Banjo Hangout Logo
Banjo Hangout Logo

Premier Sponsors

310
Banjo Lovers Online


Newest Tab Archive Additions

Alphabetical: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  #

You must log into your myHangout account to post a tab.

Game of thrones

Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Patrick P., updated: 4/18/2019
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: Happybanjodude has made a great arrangement of this song. He tunes his banjo gD#G#B#D#, i used the same notes but in standard tuning. This is not my arrangement just a transcription !

Deep River – Ron Block

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Peter Vipulis, updated: 4/16/2019
Download: TABLEDIT | PDF

Notes: 5th String Capo 7. Not sure if it was recorded separately, heard some things that he was/wasn't playing (shrug). Reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyewFTUg7kM

Old Glory

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjukebox, updated: 4/13/2019
Download: PDF

Crawdad Song (The) - Earl

Genre: Old Time  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: E  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 4/12/2019
Download: PDF

Notes: Here's an interesting version by the Foggy Mountain Boys in the key of E using Open G tuning with the 5th string tuned to g#. Here's a YouTube for reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EinAwyQ3Xc

Sally Goodwin / Earl Scruggs

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Jack Baker, updated: 4/11/2019
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: The melody really starts on the 1st. beat of measure 2. No need to fuss about it...Great tune by Earl.
www.frettedinstrumentsnyc.com

Earl's Breakdown / Earl Scruggs

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Jack Baker, updated: 4/10/2019
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: www.frettedinstrumentsnyc.com

Flint Hill Special / Earl Scruggs

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Jack Baker, updated: 4/10/2019
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: www.frettedinstrumentsnyc.com

Lonesome Moonlight Waltz (Noam Pikelny)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Dm  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by 21stCenturyBanjo, updated: 4/6/2019
Download: PDF

Notes: Noam's version of Lonesome Moonlight Waltz off the Noam Pikelny plays Kenny Baker plays Bill Monroe album

Beartracks Ending High Break / J. D. Crowe

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Open C (gCGCE)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Jack Baker, updated: 4/3/2019
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: www.frettedinstrumentsnyc.com

Beartracks High Break / J. D. Crowe

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Open C (gCGCE)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Jack Baker, updated: 4/3/2019
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: www.frettedinstrumentsnyc.com

Beartracks / J. D. Crowe

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Open C (gCGCE)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Jack Baker, updated: 4/3/2019
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: www.frettedinstrumentsnyc.com

Big Cow In Carlisle

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by DarrenJ, updated: 3/31/2019
Download: PDF

Notes: If you’re looking for a fun tune that combines melodics, single string, and a swing feel, look no further than Alan O’Bryant’s Big Cow in Carlisle. After hearing this on the radio, I quickly perused the Hangout for the tab but only found someone’s request for it. YouTube only offered the recording by the Nashville Bluegrass Band. Still green in the world of transcribing banjo tunes, I decided to take on the challenge. After several slowed down listens, thanks to YouTube’s speed setting, I feel I have a solid representation of the tune. In the first, full measure, I use my pinky for the hammer-on to facilitate an easier maneuver for the ring finger on the 3rd string-7th fret and the middle finger on the 2nd string-2nd fret, but if that isn't comfortable for you, do what is! At the 2nd ending, make sure to bring out the syncopated line with the 5-4-3 on the D string. Alan does this so well, the open 3rd and 1st strings are hardly noticed. Be sure not to rush the hammer-on at the down beat of the B section. It isn't anticipated as a 16th note, and your picking index finger jumps up to the 4th string to execute the slide in the following measure. Release the string with your fretting hand, making that note staccato (note the rest) as well as the following two quarter notes on the 1st string. The same is true for the following two quarter notes on the 2nd string at the 8th fret. Listening to the recording will help immensely. Note the single string in m. 23. Pretend you're Wes Corbett, and start with the index finger since you've just used your thumb. I heard in an interview he taught himself single string and started with his index. You can transition to a more traditional thumb lead using the middle finger on the 2nd string, but it changes the tone pattern (plastic vs. metal pick). The form of the tune is a bit uneven: A1-A2-A1-A2-B-A2. In the second grouping of A sections, another instrument alternates with the lead. However, the banjo's ending break is shortened, leaving out the two middle A sections, rendering the form A1-A2-B-A2.

Runaround

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 3/31/2019
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: Here is an updated version of the tab I posted in 2006.

Traveling Down the Blue Road - Terry Baucom

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 4/1/2019
Download: PDF

Notes: Terry Baucom's break to this song by Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver. Here's a recording for reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXf-KavkrD0

Redican's Trip to Appalachia

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by rlanselle, updated: 3/31/2019 - 1 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: Capo 2 to AEAC#E

Grassy Creek

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by rlanselle, updated: 3/31/2019
Download: PDF

We'll Meet Again Sweetheart / Earl Scruggs

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Jack Baker, updated: 3/29/2019 - 1 Member Comments
Download: TABLEDIT | MIDI [Play] [Download]

Notes: www.frettedinstrumentsnyc.com

Choros Semenzato

Genre: Classical  Key: Am  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Patrick P., updated: 3/31/2019
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: My friends guitarists love to play this tune. Banjo transcription just to tease them ...

