Rick's "Banjo University!"

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Rick's Banjo University "Listening CD"
There are a lot of different arrangements for any given song, and it can be confusing. If you are working on one of my arrangements, you can download the mp3 file HERE. Feel free to download and just listen or burn the tracks to a CD. For the track list click HERE.
Banjo 100: Basic Roll Patterns and Technique
Let's Play Banjo! Booklet Let's Play Banjo! booklet (pdf)
Tuning The Banjo: G Tuning (video)
An Amazing Variety of Tunings! (pdf)
This is a list taken from http://www.zeppmusic.com/banjo/aktuning.htm detailing several different tunings for the 5-string banjo.
Alternating Thumb Roll (video) Page 6 (pdf) Page 6 (tef)
Licks and Runs (video) Page 7 (pdf) Page 7 (tef)
Forward Roll (video) Page 6 (pdf) Page 6 (tef)
Forward Reverse Roll (video) Page 6 (pdf) Page 6 (tef)
Practice Routine Suggestions Practice (pdf)
Speed Building (video) Tab (pdf) Tab (tef)
Fretting Chords: How To Ger A Clear Sound (video) Fretting Chords (pdf)
Progress Checklist Progress (pdf)
Keep Your Banjo Safe in a Proper Stand (jpg)
Natural Banjo Ch. 4 and 9 (pdf) Techniques: This PDF document is an excerpt from my book The Natural Banjo Player. Chapter 4 emphasizes focusing on the target, and Chapter 9 encourages you to anticipate what is coming next. 
Banjo 200: Beginning Level Songs
Banjo In The Hollow (video lesson) Tab (pdf) Tab (tef)
Boil Them Cabbage Down (video) Tab (pdf) Tab (tef) Lyrics (pdf)
Bury Me Beneath The Willow (video) Tab (pdf) Tab (tef) Lyrics (pdf)
Clinch Mt. Backstep (video) Tab (pdf) Tab (tef)
Cripple Creek (video) Tab (pdf) Tab (tef) Arrangement (pdf)
Froggie Went A-Courtin' (video) Tab (pdf) Tab (tef) Lyrics (pdf)
Home Sweet Home (video) Tab (pdf) Tab (tef) Lyrics (pdf)
Mountain Dew (video) Tab (pdf) Tab (tef) Lyrics (pdf)
The Ballad of Jed Clampett (video) Tab (pdf) Tab (tef) Lyrics (pdf)
Tom Dooley (video) Tab (pdf) Tab (tef) Lyrics (pdf)
Worried Man Blues (video) Tab (pdf) Tab (tef) Lyrics (pdf)
You Are My Sunshine (video) Tab (pdf) Tab (tef) Lyrics (pdf)
Banjo 300: Video Jam Tracks
Backup Banjo: Vamping (video) Page 20 (pdf)
Here are some rules regarding jam etiquette Jam Etiquette (pdf)
Introduction To Jam Tracks (video)
Jam Track: Boil Them Cabbage Down (video)
Jam Track: Worried Man Blues (video)
Jam Track: Pig In A Pen (video)
Jam Track: Hot Corn Cold Corn (video)
Substitution Licks (video) Tab (pdf) Tab (tef)
Banjo 400: MP3 Jam Tracks
Boil Them Cabbage Down 80 bpm 120 bpm
Cripple Creek 80 bpm 120 bpm
Jesse James - Key of C 100 bpm 150 bpm
Jessie James - Key of G 100 bpm 150 bpm
Worried Man Blues 100 bpm 120 bpm
Pig in a Pen 100 bpm 120 bpm
Hot Corn Cold Corn 100 bpm 120 bpm
Two Dollar Bill 80 bpm 100 bpm 120 bpm
Banjo 500: Intermediate Level Songs
Banjo Signal (video) Tab (pdf) Tab (tef)
Hot Corn Cold Corn (video) Tab (pdf) Tab (tef) Lyrics (pdf)
Jesse James (video) Tab (pdf) Tab (tef) Lyrics (pdf)
Jesse James: Right Hand Closeup (video)
Pig In A Pen (video) Tab (pdf) Tab (tef) Lyrics (pdf)
Rocky Top (video) Tab (pdf) Tab (tef) Lyrics (pdf)
Wildwood Flower (video) Tab (pdf) Tab (tef)
Banjo 600: Gospel Songs
Angel Band (video)Tab (pdf)Tab (tef)Lyrics (pdf)
What a Friend We Have in Jesus (video)Tab (pdf)Tab (tef)Lyrics (pdf)
Banjo 700: Altered Tunings
Double C Tuning
Stephen (video) Tab (pdf) Tab (tef)

