Old Time,
Clawhammer
Banjo Tabs

Transcribed by Ken Torke
These are all pretty straight-ahead, frailing style banjo tabulatures. They have most of the melody but aren't fancy, up and down the neck melodic solos. I often add drop thumbs, hammer-ons and pull-offs when I play but don't always add those simple variations here. Likewise, sometimes I add too much of the melody here and end up dropping some out (usually the off beat melody notes) and adding more chords (bum-dittys) when I play up to speed with others. If something seems to complicated for you then do the same!

Small dates indicate new additions, corrections or other updates. Everything else was here before 07/12/14. I've tried to identify the source or author but I haven't done exhaustive research.

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NOTE: Hammer-On vs Alternate String Pull-Off. Fretted vs Open Strings. I've been told that I should depend more on the latter in both cases. You'll notice that in recent transcriptions and updates that I have done so. You, of course, must choose what works best for you. I'm going to give it a try and see if it works for me.

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NOTES:
These are versions of tunes that I have worked up. I tab them out because it helps me learn them. I use them to remind me when I need reminding. Some were learned in a lesson or workshop and I have kept them as taught and have mostly notated the source. Many of the earlier additions started as somebody elses version from a book, web site, etc and then I tabbed out what they morphed into when I play them for a while. Most of these are my own but some of those tabbed versions may remain fairly close to the source and I don't mean to represent them as completley my own. But, at this point, I couldn't necessarily tell where things came from and who to credit. So...thanks to anybody that accidentally contributed.

And of course, there are plenty of mistakes in there. I try to catch them and fix them. Let me know if you see any problems.

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