ditty" to keep the arrangement from sounding repetitive. I stumbled on the idea of playing the "ditty" using two quarter notes instead of two eight notes. The first half of this song is done with the usual "bum ditty," but the second half uses the two-quarter-note "bum ditty" wherever the word "me" occurs in the lyrics. These are all half notes or dotted half-notes in the melody, and a great place for a slower rhythm. I'm sure this is an old idea in clawhammer, but it's new to me. I hope you enjoy it.

Jesus Met The Woman At The Well

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 5/13/2014
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Notes: Charlie Parr

Jesus On The Mainline


Posted by schlange, updated: 4/10/2006
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Jesus On The Mainline

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/18/2006
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Jesus Satisfies

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/7/2006
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Jesus signed my pardon

Genre: Country  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by RJWMitchell, updated: 7/2/2013
Download: PDF

Jesus, Hold My Hand

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/1/2006
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Jesus, name above all names

Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by RJWMitchell, updated: 10/21/2013
Download: PDF

Notes: Sung in F - capo at 3rd fret, capo 5th string at 10th fret.

Jiggy

Genre: Unknown/None Chosen  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Louie Lee Banjo Man, updated: 10/8/2011
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Notes: Its a little ditty you can get jiggy with.

Jim Along Josey

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Steelydan, updated: 8/14/2013 - 1 Member Comments
Download: PDF - Download from pages.suddenlink.net

Notes: Reposted, Key of C

Jim Jones

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Julian44_4, updated: 1/28/2012
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Notes: TablEdit by David J Payne

Jimmy Brown the Newsboy

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/7/2006
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Jimmy in the Swamp

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

Jimmy in the Swamp

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by littleton, updated: 3/14/2017
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Jimmy Johnson


Posted by schlange, updated: 4/10/2006
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Jimmy O'Brien's Jig

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jkacur, updated: 5/27/2015
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Notes: Jig version of "Greenfields of America". Well, there is a little bit of that theme, but it's not as strong as I suspected it would be, but it's a fun jig to play in any case. Fingering for jigs is always "M-something-M M somthing-M", where that something is a hammer-on, a pull-off, or a drop-thumb. If there are exceptions I indicate it. In this tune there are two up-picks and two measures that have M-M-M M-M-M. Other than that, pretty easy to play. Oh, the source was "The Dance Music of Ireland, O'Neill's 1001", number 206. Enjoy!

Jimmy Rodger's Last Blue Yodel

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/1/2006
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Jimmy Ward's Fancy

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  
Posted by Yigal Zan, updated: 3/11/2013
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Notes: Miles Krassen's version, Double-D, capo at 2nd fret, 5th=g, gDADE

Jingle Bell Rock

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Paulie Ray, updated: 12/12/2012
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Jingle Bell Rock

Genre: Popular  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by eagleisland, updated: 3/23/2017
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Notes: Tossed out this morning in response to a request for it. Largely melodic style Errors may and probably are included, and there may be easier ways to play it than written here. Note: in segments like Measure 14, where you see the fourth, third, second and first string played sequentially, the way to handle that is with a square roll (T-I-T-M).

Jingle Bells


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Jingle Bells

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Castania, updated: 7/27/2010
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Jingle Bells

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/7/2006
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Jingle Bells


Posted by schlange, updated: 4/18/2006
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Jingle Bells

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/18/2006
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Jingle Bells

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by armandozuppa, updated: 12/21/2009
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Jingle Bells

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by caloscalzo, updated: 1/21/2010
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Notes: Traditional rendition of the popular Christmas piece. Enjoy the tab but make the song your own.

Jingle Bells

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Steve Parker, updated: 12/3/2010
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Notes: From my book: "Clawhammer Banjo String Band Favorites"

Jingle Bells

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by gradelyduck, updated: 7/31/2011
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Jingle Bells

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Texasbanjo, updated: 10/7/2011
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Jingle Bells

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Gray Toney, updated: 11/10/2011
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Jingle Bells

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Toppy, updated: 12/1/2011
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Notes: My attempt at a Christmas tune

Jingle Bells

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by MMski, updated: 12/15/2011
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Notes: Happy Holidays! Should be decently easy!

