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Peaches And Cream arr. by Alan Munde

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Jack Baker, updated: 4/22/2018
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Notes: www.frettedinstrumentsnyc.com

Dennis Murphy's Polka

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Open D (f#DF#Ad)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by AlBanjo38, updated: 4/20/2018
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Notes: Melodic (Not exactly Scruggs)

Jingle_Bells_1.0_-_page_2

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

Jingle_Bells_1.0_-_page_1

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Mike Rowe, updated: 4/20/2018
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Dear John - Jason Davis

Genre: Country  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 4/18/2018
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Notes: Two breaks by Jason Davis from Adam Steffy's Here to Stay LP. I include both chords so you can play with your loser High School buddy who is sleeping on your couch. Here's a link to the Song, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBNV-BbmIlo

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).

Blue days, black nights

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

Mad as a Hornet

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjukebox, updated: 4/17/2018 - 1 Member Comments
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John Ryan's Polka

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

Backup Stuff arranged by Jack Baker

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Jack Baker, updated: 4/17/2018 - 3 Member Comments
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Notes: Here is some basic backup up Scruggs stuff to fool with.
Most of the backup uses the "F" and "D" shape chords.
The teardrop backup is in the 2nd and 3rd Tab files
www.frettedinstrumentsnyc.com

Your Rocky Spine

Genre: Folk  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Gm  Tuning: Open Gm (gDGBbD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Banjo Viking, updated: 4/15/2018
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Notes: Intro and verse/chorus chords posted as two separate PDF's

Diamond Joe

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by MickG, updated: 4/12/2018 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Based on the playing of Molly Tuttle on YouTube. PDF tab file contains tab-generated audio file. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iiLnSilESQ

The Harvest Home

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Open D (f#DF#Ad)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by AlBanjo38, updated: 4/15/2018
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Notes: Melodic (Not exactly Scruggs)

Free Born Man - JD Crowe

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

Miss McLeod's Reel

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Open D (f#DF#Ad)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by AlBanjo38, updated: 4/10/2018
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Notes: Melodic (Not exactly Scruggs)

Where The Dim Lights Are The Dimmest - all backup

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by silversheltie, updated: 4/22/2018 - 6 Member Comments
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Notes: By Joe Mullins with Longview. This break shows many of the finer details of Scruggs licks that are sometimes simplified, e.g. the muting of the last note in bar 5 and the hammer on in bar 7, and also using the open B string in bars 7 and 8. Backup for the whole song has been tabbed, but with some minor spots I couldn't figure out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob3V7P6SRtA Same chords as "The Old Home Town".

The Merry Blacksmith

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Open D (f#DF#Ad)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by AlBanjo38, updated: 4/8/2018
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Notes: Melodic (Not exactly Scruggs)

Crazy Creek

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by corcoran, updated: 4/8/2018
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Notes: Crazy Creek was written by Tommy Jackson, who was a fiddle mainstay in Nashville recordings from the 1950s and beyond. I was inspired by Bill Keith’s version of CC – as I was inspired by pretty well everything I heard Bill play – but I did not attempt to capture it note-for-note. Instead, this is the version I came up with, which I have been playing for many decades. Note that it is in the key of A, and hence the banjo’s capo is on the 2nd fret.

Gold Rush / All 3 Parts

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 4/7/2018
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Notes: Did you know that there are three parts to Gold Rush, the classic instrumental written by Bill Monroe and Byron Berline? In most jams the tune comprises only two parts. Even in the original recording, Monroe’s mandolin break and Vic Jordan’s banjo break include only the first two parts, whereas Berline’s fiddle break includes the third part near the end of the track. There is a nice video of Berline in his shop in Oklahoma demonstrating all 3 parts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y8sStWw7Po, and I have based the tablature on his third part in the video.

Tally Ho (TOTW)

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 4/6/2018
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Notes: Blanche Coldiron lived in Kentucky and played and taught old-time music all her life. The old-time Tune of the Week for 4/6/18 has links to learn more about her.

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

Head over Heels

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Doug Knecht, updated: 4/5/2018 - 1 Member Comments
Download: PDF | GUITAR-PRO 5

A Rose for Polly

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjukebox, updated: 4/2/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Source: Tommy Hunter

Dark Hollow - Alan O'Bryant

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by silversheltie, updated: 4/7/2018
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Notes: Alan O'Bryant's banjo break from Aubrey Haynie - Doin My Time. Great syncopation on the rolls as he goes up the neck at the end. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnnMgSnffOU&t=0m50s

Twinkle Little Star - Scott Vestal

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by silversheltie, updated: 4/16/2018
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Notes: Transcribed to tabledit format from bluegrassbanjo.org. Scott Vestal's version from "In Pursuit of Happiness". An advanced melodic version.

Ninety nine march

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by heronhawk, updated: 3/30/2018
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Notes: Composed by Randal Bays.

Skillet - Eric Weissberg

Genre: Folk  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 3/30/2018
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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

Little Maggie - Eric Weissberg, Marshall Brickman

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 4/23/2018 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: Weissberg and Brickman trading breaks on this great version from the Deliverance Soundtrack. They do a harmony duet in the last break, but it sounds so muddy that I only put in the lower part in the tab. Here's a video for reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuKZgJN-t3w

Magpie

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjukebox, updated: 3/28/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Old Time tune in the key of G

Shuckin' the Corn - M. Brickman, Eric Weissberg

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 3/30/2018
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Notes: From the Deliverance Soundtrack, chock-full-o great Marshall Brickman licks and chords so Banjo Boy can pick along. Here's a reference to help you out, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EWxYhadJMo

Black Rock Turnpike - M. Brickman, Eric Weissberg

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 3/28/2018 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: Marshall Brickman's Instrumental from the New DImmensions LP. He uses D-Tuners in a couple of measures. With Chords for one of your multiple personalities to play along. Here's the reference starting at 13:41, Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Rf7Lo-4kt4

Lonesome Road Blues - Eric Weissberg

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 3/27/2018
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Notes: Eric Weissberg's instrumental version of this great song. There are plenty of great Weissberg licks in this one. Learn a few breaks and mix them in with Earl's version or just steal licks from both and come up with your own. Go here for the MP3 of Eric Weissberg picking it so you can hear what it sounds like, have fun: https://www.banjohangout.org/myhangout/media-player/audio_player2.asp?musicid=41076&archived=

Peter Cottontail

Genre: Traditional  Style: Other  Key: C  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 3/26/2018
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Notes: Melody line with backup for simple playing in the style of Gene Autry.

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

Nine Hundred Miles (900) - Eric Weissberg

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Dm  Tuning: Dm (aDFAD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 3/23/2018 - 3 Member Comments
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Notes: From the Folk Banjo Styles LP. People recognize it as 500 Miles and it is related to Reuben or Reuben's Train. I have an MP3 with the tune here: https://www.banjohangout.org/topic/340717/ Have fun.

Worried Man Blues (single string licks)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by silversheltie, updated: 4/7/2018
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Notes: Grasstowne's Justin Jenkins did a great break for Worried Man Blues on their album, "4". Here it is tabbed out. Lots of J.D. and Terry Baucom style single string licks here. Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/alanbibey/worried-man-blues#t=2m57s

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