Banjo Tab for the Earl Scruggs solo in the late 1940s with Bill Monroe and Lester Flatt. Listen to the HTML5 Audio sample on which the tab is based
Read the discussion about the lyrics here.
Sally Ann custom video lesson
Scroll through the video titles and select "Sally Ann down-the-neck Scruggs-style".
Watch the one minute video demo for this 45-minute online banjo lesson.
Now available in the online video store.
Skype Banjo Lessons! with Tom Adams
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Banjo Camp North, May 16-18, Charlton MA
Tom Adams - banjo, guitars, bass, etc.
Banjo tab arrangement based on the
original recording by The Beatles on Abbey Road
Individual Banjo Tabs Now AvailableThe first 38 tunes are listed here on the Banjo Tab page.
Get the free downloadTom's inspirational banjo practice time poster "How's It Sound?" can be printed at home on your choice of 8 1/2" x 11" paper and posted conspicuously in your designated practice area. No matter what tune you're playing or how long you've been a banjo player, you'll want to look to this poster for inspiration each and every day. Great for use with a metronome and when practicing rolls. Always in style, "How's It Sound?" is the question that you can answer every time. Perfect for giving yourself a pop quiz when you least expect it, "How's It Sound?" is suitable for framing. Makes a great gift! Use Landscape printing mode for maximum effect.
CUSTOM VIDEO LESSONS: Ashokan Farewell
Based on the original recording by composer Jay Ungar from the PBS television series
The Civil War by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns
Watch the entire break on the custom video page.
Banjo Students Blog
With all of the emphasis on practicing right-hand rolls and left-hand pull-offs, it's easy to overlook a key factor in whether your playing sounds good or not: Playing In Tune. Playing in tune is so basic that there's often little more attention paid to it than being told "get an electronic tuner". [continued]
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Foggy Mountain Breakdown
Based on the 1949 recording by Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys, here's a down-the-neck break that has all of the key ingredients of the Flatt & Scruggs original. Tune your banjo up a fret to match the old Mercury record:
Banjo Tab: Foggy Mountain Breakdown
Bugle Call Rag
This video demonstrates three breaks plus the ending to Bugle Call Rag from the 1960 album "Foggy Mountain Banjo" by Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys. Includes the unique lick that starts the tune's 3rd break:
Banjo Tab: Bugle Call Rag
Based on the classic 1960 recording on the album "Foggy Mountain Banjo" by Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys, here's the intro, ending, and first break for Cripple Creek. Tune up to match the pitch of the original Columbia recording and get your bass player to play the bass line like Jake Tullock!
Banjo Tab: Cripple Creek