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S.A.D.

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/2/2006
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Sabrosa

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/2/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Sabrosa (Duet-1st Banjo Break)

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/2/2006
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Sabrosa (Duet-2nd Banjo Break)

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/2/2006
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Sacramento

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/2/2006
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Sad and Lonesome Day - Noam Pikelny first break

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: E  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Jenry562, updated: 6/24/2018
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Notes: Here is Noam Pikelny's first break he took in this video of him playing Sad and Lonesome Day with Stuart Duncan. Just totally awesome! (Triplets on one string - use a forward roll TIM) Hope you enjoy :) Reference video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eXkKKYqbUE

Sadie

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  
Posted by Yigal Zan, updated: 12/9/2015
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Notes: E-minor/modal version. Tuning: gDADE (Doulbe-D with the 5th = g)

Sadie at the Back Door

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjukebox, updated: 6/16/2017
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Saga of the Old West

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/2/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Sail Away Ladies

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by srselby, updated: 3/26/2010 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: After Laura Boosinger's performance on "Old Time Banjo Festival" CD. Note the skips where you let your thumb drum on the head but don't strike a string. You can add more brushes if you like; but keep it quite lean.

Sail Away Ladies

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

Sail Away Ladies (thumb lead)

Genre: Old Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 10/24/2011
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Sailor Song from Black & White (video game)

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Munnlos, updated: 2/13/2012
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Notes: This is a song from a video game called Black & White. The song is also known as Missionary or Missionaries.

Sailor's Hornpipe

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/2/2006
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Sailor's Hornpipe

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/2/2006
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Sailor's Hornpipe


Posted by schlange, updated: 5/2/2006
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Sailor's Hornpipe

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Other  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by phb, updated: 11/2/2011 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: My 4yo daughter has one of those electric mini pianos. I wanted to impress her a bit with my playing and also to practice some transcription skills and thus decided to arrange her favourite preset tune for banjo. It seemed perfect for some melodic banjo as it clearly seemed to be a fiddle melody. It also seemed so familiar but I didn't know the name. I asked a colleague who is a first violinist for a symphony orchestra and he thought it was a Scottish dance but didn't know the name either. Try googling a melody... Anyway, I eventually found out that the tune was called "Sailor's Hornpipe" or "The College Hornpipe" and in fact is a very popular fiddle tune. I guess I should feel stupid for not knowing...

Sailor's Hornpipe

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

Saint Anne's Reel

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/2/2006
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Saint Anne's Reel

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Other  Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by hum, updated: 2/27/2011
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Notes: More Tabs at www.davehum.com

Saint Anne's Reel

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Devon Wells, updated: 6/4/2011
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Saint Anne's Reel

Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by delmando, updated: 2/19/2012
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SAINT ANNE'S REEL

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjofool469, updated: 11/3/2014
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Notes: This is melodic clawhammer.

Saint Anne's Reel

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Open D (f#DF#Ad)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by AlBanjo38, updated: 3/29/2018
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Notes: Melodic (Not exactly Scruggs)

Säkkijärven Polkka

Genre: Traditional  Style: Other  Key: Am  Tuning: Open Gm (gDGBbD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mwblake, updated: 1/17/2011 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: This is a traditional Finnish polka that I transcribed from the playing of a 10 year old Finnish accordionist on YouTube (traditionally this tune is played in Cm/Fm, but to fit well within the range of the banjo I have dropped the pitch by a minor third to Am/Dm) This is a great tune, with very easy guitar chords. The banjo is tuned to G minor tuning [GDGBbD] and played with the capo on the second fret. The first three parts are in A minor and the fourth part is in D minor. Have fun!!

Sally Ann


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Sally Ann


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Sally Ann

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/2/2006
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Sally Ann

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/2/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Sally Ann

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mwblake, updated: 8/30/2009 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Capo II (Key of A) Arranged from a recording of a version by Chris Thile and John Hartford

Sally Ann

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Jim Pankey, updated: 1/5/2015
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Notes: Custom Lesson for Greg Rich

Sally Ann

Genre: Old Time  Style: Classic  Key: C  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Bobby Cohoon, updated: 3/19/2017
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Notes: The actual tuning is FDGCD (Sawmill with the 5th lowered to f). I play it capoed at 2 so if you do that your 5th string should be G. It is the tuning that a lot of us play Stoney Point in.

Sally Ann (Bertie Dickens version)

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jack_beuthin, updated: 3/25/2018
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Notes: Tab based on the YouTube instructional video of this tune by Alleghany JAM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8ZtuZ-h3rk&t=2s

Sally Ann (Sail Away Ladies)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/2/2006
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Sally Ann (thumb lead)

Genre: Old Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 10/24/2011
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Sally Ann low break variations

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 12/21/2016 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Most bluegrass banjo players are familiar with Earl Scruggs's arrangement of Sally Ann played up the neck. However, the tune is also quite amenable to breaks down the neck. I have tabbed some variations of a low break to Sally Ann that you may find useful.

Sally Gal - Tie Your Dog Sally Gal

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by jorta, updated: 3/19/2012
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Notes: Sharing a tab that a bunch of BHO members helped me put together. Comments and improvements welcome - still a work in progress.

Sally Goodin (Banjo Breaks 1 - 4)

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/2/2006
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Sally Goodin'

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 4/23/2016 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: Sally Goodin’ was recorded first by Eck Robertson, on fiddle, in 1922 and is a favorite in jams. My tab is not a reproduction of Earl Scruggs’s classic version on banjo, which BTW is very similar to Snuffy Jenkins’s earlier version. However, in the tab you will hear the influences of banjoists such as Earl Scruggs, Bill Keith, Alan Munde, and Butch Robins, as well as Byron Berline’s arrangement on fiddle. The tune is played in the key of A. The chord progression is simple: Although you could hold the I chord (A) throughout, it is typically played with a fast turnaround to the V chord (E), and I have tabbed it that way. I hear 3 parts to Sally Goodin’, although Berline’s version includes a fourth part, a transition to the relative minor (F#m) that I have not included here.

Sally Goodin' (Backup)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  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

Sally Goodwin (thumb lead)

Genre: Old Time  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 1/17/2014
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Sally in the Garden

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

Sally in the Garden

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Dm  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjukebox, updated: 11/9/2017
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Sally in the Garden

Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Dm  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by littleton, updated: 12/20/2017
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Notes: One of my very favorite tunes!

Sally In The Garden, Assisting Sam

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jkacur, updated: 5/22/2015
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Notes: Aren't the lyrics to that other tune, "Sally in the garden, sifting sand"? Either someone had a sense of humour changing that to "assisting Sam", or some hearing problems. I suspect it's the former. My source for this is "The Old-Time Fiddler's Repertory", - 245 Traditional Tunes, Compiled and edited by R.P.Christeson. This is mountain minor tuning capoed up two frets to match the fiddle. It's a departure for me since I normally arrange Irish tunes so I can play them at sessions, but I love old-timey music too. I don't think I had to change much for the banjo other than notate in cut-time instead of 2/4. Oh, and here is a cool link with the fiddler playing the tune. http://slippery-hill.com/RP/008-Sally.mp3 Cheers!

Sally Johnson

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by tschebelin, updated: 11/5/2010
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Salt Creek


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Salt Creek


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Salt Creek


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Salt Creek

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/2/2006
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Salt Creek

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/2/2006
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Salt Creek

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/2/2006
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Salt Creek

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/2/2006
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Salt Creek

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mwblake, updated: 8/30/2009
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Notes: Yet another version of Salt Creek, with a little bit of chromatic single stringing, for a change. Capo II

Salt Creek

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjofrog, updated: 11/17/2010 - 5 Member Comments
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Salt Creek

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjoman 1, updated: 2/27/2014
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Notes: Fun jammers tune

Salt Creek

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by banjo_don, updated: 12/15/2014 - 4 Member Comments
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Notes: This is my spin on the song Salt Creek. Enjoy, this is for all those who wanted a tab the way I picked it.

Salt Creek

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by banjo_don, updated: 12/18/2014 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Corrected Salt Creek I accidently left out a measure and fixed the chime at the end. enjoy banjo don !

Salt Creek (Salt River)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/2/2006
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Salt Creek (Up the Neck)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by dholland, updated: 7/23/2014
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Notes: This is an up the neck version of Salt Creek. The chords are the way that my band plays it. I've played it chorded other ways as well. The second part is basically scales in the chords with a sort of melodic run down on the last two measures. Lots of room for personalized changes in this version. Enjoy. Thanks.

Salt Creek for twin banjos

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 11/10/2014
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Notes: This is another tune that is fun to play with two banjos in harmony. The second part (Part B) is my inadequate attempt to approximate on the banjo Kenny Baker's arrangement on the fiddle.

Salt River

Genre: Old Time  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Dave Nauman, updated: 8/4/2011
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Salt River - modal version (thumb lead)

Genre: Old Time  Key: Am  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  
Posted by janolov, updated: 10/24/2011
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Notes: The first variation is thumb lead, the second is index lead or clawhammer.

Salt River (Delbert Hughe's)

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  
Posted by Yigal Zan, updated: 9/18/2016
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Notes: Double-D, capo at 2nd fret, 5th=a, aDADE

Salt River (thumb lead and index lead)

Genre: Old Time  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 10/24/2011
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Notes: First version is straight thumb lead. The second variation can be played index lead or clawhammer.

Salt Spring

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 2/17/2015 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: John Reischman and the Jaybirds

Saltspring

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by delmando, updated: 10/29/2014
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Notes: I picked up this lovely John Reischman tune at the Cornish Bluegrass festival; It fell so easily into a comfortable clawhammer arrangement.

Salty


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

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/2/2006
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Salty

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/2/2006
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Salty Dog

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/2/2006
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Salty Dog Blues

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/2/2006
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Salty Dog Blues

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 4/12/2014
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Notes: My version of Salty Dog comprises two breaks, each with two parts. The first break is in pretty straight Scruggs style, with a down-the-neck and then an up-the-neck segment. The second break starts with a semi-melodic segment reminiscent of Allen Shelton's wonderful break on the recording of the song by Jim and Jesse, and the second segment incorporates elements (but is not a faithful copy) of Bill Keith's jaw-dropping break on his album "Living on the Mountain" with Jim Rooney, released in 1964 or thereabouts. If you haven't heard the album, you should grab a copy to hear marvelous banjoistics by a young Bill Keith. As to the melody of Salty Dog, you might ask what a C note is doing in an E chord. Perhaps the simplest answer is to think of E augmented. As to the perennial question "What is a salty dog anyway?", I will stay out of this one. Either it's a soft drink, or it's a pickled sausage, or it's something else altogether.

Salty Dog Blues

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by phb, updated: 7/20/2018
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Notes: Transcribed from the Flatt & Scruggs recording. The TablEdit is NOT an TablEdit file but a MuseScore file. Please rename it from .tef to .mscz naming format after download to use in MuseScore.

Salty River Reel

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  
Posted by Yigal Zan, updated: 1/28/2014
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Notes: Double-D, capo at 2nd fret, 5th=g, gDADE

Salty River Reel

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jack_beuthin, updated: 9/4/2016
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Notes: G tuning capoed up two. The tab is pretty close to how I play this in a video I have posted here and on YouTube.