Jingle Bells

Genre: Popular  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by arnon4, updated: 8/2/2013
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Notes: My own version of Jingle Bells, in G. Enjoy! Arnon.

Jingle Bells

Genre: Popular  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by schlange, updated: 12/12/2014
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Notes: For our TOTW http://www.banjohangout.org/topic/295974 from Jack Baker

Jingle Bells

Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by littleton, updated: 3/5/2017
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Notes: a VERY easy bare-bones version.

Jingle Bells

Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by littleton, updated: 3/5/2017
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Notes: For beginners - uses hammer-on and pull-offs but no drop thumbing

Jingle Bells - in the year 1857

Genre: Traditional  Style: Classical  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 12/14/2011
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Notes: Jingle Bells (AKA One Horse Open Sleigh) was composed by J. Piermont in 1857. Here is an attempt to illustrate how the tune may have been played around 1880-1890 during the socalled classic banjo era. Its played in the classic banjo style or "guitar style" that is based on the use of three (sometimes four finger)

Jingle Bells - Ken Waters

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by kmwaters, updated: 11/8/2016 - 1 Member Comments
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Jingle Bells (thumb lead)

Genre: Traditional  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by janolov, updated: 12/12/2011
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Jingle Bells Chorus

Genre: Unknown/None Chosen  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by peterniemi, updated: 12/7/2016
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Jingle Bells Verse

Genre: Unknown/None Chosen  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by peterniemi, updated: 12/7/2016
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Jingle Bells/ arr.Lynn Williams

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjoman 1, updated: 10/13/2012 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: Yep...........Christmas is rolling in on us fast....Hope you like........L.Williams

Jingle_Bells_1.0_-_page_1

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Mike Rowe, updated: 4/20/2018
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Jingle_Bells_1.0_-_page_2

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Mike Rowe, updated: 4/20/2018
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Job On Journey Work

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  
Posted by Yigal Zan, updated: 8/17/2013
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Notes: Double-D, capo at 2nd fret, 5th=a, aDADE. Note that many notes indicated as having to be hammered, can be executed by drop thumbs. Adopt the technique that in your case yields the better timing.

Jock Brown's 70th

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Jo Ban, updated: 5/19/2016
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Notes: Open G capoed 2 . Written by Gordon Duncan. Hornpipe easy to play.

Jock Hawk's adventure in Glaasgow

Genre: Folk  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by trahciul, updated: 3/14/2014
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Joe & Smokey - Kristin Scott Benson

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Matthess, updated: 12/29/2016
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Joe Hill (clawhammer - double C tuning)

Genre: Folk  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 9/2/2012
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Joe Hill (clawhammer - G tuning)

Genre: Folk  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 9/2/2012
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John & Mary

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/7/2006
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John Barleycorn

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Julian44_4, updated: 5/24/2012
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Notes: TablEdited by Richard Caloun

John Brogan's

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mwblake, updated: 1/6/2016
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Notes: A little known Celtic style tune that I learned from Cotswolds' fiddler Matt Gryspeedt, arranged for melodic style banjo. Matt believes it was written in New York by an expat Irishman, but has been unable to find absolute confirmation of its origin. The move G to Bm is fairly unusual in Irish music. Nice tune, rocks along quite well. I have uploaded the TablEdit file as well as the straight notation for the benefit of fiddle players(pdf) and the tab & chords in pdf also.

John Brown's Body

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Jean-Marie RENARD, updated: 4/21/2013
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Notes: I'm a french banjo picker and I created a personal arrangement and adaptation for banjo (bluegrass style) of the song"John Brown'S Body".You'll find attached herewith the Guitar Pro file in order to enhance your "Tab archive" (if you're interested). Best regards

John Brown's Dream

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by trick420, updated: 4/1/2011
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Notes: Galax Licks and lots of drop thumb work make this for the more advanced player, but I still selected intermediate because I can play it, and I'm no expert. Lots of room here for triplet runs and slides to make it more interesting.

John Brown's Dream

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by cmcnabb, updated: 11/6/2011
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Notes: John Brown's Dream as I learned to play it.