Pike County Breakdown - Earl

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 3/31/2019
Download: PDF

Notes: All four of Earl's breaks to this Bill Monroe classic. Here's a YouTube link for reference that you can slow down and pick along with. Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HioToEDKl_E

Peekaboo Waltz

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 3/27/2019
Download: GIF

Notes: Banjo Judy is presenting Peekaboo Waltz for the old-time Tune of the Week on March 29, 2019. Tab of Judy's clawhammer version by Yigal Zan.

Old Joe Clark

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by BTS, updated: 3/23/2019
Download: PDF | GUITAR-PRO 5

Notes: This is a tab of a version of Old Joe Clark by The Smoking Stone Band. The introduction is highly unusual and wonderfully imaginative. The main body of the tune is more "Trad" than bluegrass feel to it. You can hear the original on the bands Soundcloud page here https://soundcloud.com/smokingstoneband/old-joe-clark. GP5 and PDF versions.

When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again -Lamar Grier

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 3/19/2019
Download: PDF

Notes: Lamar Grier's Break from the Bill Monroe recording. Here's a reference so you can hear how it goes. Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cicIsVAwODU

Home Sweet Home - Clawhammer

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 3/15/2019 - 1 Member Comments
Download: TABLEDIT | PDF | MIDI [Play] [Download]

Notes: Here are two clawhammer versions of Home Sweet Home. It is mainly based on Mack Woolbright's three-finger version from 1927 but transfered to clawhammer. One of the versions is based a kind of "clawhammer backward roll" and is very close to Woolbrights three-finger version! The other version is a more straight clwhammer.

Home Sweet Home - Fred Jenkins 1927

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 3/15/2019
Download: TABLEDIT | PDF | MIDI [Play] [Download]

Notes: Frank Jenkins recorded this in1927 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0S3d5aTMMk. He played banjo in the band Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters in the 1920s. He later formed his own band, the Pilot Mountaineers, in which he played fiddle, his son Oscar played banjo, and Pop Stoneman played guitar. Frank Jenkins plays his version in the drop C tuning (standard C tuning) and he uses mostly a forward roll. He also plays a nice variation with strumming that can be heard in the recording, but it is not included in my tab - yet.

Home Sweet Home - Mack Woolbright 1927

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 3/15/2019
Download: TABLEDIT | PDF | MIDI [Play] [Download]

Notes: This is my interpretation of how Mack Woolbright played the "Home Sweet Home" breaks the the recording of "The Man Who Wrote Home Sweet Home Never Was A Married Man" made 1927 by Charlie Parker and Mack Woolbright on Colombia 15236-D: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfpAMkcL2ow . Earl SCruggs' version is based on Mack Woolbright's version. In his book “Earl Scruggs and the 5-string banjo” (1968) Earl tells: “There were several three-finger banjo pickers I admired who lived near our Flint Hill community. There was Mack Woolbright, a blind banjo picker who recorded with Charlie Parker on the Columbia label in the late 20’s. I remember him from a visit he made to my Uncle Sidney Ruppe’s home; rocking in a rocking chair and picking “Home Sweet Home” in the in the key of C. The G7 chord he played in this number was one of the most thrilling sounds I had ever heard. I was about six years old (1930) and I wondered how a blind person could play so beautifully.”

Wish You Were Here

Genre: Other  Style: Other  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by nealsotn, updated: 3/10/2019
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: ***** This is a work in progress, will never really be done ;) ***** Sounds good on guitar body (ex. Doc Fossey), but "not bad" on banjo (even open-back). Don't play it too fast. Everything here is just a suggestion, or what happened to feel right at the time- Radio Lead-in becomes backdrop @ meas 12. Solo @ meas 12-20. Still working on this... Chords/Accomp after meas 21 are packed to save space.

The Butterfly

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Em  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by heronhawk, updated: 3/11/2019
Download: PDF | MP3: [Play] [Download]

Notes: An Irish slip jig arranged for clawhammer banjo

Little Nellie Grey - Bill Emerson

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 3/8/2019
Download: PDF

Notes: Bill Emerson's Opening Break. Here's a Video for reference, Have fun: https://youtu.be/Io5HCUoW1KY?t=774

Forward Roll Blues - easy

Genre: Unknown/None Chosen  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 3/7/2019
Download: TABLEDIT | MP3: [Play] [Download] | TABLEDIT | MP3: [Play] [Download] | TABLEDIT | MP3: [Play] [Download] | PDF | MP3: [Play] [Download] | PDF | MP3: [Play] [Download] | PDF | MP3: [Play] [Download] | MIDI [Play] [Download] | MP3: [Play] [Download] | MIDI [Play] [Download] | MP3: [Play] [Download] | MIDI [Play] [Download] | MP3: [Play] [Download]

Notes: An Exercise in the use of GUIDE TONES

Gilbert Riley's

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Am  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by heronhawk, updated: 3/3/2019
Download: PDF | MP3: [Play] [Download]

Notes: A jig composed by Randal Bays. Here is youtube of Randal Bays playing it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iufzkrDaB4 Dots are at https://thesession.org/tunes/14392

Honky Tonk Woman - Herb Pedersen

Genre: Popular  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 3/2/2019
Download: PDF

Notes: Herb Pedersen's break from the Old and in the Gray LP. here's a link for reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz_-CMapzrY&feature=youtu.be

Dueling Banjos - clawhammer advanced

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 3/2/2019
Download: TABLEDIT

Hangout Network Help

View All Topics  |  View Categories

0.328125