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5-String Banjo Finger Roll Patterns
 
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Click as indicated below and play-along.  These samples have no melody.
 
Sample 1
 Play (mp3)                                  Play (mid)
 
Fingering:  T = Thumb,  I = Index,  M = Middle.
Listen for the 4-click intro. and then start picking.  The click plays 4 click-beats per measure. 
 
All samples are in the key of G with the banjo in the open G tuning (gDGBD).
The piano staff is the group of top lines and shows the notes being played.
The banjo tablature staff is the group of bottom lines showing the 5 strings of the banjo.
 

Sample 2
Play (mp3)                                    Play (mid)
 
Fingering:  T = Thumb,  I = Index,  M = Middle.
Listen for the 4-click intro. and then start picking.  The click plays 4 click-beats per measure.
 

Sample 3
    Play (mp3)                                        Play (mid)       
 
Fingering:  T = Thumb,  I = Index,  M = Middle.
Listen for the 4-click intro. and then start picking.  The click plays 4 click-beats per measure.
 

Sample 4
Play (mp3)                                      Play (mid)
 
Fingering:  T = Thumb,  I = Index,  M = Middle.
Listen for the 4-click intro. and then start picking.  The click plays 4 click-beats per measure.
 

Sample 5
Play (mp3)                                    Play (mid)
 
Fingering:  T = Thumb,  I = Index,  M = Middle.
Listen for the 4-click intro. and then start picking.  The click plays 4 click-beats per measure.
 

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
5-String Tab

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