John Brown's Dream (thumb lead with some index le)

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 10/20/2011 - 2 Member Comments
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John Brown's March

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/10/2006
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John H. Buckbee


Posted by Mark Ralston, updated: 7/25/2014 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Information on John H. Buckbee

John Hardy

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/7/2006
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John Hardy

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/18/2006
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John Hardy

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/18/2006
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John Hardy

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/23/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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John Hardy

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by corcoran, updated: 9/22/2016 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: There are some terrific versions of John Hardy out there in different tunings. I am thinking of Eric Weissberg's version on "Folk Banjo Styles," an Elektra LP from 1961. Alan Munde also a very interesting version that Lee Marcus has provided a tablature for on BHO. My version is in good ole G tuning, the default tuning of bluegrass banjo. I have included 4 breaks. The B part on several of them is challenging and will require some work. Altogether, there is probably more variation here than I would use on stage or in a jam, and I include it just to show you the possibilities. One aspect to note is that melody notes on the high break (# 3) are played on the first string with the middle finger. This may seem counter-intuitive, but it works.

John Hardy

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by HOWDYDOODY, updated: 11/27/2016
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John Hardy (Banjo Lead)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/18/2006
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John Hardy (Banjo Lead)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/1/2006
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John Hardy (two finger style)

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 10/20/2011
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John Hardy/Don Reno

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by SCFActg, updated: 7/3/2012
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John Henry


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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John Henry

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/7/2006 - 2 Member Comments
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John Henry


Posted by schlange, updated: 4/7/2006
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John Henry

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/10/2006
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John Henry

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/18/2006
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John Henry

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/28/2006
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John Henry

Genre: Folk  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by schlange, updated: 2/21/2014
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Notes: From Jack Baker.

John Henry

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Open D (f#DF#Ad)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by schlange, updated: 2/24/2014
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Notes: The way Earl did it, in D-tuning. From Jack Baker!

JOHN HENRY

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjofool469, updated: 11/3/2014
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John Henry (Banjo Lead)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/18/2006
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John Henry 1 (double C/D tuning: thumb lead)

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by janolov, updated: 12/15/2015 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: A two finger thumb lead version. It contains some advanced syncopations that requires a lot of exercise before you get it right.

John Henry 2 (Round Peak version - thumb lead)

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 10/20/2011
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John Henry 3 (thumb lead)

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 10/20/2011
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John Henry Blues

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/7/2006
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John Henry Blues

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/10/2006
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John Lover is Gone


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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John Lover's Gone

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/10/2006
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John O'Connor

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 3/15/2017 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: This tab can be played either clawed or picked. It's based on the composition by harpist Turlough O'Carolan (1670 - 1738).

John Ryan's Polka

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjoman 1, updated: 1/27/2014 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: This tab is in the key of D, but is relatively easy to play out of open G--Hope you like it Lynn

John Ryan's Polka

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Open D (f#DF#Ad)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by AlBanjo38, updated: 4/17/2018
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Notes: Melodic (Not exactly Scruggs)

John Sharp's Tune

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by LyleK, updated: 3/21/2010
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Notes: TOTW for 09/07/2008 (from "mralston").

John Short's Tune

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jack_beuthin, updated: 2/2/2016
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Notes: Banjo tuned aDADE. Based on IL-MO boys recording of this tune on Laugh and Grow Fat album.

John Tallis' Canon

Genre: Other  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  
Posted by Yigal Zan, updated: 1/24/2013
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Notes: Contra Dance tune in 6/8 meter. Double-D, capo at 2nd place, 5th=g

John The Revelator

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 9/19/2014
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Notes: Based on ACAPELLA

Johnny Don't Get Drunk

Genre: Old Time  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mwblake, updated: 11/1/2012
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Notes: Great, rocking old timey tune in D. A three finger style arrangement thereof. Spike the 5th string to A

Johnny Has Gone to France

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: This is a lovely reel that I find works beautifully in between 'The Man of the House' and 'The Cameronian', here presented in Celtic fingerstyle.

Johnny Has Gone to France (1st Variations)

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: Similar to my original setting, here I include intervallic variation (both parts) and rhythmic variation, incorporating a string of triplets in the B part. The "short" (fiddle) rolls or graced triplets in the first part of my first setting are now replaced by a pair of 16th notes and an 8th note, and are typical Scottish fiddle ornaments used for reels and hornpipes. This tune could be turned into a Scottish strathspey by inserting Scots snaps (reverse dotted pairs) and dotted-eighth-note combinations.