Gm Tuning
House of the Rising Sun (video) Tab (pdf) Tab (tef) Lyrics (pdf)
Mary Did You Know? (video) Tab (pdf) Tab (tef) Lyrics (pdf)
What Child Is This? (video)Tab (pdf)Tab (tef)Lyrics (pdf)

Open D Tuning
Fishin' Blues (video) Tab (pdf) Tab (tef) Lyrics (pdf)
John Henry (video) Tab (pdf) Tab (tef) Lyrics (pdf)
Glory Glory with Slide (video) Tab (pdf) Tab (tef) Lyrics (pdf)
Banjo 800: Pop, Rock, Blues and Classical
Knocking On Heavens Door (video) Tab (pdf) Tab (tef) Arrangement (pdf)
My Sweet Lady (video) Lyrics (pdf)
Rag Mama (video) Tab (pdf) Tab (tef) Lyrics (pdf)
Rag Mama - Alternate Licks Tab (pdf) Tab (tef)
Banjo 900: Music Theory for Banjo Players
PDF Booklet This booklet has all of the tabs and diagrams referred to in this Music Theory series of lessons.
Lesson 1: The Major Scale (video)
Lesson 2: Key Signatures (video)
Lesson 3: How To Read Tablature (video)
Lesson 4: Timing Part 1 (video)
Lesson 5: Timing Part 2 (video)
Lesson 6: Chord Construction (video)
Lesson 7: Vamping With Movable Chords (video) Jam Track (mp3)
Lesson 8: Playing up the Neck (video)
Lesson 9: Chords in a Key (video)
Lesson 10: Harmonized Scales (video)
Lesson 11: Musical Intervals (video)
Banjo 1000: More Theory
The Balancing Act (pdf)
How To Memorize A Song (pdf)
Creating Banjo Arrangements (pdf)
Swing Eighths (pdf)
Musical Pitch and MIDI Numbers (pdf)
Banjo 1100: Banjo Blues
Blues is an amazing form that influences virtually all American music! Here are a few ideas as they relate to the banjo.
G Blues Scale: Box 1
G Blues Scale: Box 2
G Blues Scale: Box 3
G Blues Scale: Box 4
G Blues Scale: Box 5
Banjo 1200: More Tabs
These are nice arrangements and variations of songs that I hope to produce video lessons for one day. In the mean time, I hope you enjoy these tabs!

Note: The mp3 files were generated by TablEdit. I didn't play them, but you can get the idea how they should sound.

Banjo in the Hollow - Basic VersionTab (pdf)Tab (tef)mp3 at 150 bpm
mp3 at 200 bpm
Banjo in the Hollow - Variation #1Tab (pdf)Tab (tef)mp3 at 150 bpm
mp3 at 200 bpm
Banjo in the Hollow - Variation #2Tab (pdf)Tab (tef)mp3 at 150 bpm
mp3 at 200 bpm

Banjo Signal - Basic VersionTab (pdf)Tab (tef)
Banjo Signal - Variation #1Tab (pdf)Tab (tef)
Banjo Signal - Variation #2Tab (pdf)Tab (tef)
Banjo Signal - Variation #3Tab (pdf)Tab (tef)
Banjo Signal - Variation #4Tab (pdf)Tab (tef)
Banjo Signal - Variation #5Tab (pdf)Tab (tef)
Banjo Signal - EndingsTab (pdf)Tab (tef)