San Antonio Rose

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by larrytanner, updated: 3/16/2010 - 3 Member Comments
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Notes: Arrangement by Jessie Baker, as played on his Yessir! CD. If you have not heard this young man, go out and buy his CD. You will be glad you did.

San Antonio Rose/Don Reno

Genre: Country  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by SCFActg, updated: 12/23/2011
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Sanctuary (A-1 and B-1)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/2/2006
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Sanctuary (A-2 and B-2)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/2/2006
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Sanctuary (c)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/2/2006
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Sanctuary (The Solo)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/2/2006
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Sand Mountain - Roni Stoneman

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Gm  Tuning: Open Gm (gDGBbD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 5/27/2018
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Notes: Roni Stoneman's Breaks from the Stonemans recording. It's a nice melodic tune. I included the chords so you can pick along with your favorite Bedouin. Here's the recording for reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0cAqzn6voM

Sandy Boys

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/3/2006
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Sandy Boys

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: Sandy Boys is a great old-timey tune associated with the playing of a renowned fiddler from West Virginia, Edden Hammons. But its origins are probably in the minstrel shows of the 19th century. I became familiar with the tune from a tab that Don Borchelt posted on his web page (http://www.banjr.com/tablatures.htm) some time ago, and I have since encountered it in jams. The version I have posted here is very much for the bluegrass banjo, with both Scruggs-ish and melodic elements.

Sandy River Bell

Genre: Unknown/None Chosen  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjoman 1, updated: 6/26/2015 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: I tuned the banjo to double C tuning, and capoed the second fret for key of D. Then I brought the fifth string up to A . This is an easy arrangement because it's almost all thumb in and out, and is played at a moderate tempo. Hope you like it. Lynn

Sandy River Belle

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Tom Berghan, updated: 4/7/2010
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Notes: 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 Apr 07, 2010

Sandy River Belle

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G#/Ab  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by SuperCoolDude, updated: 7/11/2014
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Notes: George Stoneman's version from the album "Clawhammer Banjo Vol. 1". Played in Old G tuning, gDGDE. One of my favorite songs to accompany fiddle with.

Sandy River Belle (Clawh'r)

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/3/2006
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Santa Ann's Retreat

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

Santa Claus


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Santa Claus

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 8/14/2012
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Notes: This is fairly close to Bill Keith's rendition of the tune, recorded with Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys in 1963. It is played at a nice moderate tempo, not too rushed. Neil Rosenberg and Charles Wolfe's discography of Monroe states that Monroe learned a version of the tune from an old-time fiddler who lived in southern Indiana/northern Kentucky. It is close to the tune "I Don't Love Nobody," and you can find versions of the latter in the BHO tab archive.

Santa Claus (1st Banjo Break)

Genre: Other  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/3/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Santa Claus (2nd Banjo Break)

Genre: Other  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/3/2006
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Santa Claus (high break)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by waystation, updated: 12/2/2017 - 5 Member Comments
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Notes: I always teach Santa Claus around this time of year, even though the tune has nothing to do with the season - it's named after the town of Santa Claus, Indiana. One of my students expressed an interest in doing an octave break, and I had a lot of fun putting this together with him. My goal was to keep the melody of the tune and the feel of Bill Keith's classic break, just an octave higher. The arrangement turns out to be a great lesson in mixing notes fretted on high frets of low strings with open string notes on the first and second strings. The open notes, besides being integral to the melody, also give the player time to move from one left hand position to the next. Since the whole break takes place above the seventh fret, even radical left hand movements aren't actually that big, so the arrangement is easier to play than it first seems. Some of the left hand positions are unusual and fun to play. My favorites are the beginning of the B part, from measure 17 through 19, and the descending D chord arpeggio in measure 9. The melody notes are highlighted in the tab, so you can focus on those, but listen to the tab before you start playing it to get a good idea of how the melody pops out of these unusual left hand positions and right hand rolls. I offer this break in the spirit of Bill Keith. I hope he'd like it. If you're familiar with my Mel Bay book, "Bluegrass Banjo from All Sides", this tune falls between level B and level C. I consider it an advanced intermediate arrangement, but if you're comfortable with melodic licks up the neck - or even if you aren't - give it a try. Merry Christmas!

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Genre: Other  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/3/2006
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Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Texasbanjo, updated: 10/7/2011
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Santa Claus is coming to town

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjoman 1, updated: 10/16/2012 - 3 Member Comments
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Notes: It's time to start early and polish up those Christmas tunes......hope you like it.. L.Williams.

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Genre: Other  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Ira Gitlin, updated: 12/17/2017
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Notes: See my YouTube video of this arrangement.

Sarah - The Krüger Brothers

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by JAH, updated: 8/17/2016
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Sarah Armstrong's Tune

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by delmando, updated: 2/19/2012
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Sarah Armstrong's Tune

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by littleton, updated: 7/29/2017
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Notes: This tune was collected as "Old Reel" by Samuel Bayard from Sarah Armstrong in 1943. For lots more info, see http://www.toddclewell.com/sarah.html

Sarah Armstrong's Tune

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jack_beuthin, updated: 4/18/2018
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Notes: I also posted a recording of myself playing this tune (mp3, not video).

Sarah Jane and the Iron Mountain Baby

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Joe Connor, updated: 9/15/2014
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Notes: Another Steve Martin clawhammer tune. The syncopation in measures 1 and 5 is the key to this song.

Saratoga

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by michel braquemart, updated: 8/17/2018
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Sari


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Saria's Song (Legend of Zelda)

Genre: Other  Style: Other  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by loganp516, updated: 4/27/2016
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Notes: *** DUE TO TablEdit DEMO ONLY SAVING 16 MEASURES, The last two notes were cut off. They are: 1st string 12 and then 1st string 14*** Tab I put together for the tune Saria's Song from the popular video game series "Legend of Zelda".

Saria's Song / Lost Woods Zelda Banjo Tab

Genre: Other  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by xsalad_bar, updated: 3/30/2014
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Notes: I couldn't find this song tabbed out for banjo so I went ahead and tried it myself! The tune is from the game Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Cheers!

Saut du lapin

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by heronhawk, updated: 10/1/2014
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Notes: Québécois tune from the Olympia Quebecois session repertoire. The title means 'jump of rabbit' and in a few places it is supposed to sound a bit bouncy like a rabbit jumping.

Save A Horse Ride A Cowboy

Genre: Country  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: E  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 12/18/2015
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Notes: A quick breakdown of the different parts to the song

Savior Like A shepherd Lead Us

Genre: Other  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G#/Abm  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 12/18/2015 - 1 Member Comments
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Sawmill River Parkway

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 10/3/2017
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Notes: I wrote Sawmill River Parkway in the mid-1970s while living in Vancouver BC and playing with the band Silver Spring. SRP is the name of a highway in New York State, and it was mentioned in the Nero Wolfe mysteries written by the great Rex Stout, a series I still read avidly. You may find, as I do, that the descending double stops that constitute the B part of the first break are useful in backup. A recording of SRP from a practice tape is available on the media tab of my BHO webpage.

Say I Do

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/3/2006
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Say I Do (Banjo Lead)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/3/2006
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Say Old Man

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/3/2006
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Say Won't You Be Mine

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by pmcd22, updated: 3/2/2010
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Saz Creek

Genre: Other  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/3/2006
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Scalded Cat

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Duc7, updated: 12/6/2012
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Notes: Here's a lovely little gem from the great Eric Weissberg that I rediscovered recently on an old LP. It's a little wonky in spots, but that's what makes it such a fun tune to play.... I hope you like it - Skip.

Scales in Keys Exercises

Genre: Other  Style: Exercises and Licks  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 3/17/2014 - 2 Member Comments
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Scarborough Fair

Genre: Traditional  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: Am  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by tom nelson, updated: 11/16/2011
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Scarborough Fair

Genre: Folk  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Am  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjoman 1, updated: 3/5/2013
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Notes: This tune is in 6/8 time but it's relatively easy to play on the banjo. A guitar player friend of mine is always playing this song so I decided to get off my backside and learn it..----besides, it's fun and everyone (knows it if they are over the age of forty LOL) Hope you like it Lynn Williams

Scarborough Fair

Genre: Folk  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Am  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjoman 1, updated: 3/15/2013
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Notes: I found errors in my first tab. This is a cleaned up version.LW

Scarborough Fair

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Em  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jbickfor, updated: 6/19/2016
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Scarlatti Sonata in C major k.159 1st part

Genre: Classical  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by CBSplayer, updated: 7/17/2014 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Domenico Scarlatti Keyboard Sonata in C major k. 159. Here's the first part to Scarlatti's Keyboard Sonata k. 159. I hope to have the second part tabed out soon. Copyright 2014

Scarlatti Sonata in C major k.159 2nd part

Genre: Classical  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by CBSplayer, updated: 7/17/2014
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Notes: 2nd part to Scarlatti's Keyboard Sonata in C major k. 159. Copyright 2014

Scatter the Mud

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/3/2006
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Scollays Reel

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Em  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  
Posted by banjoman 1, updated: 1/27/2014 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: This is a fun little tune to play and it's a great song for St. Patrick's day. Hope you like it......Lynn

Scotland

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

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Adgardad, updated: 3/17/2010
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Notes: This song is from Bobby Hicks album "Texas Crapshooter" (available @ Amazon.com). The banjo break is very well put together, not too terribly hard to play and just fun to put under your fingers. Key of G capoed at the 2nd fret to put it in A.

Scotland

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 12/29/2016 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Bill Monroe wrote the tune Scotland, honoring his roots. Kenny Baker fiddled it with the Blue Grass Boys and I learned listening to him.

Scruggs Book (Original) Corrections

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by hickorysmokebbq, updated: 1/7/2012
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Notes: I did not create these. I found them somewhere thought I'd share.

Scruggs d lick

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by From Greylock to Bean Blossom, updated: 2/15/2016
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Scruggs to Single String Lick

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Other  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by James Stiltner, updated: 3/24/2013
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Sean Bui


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Secret of the Waterfall

Genre: Other  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/3/2006
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See Rock City

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Steven Moore, updated: 4/4/2015
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Notes: I slowed down and tabbed out Béla Fleck's See Rock City. Should be note for note. Email me with questions or requests: stevenmoore.banjo@gmail.com.

See Rock City (A1 and B1)

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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See Rock City (A2 and B2)

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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See Rock City (Parts C and D)

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Seeing Nellie Home

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Difficulty: Expert
Posted by billcopeland, updated: 1/11/2010
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Notes: Reno Style

Seeing Nellie Home/Don Reno

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by SCFActg, updated: 8/4/2011
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Send Me No Roses

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Send The Angels Down

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Send the Light

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by stan, updated: 7/22/2012 - 1 Member Comments
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Seneca Square Dance

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by LyleK, updated: 12/21/2010
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Seneca Square Dance

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

Seneca Square Dance

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by carlb, updated: 6/4/2013
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Notes: Tuning - gDGDE

Seneca Square Dance

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by carlb, updated: 4/19/2016
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Notes: Tuning: gDGDE (it's not in Eric's list) Wrote this tab about 30 years ago, but should help with the sound file I uploaded a short time ago, not that it's exactly as I played it in 2000, but it should be close.