Johnny Is Gone For A Soldier

Genre: Old Time  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Em  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Dave Nauman, updated: 2/7/2010
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Johnny's Gone To France

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Minstrel (Stroke Style)  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jkacur, updated: 5/13/2015 - 8 Member Comments
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Notes: This is from the version in Ryan's Mammoth Collection. You have to do a few techniques like alternate string pick-offs, a 2 note m-finger arpeggio, and fretting the fifth short string. There are three spots where I do a quick-up pick. I have fairly small hands, and this is the only way I can get the necessary volume on the high bs, but you might be able to do a hammer-on with your pinky for a more consistent melodic clawhammer style.I see that O'Neil's Music of Ireland (the 1850 melodies one) has a version, number 1437, that has some grace notes, tripplets, and "c"s raised to "c#s". I haven't explored that one yet... We'll see what happens...

Johnson Boys


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Johnson Boys

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Other  Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by John Harper, updated: 3/26/2010
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Notes: Here's my arrangement of a neat fiddle tune mostly heard in clawhammer circles. It is on Philip Mann's web site in Tabrite and I see there is a link to it from Hangout. I've redone it in TablEdit. It was one of my first ventures into playing in C out of an open G tuning. Actually got published in BNL. Uses Munde-style technique.

Johnson Boys

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by jack_beuthin, updated: 2/2/2016
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Notes: Based on Wade Ward as recorded on Clawhammer Banjo, Vol 3 (County2718). Banjo tuned aDADE.

johnson boys 1-2 by tony spadaro

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  
Posted by Clawdan, updated: 1/8/2012 - 1 Member Comments
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Johnson Mountain Chimes

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 4/4/2014
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Jolene - intro

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Dm  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 5/15/2014
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Notes: Rhonda Vincent & The Rage - modal tuning a D G A D

Jolly Old St Nicholas

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Steelydan, updated: 12/12/2013 - 2 Member Comments
Download: PDF - Download from pages.suddenlink.net

Notes: As a follow-up to the Scruggs version previously tabbed, here is a beginner Clawhammer version of "Jolly Old St Nicholas", with lyrics, melody, and a Youtube link to a unique version that can be played along with in the Key of A.

Jolly Old St. Nicholas

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Steelydan, updated: 7/21/2013 - 1 Member Comments
Download: PDF - Download from pages.suddenlink.net

Notes: Christmas Corner's 1st tab. This tab is Scruggs style, but is also availabe as a Clawhammer version @ http://www.ezfolk.com/banjo/tab/xmas/jollyo-m/jollyo-m.html (Richard Hefner) and is available free with midi files for 3 versions with melody. Tab is loosely based on a tab by Dave Daylor. Merry Christmas in July.

Jolly Waffle Man

Genre: Folk  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by arnon4, updated: 3/28/2014
Download: TABLEDIT

Jonah And The Windstorm

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Kernel, updated: 5/11/2014 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: www.TaterJoes.com

Jonny Dont Get Drunk

Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Julian44_4, updated: 1/20/2012
Download: TABLEDIT | PDF

Notes: arranged for banjo by Dale Allen Pfeiffer

Jordan's Hornpipe (Banjo Lead)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/1/2006
Download: TABRITE | MIDI [Play] [Download]

Jos Comier's Reel

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by kmalhoit, updated: 2/9/2018 - 1 Member Comments
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: A straight melodic setting without pull-offs to maintain the "drive" of the reel. No capo is used, despite the fact that it is in A. The recorded source is - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMlT5cAExZ8 There are only a few challenges, but they are easy to master.

Jos Cormier's Reel

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  
Posted by HB_Dude, updated: 3/5/2011 - 2 Member Comments
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: Melodic arrangement of a traditional french Canadian fiddle tune. This arrangement was based on the recording of La Bottine Souriante which can be heard here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMlT5cAExZ8 This is my very first arrangement, so suggestions and comments will be most welcome!

