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.
The TAB section is divided into the sections-Fiddle Tunes, Standards, Gospel, Old Time and Original Music. Video courses and Ebooks are down below the TAB.
If you are looking for Teaching VIDEOS, then they are all located here:
Whiskey Before Breakfast-Low single-string version, key of D, 5th string=A
Big Sciota-A section is all single-string, B section more melodics and roll-based
Angeline the Baker-EASY beginner banjo TAB version, key of D, 5th to A
Dixie Hoedown-This is an almost all melodic-style A section
Forked Deer=5th string tuned to A, Advanced version
Bill Cheatum-(Two-finger Easy beginner TAB style)
Standards and Classics:
The Old Spinning Wheel-By far the best Selling TAB on this website, key of C, my own arrangement
Shady Grove-key of Dminor, 5th tuned to A, this is an EASY TAB version, comes with two variations.
If you are interested in a Video + TAB lesson go here:
Midnight Special-key of D, 5th tuned to A, This song is an old public domain song but was recorded by Leadbelly and Creedence Clearwater Revival
Rubber Dolly-key of D, 5th to A, later became the song Back up and Push
Nine Pound Hammer-key of G, based more off of the old-time version than bluegrass, EASY TAB version.
Farewell Blues-No re-tuning required. Go here for TAB + Video
Down To The River to Pray-Key of E, no retuning or capo necessary. Same key as in the movie O brother, so you can play along. Intermediate.
Just a Closer Walk-assumes basic knowledge of chords such as 7th chords, uses chords with extensions and a few basslines, sounds great solo
Shall we Gather At the River-key of D (5th string to A), Melody notes highlighted.
Old Time Religion-key of G, two variations, melody notes highlighted (one roll-based/one solo chordal style)
Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho-Key of D, Solo Chord arrangement with basslines, intermediate+
John Greer’s Two-step:This is adapted from Hobart Smith’s version
Cumberland Gap-This is Morgan Sexton’s version plus one of my own variations
Simple Needs-I wrote this because I wanted to write something “Simple”, the first part is largely playable with only two fingers. 5th=A
Inevitable-I wrote this playing around with the key of B without a capo, somehow it ended up being more minorish, 5th string tuned to F#
I currently have four videos teaching videos available for purchase. They each run approximately 10 minutes, are filmed in HD, and are recorded with a high quality condenser microphone. The video includes the TAB as well as a slow right and left-hand walk through of each arrangement.
Simple Needs-written because I wanted to write something “Simple”, to the point that the first/lower part is largely playable with two fingers.
Inevitable-written while playing around with the key of B without a capo; somehow, it turned into a minorish theme with the fifth string tuned to F#
On March 20th I’m releasing my first ever E-book entitled “Get Rolling: Basic Rolling Backup“, a preview of the cover and what to expect is here:
Following up behind my first E-book will be the second one entitled “Gospel Banjo:Banjo Hymns and Inspirational Music”, I plan to release it on April 10th
To preview go here: