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Way Down the River Road - John Hartford

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: E  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/23/2018
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Notes: Nice song to sing and pick, hats off to anyone who can pick it up to speed - over 180bpm. I included chords so you can pick along with someone you meet in Peducah. Here's a reference video, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7NVrWii22Q

Little Sadie / Bill Keith

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Dm  Tuning: Dm (aDFAD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Jack Baker, updated: 6/23/2018 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: www.frettedinstrumentsnyc.com

Little Sadie – Bill Keith – Newport Folk Festival

Genre: Folk  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Dm  Tuning: Dm (aDFAD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Peter Vipulis, updated: 6/23/2018 - 2 Member Comments
Download: TABLEDIT | PDF

Notes: Bill Keith live at the Newport Folk Festival. Includes just the first 3 verses to be concise. Each one varies a little, and is mostly repeated later.

Walking the Floor Over You - Sonny Osborne

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/22/2018
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Notes: This great Ernest Tubb song is so good that I tabbed out two versions. Page 1 is from the Modern Sounds of Bluegrass Music LP and the other is from the Ernest Tubb Song Folio LP. There's chords for your smaller big brother to pick along. Here's some reference videos, have fun: https://youtu.be/t5pUNPff6Ow?t=620 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_idwxqJjH8

The Cuckoo Bird - Sonny Osborne

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by BobSmit, updated: 6/22/2018
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Notes: Two versions of Osborne's classic, one from 60's 'Voices In Bluegrass' album, second from 80's 'Once More' LP (dilemma, if you have only one break in this song :) I tabbed it some time ago, and I'm not quite sure about precision, but you can get the basic idea. 60's version is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiYKMBsWZfM

Banjo Boy Chimes - Sonny Osborne

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/21/2018 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: The version from the Bluegrass Intstumentals LP. I tabbed out the first two breaks, the third break is a double banjo break and is really easy to figure out on your own if you want to. I included chords for a banjo boy to pick on while you you take the break, have fun: https://youtu.be/f1pac8f1xFo?t=915

Foggy Mountain Breakdown - Backup

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Backing Track  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Tunefoxer, updated: 6/21/2018 - 12 Member Comments
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Foggy Mountain Breakdown - Melodic

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

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Tunefoxer, updated: 6/21/2018
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Dueling Banjos - Breakdown and Ending

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Tunefoxer, updated: 6/21/2018 - 1 Member Comments
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Dueling Banjos - From the Top!

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Other  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Tunefoxer, updated: 6/21/2018
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Cripple Creek - Backup

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Backing Track  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Tunefoxer, updated: 6/21/2018
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Cripple Creek - Melodic

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

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Tunefoxer, updated: 6/21/2018
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Worried Man Blues - Melodic

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Exercises and Licks  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Tunefoxer, updated: 6/21/2018
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Worried Man Blues - Backup

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Backing Track  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Tunefoxer, updated: 6/21/2018
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Listening to the Rain - Sonny Osborne

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/20/2018 - 3 Member Comments
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Notes: Sonny recorded this one on his Banjo with the extra low string, he said he recorded it on a Tuesday and that was the first song he ever recorded on that banjo. This is just an idea of how to pick it on a 5-string banjo. I made 2 tabs. Page 1 is in Open G tuning capo 4, and page 2 is in Drop C tuning capo 4. There's chords so you can pick with a friend on a rainy day. Here's a reference video, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ImS3ZUqbHY

Worried Man Blues - Scruggs

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Tunefoxer, updated: 6/20/2018
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Gun Powder - Sonny Osborne

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/19/2018 - 3 Member Comments
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Notes: Really old Sonny Osborne instrumental. If you want to play along with the recording you will have to tune sharp. I included chords so you can pick along with Sonny. Here's a reference video (starts at 10:30), have fun: https://youtu.be/jqRqVp7aBDk?t=630

Pain In My Heart - Sonny Osborne

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/18/2018 - 4 Member Comments
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Notes: Hoping Sonny gets better soon from his recent heart repairs. Enjoy this Osborne Brothers song in G. I included both breaks and the chords so you can pick with your cardiologist. Here's a reference video, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FB3xRGDQ80

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.

