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Mace Bell's Civil War March

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jack_beuthin, updated: 10/19/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Played in thumb-lead, two-finger style.

Billy In The Low Ground

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Yohansen, updated: 10/18/2018
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: Capo 5th fret

Pacific Slope

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by BigFiveChord, updated: 10/18/2018
Download: PDF

Black Mountain Rag

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Yohansen, updated: 10/18/2018
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: capo 2nd fret

Jerusalem Ridge

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Am  Tuning: Open Gm (gDGBbD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Yohansen, updated: 10/18/2018
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: capo on 2nd fret

Fling Ding - Ralph Stanley

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 10/16/2018 - 1 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: This is a fun tune by the Stanley Brothers. Here's a reference video, Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhXPdOsVmWE

Richmond Cotillion

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jim109b, updated: 10/16/2018
Download: PDF | GUITAR-PRO 5 | MIDI [Play] [Download]

Notes: Fairly straight version, kept that way so as when the fiddlers get hold of it, I can maybe keep up. Key modulates between D and A.

I Walk The Line

Genre: Country  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Mike Rowe, updated: 10/16/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Very beginner tab

Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms - Rolling Backup

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by rkfan100, updated: 10/16/2018
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: An example of rolling backup for Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms that I made up with examples of interchangeable G, C and D licks.

Walk Old Shoe, Heel Come A’ Draggin

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by alubin, updated: 10/13/2018 - 1 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: Garry Harrison collected this tune from Pauline McGinnis for the “Dear Old Illinois” collection.

Mule Skinner Blues - Bela Fleck

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 10/11/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Bela Fleck's Break from Tony Rice's Cold on the Shoulder LP. Here's a reference video to help you out, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnynLbQl6kQ&feature=youtu.be&t=154

Mule Skinner Blues

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by yatesuser, updated: 10/11/2018
Download: PDF | GUITAR-PRO 5

Gum Tree Canoe - John Hartford

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: E  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 10/10/2018 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: From The Gum Tree Canoe LP. Tuning is Open G-3. Just tune everything down 3 half steps to eBEG#B if you want to play along with the record, or play in Open G and avoid the pain of retuning. Here's a reference video, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EA7ne5PDXEk

Little Darlin Pal of Mine

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by kmwaters, updated: 10/9/2018
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: Might need a tweak in the codas, but I set the reading list a bit to improve things a little.

Little darlin' Pal of Mine

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by michel braquemart, updated: 10/9/2018
Download: GUITAR-PRO 5

Notes: Please, download this tab, edit there, add licks, backup...and upload new tab, thx

Freight Train for Clawhammer - Open G

Genre: Folk  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by darcyspring, updated: 10/7/2018
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: Here's a fun version of Freight Train by Elizabeth Cotten. This pretty much just repeats over and over. It could be made fancier, but I think this simple version is very nice.

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
Download: PDF

Mississippi Waltz - Noam Pikelny

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: F  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 10/4/2018
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Notes: From the Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe LP. Here's a reference recording, Have fun: https://youtu.be/44oOtPhgPa4?t=90

Follow the Leader - Don Reno

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

Lullaby for Leanne - Larry Perkins

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 9/27/2018 - 2 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: Cool tune by Larry Perkins. Here's a reference YouTube video, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=HNAT6m-ocsA

Stoney Creek

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

Bean Blossom Breakdown

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

Notes: I heard this first in the old barn at Bean Blossom

Lonesome Fiddle Blues

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

Notes: My first post ... I hope somebody finds this arrangement enjoyable. Tabledit

Dixie Hoedown - Scott Vestal

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by rkfan100, updated: 9/24/2018 - 2 Member Comments
Download: TABLEDIT | PDF

Notes: A great version of Dixie Hoedown by Scott Vestal. Really nice use of sixths in the B part. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNDXb8srpfk&t=2m4s

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
Download: TABLEDIT | PDF

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

Charmaine

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by howsy-bee, updated: 9/21/2018
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: Almost note-for-note transcription of the video I recently posted: https://www.banjohangout.org/myhangout/videos.asp?m=d&catID=0&id=33898

Blueridge Express - Eddie Shelton

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 9/21/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Great Eddie Shelton Tune from the Expedition LP. It's in Bb so capo 3 and spike b flat. I included both breaks and the chords. Here's a link, Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu-s2EqEJQY

Redwing

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by DC5, updated: 9/20/2018 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: This is my first attempt at working out a song and writing the tab. I think it's for beginner, but it might be beginner/intermediate. There is one drop thumb and a few hammer ons and pull offs.

Wishing Well - The Dead South

Genre: Folk  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Em  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by coltoncrawford, updated: 9/19/2018
Download: PDF

Country Blues - Jim Mills

Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 9/19/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Jim Mills excellent Scruggs Style version of this Dock Boggs song. I tabbed the first break and one verse of backup to the vocals. Tuning is f#DF#CD. Here's a sound file for reference, Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p-3M2cczSs

Rawhide - Marshall Brickman, Eric Weissberg

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 9/17/2018
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Notes: Marshall Brickman's breaks from the Deliverance soundtrack. In Open G Tuning, capo to 5th fret and 5th string is spiked at 10. Here is a reference video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc7PyifZ3H4 Play it really fast and have fun

Whispering (Allen Shelton)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by MickG, updated: 9/16/2018 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: Based on the Allen Shelton recording he did using a Dojo. I played around with the effects in Guitar Pro to see if I could get close to that Dojo sound. Sound file for the tab is tab-generated. I also added the original recording by Allen to the Media Mp3 archive.

You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive

Genre: Country  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by WRMorrison, updated: 9/16/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Originally uploaded by Joe Connor; I simply converted it to PDF using a free PC app, "MuseScore 2"

First hard rain

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

When Fall Comes To New England

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Banjo-Pup, updated: 9/14/2018
Download: PDF

Notes: Banjo solo break as performed by Kristin Scott Benson on the Stringworks solo album. (Capo to 2nd fret)

Walking the Floor Over You - Sonny Osborne

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 9/14/2018
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Notes: Two versions of this great Ernest Tubb song. Page 1 is from the Modern Sounds of Bluegrass Music LP and the other is from the Ernest Tubb Song Folio LP. There's lyrics and chords for friends to pick along, and two half-speed mp3s of the midi files. Here's some reference videos, have fun: https://youtu.be/t5pUNPff6Ow?t=620 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_idwxqJjH8

Rockwood Mountain Deer Chase

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Open D (aDF#Ad)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by rustewey, updated: 9/14/2018
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: I have tried get this as close to Don's recording as I can. It will play as a loop for practice.

Gunslingers Glory

Genre: Folk  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C#/Dbm  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by caelum_scott, updated: 9/13/2018
Download: PDF

Carolan's Receipt (or Dr. John Stafford)

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 9/13/2018
Download: TABLEDIT | PDF

Notes: One of Turlough O'Carolan's great compositions with a funny story. It honors Dr. John Stafford who prescribed O'Carolan whiskey for depression after another doctor prescribed him to not drink whiskey for his ailments.

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