I don't play much Old-Time Guitar. OK, I only know three chords. Don't expect too much to show up on this page unless one of my guitar playing buddies decides to contribute.

Another New Feature
Chord charts for many of the tunes. Yes, we know that there isn't always agreement on what the "correct" chords are. Here are the ones we use and should match the fiddle and banjo double stops in the transcriptions and tabs.

If you are looking for other chords to the tunes you will find them on the Fiddle Page.

I do highly recommend John Schwab's book
Old-Time Backup Guitar - Learn From The Masters.

I didn't work through the material. I bought it to read the explanation about what an OT guitar player should be doing and I thought it was excellent. There is a lot of history and other nifty info in there. I have literally bought a half dozen copies and given them to my bluegrass guitar friends in an effort to get them to see the light. You can buy the book from Amazon or directly from John at




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