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 Post subject: High Water Banjo tab
PostPosted: Tue December 23rd, 2014, 18:03 GMT 
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Has anyone figured this out? Banjo players assemble!


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 Post subject: Re: High Water Banjo tab
PostPosted: Wed December 24th, 2014, 06:33 GMT 
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I've been playing this song on the banjo since the day it came out.

It's pretty easy...most of the notes are at the third or fifth fret (the third fret is the blues fret on the banjo)

I usually do a B - C slide instead of the F - F# or sometimes i use both...

there is a lot of room for improvisation too...


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 Post subject: Re: High Water Banjo tab
PostPosted: Thu December 25th, 2014, 20:46 GMT 
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I just received a banjo for Christmas and this is one the first songs Id like to tackle Ali g with gun street girl by Tom waits. I figured out homesick blues by mistake using the chords I knew from John Hardy, the only song I know on banjo. Merry Christmas to all!


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 Post subject: Re: High Water Banjo tab
PostPosted: Fri December 26th, 2014, 00:34 GMT 
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There is a Folk Song book from the 60's where the predominant folk singers of the day (1965) choose their favorite folk song to be featured;

the song Bob picks is JOHN HARDY

It's a great bad man ballad....if you tune the 2nd string down from B to A# you will be tuned to Gm...and this song sounds even cooler in that setting.
Mike Seeger played it that way on his first LP.

Instead of playing a c chord just fret the 2nd fret of the 2nd string...and play around between the 3nd and third frets of each sting to find your melody notes..


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 Post subject: Re: High Water Banjo tab
PostPosted: Sat December 27th, 2014, 20:17 GMT 
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goodnitesteve wrote:
I just received a banjo for Christmas and this is one the first songs Id like to tackle Ali g with gun street girl by Tom waits. I figured out homesick blues by mistake using the chords I knew from John Hardy, the only song I know on banjo. Merry Christmas to all!


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