Banjo TAB and Store

All Banjo TABS are done with the TablEdit computer program and sold in PDF format.  To hear these arrangements please visit my Youtube page located at: https://www.youtube.com/user/banjalien

New TABS are uploaded each month. Don’t see the song you are looking for? Contact me for a quote.

Instructions-After a TAB is purchased you get an email with a link to the TAB.   Please download as soon as you can; the link does have an expiration date.

The TAB section is divided into the sections-Classics and Standards, Gospel, Fiddle Tunes, Originals, and Old Time.  VIDEOS and E-BOOKS are located below the TABS.  Some TABS have instructional VIDEOS available, I’m adding a new video each month.


Classics and Standards

Banjo TAB of "Bells of St Mary's."  Based off of Bing Crosby's one from the movie of the same name.  This isn't the one banjo players normally play.  TAB is two pages and has highlighted…

With this Banjo TAB Bundle you get 4 songs in the key of D major or D minor, 5th string tuned to A. Songs included-"Shady Grove", "Midnight Special", "Rubber Dolly", and "Angeline The Baker."

Banjo TAB of "Rubber Dolly" is in the key of D, the 5th string is tuned to A.  This song was later adapted into the famous fiddle tune "Back up and Push." Here is the…

Banjo TAB of "Midnight Special" in the key of D, 5th string tuned to A.  Made famous by Creedence Clearwater Revival and Leadbelly.

Banjo TAB of "Shady Grove" in the key of Dminor, 5th string tuned to A.  This is an Easy Beginner TAB version.  It comes with two variations.  If you want the TAB + Instruction VIDEO…

This Banjo TAB of "Nine Pound Hammer" is an Easy TAB version.  It is based more off the earlier old-time versions than the bluegrass version.  Key of G.

Banjo TAB of "The Old Spinning Wheel" is in the key of C.  This is by far the most popular TAB on my site. The recording is here:


Gospel Banjo

Banjo TAB of "Down To the River to Pray," key of E, no retuning or capo needed.  The same key as the famous "O Brother Where Art Thou" recording.  Intermediate.  If you want the TAB…

Banjo TAB of "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho" in the key of D minor.  It is a solo chordal arrangement style with a few basslines.  Intermediate+ students.

Banjo TAB of "Old Time Religion" contains two variations, key of G.  One roll-based one and an intermediate+ solo chordal based one.  Melody notes are highlighted in yellow.

Banjo TAB Of "Just a Closer Walk" in solo chordal style.  It assumes basic knowledge of 7th chords and uses chords with extensions like 6ths and 9ths. Intermediate+

This Banjo TAB of "Shall we Gather at the river" is in the key of D with the 5th string tuned to A.  Melody notes are highlighted in yellow Recording is located here:


Fiddle Tunes

Banjo TAB of "Big Sciota," single-string and melodic-style technique.  Intermediate+ arrangement.  

Banjo TAB of "Whiskey Before Breakfast," key of D, this TAB contains all three versions played on my youtube channel. Lower Single-String, Melodic, High Single-String, 5th tuned to A.  Intermediate version

This Banjo TAB of "Forked Deer" is in the key of D with the 5th string tuned to A.  It is an advanced version that uses lots of melodic-style techniques.  It is sure to be…

This Banjo TAB of "Bill Cheatum" is a Two-finger Easy Beginner TAB.  Not three-finger style.

This Banjo TAB of "Dixie Hoedown" uses lots of melodic-style techniques in the A section with a more roll-based approach in the B section.  Intermediate+

This Banjo TAB of "Angeline The Baker" is in the key of D, 5th string tuned to A.  This is an Easy Beginner TAB version.


Original Music

A Banjo TAB bundle of three of my original songs plus two mp3s.  "Falling Glass", "Simple Needs", and "Inevitable."  This also contains the mp3's for Simple Needs and Inevitable.

This Banjo TAB to my original piece "Falling Glass" is the first time through only, aka the melody.  It is for the intermediate student.  It is written in G mixolydian.

Banjo TAB of my original piece "Simple Needs," key of D, 5th string tuned to A.  First break only, aka the melody. Written because I wanted to write something simple; the first part is largely…

This banjo TAB of my original song "Inevitable" uses the fifth string tuned to F#.  It is the 1st variation only, aka the melody. Intermediate+


Old Time

Banjo TAB of "John Greer's Two-step" is largely adapted from Hobart Smith's version.

This Banjo TAB of "Cumberland Gap" is in F Tuning (FDGCD).  I largely adapted the first variation from Morgan Sexton's version, the second variation is my own.  Not difficult to play.


Teaching Courses

My online teaching courses are hosted at Teachable.com; the link is below.  I currently have four courses up.  Please check it out.  Over the course of the next year I plan to add a new course each month.  You can pay by the course or get them all for $30/month.

Online Teaching Courses


E-books

E-books are in PDF Format.  My First Ebook is entitled “Get Rolling: Basic Rolling Backup.”  This book provides you with the basic foundational beginner rolling backup skillsets.  No longer get lost in a book of 100 pages with 50 licks to memorize.  Simple, Straight Forward and geared for beginners.   Assumes basic knowledge about rolls (forward/forward-reverse/alternating thumb) as well as slides.  Features are:                                                                                                                                 
  • 30 pages with audio mp3’s of all examples.  Two backing tracks 
  • Only two patterns to learn for each of the three main chords (G/C/D)
  • Two transition patterns-one for G to C, and G to D
  • Two written out rolling backup variations for the song “Nine Pound Hammer”
  • Two written out rolling backup variations for the song “Lonesome Road Blues”
  • “Mystery Song” with given chords, testing your ability to apply what you learned, backup track included.

 

 

 

Learn Basic Rolling Backup in the key of G for Banjo with this 30 page E-book.  It covers what to play over your G, C, and D chords. Geared for the Beginner. My First Ebook,…


In April I will release my second Ebook entitled “Gospel Banjo:Hymns and Inspirational Music.”  This book is geared for the intermediate player and those who want to play arrangements that sound good solo.  Many chords/basslines/etc are used. The ten songs included are: Come Thou Fount, Shall We Gather at the River, Old Time Religion, Nothing but the Blood, Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, and more.  Please sign up on my front page to be notified as soon as it’s available.


Music Files

All music files are in MP3 format

Mp3 to "Inevitable."

Mp3 to "Simple Needs."