Bells of St Mary’s for Banjo

My latest banjo arrangement up is “Bells of St Mary’s.”  This song has always been a favorite of mine, I used to play it in contest many years ago.

This version is for those between beginner and intermediate.  If you have a basic knowledge of forward/forward-reverse rolls along with some major/minor chord shapes you won’t find it to terribly difficult.  I wrote this up from the version I heard Bing Crosby sing, I basically used all of the chords from that arrangement with just a few exceptions.  Most banjo players play this song different; I wanted to be closer to the movie version/original.

The TAB can be found on my website here, this TAB features melody notes highlighted in yellow.

If you would like the VIDEO and the TAB, please visit here:

This is the first of my videos to feature onscreen TABs.



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I am a full-time banjo and acoustic guitar teacher, performer and composer. I have performed on the stages of Carnegie Hall, The Grand Ole Opry and The Ryman Auditorium. My interests include developing educational materials for the advancing banjoist and composing Original Music mixing my background in Bluegrass, Jazz, Classical and Latin Music.

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