Senor

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/13/2006
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Senor (Noam Pikelny's solo)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Em  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by CBSplayer, updated: 1/1/2014
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Notes: My variation of Noam Pikelny's solo on Senor from Dierks Bentley's album Up on the Ridge.

Separation Of Soul And Body

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Julian44_4, updated: 2/1/2016
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Sequoia Farewell

Genre: Unknown/None Chosen  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Em  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by J-Walk, updated: 12/12/2011
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Notes: Tab contributed by Walt Koken. This tune is on his "Hei-Wa Hoedown" album.

Seventh Fret Walkdown

Genre: Other  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Dr.Ken, updated: 12/29/2009 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: I worked this tune out on my own, but oddly enough it feels like it could be a real tune. I think it would be excellent for beginners since there is an easy-to-learn "walkdown" consisting of a forward/reverse roll and barre chords.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Genre: Popular  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Shady Grove

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Shady Grove

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Shady Grove

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Shady Grove

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006 - 2 Member Comments
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Shady Grove

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Dm  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by John Harper, updated: 9/8/2013
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Notes: A guitar player friend of mine plays Shady Grove in Dm. I had worked out a version in Em that is similar to others posted here and had started working on a high break. I had an "Ah, hah!" moment when I realized that my high break used no open strings and didn't involve the 5th string. This arrangement, while pretty simple is totally moveable up and down the neck so you can play in Am, Bm, Cm, Dm, Em, etc. It's in Tabledit and pdf. I sometimes do a hammer-on as opposed to a slide for the first measure as it bluegrasses it up a bit. If that's too hard just start on 3rd string 7 fret.

Shady Grove

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by frfiddle, updated: 10/9/2013
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SHADY GROVE

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Gm  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjofool469, updated: 2/8/2015
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Shady Grove

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Cm  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Bobby Cohoon, updated: 3/16/2017
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Shady Grove (thumb lead)

Genre: Old Time  Key: Am  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 10/24/2011
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Shaking Down the Acorns

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by carlb, updated: 11/16/2017
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Notes: While it's an A tune, it plays more easily in double D (aDAde). Published in the Banjo NewsLetter in January, 1977.

Shall We Gather At the River (Key of C)

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Shall We Gather At the River (Key of D)

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Shape of my heart

Genre: Popular  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: F#/Gbm  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by heronhawk, updated: 7/15/2018
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Notes: A greatly simplified version of this song by Sting and Dominic Miller. I tuned the 5th string to f#. Here is the acoustic version by Sting and Dominic Miller: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6VyvTaX8NE

Sharecropper's Son

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by dbowman, updated: 9/20/2010
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She Came In Through the Bathroom Window

Genre: Popular  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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She Left Me Standing on the Mountain

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjofrog, updated: 11/6/2010
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Notes: An old Jim and Jesse song. This arrangement is not as complicated as their recording, but I think it'll do since I can't find it tabbed anywhere else.

She Left Me Standing On The Mountain

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JohanOhman, updated: 10/27/2011
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Notes: This is Allen Sheltons break from Jim & Jesse´s version of the song

She'll Be Comin' 'Round The Mountain

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Ira Gitlin, updated: 10/31/2011
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She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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She'll be Coming Around the Mountain G

Genre: Traditional  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by tom nelson, updated: 6/30/2011
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Notes: This could be played with the Em version for a little variety.

She'll be Coming Around the Mountain Em

Genre: Traditional  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: Em  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by tom nelson, updated: 6/30/2011
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Notes: This can be played with the G version for a little variety.

She'll be coming round the mountain

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by John Harper, updated: 3/26/2010
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Notes: Key of C in G tuning for when the singers like that key. A short exercise in 3rds.

She'll Be Coming Round the Mountain

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Devon Wells, updated: 10/13/2009
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Notes: In open D tuning with a high A. Have fun!

Shebeg & Shemore (sp?)

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  
Posted by Jim Yates, updated: 1/24/2011
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Notes: Here's an Irish tune that I discovered while messing with double C tuning. Usually played in D, so get out your capo. Sometimes attributed to O'Carolin and sometimes to P.D.

Sheebeg and Sheemore

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 12/14/2016
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Notes: The first song written by the famous Irish harpist Turlough O'Carolan (1670 - 1738), the translated title means Big Hill, Little Hill and the lyrics described a battle between two fairy groups. The composition was so remarkable that it began a lifetime as a successful bard in the days when harpists traveled from manor to manor, earning their living providing entertainment.

Sheehan's Reel

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Duc7, updated: 12/31/2012 - 2 Member Comments
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Sheik Of Araby

Genre: Jazz  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by KI4PRK, updated: 2/8/2010 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: Here's an old pop tune & jazz standard from the 20's, the "Sheik Of Araby" ("The Sheik"). Makes a great banjo and "jam" tune, not too complicated a progression and not a difficult melody, though it sounds really cool. Has a Rhythm Guitar & Bass rhythm track. Have fun!

Sheik of Araby

Genre: Jazz  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jcland, updated: 6/7/2014 - 3 Member Comments
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Notes: This old swing standard really sounds good when played at an up tempo speed. It is from the playing of Bill Peck, a great banjo player in Los Angeles. I tabbed out his playing as best I could with his permission. Hope you enjoy playing it as much as I do. It is in the key of D played in G tuning with the 5th string tuned up to A. I also uploaded the Lead Sheet for the chords.

Shenandoah

Genre: Folk  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by glennw, updated: 8/9/2013
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Notes: Here's an intermediate level clawhammer arrangement of the sea shanty "Shenandoah." Hope you like it. -Glenn Weiser, www.celticguitarmusic.com

Shenandoah

Genre: Folk  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by SixBs, updated: 5/10/2015
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Shenandoah Breakdown

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Shenandoah Breakdown

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Shenandoah Breakdown / Bill Keith / Bill Holden

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by corcoran, updated: 8/14/2016 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Also known as "Shenandoah Valley Breakdown," this is a classic instrumental by Bill Monroe. He recorded it with Bill Keith on banjo in 1963, the version most of us are familiar with. However, there is a radio tape of Monroe playing on the Opry Jamboree from December 1958, with Joe Drumright on banjo, and rumor has it that Monroe had to phone Drumright to play it over the phone to teach it to Keith just before they recorded it in 63. A concert tape from 1977 of the Blue Grass Boys with Bill Holden playing a marvelous version on banjo is also floating around. (Apparently by then Monroe had discarded his dictum that there can be only one guy named Bill in the BGB). My arrangement comprises three breaks and incorporates elements from these different players. The first break is loosely based on Bill Keith's recorded version with Monroe. The second break is a nifty melodic arrangement that is my version of the way Bill Holden played it. The third break is from a 1981 concert recording of Bill Keith, in which he introduced another outstanding take on the tune. Capo up 2 and play it in A.

Shenandoah Falls

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

Shenandoah Falls

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Open C (gCGCE)  
Posted by dhavlena, updated: 12/15/2010 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: My version of Shenandoah Falls. Does anyone know the origins of this tune? Thanks Dennis Havlena dhavlena@gmail.com www.DennisHavlena.com

Shenandoah Falls

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jorta, updated: 6/6/2012
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Notes: My version of Shenandoah Falls based upon the ABC notation found here: http://abcnotation.com/tunePage?a=www.math.dartmouth.edu/~doyle/docs/waugh/w1/0073 Feedback and changes welcome.

Shenandoah Valley Breakdown

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Shenandoah Valley Breakdown

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Shenandoah Waltz

Genre: Country  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by janolov, updated: 11/15/2014
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Shepherd's Wife Waltz (Jig)

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mwblake, updated: 11/1/2012
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Notes: A pretty tune that works well played a trifle faster as a jig. Thus, I have written it out in 6/8 time.

Shiek of Araby

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Shield of Faith

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by stan, updated: 3/10/2010
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Notes: Stan Slack;scslack@juno.com

Ships Are Sailing

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Julian44_4, updated: 2/2/2016
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Shloymele Malkele

Genre: Other  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Gm  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by heronhawk, updated: 4/23/2017 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: This is a Klezmer waltz. Tuning is gDGBbD (Gm). Banjo in this recording is me, and the accordion is Jesse Partridge.

Shoes and Stockings

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Don Borchelt, updated: 5/23/2012 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: This simple but elegant tune is among the many that come from the legendary West Virginia fiddler Henry Reed, through Alan Jabbour.

Shoes and Stockings

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Tim Sander, updated: 6/5/2012
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Notes: Tab by Roy L. Smith from an arrangement by Silberberg.

Shoes and Stockings

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Tim Sander, updated: 6/7/2012
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Shooting Creek

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Julian44_4, updated: 3/17/2012
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Notes: TablEdited by Gregg Shadel learned from Dwight Diller

Shooting Creek

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 8/24/2016
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Notes: Here are two versions of Shooting Creek as played by Alan Jabbour who learned them from West Virginian fiddlers Henry Reed and Oscar Wright. It was Wright who introduced Alan to Reed when Alan was a grad student long ago.

Short Life of Trouble

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by trick420, updated: 1/26/2011
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Notes: Play it nice and lazy. Easy tune, so maybe you should sing along? Lyrics: Short life of trouble A few more words to part Short life of trouble, dear girl For a boy with a broken heart Remember what you promised Not more than a week ago You promised that you'd marry me Standing in your mama's door * Refrain Now you've gone and left me I don't know what I'll do I'd give this world and half of my life Just to be married to you * Refrain Now you've broken your promise Go marry whom you may In this old world so big and so wide I'll ramble back some day * Refrain My right foot's on the platform My left foot's on the train I'm leaving you and this lonesome old town To never return again

Shortenin' Bread


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Shortening Bread

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Buxton, updated: 10/5/2010
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Notes: Video of the tabbed song is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FgpQyk5ibw&feature=related Notes are accurate, timing may be a little off.

Shortnin Bread

Genre: Traditional  Style: Other  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by schlange, updated: 10/17/2013
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Notes: This tab goes with this lesson: http://www.banjohangout.org/blog/30853

Shorttrack Shuffle

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Shout Little Lula (thumb lead)

Genre: Old Time  Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 10/24/2011
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Shout Little Lulu

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 10/30/2009
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Shout Lulu

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by kevinwholmes, updated: 3/3/2011
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Shouting In Jerusalem

Genre: Unknown/None Chosen  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by janolov, updated: 7/3/2012
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Notes: This is an easy version of Shouting in Jerusalem. Mike Seeger plays this on his True Vine album and he based hes playing on Josh Thomas. Mike plays on a gourd banjo tuned down to three steps to E: eBEG#B. I think Josh Thomas paled a resonator banjo in standard G tuning. This is a simple arrangement, to some part based on Mike Seeger, but to most part my own ideas how to play a simpified Shouting In Jerusalem.

Shove That Pigsfoot a Little Further in the Fire

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjukebox, updated: 2/9/2015
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Shove the Pig's Foot

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by delmando, updated: 10/29/2014 - 1 Member Comments
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Shove the Pig's Foot Further in the Fire

Genre: Traditional  Style: Other  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mwblake, updated: 9/23/2009
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Notes: A rollicking melody! This arrangement is a simple adaptation for 3 finger style banjo from the version played by Bruce Molsky, Aly Bain, Jerry Douglas, Phil Cunningham, Russ Barenberg et al at the 'Transatlantic Sessions 4' at Celtic Connections in Feb 2009. It has a mixture of single string and melodic styles. I hope you enjoy it!

