Down To The River to Pray-Banjo TAB and Video

Here is a “Down to The River To Pray” Banjo arrangement.  This version is in the key of E just like the version you hear in the “O Brother Where Art Thou Movie.”  I wanted to make an arrangement where the student could play along with that recording.  It requires no retuning or capo; you don’t even need to adjust the fifth string because we don’t play it with the given roll patterns.

You’ll need to know your three basic major chord shapes and a few basic rolls like forward/forward-reverse.

The TAB and Instructional Video where I break down all of the fingerings (right and left hands) is located here.  (Right hand rolls appear onscreen in numerical form in a readable yellow color.  Videos recorded in HD and with a high-quality condenser mic)


or if you only want the Banjo TAB in pdf format you can find that here at my store located here:



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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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