Josefins Dopvals (Josephine's Waltz) D

Genre: Other  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by etparadox, updated: 6/6/2014
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Notes: This tune is by Roger Tallroth of the Swedish band Väsen. It is a slow waltz, played crooked with a 16 bar A and 24 bar B. Normal BPM is Quarter=140. The Tabledit file has 4 tracks: Banjo, guitar, violin, and bass. For more info see TOTW (OT) 6/6/14

Josefins Dopvals (Josephine's Waltz) D Adv

Genre: Other  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by etparadox, updated: 6/6/2014
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Notes: This tune is by Roger Tallroth of the Swedish band Väsen. It is a slow waltz, played crooked with a 16 bar A and 24 bar B. Normal BPM is Quarter=140. The Tabledit file has 4 tracks: Banjo, guitar, 5 string violin, and bass. This is my personal arrangement. For more info see TOTW (OT) 6/6/14

Josefins Dopvals (Josephine's Waltz) G

Genre: Other  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by etparadox, updated: 6/6/2014
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Notes: This tune is by Roger Tallroth of the Swedish band Väsen. It is a slow waltz, played crooked with a 16 bar A and 24 bar B. Normal BPM is Quarter=140. The Tabledit file has 5 tracks: Two banjo tracks (one an octave above the other), a guitar track, a violin track and a bass track. For each banjo track I've uploaded a PDF and MP3 For more info see TOTW (OT) 6/6/14

Journey Of The Sorcerer (Hitchhiker's Guide)

Genre: Other  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Cm  Tuning: Cm (gCGCEb)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 5/1/2018
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Notes: Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

Journey of the Sorcerer (Movie Soundtrack Version)

Genre: Popular  Style: Other  Key: Gm  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Studebaker Hawk, updated: 8/29/2009 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: This is the arrangement featured on The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy movie soundtrack. It can either be played in 3-finger style, or flatpicked (if you're proficient with a flat pick, that is). The tuning is Open Cm (c C G C Eb); the fifth string is tuned to a high-C note (you'll need a fifth-string capo to achieve this pitch). There are two midis provide. The first midi gives you the sound of each string in the Cm tuning. The second midi follows the tab note for note.

Journey of the Sorcerer (the Eagles arrangement)

Genre: Popular  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Cm  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Studebaker Hawk, updated: 8/29/2009 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: This tab was transcribed from the playing of Bernie Leadon, former member of the country-rock band The Eagles. The recorded source can be found on The Eagles release One Of These Nights. Banjo is tuned to an Open Cm tuning with the fifth string tuned to a high-C note (c C G C Eb). NOTE: The tuning changes to an Open C tuning at the end of the song.

Joy to the World

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Texasbanjo, updated: 10/7/2011
Download: PDF

Joy to the World

Genre: Traditional  Style: Other  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by kevinwholmes, updated: 11/16/2013
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: "Joy to the World", two finger (or claw hammer) style. "Basic" version with few embellishments. My arrangement using TablEdit. Can be viewed and heard with free TefView program/app.

Joy to the world

Genre: Other  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by RJWMitchell, updated: 12/22/2013
Download: PDF

Notes: I arranged this to play on a F-tuned Banjo to accompany a congregation singing in 'C'.

Joy to the World - Scruggs Style

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by djoedunn, updated: 12/17/2009
Download: TABRITE | MIDI [Play] [Download]

Joys of Quebec

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjoman 1, updated: 2/29/2012
Download: TABLEDIT

Joys of Quebec

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by dholland, updated: 2/1/2013
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Notes: Another French Canadian fiddle tune played in key of A with capo on 2.

Joys of Quebec

Genre: Other  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjoman 1, updated: 5/25/2014 - 2 Member Comments
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: This is a very popular song played all over New England and Canada. Played along with a fiddle it can get crowds tapping their feet. This one is for Duc 7. Hope you guys like it.......Lynn Capo 2nd fret for key of A

Joys of Quebec

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by littleton, updated: 6/30/2017
Download: PDF

Jubilee


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

Jubilee

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/10/2006
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Jubilee

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/18/2006
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Jug Of Punch Reel

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Dm  
Posted by Yigal Zan, updated: 11/6/2016
Download: GIF