Shto Mi e Milo

Genre: Folk  Style: Classical  Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Jocko MacNelly, updated: 1/26/2012 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Here's the Yale Women's Slavic Chorus singing this at the Parents' Weekend concert in the fall of 2010. I was "there" for this, but as we were running late, I dropped off Madame and spent the next 45 minutes driving around New Haven looking for a parking spot, then running around campus asking for directions, finally dashing up just as everyone was leaving! http://youtu.be/4jV6rNuorxM

Shuckin' the Corn

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Shuckin' the Corn

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006 - 3 Member Comments
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Shuckin' the Corn

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Tenor G (DGdg)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mirek Patek, updated: 11/5/2009
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Shuckin' the Corn - High Break

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by schlange, updated: 11/3/2014
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Notes: For our TOTW (http://www.banjohangout.org/topic/293881) from Jack Baker.

Shuckin' the Corn - Low Break

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by schlange, updated: 11/3/2014
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Notes: For our TOTW (http://www.banjohangout.org/topic/293881/) from Jack Baker.

Shucking The Corn - Melodic (Mike Munford)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by rkfan100, updated: 5/21/2018
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Notes: Here are Mike Munford's breaks for Shucking The Corn in this video tabbed out. He's a master of melodic-style banjo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwK7Ulc_YEM&t=1m25s

Shuffle About

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

Shuffle Along

Genre: Ragtime  Style: Classic  Key: Cm  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by trapdoor2, updated: 8/15/2016
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Notes: A delightful bit of fun from the master, Joe Morley.

Sidewalks of New York

Genre: Popular  Style: 4-String (Tenor/Plectrum)  Key: G  Tuning: Chicago (DGBE)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by cb56, updated: 6/9/2017
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Notes: Old tin pan alley song

Sift The Meal And Save The Bran

Genre: Old Time  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Joe Larson, updated: 4/9/2016
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Notes: This is my Bluegrass version of an old fiddle tune I learned from my friend Wilson Mabe. There's more information in this archived topic here: http://www.banjohangout.org/archive/287141

Silent Night

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by BasicBoston, updated: 12/14/2010
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Silent Night


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Silent Night


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Silent Night


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Silent Night

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Silent Night

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Devon Wells, updated: 6/4/2011
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Silent Night

Genre: Other  Style: Classical  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by arnon4, updated: 7/13/2011 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: My own rendition of Silent Night. I play this at a slow tempo, without picks. Make sure to let the notes ring.

Silent Night II

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Devon Wells, updated: 10/11/2011
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Silver and Gold

Genre: Popular  Style: Other  Key: C  Tuning: Open C (gCGCE)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Devon Wells, updated: 12/4/2014
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Silver Bell

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

Silver Bell / Fleck

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Adgardad, updated: 3/16/2010 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: This is the version of "Silver Bell" played by Bela Fleck on the album "Fiddle Tunes for Banjo". It is just the banjo part. There is a low first solo and then right into the 'up the neck' break and then back down to a slight variation of the first part again, and then a quick tag ending. Be sure to listen to the recording to get the tempo, chords and the overall feel of the song in the proper context.

Silver Belles

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjoman 1, updated: 11/20/2014
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Notes: Roland Swinton, a talented and highly seasoned Adirondack fiddler played this tune in D. It's a great tune.... and this arrangement is composed of mostly standard Scruggs rolls. Enjoy

Silver Bells

Genre: Popular  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by BanjoSampler, updated: 9/21/2009
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Notes: Popular Christmas song in the key of G

Silver Bells

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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Notes: A waltzing Xmas tune!

Silver Bells

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by dskeigley, updated: 8/18/2013 - 2 Member Comments
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Silver Swan Rag

Genre: Ragtime  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Silver Threads & Golden Needles

Genre: Country  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by tinkersdam, updated: 3/16/2014
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Notes: Song by Jack Rhodes and Dick Reynolds. I first heard this tune thanks to an mp3 by BHO member 'Erbus'. I enjoyed it immensely and decided to try my hand at my own arrangement. I also added a backing track midi file that can be used to play along.

Silver Threads Among The Gold Blues/Don Reno

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

Genre: Other  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Silverbell

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Simple Backup Technique

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Fathand, updated: 1/5/2013 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: This is a simple backup technique for beginners. Alternate Thumb followed by a "pinch" using the Middle and Index fingers on first 2 strings. Alternately, you could follow thumb by pinching the 1st and 5th strings. This also works fairly well to accompany oneself singing easily.

Simple Gifts

Genre: Folk  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by arnon4, updated: 6/12/2014 - 2 Member Comments
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Simple Gifts

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 little bit of drop-thumbing but still a simple arrangement

Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time

Genre: Popular  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 12/16/2015
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Notes: Paul McCartney song originally in the key of B. Tune down a half step to play with recording. This tab is of the different parts and is made for a backup to a vocal.

Sin Wagon

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Singing Birds - from Burl Hammon

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 4/7/2017
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Sinkin' Creek (Banjo Duet 1st Banjo)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Sinkin' Creek (Banjo Duet 2nd Banjo)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Sir Arthur Shaen

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Gm  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by JLouis, updated: 3/8/2018 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: A curious and dark funeral march where the last beat of most bars is silent. Rarely heard in sessions.

Sir Sydney Smith's March

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by AllanJ, updated: 10/8/2010 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Northumbrian pipe tune often played inn pub sessions.

Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us

Genre: Folk  Style: Other  Key: Cm  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjohn2, updated: 7/24/2016
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Notes: This is only the solo and ending parts. A student of mine wanted to learn this beautiful song. I think it is Stuart Duncan playing an open back banjo.

Sitting on Top of the World

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Sitting On Top Of The World

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Sitting On Top Of The World

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Sitting On Top Of The World

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Sitting On Top Of The World Var 1

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by tosmond, updated: 7/6/2010
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Sitting On Top Of The World Var 2

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by tosmond, updated: 7/6/2010
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Six Days On the Road

Genre: Country  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by James Stiltner, updated: 2/9/2014
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Notes: Tab Window Must Be Maximized.

Six Gun's

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by nashvillebanjo, updated: 1/27/2013 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Writer Todd Taylor From The Hal Leonard Pickin Over The Speed Limit Book

Six Penny Money

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Sixteen Tons

Genre: Popular  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Gm  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 8/18/2013
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Notes: Sixteen Tons by Merle Travis in the key of Gm in Gm tuning (gDGBbD).

Sixteen Tons

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Bm  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 4/19/2015
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Notes: Based on the Tennessee Ernie Ford arrangement. Bm tuning f# B F# B D

Skeleton Dance

Genre: Ragtime  Style: Classical  Key: Cm  Tuning: Open C (gCGCE)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by trapdoor2, updated: 10/29/2011
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Notes: Norton Greeop's classic tune (just in time for Halloween!). Not difficult but there are some Index-lead bits that are somewhat tricky and perhaps some unfamiliar chord positions. The A and B parts are in Cm, the Trio is in C and then there is a D part in F.

Skeleton Dance

Genre: Ragtime  Style: Classical  Key: Cm  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by trapdoor2, updated: 10/29/2011
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Notes: Here's the TablEdit file.

Skillet - Eric Weissberg

Genre: Folk  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 3/30/2018 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: The Tarriers recorded Uncle Dave Mason's Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy on the Live at the Bitter End LP. It is in Eb, capo to 3 and the 5th string tuned to b flat. Here is a recording of the tune so you can follow along, the break starts about 1:40. Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKLDeGo_l9U

Skillet Good and Greasy (2-finger, thumb lead)

Genre: Old Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by JanetB, updated: 5/25/2017
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Skillet Good and Greasy (CH) tab

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 5/25/2017
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Skillethead - first break

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jbabb, updated: 5/19/2013
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Skillethead Derailed

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jbabb, updated: 7/5/2013
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Notes: This is the revised version of the tab that I posted before. I made the changes after watching Ron play this at a festival. Either way will sound the same but this new version is an easier way of getting the notes.

skip stroke exercises

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by kenperlman, updated: 1/24/2011
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Notes: with ken perlman workshop

Skip To My Lou


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Skip to My Lou

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Crusty, updated: 2/15/2013 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Really basic CH tune that's suitable for a beginner's first song.

Skip to my Lou

Genre: Traditional  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: VERY EASY - good first tune for a rank beginner

Skipping Rocks at Salado

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Skippy The Bush Kangaroo

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Skippy The Busk Kangaroo

Genre: Popular  Style: Other  Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Studebaker Hawk, updated: 10/17/2009
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Notes: Yes, it’s THAT “Skippy” from the iconic 1960’s Aussie television series. I used to love this show… still do!

Skye Boat Song

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by heronhawk, updated: 9/23/2016
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Notes: Tuning is open G with the 5th string tuned down a half step to f# (f#DGBD). Gold Tone cello banjo and Ramsey Woody

Skyland

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Slane


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Sledd Ridin'

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Sledd Ridin'


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Sledd Ridin'

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Sledd Ridin'

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by larrytanner, updated: 12/23/2009
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Notes: This is based on the Jimmy Mills version, from his My Dixie Home CD.

Sledd Ridin' - Jim Mills

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 12/21/2017 - 4 Member Comments
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Notes: Based on Jim Mills version on his My Dixie Home LP. 3 Banjo breaks and the chords so your favorite little niece can play along with her guitar or whatever she's playing these days. Here's a sound file so you can play along with Jim. Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VD0jdBy6MfE

Sleep Soond i'da Mornin'


Posted by Harpist, updated: 11/21/2013
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Sleepie Time


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Sleigh Ride

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Sleigh Ride

Genre: Popular  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by BanjoSampler, updated: 9/15/2009
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Notes: Popular Christmas tune in Scrugg's and Melodic styles

Sling Blade - Justin Jenkins

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 4/5/2018
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Notes: First Break by Justin Jenkins from Blue Moon Risin' off the On the Rise LP. There are chords so your genius Brother-in-Law can pick along. Here is a video so you can follow along, Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgnKSCJIOpA

Slippery Hill

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Open D (aDF#Ad)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by banjorino, updated: 7/3/2011
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Slipstream

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Slipstream

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Sloop John B

Genre: Folk  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Crusty, updated: 1/12/2014 - 1 Member Comments
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Sloop John B.

Genre: Folk  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjoman 1, updated: 7/30/2015 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: fun tune............hope you like it....Lynn W

Slow Blues

Genre: Other  Style: Other  Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by cuberous, updated: 12/10/2014
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Notes: This is my first attempt at writing out a tab. I beleive some of the note values are not correct in some of the measures. Any corrections and/or comments would be appreciated. The tab is written for the tune as posted by Don Lewers in the BHO music archive.

Slow Poke


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Slow Train Through Georgia

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Små grodorna(Frog Dance") - trad Swedish song

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 3/4/2012
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Notes: Små grodorna, often called The Frog Dance is an old Swedish song and dance for children and parents. It is danced around the Christmas tree in Christmas and around the Maypole in Midsummer.

