Here are some basic rolls to get you started learning Scruggs style on the banjo. The numbers refer to which strings you play. For example, for the 531 roll, you would play the fifth, third, and first string. The letters below the tab refer to which fingers to roll with in the right hand. (T - thumb, I - index, M - middle)
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Boil Them Cabbage Down - Your First Song on the Banjo - Beginner
This is a simple song I like to start my students with. It helps you practice rolls and also switching chords.
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I have taken Cripple Creek and broken it down into 6 short exercises. These are great for beginners. It provides an easier way to learn the full song without being too overwhelmed. After you master all 6, you will be able to play the entire song of Cripple Creek.
I will create banjo tablature for the song of your choice. (Tab Pkg)
Do you have a favorite song that you want to learn, but you can't find the banjo tab anywhere? Is there something you want to learn, but you've given up searching because you've looked for so long?
I am here to help!
I create banjo tablature weekly for my private students. I sometimes have specific requests from students that branch out of the traditional bluegrass genre. I have created banjo tabs for songs by Taylor Swift, Tyler Childers, Caamp, Zac Brown Band, and others. Even if it doesn't have a banjo part, I can create one for it. When you claim this extra, you will get the following:
- A professional-looking banjo tab in PDF format sent to your email - An audio recording of me playing the tab slowed down and at the original tempo - A video of me playing the song on the banjo
So as well as the banjo tablature, you will also have a way to learn the song on your own!
[Please pay an additional $10 if you want lyrics added to your tab] __________________________________________
Disclaimer: If the song is especially long or complex, I may have to reach out for additional funds. Some examples of these are: songs 4 minutes or longer, songs that contain guitar solos, video game soundtracks, and/or extremely fast songs that require a lot of slowing down.
Custom Tab Order Package (TESTER'S TABBERS MEMBERS ONLY)
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How this works:
You can request the song of your choice and I will create a banjo tab for it. I am familiar with Scruggs style, so I won't be able to create songs in clawhammer or other styles. I can also tab out just the melody of a song if you prefer that. The song can have a banjo in it or not. I have also composed my own arrangements from scratch for songs that didn't have banjo at all. However, please read the disclaimer at the bottom before you request just any song.
Please send a youtube link, artist, and song name If you have special requests, include those too. (For instance, if you want the tab created for a beginner-level player)
If you want lyrics included, kindly include an additional amount of $10.
What you will get: - 1 completed banjo tab in PDF format - An audio recording of the tab being played slowly/up to speed - A video recording of the tab being played
___________ Disclaimer: If the song is especially long or complex, I may have to reach out for additional funds. Some examples of these are: songs 4 minutes or longer, songs that contain guitar solos, video game soundtracks, and/or extremely fast songs that require a lot of slowing down. If you're unsure, contact me first at [email protected]