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    Default Banjo Tunes

    Just starting out with a banjo. Any songs in tab form?

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    If you are interested in playing, or learning to play the banjo in the style of the period you should check out the minstrel banjo forum at http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/. I don't recall if there is much tab available there or not but well worth the time to look it over. Dave Culgan.

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    I'm not sure if I know of any Civil War music books with tab. Just starting out you may want to take a few banjo lessons and just start playing as much as you can. There was a definite style back then as Dave has mentioned, all depends on what you want to get out of the music.
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    Hi,

    You might want to try this book. It has some of Foster's most popular work in an easy tab format.

    http://www.amazon.com/Banjo-Knee-BK-...5690971&sr=1-1

    Enjoy - Cole Hutcherson

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    You are right Cole, that is a good book, I even bought it a few years ago and forgot all about it...sorry about that. Now I have to see if I can find it here in my study.
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    Default banjo

    Thank you for the info. I was wanting songs to play in camp and those will help.

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    And of course you are playing in the clawhammer style? Nothing bugs me more than playing in camp and someone asks me why I'm not playing bluegrass . While there is nothing wrong with old-time two or three-finger style, "bluegrass" style picking is inappropriate.

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    Started learning in December. I don't care to learn Bluegrass finger picking. I love the sound of Clawhammer.

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    Is clawhammer period? It seems different from what I hear some of the more-researched banjo players playing at events.

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    Probably just Thumbstrum, but Clawhammer sure sounds better at events than Bluegrass picking.

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