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GUEST,polarbear 26 May 00 - 01:53 PM
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Subject: need help to find gratefuldead banjo tab
From: GUEST,polarbear
Date: 26 May 00 - 01:53 PM

I desperately could use assistance finding "banjo" tablature for the grateful dead. I figure that if the cumulative knowledge of the musicians at mudcat can't help, I might as well give up. thanks & peace, polarbear


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Subject: RE: need help to find gratefuldead banjo tab
From: Bill D
Date: 26 May 00 - 02:31 PM

did they PLAY banjo?...seems a strange request...but I guess I've seen stranger here. Perhaps some banjo player will transcribe...

no, Bill, you PROMISED you'd try to stay out of thses debates..."bad Bill!.." spanking my own hand


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Subject: RE: need help to find gratefuldead banjo tab
From: jeffp
Date: 26 May 00 - 02:39 PM

Jerry Garcia was a banjo player, as well as pedal steel guitar. I have no idea where to find banjo tabs, though.

jeffp


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Subject: RE: need help to find gratefuldead banjo tab
From: GUEST
Date: 26 May 00 - 03:06 PM

Bill, good point, I suppose I should have elaboraited a bit. The Dead never really explored the possibilites of the banjo in there music-who knows why? One would think they would have with such a blugreass influence behind them. Maybe the fast and prearranged licks used by banjoist would not allow for a sybiotic or mutual relationship with their jams. As jeffp stated, jerry was an impressive banjoist (old&in the way). I recently bought the recording "Pick'in on the dead", a blugrass tribute to the Dead. David West pick's such songs as athea, alligator, bird song, darkstar, casey jones, tennessee jed, ect... Iwas hoping someone might know aweb site, where someone had transcribed Dead guitar tabs to banjo tabs. polarbear


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Subject: RE: need help to find gratefuldead banjo tab
From: BlueJay
Date: 26 May 00 - 03:40 PM

Polarbear- While I don't know of any Dead banjo tab sites, keep in mind that the Grateful dead played many traditional songs, as well as songs from the popular genre by folks such as Hank Williams, Marty Robbins and Elmore James. I have seen exhaustive indexes of Dead songs, so maybe some searching through banjo tab sites could locate banjo tabs for some of these in an indirect way. (I don't know, as I've never searched any banjo sites). And don't forget Old and in the Way, which you mentioned. Maybe there's a tab site for it. This was Jerry Garcia's banjo playing at it's finest, and I don't think any banjo player could go wrong by learning ANY of these great tunes. Lots ofDead songs could work on the banjo, (A double-time version of "Morning Dew" comes to mind). But I just can't hear in my head a banjo version of "Truckin'" or "Sugar Magnolia". You may have to figure most of the Dead stuff out using guitar chords which are probably available. Best of luck, sounds like a website waiting to happen. BlueJay


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Subject: RE: need help to find gratefuldead banjo tab
From: GUEST,polar bear
Date: 12 Jun 00 - 06:33 PM

any other thoughts?


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Subject: RE: need help to find gratefuldead banjo tab
From: folkwaller
Date: 01 Jan 08 - 07:39 AM

Did anyone ever find any of Jerry Garcias banjo tabs as I too think Old and in the Way were fantastic and would appreciate the tabs.


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Subject: RE: need help to find gratefuldead banjo tab
From: Charley Noble
Date: 01 Jan 08 - 09:56 AM

The Grateful Dead did record the Appalachian ballad "Rain and Snow" which is usually led on banjo but I don't believe there was a banjo in their arrangement.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: need help to find gratefuldead banjo tab
From: GUEST,David
Date: 14 Nov 08 - 07:58 PM

The "Old and In The Way" album was transcribed for banjo by Alan Munde. You can pick up a copy at most music stores or have them order you a copy. If you have any trouble e-mail me.
David
www.kingstowneacousticmusic.com


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Subject: RE: need help to find gratefuldead banjo tab
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Nov 08 - 05:27 AM

Ask on Banjo Hangout


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Subject: RE: need help to find gratefuldead banjo tab
From: Silas
Date: 15 Nov 08 - 06:16 AM

Well, you certainly do need help!


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Subject: RE: need help to find gratefuldead banjo tab
From: GUEST,BanjoTom2
Date: 09 Aug 09 - 02:55 PM

I'm a Scruggs style banjo player (since 1983)...I've taught bluegrass style banjo for almost 29 years now in and around St. Louis.

I've worked up a number of well-known Dead tunes for Scruggs style banjo on my web site:

http://www.banjotom2.com

It is true that there isn't much use of the banjo in Dead tunes themselves, but Jerry played the banjo separately with "Old And In The Way" and has gotten a lot of recognition in the banjo playing world for having done so.

In teaching the banjo, I've had a number of younger folks come in for lessons and request Grateful Dead tunes for the banjo! At first I didn't think it could be done....and for sure not done well...but I didn't know a lot about the Dead at the time, alhtough I had been a fan in high school.

So, I started buying their albums on CDs, "Reckoning" turned out to be the one that really turned my head.

I listened to that album almost endlessly and made other compilation albums from it for several years.

Now, I have a collection of Grateful Dead tunes arranged for the 5-string bluegrass-style banjo.

So...at your leisure...visit my web site....It's easier to see the tunes available via the site map....and the Dead tunes are not 'grouped' together....so you'll have to hunt.

Check out the site map and hopefully you'll find what you're looking for.

BanjoTom2


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Subject: RE: need help to find gratefuldead banjo tab
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 10 Aug 09 - 11:22 AM

All things come to those who wait. You have to love Mudcat.


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Subject: RE: need help to find gratefuldead banjo tab
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 05:43 PM

BanjoTom2 can sell you tabs... no one else seems to have them...


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Subject: RE: need help to find gratefuldead banjo tab
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Dec 13 - 09:58 AM

http://www.angelfire.com/folk/alandaltonbanjo/waybuy.html


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