Smells like teen spirit (feat. Patti Smith)

Genre: Rock  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Plock61, updated: 1/9/2014
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Notes: Le morceau commence par la ligne de basse puis le banjo commence sur deux notes (fa#-si) répétées deux fois, puis commence les accords dans l'ordre suivant : F Eb Ab Cm Avec ça vous devriez vous en sortir, le morceau n'est pas difficile, deux notes sur les deux premiers accords, puis on plaque les accords complets et enfin on déroule les arpèges quand la voix commence.

Smith's Reel

Genre: Unknown/None Chosen  Style: Minstrel (Stroke Style)  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by trapdoor2, updated: 8/10/2012
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Notes: Smith's Reel from the 1871 Converse method

Snake Chapman's Tune

Genre: Old Time  Style: Other  Key: D  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by bumblecrow, updated: 5/24/2012
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Notes: A three-finger melodic version of Snake Chapman's Tune.

Snake Chapman's Tune

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 8/14/2016
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Notes: This tune was re-named from Home with the Girls in the Morning, popularized by the great Texas fiddler and band leader Bob Wills. Interesting history is found on the old-time Tune of the Week on Banjo Hangout: http://www.banjohangout.org/topic/321609. Another title is Won't Come Home Until Morning as played by Greg Hooven.

Snake River Reel

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by JTrevorJ, updated: 4/12/2016 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: My first attempt at arranging a tune for Clawhammer. Capo at 2nd fret.

Snakes Alive

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Snider's Waltz


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Snouts and Ears of America

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 4/28/2014
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Notes: Tune of the Week, 4/25/14. Originally collected by Samuel Bayard in his Hill Country Tunes book (on-line now) from the playing of southwest Pennsylvanian fiddler Sarah Armstrong.

Snouts And Ears Of America

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Kernel, updated: 5/2/2014
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Notes: www.taterjoes.com

Snow Deer

Genre: Other  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Rawhide Creek, updated: 7/11/2014
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Notes: This is a genuine "Tin Pan Alley" tune from 1913 by Percy Wenrich (pronounced WIN-rick) that works really well on the banjo. The II chord (A) provides a little spice in the A part, and the thumb gets more than the usual workout in the B part. I learned it in 1981 and I'm still partial to it. Warning: You'll like it better if you don't know the hokey words . . .

Snow Drop

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by kellyweeks55, updated: 10/16/2012
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Notes: This is my version of Snow Drop. I made the arrangement for my beginner students to try and help bridge the gap into the intermediate skill level.

Snow on the Creek

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Gm  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by littleton, updated: 1/20/2018
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Snowdrop

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Open C (gCGCE)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by davebanjojo, updated: 7/9/2010
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Snowflake Reel

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Snowflake Reel

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Other  Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by BanjoSampler, updated: 9/7/2009
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Notes: In the style of Vic Jordan

Snowflake Reel

Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by delmando, updated: 2/16/2012
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Snowflake Reel,Vic Jordan style

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by 5stringJim, updated: 11/2/2016 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: This is the version that should have been in BNL November 2016. Pretty accurate, this is the key and tuning Vic used.

Snowy Skies


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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So Lonesome I Could Cry

Genre: Other  Style: Classical  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Sockeye

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjoman0254, updated: 11/22/2009 - 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/

Sockeye

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by corcoran, updated: 10/25/2011
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Notes: Sockeye is a wonderful banjo tune by Don Reno. I love its jubilant feel. I have tabbed two breaks. The first is a straightforward version of the tune that establishes the melody. Although it is by no means in Reno's inimitable style, it does include several licks reminiscent of his picking. The B part is built around a D lick from the playing of another of my favorite pickers, the great Don Stover. If you can grab this lick, you will find it useful in all sorts of tunes. The second break is considerably more interpretive, with some melodic and other elements. Pay particular attention to the timing of the D runs that involve melody notes on the higher strings with pivoting off the open fourth string.

Sockeye/Don Reno

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

Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by RJWMitchell, updated: 8/29/2013
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Soldier's Joy


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Soldier's Joy


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Soldier's Joy

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Soldier's Joy

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/25/2007
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Soldier's Joy

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Other  Key: F  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by KI4PRK, updated: 9/6/2009 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: I was messing around, playing fiddle tunes in the wrong keys, and I figured out that Soldier's Joy works very well in the key of "F". So here it is. Careful at jams :P Complete with Rhythm Guitar & Bass backup tracks. Uses a couple unorthodox techniques, such as "cross-picking" (crossing one right-hand finger over another) & dropping the middle finger inside. Have fun!

Soldier's Joy

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Tenor C (CGdg)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mirek Patek, updated: 11/5/2009
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Soldier's Joy

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by foxtrotyankee, updated: 7/14/2010
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Soldier's Joy

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jack_beuthin, updated: 12/19/2013
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Notes: The tab is close the the rendition of Soldier's Joy I contributed to the BHO Jukebox. -Jack Beuthin

Soldier's Joy

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by littleton, updated: 6/28/2017
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Soldier's Joy

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Open D (f#DF#Ad)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by AlBanjo38, updated: 3/24/2018
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Notes: Melodic (Not exactly Scruggs)

Soldier's Joy - EASY

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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Notes: A super EASY version

Soldier's Joy (in D - capo 2)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/20/2006
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Soldier's Joy (McEuen Style)

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Open C (gCGCE)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Stu D Baker-Hawk, updated: 12/4/2014
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Soldier's Joy (thumb lead)

Genre: Old Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 10/24/2011
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Soldiers Joy

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjoman 1, updated: 7/15/2012 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: When I worked out this arrangement I was reflecting on the playing of Doug Dillard--I stole a few of his rolls for this popular tune because DILLARD ROLLS WORK :) hope you like it.........

Soldiers Joy

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjoman 1, updated: 8/16/2012 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: revised version

Soldiers Joy

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by AndyW, updated: 1/25/2018 - 3 Member Comments
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Notes: Capoed to double D.

Solid Rock

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Solsbury Hill

Genre: Other  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by BanjoNikopolis, updated: 12/11/2013 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: A friend Requested I make a banjo version of Peter Gabriel's 'Solsbury Hill'. I think I'm pleased with the result, and this one seems easy to play, so i'll post it here for anyone who wants it.

Some Kind'a Shortnin' Bread

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Some of Shelly's Blues

Genre: Country  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Open D (aDF#Ad)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Stu D Baker-Hawk, updated: 6/5/2016
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Notes: Based on the playing of John McEuen from the old Nitty Gritty Dirt Band album "Uncle Charlie and His Dog Teddy." This is just the opening line to the song but the remainder of the song can be done using a basic clawhammer 'bum-diddy' right-hand rhythm following the prescribed chord progression.

Somebody Touched Me

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Somebody Touched Me

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjoman0254, updated: 11/22/2009
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Notes: Here is an example of what I offer from my site at http://www.leemarcusmusic.webs.com/

Somebody Touched Me

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Steelydan, updated: 7/18/2013 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: (Scruggs Style) Key of G (Capo to Voice). Beginner. 1st measure is intro. Play thorough betwee : and 1 1st time and play through without intro with 2 for finish. Tabbed by hand and dug up from old archives I have. Enjoy.

Somebody Touched Me

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by wesmont, updated: 3/8/2016
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Somehow Tonight

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Somehow Tonight

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Somehow Tonight, as played by Earl Scruggs

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: Here is a lovely straightforward version of the tune, played by the guy who wrote it, the noted songwriter Earl Scruggs. It is way less ornate than J. D. Crowe's versions (posted on BHO as well), and provides a nice contrast to J. D.'s take on the tune. If you want to learn to play Somehow Tonight, I suggest that you start with Earl's version and then move on to J. D.'s.

Somehow Tonight, as played by J D Crowe

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A#/Bbm  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by corcoran, updated: 10/12/2011 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: In my continuing quest to understand the genius of J. D. Crowe, I have tabbed two versions of one of his signature tunes, “Somehow Tonight,” written by Earl Scruggs – and who knew that the Scruggsmeister is a wordsmith? The first break is from Crowe’s recording with the Bluegrass Album Band (BGAB), the version most of us are familiar with. Note Crowe’s repeated use of multiple thumb strokes on the fourth string, a cardinal feature of his blues style. The second and third breaks are from Frank Godbey’s legendary recording of the New South at the Red Slipper Lounge of the Holiday Inn, Lexington KY, November 1974. I really prefer Crowe’s attack on this version of the tune. Note how his second break from 1974 ends with a blues riff that goes off in the ozone. I am not sure that I got it completely right, but it’s reasonably close.

Something in the Way

Genre: Other  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: F#/Gbm  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Devon Wells, updated: 9/28/2012 - 1 Member Comments
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Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Genre: Popular  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Wyatt Custom Banjo, updated: 9/22/2010
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Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Banjowen, updated: 4/20/2010 - 2 Member Comments
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Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjojason88, updated: 6/11/2013
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Notes: Second String D-Tuner: High Stop: "C" Note Lower Stop: "B" Note Between the first break and the second break, you must quickly tune the second string down from a "C" note to a "B" note and leave it there for the duration of the second break. After the second break, quickly tune the second string from the "B" note back up to the "C" note. Because I could not figure out how to put all banjo breaks on one module, they are split between breaks. All breaks should be played by one banjo and see notes in the tab to understand how to play the song.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 5/22/2016 - 4 Member Comments
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Notes: Here is a bluegrass arrangement of “Over the Rainbow,” often referred to as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” I play it in the key of C, standard G tuning, although some versions I have heard (e.g., Eddie Shelton’s) are in the key of G. But I think C works better on the banjo. I am aware that there are alternate chord structures for this tune, particularly for the B part. This version works for me, but your mileage may vary, and feel free to come up with your own arrangement.

Somewhere over the rainbow

Genre: Unknown/None Chosen  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjoman 1, updated: 2/14/2016
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Notes: I saw in the forum that some pickers wanted a Scruggs style version of Somewhere over the rainbow. Here's my meager version. Hope you like it.......Lynn

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Steven Moore, updated: 3/17/2016
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Notes: A simple version of (Somewhere) Over The Rainbow as I played it many years ago when I was 15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF7PDuKOOhA

Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Gregg Welty

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by greggweltybanjo, updated: 9/25/2016
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Song for Pauline

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006 - 2 Member Comments
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Song For Pauline

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Banjowen, updated: 2/22/2012 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: A self composed tune that I wrote for a friends wife.

Song For Susan

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Song For Susan

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Sooka Flanagan

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by jkacur, updated: 5/16/2015 - 4 Member Comments
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Notes: The source of this tune is "Old Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes" by Jeff Todd Titon, number 154. This tune is clearly derived from Green Fields of America, but it has it's own charm too. It's a little crooked - for example 6 measures in the b-part) I've presented a bare-bones arrangement here that is pretty close to the fiddle transcription.(you should of course ornament to your taste) Exceptions are, there appears to be a typo in the last measure of the A part with a figure reproduced, that I removed, and I changed a double low "e" to an "e" plus high-g-drone, and I also found it fun to slide from the low e to the g instead of try some manoeuvre like an overly long reaching hammer-on, or an m-arpeggio. For the quarter notes in the first full measure, you can simply add the high-g drone, or you can actually play the notes as in Greenfields of America. Lot's of fun to play, cheers.

