Temperance Reel CLAWHAMMER Banjo Tab

Clawhammer Banjo TAB -Temperance Reel

I play through the “Temperance Reel” arrangement both fast and slow.  Standard G tuning.

Temperance Reel, sometimes known as Teetotaler’s Reel is a jam session standard for bluegrass, old-time, and celtic music circles.  This is an installment in my celtic clawhammer banjo series that I’m doing.

TAB is sent as digital download, pdf format.  Right and Left-hand fingerings indicated as needed.


  1. Drop Thumb
  2. Pull-offs and hammer-ons
  3. Left Hand effects (I use the left hand to play the 2nd string open in this arrangement).

I’d rate this arrangement as intermediate as quite a bit of left-hand devices are used.

Jody Written by:

Professional Musician of 27 years. I've performed on the stages of Carnegie Hall, The Grand Ole Opry, and The Ryman Auditorium. I've also played in 6 different countries. All things Banjo and Acoustic Guitar.