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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This will also give you free access to the Pickersacademy forum. I even told my wife that the tab had to be wrong and that there was no way to get The Ballad of Jed Clampett from that clamett, but after listening to the song about times and practicing for many hours, I found that the tab was right and my timing was wrong.

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Josh, that was awesome. 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. Special thanks to Zach me nephew. Thanks ‘blamethebanjo’ I will try to record myself playing it and attempt to post it! I had the same problem 35 years ago when i first learned it.

I had the same problem when I was first starting, and I’m sure we’re not alone. Then shifted into breakdown gear for the voice over. I advise as strongly as possible, listen to the record and try to play along with it in A. Just click on 2 years instead of free or upgrade banjjo free to BHO sale later. Play along with the you-tube or cd of the somg, tab is only a rough roadmap of a tune,if you emphasize the quarter notes in clakpett tune the melody will come through.

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 substituting one from a different tab will help you through the song. When I started learning this I didn’t think it sounded like the song either. To ” The old timer “, it is in A in the Earls book that I have and your comment about using tab for hints also helped.


Needed to access all the free stuff. There are a couple of different versions of the tune both of them “authentic”. What a superb job on this well-known classic! To ” oldfox ” speeding up my playing of it once I had sussed out the tab made it identifiable, cheers.

Hope that clears it up!

Earl’s book may show it in G, but it was banjp 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.

Which version of the book are you using? Clashing of cultures and hilarity ensues. Use the tab just for “hints”, don’t try to play from the tab. My jaw drops every week when you put out a new video.

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

She knew I had just started playing … but even up here in Canada that was the first request that I had to do! Thanks all once again. You have to register for the free membership to see the video and tab. In my 13 months of playing this has been the number 1 requested song right behind Dueling Banjos.

The whole experiance with you all has leapt my Banjo playing forward a lot. I am playing it reasonably well but I don’t think it is the known version or a backup. I was wondering about that. If you continue, we will assume that you agree to our privacy policy which includes details of cookie usage.

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

Josh, This is a good one. Ballad of Jed Clampett Please note this is an archived topicso it is locked and unable to be replied to. A great job made of this tune. Free Jed Clampett Go to. Also i have a sale baolad BHO members 2 years for the price of one. Post an audio clip of you playing Jed, and you will get good feedback from bsnjo very experienced pickers.


The fret number you see in the shaded box is the suggested note to play should you elect to strike the string. You end up with a bunch of random notes instead of a song. Hello this is my first post.

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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 had trouble with it too for a long time. The number of tunes that the average US citizen recognizes on the banjo can be counted on one hand.

Balllad I do not have the Earl Scruggs cd to listen to it, but know the tune well. I saw the new one for the first time a couple of weeks ago and it seems much easier to read.

Find a Teacher Take your playing to the next level with the help of a local or online banjo teacher. Thanks again for the videos they are mighty fine! That really helped me find the melody notes in the middle of all the rolls and slides.

Never could three finger pick it. They don’t go over the chords, but I think it’s fairly simple to figure out. I would love to learn that as well! The song is a lot faster than people think, too, when you listen to the balpad. He hits a lot of open notes and pinches that can’t be duplicated playing in the closed chord positions he uses in the video.