Sophronie


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

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Sophronie

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by alducks, updated: 3/28/2017
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Notes: Banjo and simple Bass modules to play along with Jimmie Martin's version on youtube. Insert your own backup instead of the banjo solo if you want to. Again...no guarantee on accuracy but it works.

Sophronie - J.D. Crowe w/backup

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 9/12/2018 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys song with JD Crowe on Banjo. I included the first break, which is the same as the 2nd break and backup to the fiddle, the chords, vocals and an mp3 of the midi at half speed. Here's a link to the sound source, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR8CVX1IXtY

Sorry County Blues

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Sounds Like Jay

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by littleton, updated: 12/20/2017 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Written by Linda Littleton in the style of Jay Best.

Sour Creek

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Sourwood Mountain

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Sourwood Mountain

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Sourwood Mountain

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Sourwood Mountain

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Open C (gCGCE)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by CCABanjo, updated: 4/6/2016
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Sourwood Mountain

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by schlange, updated: 3/2/2015
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Notes: Tab by Jack Baker, for our Scruggs TOTW: http://www.banjohangout.org/topic/300249/

Sourwood Mountain

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by yatesuser, updated: 1/4/2017
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South Australia

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by chuckt808, updated: 9/20/2013
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Notes: I couldn't find a clawhammer version of South Australia so between knowing the chords and finding the melody somewhere online in the key of C, I came up with this in D. Note that you should tune the 5th string to A for this to sound right. It's largely based around the melody and I'm pretty much a straight novice but the second half, or "Rolling king" part, is fun to play and I'm quite proud of it. I may re-upload once I figure out how to add lyrics in TablEdit. I welcome any and all questions, complaints, suggestions, comments, etc.

South Australia

Genre: Folk  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: aDGBD  
Posted by RJWMitchell, updated: 5/13/2014
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South Missouri

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by drifter, updated: 6/11/2013
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Notes: Transcription from Charlie Walden's arrangement

Southern Comfort

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/10/2006
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Southern Filibuster

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by eagleisland, updated: 1/4/2013
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Notes: Our dobro player wanted to add this song. Learned it from the Jerry-Douglas-produced "Tribute to Tut Taylor" album. There was no banjo part on it, so this is what I came up with.

Southern Flavor

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Em  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Dave Nauman, updated: 2/7/2010
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Southern Flavor

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Em  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjoman 1, updated: 6/29/2013 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: This is my take of this neat song that I learned from Fred Warner, a great musician (fiddle and banjo) playing friend of mine . Hope you like it..........L.W.

Southern Flavor

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Em  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 5/25/2015 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: SF is one Bill Monroe's weirder tunes, but it is a gem.

Southern Flavor

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: E  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Cwiiis, updated: 1/14/2016 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Inspired (but pretty different to) Blake Williams's break on the Live From Mountain Stage album, and with a few bars borrowed from Casey Henry playing Northern White Clouds (which has a basically identical B part to Southern Flavor).

Southern Flavor

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Em  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 5/8/2017 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: This is a clawhammer version of Bill Monroe's Southern Flavor. It is played in standard tuning but with the fifth string tuned down three half steps to E (equal to first string second fret). A rhythm guitar and a mandolin part is included in the tab, but the mandolin is silenced in the midi file.

Southern Flavor

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Em  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 5/8/2017 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Bill Monroe wrote this classic and plays it different every time through. I've chosen one version and enjoy playing it this way.

Southern Flavor (High Break)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Em  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by fivestring61, updated: 4/24/2010 - 4 Member Comments
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Notes: High break I arranged for this Bill Monroe tune... note this is played in natural Em but I capo at the second fret and capo/tune the 5th to B.

Southern Flavor (Low Break)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Em  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by fivestring61, updated: 4/24/2010 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: First of two breaks I arranged for this Bill Monroe tune... note this is played in natural Em but I capo at the second fret and capo/tune the 5th to B.

Southern Nights

Genre: Popular  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: E  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 4/25/2015 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: Glen Campbell notice GM7 tuning f# D G B D

Southwind

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Castania, updated: 7/28/2010
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Notes: An Irish waltz I learned in Kentucky.

Space Is a Lonely Place (Flecktones)

Genre: Jazz  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Deo, updated: 2/23/2014
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Notes: Banjo and Bass Tabs. No solo, folks. By Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. From the album Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. If you like it, rate it! If you don't, leave it alone =D Cheers!

Spanish Grass

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/10/2006
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Spanish Grass

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/10/2006
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Speed the Plough

Genre: Folk  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by asphillips, updated: 9/19/2011
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Speed the Plough

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 5/7/2014
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Notes: Based on an interpretation of the playing of Adam Hurt.

Speed the Plough

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Tom Hanway, updated: 5/3/2016
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Notes: 'Speed the Plough' is a very old traditional tune that has morphed into many other tunes. This is for 5-string banjo enthusiasts who love a good fiddle tune from the days of yore.

Spider Bite Rag ©

Genre: Other  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Cm  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by kevinwholmes, updated: 5/20/2012
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Notes: Copyright 2008, Kevin W. Holmes. Use for non-commercial (non-monetary gain) purposes permitted.

Splendid Isolation

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Gm  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by heronhawk, updated: 9/16/2016 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: Played here on a cello banjo. This tune was composed in the 1970s by Brendan McGlinchey in a pub in Dublin while drinking coffee waiting for a flight to London after a two week trip around Ireland with friends had gone very badly. Here is a video of McGlinchey playing it first as and air and next as a reel: http://youtu.be/d9xnvijV7Y4

Spoon - Banjo Solo - Béla Fleck

Genre: Rock  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by terje_t, updated: 6/18/2013
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Notes: Béla Fleck's banjo solo on the Dave Matthews Band song Spoon, from the album Before These Crowded Streets. The solo starts at 2:38.

Sport Jig

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  
Posted by Yigal Zan, updated: 8/1/2016
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Notes: Double-D, capo at 2nd fret, 5th=a, aDADE

Sporting Paddy

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Other  Key: E  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by tklassen, updated: 11/13/2013
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Spotted Pony

Genre: Other  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/10/2006
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Spotted Pony

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Julian44_4, updated: 6/26/2011
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Notes: arranged for banjo by Dale Allen Pfeiffer Arrangement by Fred Bradbury Melodic Clawhammer Arrangement by Bob Solosko

Spotted Pony

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

Spotted Pony

Genre: Old Time  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by dholland, updated: 2/11/2013 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: Old Time fiddle tune in D with aDGBD tuning.

Spotted Pony (CGdg capo 2)

Genre: Old Time  Style: 4-String (Tenor/Plectrum)  Key: D  Tuning: Tenor C (CGdg)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mirek Patek, updated: 2/24/2011
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Spotted Pony (DGdg)

Genre: Old Time  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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Spring Creek Gal (CH)

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 3/1/2017 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: One of fiddler James Bryan's best tunes from Bob Carlin's Banging and Sawing CD.

Spring Time

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by BanjoTJC, updated: 2/2/2012 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: I made this one up. The up the neck version is on youtube. You can go straight there by clicking the URL.

Squeeze Box


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Squeeze Box

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/10/2006
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Squeeze box

Genre: Rock  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by tanstevo, updated: 7/30/2012
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Squirrel Hunters

Genre: Old Time  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by seanray, updated: 6/22/2012
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Notes: (Free PDF & TablEdit) Here is my arrangement of this old fiddle tune which is not very popular amongst Scruggs style banjo players. This is probably due to the fact that it's a bit tricky to play. The harmonic structure over the A chords implies an Em tonality which creates an interesting tension.

St Anne's Reel

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mwblake, updated: 9/14/2009
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Notes: Melodic arrangement

St Anne's Reel

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Other  Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by smitchinson, updated: 10/14/2014
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Notes: Melodic version, arranged to match Irish Fiddle, so played more as a traditional Irish session tune than the usual bluegrass interpretation.

St Anne's Reel

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by BanjoSampler, updated: 10/7/2018
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St Anne's Reel - Scott Vestal

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by rkfan100, updated: 9/25/2018
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Notes: Another great solo from Scott Vestal which showcases his way of combining pure melodic style with his unique up the neck tricks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geHJImWx-Ps&t=2m12s

St Louis Rag

Genre: Ragtime  Style: Other  Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by BanjoSampler, updated: 9/15/2009
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Notes: This is from Ragtime Classics II, available in the classified section or just contact me. Enjoy!

St Patrick's Day In The Morning

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JLouis, updated: 3/22/2015 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: A last one to close St Patrick's Day week as Ireland win Six Nations title. Not much 5th string in this crooked jig with its 14 measures B-part and really fun to play.

St. Anne's Dirge

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Dm  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Barry Crannell, updated: 6/5/2016 - 1 Member Comments
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St. Anne's Reel

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Other  Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Duc7, updated: 9/22/2009
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St. Anne's Reel

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Other  Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Duc7, updated: 10/2/2009
Download: GUITAR-PRO 4

Notes: Here's a straight-ahead melodic version of a classic fiddle tune.

St. Anne's Reel

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.

St. Anne's Reel

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2014
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Notes: From Jack Baker, for our BG TOTW: http://www.banjohangout.org/topic/284564

St. Anne's Reel

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Chris Yohn, updated: 3/6/2016
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Notes: double-D tuning aDADE

St. James Infirmary

Genre: Traditional  Style: Classical  Key: Gm  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  
Posted by tom nelson, updated: 6/22/2012 - 3 Member Comments
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Stairway to Heaven

Genre: Rock  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Joseba Andoni, updated: 1/21/2013 - 3 Member Comments
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Stairway To Heaven Intro / Jimmy Page

Genre: Popular  Style: Other  Key: Am  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by nealsotn, updated: 2/2/2015
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Notes: Second hack at this- Sounds pretty good on a Guitanjo or deep resonator banjo.

Stambaugh Waltz

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 1/19/2017
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Notes: First heard on piano by Adam Hurt on his new CD, Artifacts, this clawhammer version is based on the composer, Craig Johnson's, original version. It's fun to play and quite pretty.

Stand up for Jesus

Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by RJWMitchell, updated: 10/5/2013 - 1 Member Comments
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Standing on the promises

Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  
Posted by RJWMitchell, updated: 10/23/2013
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Notes: Sung in B flat - capo on 3rd fret, capo 5th string at 8th fret.

Stanton Town

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Daniyel ben-Asher, updated: 9/11/2012
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Notes: This tune is called "Stanton Town," and its played out of aDADE. Its an original composition of mine, please feel free to check it out, and to play it... if you make a recording, I'd really love to hear it! You can hear me playing it in the "Videos" section... Enjoy! :)

Stanwood's Favorite

Genre: Unknown/None Chosen  Style: Classic  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by trapdoor2, updated: 8/10/2012
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Notes: Stanwood's Favorite from the 1871 Converse

STAR


Posted by AmirZ, updated: 11/9/2017
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Star of County Down

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: 4-String (Tenor/Plectrum)  Key: Bm  Tuning: Tenor Irish (GDAE)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by albert52, updated: 9/20/2011
Download: PDF

Notes: Here is a tune that has stuck with me for over ten years now, and is a staple for me when I play at Old folks homes and such. On the fiddle I treat it as a ballad style, and on the Tenor Banjo more of a dance tune. I have heard many Irish bands play this tune at "sub-light speed", and then again have heard fiddlers play it quite slowly and sweetly. Hope you enjoy AJ

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

Star of Munster

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Am  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by tfaux, updated: 11/14/2011
Download: PDF

Notes: Traditional Irish tune for clawhammer.

