The Ballad Of Jed Clampett banjo tabs by Earl Scruggs provided at Tabs- , a large collection of guitar tabs, chords and lyrics. I have been learning the Ballad of Jed Clampett from Earl Scruggs book It’s murder learning banjo tunes from tab, especially for a beginner. Ballad of Jed Clampett. Genre: Country Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time Key: G Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD) Difficulty: Beginner.

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My playing is not brilliant so please don’t laugh to much. To ” SWCooper ” the slow down version has been the biggest help. With the BHO tqbs you have a couple different versions of how the song can be played, and if oou are having a problem with a particular phrase sometimes lf one from a different tab will help you through the song.

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This will help me do it properly now! That really helped me find the melody notes in the middle of all the rolls and slides. They don’t go over the chords, but I think it’s fairly simple to figure out. This is exciting to me! Thanks ‘blamethebanjo’ I will try to record myself playing it and attempt to post it!

You have to register for the free membership to see the video and tab. Luthier Search Hangout Merchandise. Earl’s book may show it in G, but it was recorded in A, so that’s going to complicate you trying to pick along with the recording, unless you’re willing to capo up and tune up and give it your best.

Clawhammer Tune and Tab of the Week: “The Ballad of Jed Clampett”

And it’s obvious that they are playing along with a recording because they are out of sync with the music and what Don is if in the video is not what he is doing in the recording. If you continue, we will assume that you agree to our privacy policy which includes details of cookie usage. The whole experiance with you all has leapt my Banjo playing forward a lot.


Want to hide these Google ads? Email Newsletter Weekly newsletter includes free lessons, favorite member content, banjo news and more. I had trouble with it too for a long time. Josh, could you tab out that series of ending licks for us? Originally posted by dickeybow69 Unfortunately I do not have the Earl Scruggs cd to listen to it, but know the tune well.

It ballzd does’nt sound like the bballad I know! When I started learning this I didn’t think it sounded like the song either. Thanks for the tip about the new book.

What a superb job on this well-known classic! She knew I had just started playing … but even up here in Canada that was the first request that I had to do! The song is a lot faster than people think, too, when you listen to the record. Did you get my email that included links to the PDF and Tabledit versions of the tabs?

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If you would like access to all the songs feel free to take advantage of this sale for BHO members only. Welcome Dickeybow69, Have you considered recording your playing the song and posting it here? The video of them playing “Clampett” seems to be gone from youtube but “Nine Pound Hammer” is still there and it is also out of sync, especially Don’s break.

To ” oldfox ” speeding up my playing of it once I had sussed out the tab made it identifiable, cheers. Your tunes are outstanding and your approach to them seems to mesh with how I learn to play the instrument as well. In the video he does not use a capo but that’s because the music was pre-recorded the night before using a capo. Just click on 2 years instead of free or upgrade for free to BHO sale later.


A great job made of this tune. Please check out the videos. This helped me accent the melody notes as I played.

To ” tommy5 ” paying attention to the quarter notes has also been a big help. I know it can be intimidating to put yourself out there in front of a bunch solid players I’m NOT including me in that group of solid players You end up with a bunch of random notes instead of a song. I have the old one and even the way the tab is written with the notes in the spaces instead of on the lines makes it difficult.

I advise as strongly as possible, listen to the record and try to play along with it in A. Then, I had someone else sing as I played. Join the Players Union! Then Register for free stuff. Our CEO spotted me at lunch and heard I was going to play guitar and maybe some banjo.

Thanks all once again. I saw the new one for the first time a couple of weeks ago and it seems much easier to read. I have played it slower and faster. Thanks all of you, it’s been a great help!! See if that helps. I agree with all the previous comments, in particular with a banjo on my knee the listeners expect to hear Jed Clampett and Dueling Banjos. Use the tab just for “hints”, don’t try to play from the tab. This will also give you free access to the Pickersacademy forum. Special thanks to Zach me nephew.

That forward backward roll I think threw me off at first.