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Washington County Breakdown - Butch Robins

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by rkfan100, updated: 2/18/2019
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Notes: This is Butch Robins' version from his excellent album "Forty Years Late". He uses his up the neck chromatic and melodic licks as well as syncopated rolls in some really surprising ways. All fingerings are provided. Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBBjlFMKDVs&t=50s

Saint Anne’s Reel

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by bellf, updated: 2/16/2019
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Notes: This is a simple arrangement of Saint Anne’s Reel that might be suitable for beginners. The arrangement consists mostly of quarter notes with the occasional run of eighth notes.

Sunny Side of the Mountain - Jim Mills

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 2/15/2019
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Notes: Jim Mills breaks from the Carry Me Across the Mountain LP by Dan Tyminski. Check out the YouTube video for reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__HLfMwb6XI

Road to Malvern

Genre: Old Time  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mwblake, updated: 2/16/2019
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Notes: A jolly little [slightly crooked] tune written by Jim Childress in the key of A [Capo II, 3 finger melodic banjo arrangement]

Boda Waltz

Genre: Other  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Em  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mwblake, updated: 2/15/2019
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Notes: A wonderful tune from Sweden for 3 finger melodic banjo. - A part is in Em and the B part modulates to G major. Play two A parts and one B, but finish on a single A part. Lovely...

Pernod Waltz

Genre: Other  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Bm  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mwblake, updated: 2/15/2019
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Notes: Johnny Cunningham's lovely waltz, in Bm, transcribed for 3 finger melodic banjo.

Big Sciota

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by howsy-bee, updated: 2/15/2019 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: Low and high break.

Five Miles From Town

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjukebox, updated: 2/14/2019
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The Old Home Place (full)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A#/Bb  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by awal767, updated: 2/10/2019
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Notes: A transcription of J.D. Crowe's playing of the entire song as it appears on the album J.D. Crowe and the New South.

Pony Express - Eric Weissberg

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 2/9/2019
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Notes: Learn the full tune by Eric Weissberg. Here's a YouTube reference video that you can slow down and play along while you're learning, Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwvb-Pa5fF8

Siempre - Sonny Osborne

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by rwsansom, updated: 2/16/2019
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Notes: From the Best of the Osborne Brothers album (1975). https://youtu.be/BGqclVqpXm8. I love Sonny's latin syncopation in this song - makes me want to form a mariachi band! The song is originally in B, with a capo on the 4th and 9th frets, but I transcribed it in open G, and added backing guitar and bass tracks to the TablEdit file. Version: 2019.02.02.e

Steam Powered Aereo Plane

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Yohansen, updated: 2/6/2019
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Bury Me Beneath the Willow

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by writedivine, updated: 2/5/2019
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Notes: Capo to voice

Little Maggie - Weissberg/Brickman

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 1/30/2019 - 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 I only put in the lower part in the tab. Here's a video for reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=li-sHetVQp0

Leaving the Farm

Genre: Folk  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Letsfrail61, updated: 1/29/2019
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Notes: This piece I wrote all in melodic clawhammer style. So every note is a part of the melody and the whole thing has to be played very even, but not too fast. Enjoy it! Gerry :)

Dixieland

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by dskeigley, updated: 1/28/2019
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Early Morning Inspiration

Genre: Folk  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Letsfrail61, updated: 1/25/2019
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Notes: A new nice little tune for clawhammer banjo I recently made up. Don't play too fast to enjoy the chords in the B-part. Good luck, Gerry. :)

Temperance reel

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: 4-String (Tenor/Plectrum)  Key: G  Tuning: Tenor Irish (GDAE)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjoman80, updated: 1/24/2019
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Swallowtail Jig

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: 4-String (Tenor/Plectrum)  Key: Em  Tuning: Tenor Irish (GDAE)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by banjoman80, updated: 1/24/2019
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Notes: Irish jig for tenor banjo

Salt Spring

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by BigFiveChord, updated: 1/23/2019
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Cowboys and Indians - Jim Mills

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Cm  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 1/22/2019
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Notes: How I hear Jim Mills' version of this tune from the Hide Head Blues LP. Here's Jim's recording for your reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLAOsVsQbgU

Sally in the Garden

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Cm  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 1/21/2019
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Notes: A pretty, but haunting old tune in Cm.

Cathedral Forest

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 1/21/2019
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Notes: Cathedral Forest is one of the original tunes previously unpublished or recorded, now in a new book called John Hartford's Mammoth Fiddle Tune Collection. He named it for the beautiful redwood forests of the California coast. The tuning is what Adam Hurt calls SRB, Sandy River Belle, or it's one of the Cumberland Gap tunings -- fDGCD. Capo 2 for the key of G.

Missing You All the Way Home

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 1/21/2019
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Notes: The two ladies who wrote this tune contributed an A part (Hilarie Burhans) and the B part (Jane Rothfield). A beautiful tune and an old-time Tune of the Week.

East Tennessee Blues

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 1/21/2019
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Notes: Here are two tunings for East Tennessee Blues. It was played in the key of C when recorded by Al Hopkins and the Hill Billies and the composing fiddler Charlie Bowman, so the first tab is in double C tuning. The other tuning is in open G.

Missouri Road

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A#/Bb  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by dholland, updated: 1/21/2019 - 2 Member Comments
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Snowball

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Other  Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Patrick P., updated: 1/20/2019
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Notes: Played by Alan Munde

Fisher's Hornpipe

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by BanjoSampler, updated: 1/19/2019
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Notes: Key of D, standard G tuning

Katie Hill

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by BanjoSampler, updated: 1/19/2019
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grandfather's clock

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by bango, updated: 1/17/2019
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Gold Rush - Allen Shelton

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 1/15/2019 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: Here's Allen Shelton's break from Kenny Baker's Highlights LP. Here's a YouTube video for reference, have fun: https://youtu.be/dF8vtEMpdok?t=92

Colleen Malone

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Doug Knecht, updated: 1/14/2019
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Dueling Banjos

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjorino, updated: 1/14/2019
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Notes: I made the tabs so close as possible my ears could hear from the sounds of the tune in the movie Deliverance.

Ivy Leaf Reel

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by BanjoSampler, updated: 1/13/2019
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