Star Of the County Down

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Am  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Dave Nauman, updated: 2/7/2010 - 2 Member Comments
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Star of the County Down

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Em  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by MissKristen, updated: 1/16/2018
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Notes: This is one of my favorite traditional Irish tunes to play on the Irish tenor banjo and mandolin. I decided to create a simple melodic style arrangement of the song for five string players. The tune is played in both 6/8 and 4/4 (a particularly good version by The High Kings even switches between the two) so I included both a 6/8 and a 4/4 version. Note that both versions use the exact same notes. Only the note duration varies between the two.

Star of the County Down (waltz)

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Am  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by heronhawk, updated: 8/2/2015
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Notes: Played as a waltz. Tuning is aEACE (Gm capo 2). Tab by Mike Iverson is available at http://www.bluesageband.com/Tabs.html

Star Spangled Banner

Genre: Other  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/10/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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star spangled banner

Genre: Unknown/None Chosen  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by tom elder, updated: 6/23/2010
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Star Trek - The Original Series

Genre: Other  Style: Other  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 1/19/2014
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Notes: The opening monologue theme music melody line

Star Wars Theme

Genre: Other  Style: Other  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by gunshydog, updated: 12/27/2012
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: This is my very first attempt at using TablEdit, so the timing is off but the notes are there and it gets you close...

State of Arkansas

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Am  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by jorta, updated: 6/8/2011 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Not exactly how I play it anymore, but enough to start for someone interested in the song.

Staten Island

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/10/2006
Download: TABLEDIT

Staten Island Hornpipe

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by vega0119, updated: 2/18/2013
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Stay A Little Longer (Melodic Break)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Other  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JohanOhman, updated: 10/27/2011
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Notes: A melodic break played by Allen Shelton with Jim & Jesse

Steal Away

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Other  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by RJWMitchell, updated: 9/3/2013
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Notes: Melody in both D and G and separate lead sheet in 'D' for the Furey's hit 'Steal Away'. I have added my own arrangement banjo tabs in D and in G. Plus the 'G' arrangement with lyrics. 1st verse is repeated as chorus.

Stealin'

Genre: Jazz  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by arnon4, updated: 1/17/2014
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: My version of this catchy tune, plus an up-the-neck arrangement. Enjoy, Arnon

Steam Powered Aereoplane

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mwblake, updated: 1/22/2015 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: I play this great John Hartford song with my band "The Grass Snakes" and this is a fairly accurate transcription of what I play. There's nothing very tricky here - a little bit of syncopation in the b part, but it's all quite attainable, with a bit of practice. A favourite song at my gigs and I hope you enjoy learning it!

Steamin'

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/10/2006
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Steamin'

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Banjowen, updated: 2/22/2012
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Notes: A self composed tune thats fairly easy to play.

Steamin' Bugle Train Blues

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/10/2006
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Steam-Powered Aeroplane

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/10/2006
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Ste-Anne's Reel


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Steel Bender

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/10/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Steel Guitar Rag

Genre: Ragtime  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/10/2006
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Steel Guitar Rag (Guitar)

Genre: Ragtime  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/10/2006
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Steel Guitar Rag (Scruggs-1953)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Tom Hanway, updated: 2/21/2016
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Notes: Scruggs's version from the Martha White Radio Show, June 1953.

Steel Guitar Rag/Don Reno

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by SCFActg, updated: 10/22/2011
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Steel Rails


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

Steel Rails

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/10/2006
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Steel Rails

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by GBftp52, updated: 5/20/2013 - 3 Member Comments
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Notes: This great tune has been recorded most notably by Alison Krauss and John Denver. But I have heard this tune played by many bluegrass groups over the years with the most recent being a local group we watched at a restaurant a few days ago. Here is one of my breaks for the Key of G.

Stemwinder

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 8/13/2012 - 3 Member Comments
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Notes: An original tune whose title I carried around for several decades before coming up with the music. It should be played at a brisk tempo.

Step Around Johnny

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Don Borchelt, updated: 4/6/2014
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Notes: Clawhammer style, no drop thumb.

Step Around Johnny

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjukebox, updated: 9/1/2017
Download: PDF

Notes: Capo up two.

Steppin' Lightly


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Sticks That Made Thunder

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Bm  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 10/18/2017
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Notes: SteelDrivers - capo 2 waltz

Stompin' At Decca

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/10/2006
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Stoner's Strut

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 8/24/2016 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: After I watched "The Big Lebowski" once again, this simple tune emerged from a cloud of smoke (just kidding!). To me it reflects the zen of The Dude, who, as we all know, Abides.

Stones Rag


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

Stoney Creek

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Yohansen, updated: 9/26/2018
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Stoney Lonesome

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Dave Nauman, updated: 3/25/2010
Download: PDF | GUITAR-PRO 5 | MIDI [Play] [Download]

Notes: A great and seemingly little known Bill Monroe instrumental.

Stoney Lonesome - Bluegrass Album Band Version

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Zephinie, updated: 8/15/2018
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Notes: (Capo 2) Melodic/SS arrangement of Stoney Lonesome as played by the Bluegrass Album Band.

Stoney Lonesome / Noam Pikelny / Bill Keith

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 7/4/2017
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Notes: Here are the takes on this classic Bill Monroe tune by two great banjo players, Noam Pikelny and Bill Keith. Pikelny's version is from the album "Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe," and it is faithful to Baker's version on fiddle. I have included two of his interesting variations on the B part that mirror Monroe's composition. Keith's version is from "The Grass is Greener," and it is less tied to the fiddle break. It's more interpretive, if not downright surreal. Capo up 2 to play in A.

Stoney Mountain Twist

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 4/18/2016 - 3 Member Comments
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Notes: SMT is a lovely tune employing Keith/Scruggs tuners. Walter Hensley wrote it and recorded it as Stoney Mountain Twist and Walt's Breakdown, and more recently J. D. Crowe recorded it as Stony (sic) Mountain Twist. The tab I have posted is more or less my own arrangement, not faithful to either Hensley's or Crowe's. For Part C, where you crank up your Keith tuners (twisters), I have tabbed it to show the melody notes without tuners, but I added the protocol for using Keith tuners above the tab. So you can still play it if you do not have Keith tuners, although it sounds much better with the tuners. (It was a real bear to get the timing accurate on Part C, by the way).

Stoney Point (thumb lead)

Genre: Old Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 10/24/2011
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Stony Creek

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/10/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Stony Point

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

Notes: Tuning - gDGDE (Old G)

Stony's Waltz


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Straight, No Chaser

Genre: Jazz  Style: Other  Key: F  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by owsley, updated: 11/12/2013
Download: PDF

Notes: Written by Thelonious Monk

Straw Foot

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

Notes: Straw Foot by 16horsepower/David Eugene Edwards. Based on David Eugene Edwards' solo performance found on youtube (link in tab). He plays a "thumb lead" style with index on bright D string and thumb for the rest. To get a feel of the song i suggest checking out youtube. It's really helpful in picking out small variations in the song, which I found too meticulous to put in the Tab. I haven't copyrighted the tab in any way, feel free to distribute, but be kind and put in a nice word for me if you do so ;) Enjoy!

Streets of Laredo

Genre: Country  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjoman 1, updated: 8/20/2015 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: It ain't really bluegrass, but it's fun to play and sing..... hope you like it......Lynn W

Strike the Bell

Genre: Traditional  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by kevinwholmes, updated: 7/6/2011
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Notes: I play this a bit differently than the TAB, based on other versions I've heard.

Strike The Bell

Genre: Folk  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by john fincher, updated: 7/15/2011 - 1 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: This is 32 bar in 6/8 or Jig time. Players wishing to using it as a dance tune may choose to split it into high and low parts with repeats.

Struttin with some BBQ

Genre: Jazz  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Fathand, updated: 1/11/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: PDF Lead sheet requested by ah0558

Stumbling


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

Stumbling

Genre: Jazz  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/10/2006
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Stump-Tailed Dog

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by LyleK, updated: 9/29/2013
Download: TABLEDIT | PDF

Sugar Babe

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/10/2006
Download: GIF

Sugar Baby

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by KI4PRK, updated: 2/15/2010
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: Dock Boggs' "Sugar Baby", from his original 1927 recording. This was his first recording. Tuning is G-modal, though Dock uses it for the key of D. The guitar accompaniment is in D-major, which sounds really cool against the modal banjo melody. A very easy piece with only one short, simple roll. Literal tuning is f#C#F#BC#, which is G-modal (gDGCD) down a half-step.

Sugar Baby

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by munchausen, updated: 6/4/2016 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: After Dock Boggs, but does not follow Boggs exactly. Tuning is f#DGCD. 3 finger up picking style.

Sugar Hill

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/10/2006
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Sugar Hill (thumb lead, A tuning)

Genre: Old Time  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 10/25/2011
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Sugar Hill (thumb lead, double D tuning)

Genre: Old Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 10/25/2011
Download: TABLEDIT

Sugar Hill (Wilson Douglas)

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  
Posted by Yigal Zan, updated: 11/6/2011
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Notes: Based on Wilson Douglas' fiddling, Double-D, capo at 2nd fret, 5th=a, aDADE

Sugar In The Gourd

Genre: Old Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 10/25/2011
Download: TABLEDIT

Sugar In the Gourd

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Julian44_4, updated: 10/28/2011
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Notes: Tab By Maya Whitmont TablEdited by David J Payne

Sugar In the Gourd

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Julian44_4, updated: 10/28/2011
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: TablEdited by David Payne

Sugar In the Gourd

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Julian44_4, updated: 10/28/2011
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: TablEdited by David Payne

Sugar In the Gourd

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Julian44_4, updated: 10/28/2011
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Notes: TablEdited by David Payne

Sugar In The Gourd

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Other  Key: A  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Joe Larson, updated: 6/21/2016 - 1 Member Comments
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Sugarfoot Rag

Genre: Ragtime  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/10/2006
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Sugarfoot Rag

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/10/2006
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Sugarfoot Rag

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Other  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by BanjoSampler, updated: 9/7/2009
Download: PDF

Notes: In the style of Carl Jackson

Sugarloaf Mountain

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/10/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Sullivan's Hollow

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 6/2/2012
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Sullivan's Hollow

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by carlb, updated: 6/5/2012
Download: PDF

Notes: Tuning: aDAde A tab I wrote in about 1980 and never published (in the old style of the Banjo Newletter tabs). Give it a try.