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

Julia Belle Swain

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Bobby Cohoon, updated: 3/17/2017
Download: PDF

Julia Delaney

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Dm  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by littleton, updated: 12/20/2017
Download: PDF

Julian Johnson, costal North Carolina version

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  
Posted by Yigal Zan, updated: 6/14/2012 - 1 Member Comments
Download: GIF

Julianne

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/18/2006
Download: TEXT

Julianne

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/18/2006
Download: MUSEDIT

Julianne Johnson

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  
Posted by Yigal Zan, updated: 6/30/2011
Download: GIF

Notes: Tuning: aDADE

Julianne Johnson

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by kellyweeks55, updated: 10/16/2012
Download: PDF

Notes: This is my version of the classic song.

July 7th

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Daniyel ben-Asher, updated: 6/30/2012
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Notes: Just wrote this fun song, which is my third composition... July 7th is my birthday! I tried to capture the excitment and joy of ones birthday when they are young... The song is in Double C tuning with a capo on the second fret, and the fifth string tuned up to 'a' - aDADE... Have fun with it, and let me know what you think! :)

Jump at the Sun

Genre: Other  Style: Other  Tuning: Open Gm (gDGBbD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by claybanjo, updated: 4/24/2011
Download: PDF

Notes: I originally saw the tabs for this and heard it on Cathy Moore's site "Banjo Meets World"(>http://banjomeetsworld.wordpress.com/category/cello-banjo/ )It was written by John irkpatrick. I re-tabbed it for Gm tuning which gives it a nice sound and makes it real easy to play. feel free to let me know your thought's on it. Happy Pickin's to ya, Eric

Jumping Jacks


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Jumping Jacks

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/18/2006
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June Apple


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
- Download from haruteq.com

June Apple

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/10/2006
Download: GIF

June Apple

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/18/2006
Download: TEXT

June Apple

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by corcoran, updated: 10/22/2011
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: A traditional fiddle tune that works well on the banjo. Don Stover played only backup on Doc Watson's recording of June Apple, and this inspired me to work out a lead break for it. Many years later I heard Bill Keith play it, and I modified my version slightly to incorporate one of his ideas (the following chromatic lick: second string sixth fret --> first string fourth fret --> fifth string). The tab is in open G, and normally one would play it capoed up 2 frets, to A.

June Apple

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by kenperlman, updated: 1/23/2011
Download: PDF

Notes: with Ken Perlman workshop

June Apple

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Keith Alberding, updated: 6/15/2015 - 5 Member Comments
Download: TEXT

June Apple

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  
Posted by munchausen, updated: 6/9/2016
Download: TABLEDIT | PDF

Notes: Based on the playing of Wade Ward. Clawhammer banjo, tuned gDGBD (capo II if playing with fiddler).

June Apple (thumb lead)

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 10/24/2011
Download: TABLEDIT

June Apple for twin banjos

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by corcoran, updated: 4/2/2013 - 1 Member Comments
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: I always admired the twin fiddle break, played by Tommy Jackson and Buddy Spicher, on Doc Watson's version of June Apple. This is a version for twin banjos, with one banjo playing lead and the other playing harmony. Although I have tabbed it out in the key of G, you would normally capo up 2 and play in the key of A (otherwise the fiddle players will not like you).

Junior Crehan's Jig

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  
Posted by Yigal Zan, updated: 12/3/2011
Download: GIF

Notes: Double-D, capo at 2nd fret, 5th=g, gDADE

Just A Closer Walk

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by stan, updated: 8/1/2012
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Just a closer walk with thee

Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by RJWMitchell, updated: 9/4/2013
Download: PDF

Just as I am

Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by RJWMitchell, updated: 8/24/2013
Download: PDF

Just Jan's Blues

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 11/4/2014 - 3 Member Comments
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: An original tune I wrote for my wife, who is also an original. The second break is in a limp approximation of the Travis style created on the banjo by the great Eddie Adcock.

Just Three

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Am  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by littleton, updated: 12/20/2017
Download: PDF | MP3: [Play] [Download]

Notes: The entire tune just uses the third fret! Easy and fun tune.

Just Walk Away Renee

Genre: Popular  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jbickfor, updated: 2/12/2017
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