Me and My Old Banjo - Sonny Osborne

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/17/2018 - 3 Member Comments
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Notes: I included backup to the verse and chorus as well as the lyrics and chords in case you meet someone at the fishin' hole. Capo 4 and spike to b. Here's a reference video to help, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEBor-FEnkY

Fastest Grass Alive - Sonny Osborne

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

Blackbird Says to the Crow

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

Georgia Pineywood - Sonny Osborne

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/15/2018
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Notes: Here's Sonny's Intro, and Break to this tune. I included chords so you can play with the Creek..and the Cherokee! Here's a reference video to help you figure out this tune, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR7j4Ea6xd4

Roll Muddy River - Sonny Osborne

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/14/2018 - 4 Member Comments
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Notes: Cool intro, break and ending for this tune. I included chords in case one of your river rats wants to play along. Here's a reference video, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_Yii7cjmpc

Jesse James - Sonny Osborne

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/13/2018
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Notes: Sonny's version of this classic tune. I included all the breaks and chords in case you want to jam with the James Gang. Here's a reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNMZrfrkyYU

Red-haired Boy (A part)

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by jack_beuthin, updated: 6/12/2018
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Battle Hymn of the Republic - Eddie Adcock

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/12/2018
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Notes: Just in time to practice and have it ready for the 4th of July. Eddie Adcocks version of this tune. Here's a video for reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLWwBWteJ54

Interstate 81 - Don Reno

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/11/2018
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Notes: Nice Reno instrumental From the On the Road LP. I included the chords so them truckers can pick along. Here's a video for reference (starts at 8:41), have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoT-peTY630

Three Thin Dimes

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjukebox, updated: 6/11/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Capo up 2 to aEAC#E

Twelfth Street Rag - Don Reno

Genre: Ragtime  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/10/2018
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Notes: Fun Don Reno tune not too difficult (until you play it up to speed). I included chords so your 12th street friends can pick along, here's a video for reference. Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioQbjHlB99M

Yes Sir That's My Baby - Don Reno

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/9/2018 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Don Reno's version with some nice single string licks. There are chords so your baby can strum along. Here's a link to the LP for reference (starts at 11:20), have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACYvDWg7p2s

Bye Bye Blues - Don Reno

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

Trouble on my Mind

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjukebox, updated: 6/8/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Capo up two to aEAC#E

Bonaparte's Retreat

Genre: Old Time  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by BigFiveChord, updated: 6/13/2018
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Notes: Adapted from Tony Trischka's arrangement, in open G tuning w/5th string capo to A

Black and White Rag - Don Reno

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

Road to Malvern

Genre: Old Time  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by BigFiveChord, updated: 6/12/2018
Download: PDF

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - CH backup

Genre: Folk  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by janolov, updated: 6/7/2018
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The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - clawhammer

Genre: Folk  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by janolov, updated: 6/7/2018
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Dill Pickle Rag - Don Reno

Genre: Ragtime  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/6/2018
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Notes: Fun tune from Reno and Smiley's Banjo Special LP. I added chords so you can pickle along with one of your gherkins. Here's a video for reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikgPGrxC7NA

Flop Eared Mule - Don Reno

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/5/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Reno and Smiley's version from the Banjo Special LP. I included chords in case some donkey wants to pick along. Here's a video for reference it starts at the 16:30 mark, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JACwzvWFP7k

Roadrunner - Don Reno

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 6/4/2018
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Notes: Reno and Smiley tune from the On the Road LP chock full o' single string licks. There's chords so you and your Trucker buddies can jam along. Here's a YouTube video for reference, the tune starts at the 13:05 mark. Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoT-peTY630

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