Summertime

Genre: Unknown/None Chosen  Style: Classical  Key: Gm  Tuning: Open Gm (gDGBbD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by tom nelson, updated: 4/9/2011
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Notes: This was started from a simple melody line from banjotom

Summertime (Charlie Parker)

Genre: Jazz  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/10/2006
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Summertime (Miles Davis)

Genre: Jazz  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/10/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Summertime 2

Genre: Unknown/None Chosen  Style: Classical  Key: Am  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by tom nelson, updated: 1/24/2012
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Notes: One song is with rolls and the other with more chords. try both my Summertimes and tell which one you like and why

Summertime is Past and Gone

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by banjohn2, updated: 7/23/2016
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: This is based on the playing of Scruggs with Monroe in september 1946

Sun's Gonna Shine

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Joe Connor, updated: 2/14/2016
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Notes: Another great Steve Martin clawhammer tune.

Sunflower Dance

Genre: Ragtime  Style: Classical  Key: C  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by trapdoor2, updated: 1/8/2011
Download: PDF

Notes: "Sunflower Dance" is one of the American Banjo Fraternity's most common tunes. It was written by H. Rowland in the 1880's and originally titled "With The Tide Schottische". First recorded by Fred Van Eps in 1905 for Edison. Catchy tune!

Sunny Side of the Mountain

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/10/2006
Download: TEXT | MUSEDIT

Sunny Side Of The Mountain

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/10/2006 - 2 Member Comments
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Sunny Side of the Mountain

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by agentheath, updated: 5/5/2013 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: 2nd break (~3:18) by J.D. Crowe with the Grascals in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IE2gLELpBc

Sunny Side of the Mountain

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by schlange, updated: 11/10/2014 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Sonny Osborne's arrangement, tabbed by Jack Baker.

Suns Gonna Shine

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by RB4picker, updated: 12/20/2017 - 2 Member Comments
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Sunset Road

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/10/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Sunset Road - Bela Fleck w/ Solo

Genre: Jazz  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: F  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mikemoyes2, updated: 10/3/2014 - 1 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: I know there is a version of Sunset on the archives already but I tried to tab something out in accurate rhythmic notation including the solo from the studio album. (Live Art version coming next perhaps?) I did this sibelius so I don't have bends or hammer ons but I trust you can figure it out! Enjoy! Mike

Sunshine on my shoulders

Genre: Country  Style: Other  Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  
Posted by RJWMitchell, updated: 2/6/2014 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Tabs for Banjo, Baritone Uke and Soprano/Concert Uke. Lyrics and chord sheet.

Super Mario Brothers Theme

Genre: Other  Style: Other  Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by banjovy, updated: 9/22/2009 - 1 Member Comments
Download: PDF | GUITAR-PRO 4

Notes: The 1st part of the theme. single string style.

Super Mario Theme

Genre: Popular  Style: 4-String (Tenor/Plectrum)  Key: D  Tuning: Chicago (DGBE)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by barchi, updated: 1/19/2013
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Super Mario World Athletic Theme

Genre: Other  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by dakkers, updated: 8/4/2018 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: The tab is split into 2 parts because Tabledit doesn't let unregistered versions save over 16 measures in a single file (also: there's that annoying watermark). There's both the PDF and the Tabledit files. Note that this is only the "B section" of the song - the first section of the song is more of a Scruggs-style melody, which I haven't learned yet.

Sure Fire

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 11/28/2015
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Notes: The Osborne Brothers 1966- capo 2nd

Susan Loller


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

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 5/9/2012
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Notes: Sushi is one of Kenny Baker's fiddle tunes, in 3 parts. It is fairly obscure, and as far as I know was recorded by Kenny only on a fiddle instruction video. I have tried to approximate the melody, for banjo, in a quasi-melodic arrangement.

swallow's tail jig

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Other  Key: Am  Tuning: Open C (gCGCE)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjo24f, updated: 4/6/2015
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swallow's tail reel

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Other  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjo24f, updated: 8/25/2013
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Swallowtail Jig

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/10/2006
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Swallowtail Jig

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: 4-String (Tenor/Plectrum)  Key: D  Tuning: Tenor Irish (GDAE)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by albert52, updated: 9/4/2011
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Notes: Started hunting through some old arrangements and updating them. Thought someone may enjoy this. AJ

Swallowtail Jig, The

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: Em  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Tom Hanway, updated: 4/16/2013
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Notes: The prototype Tom Hanway Stelling Swallowtail is named for this jig, also the reel, and the book Swallow Barn. Here's the whole tune in E Dorian mode with melodic and rhythmic variations using grace notes, plus some picking-hand options.

Swallowtail Jig, The (Opening Phrase)

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Tom Hanway, updated: 4/10/2013
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Notes: This is an exercise in Celtic fingerstyle banjo illustrating possible melodic variations for the opening phrase of this jig, also comfortable fretting-hand and picking-hand options. This is in E Dorian (a mode using the same notes as D Major).

Swamp Thing

Genre: Popular  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by MickG, updated: 10/20/2018
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Notes: Based on the recording by The Grid.

Swanee River

Genre: Popular  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Devon Wells, updated: 10/11/2014
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Swedish Christmas Song ("Staffansvisan") - clawham

Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Cm  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 10/23/2014
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Notes: This is a nice traditional Swedish Christmas tune, in Swedish named Staffansvisan (Saint Stephan's song).

Sweet Betsy from Pike

Genre: Folk  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by littleton, updated: 1/20/2018
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Notes: VERY EASY

Sweet Betsy From Pike

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Jethro Aberdeen, updated: 6/18/2018
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Notes: Corrected sound module- thanks Jack, sorry it took so long to correct.

Sweet Bundy

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  
Posted by Yigal Zan, updated: 11/1/2012
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Notes: Double-D, capo at 2nd fret, 5th=a, aDADE

Sweet By and By

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by stan, updated: 9/18/2011
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Notes: Bluegrass Gospel

Sweet by and by

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by RJWMitchell, updated: 8/24/2013
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Sweet City Woman

Genre: Popular  Style: Other  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 3/28/2015
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Notes: The Stampeders

Sweet Dixie


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Sweet Dixie

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/10/2006
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Sweet Dixie

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by corcoran, updated: 8/13/2015 - 5 Member Comments
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Notes: Bill Emerson is one of the all-time greats on bluegrass banjo IMHO, and over the years he has written a bunch of memorable tunes. Perhaps his signature tune is Sweet Dixie, which he recorded when he was with Jimmy Martin in the 1960s. Emerson had written and recorded the tune earlier than that, however, and Martin’s name was included because he was the leader of the band. In any case, Sweet Dixie is a great driving piece that every bluegrass player should include in his or her repertoire. It is formed around a percussive series of pull-offs on the first string, and buddy it is effective. It’s normally played in the key of D; so capo up 2 and go to town.

Sweet Georgia Brown

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/17/2006
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Sweet Georgia Brown

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/10/2006
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Sweet Georgia Brown

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by fingerbuster, updated: 1/25/2012 - 2 Member Comments
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Sweet Georgia Brown

Genre: Jazz  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjoman 1, updated: 5/11/2013
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Sweet Georgia Brown

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by llscracker72, updated: 10/23/2013 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: capo at the 7th fret

Sweet Georgia Brown

Genre: Jazz  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: F  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by schlange, updated: 12/20/2013
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Notes: This accompanies this tenor banjo lesson from Mike Currao: http://www.banjohangout.org/blog/31101

Sweet Georgia Brown

Genre: Other  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by wilbanjo, updated: 6/30/2018
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Notes: Eddie Shelton

Sweet Georgia Brown

Genre: Other  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: F  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by wilbanjo, updated: 6/30/2018
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Notes: This is from Bill Keiths Break starting about 2:05 on this video ,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SQxRx4Iigo

Sweet hour of prayer

Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by RJWMitchell, updated: 8/30/2013 - 1 Member Comments
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Sweet Marie

Genre: Folk  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by SixBs, updated: 9/11/2013
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Sweet Sunny South

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/10/2006
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Sweet Sunny South

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 10/30/2009
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Notes: This tab includes two versions of Sweet Sunny South. The first is based on the fiddling of Henry Reed, and the second is based on Tommy Jarrell's banjo playing.

Sweet Sunny South

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by phill, updated: 3/23/2011 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: I based this version on a more traditional style giving it an old timey feel. There is a lot of thumb work in it.

Sweet Sunny South

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Crusty, updated: 10/3/2015
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Notes: G modal in Open G tuning

Sweet Sunny South (thumb lead)

Genre: Old Time  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 10/25/2011
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Notes: Two versions: the first is based on the fiddling of Henry Reed, the second is based on Tommy Jarrell

Sweet Thing

Genre: Classical  Style: Classical  Key: F  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Ian_banjo, updated: 6/28/2013
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Notes: This is an orginal by Alison Brown. I don't know if this is exactly the way she plays it, but it is note-for-note pretty much the same. A tricky finger buster this, but a terrific exercise to get your left hand moving around the fingerboard. If that wasn't enough, it is a delicious gentle tune that moves through several keys.

Swimming Song, The

Genre: Popular  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Studebaker Hawk, updated: 10/2/2009
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Notes: This is how the song's author, Loudon Wainwright III, plays it on clawhammer banjo. Capo on the 2nd fret. The song is easy and fun. If you just ate, don't forget to wait 1/2-hour before you go swimming! Enjoy.

Swing 51 1st break

Genre: Jazz  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by rhutson, updated: 1/24/2015
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Notes: Feel free to add comments for this ROUGH draft. I tabbed this about 5 years ago and used to play it about 3/4 the speed that Vestal plays it on the bluegrass 2000 cd. As far as the key, I thought it was A but it might be Dmaj7-9. I'm a Scruggs picker but was so inclined to learn this song so I just messed with it a little. Scott uses a lot of technique on this song and his touch and timing are so good that it makes it a great song to listen to. I might try to play the version I tabbed to give some insight on what I translated and there are a couple of phrases I play a little different than the tab but it's about 99% of what I play now. part 1 Dmaj7-9, Dm7-9, G7, Fmaj7, Bb9#11(b5) Dmaj7-9, Dm7-9, G7, G/A part 2 Bm7 Cmaj7, C#m7, F#7, Bm7, E7sus, G/A

Swing Low Sweet Chariot

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/10/2006
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Swing Low Sweet Chariot

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by stan, updated: 7/24/2012 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Both High & Low breaks!

Swing Low Sweet Chariot

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  
Posted by James Stiltner, updated: 12/31/2013
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Swing low sweet chariot

Genre: Folk  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by RJWMitchell, updated: 7/5/2015
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Notes: Sheet music and banjo arrangement

Swing low,sweet chariot

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Sagar, updated: 7/6/2011
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Notes: arr for instruments Cyril Kovac may 2005 original arr by Vidar Hansen 1982

Swing on a star

Genre: Popular  Key: C  Tuning: Tenor Standard (CGDA)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by pddngtn, updated: 1/3/2010
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Swing That Hammer

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Swingin on a Gate

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jenorma1, updated: 3/19/2016
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Notes: tuning: gDGDE (old G)

Swinging on the Gate

Genre: Other  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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Swinging On The Gate

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

Syncophant


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

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 5/9/2006
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System of a Down - Aerials

Genre: Rock  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by travis92, updated: 4/27/2011 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: update with bass, percussion and other elements

Szép a Rószám

Genre: Other  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Dm  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by tfaux, updated: 9/27/2013
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Notes: D minor: double C, capoed up.

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