Clawhammer Banjo – When The Saints Go Marching In

When The Saints Go Marching In: Clawhammer Banjo TAB

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What do you need to know to play this banjo TAB?  The TAB is arranged for those who know your basic bum-ditty stroke and your G/C/D chords. 

I would characterize the TAB as not pure beginner, but for someone that has 7 or more months of clawhammer playing under their belt.

Key of G in Standard Tuning (g D G B D)

When The Saints Go Marching In-History

The song is commonly attributed to James M. Black and Katherine Purvis.  The date is 1896; however, the song was entitled “When The Saints Are Marching In” and isn’t the same as what you hear today.  In the 1930’s, the song was of course made famous by jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong.  He sped up the rhythm and added his unique jazz syncopation.

Jody Written by:

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