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Dueling Banjos Guitar Tab

Song Name: Dueling Banjos

Difficulty: Expert

Capo: No Capo Required


(Guitar)       (Banjo)              (Guitar)       (Banjo)
     G      C  G    G      C  G
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---0-0--0-1--0----3-3--3-5--3----------0-0--0-1--0----3-3--3-5--3-------|
G|---0-0--0-0--0----4-4--4-5--4----------0-0--0-0--0----4-4--4-5--4-------|
D|---0-0--0-2--0-------------------------0-0--0-2--0----------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
       G
e|---------------------------------------(Banjo)--------------------------|
B|-----(Guitar)--------------------------------------0--1--3--1--0--------|
G|---------------------------------------0-0--0--2------------------------|
D|--------------------0---------------------------------------------------|
A|------------0--2--3---3--2----------------------------------------------|
E|-----3-3--3-------------------------------------------------------------|
 
 
       G
e|---------------------------------------(Banjo)--------------------------|
B|-----(Guitar)--------------------------------------0--1--3--1--0--------|
G|---------------------------------------0-0--0--2------------------------|
D|--------------------0---------------------------------------------------|
A|------------0--2--3---3--2----------------------------------------------|
E|-----3-3--3-------------------------------------------------------------|
 
 
       C                                 (Banjo)
e|---------------------------------------------------0--1--3--1--0--------|
B|-----(Guitar)--------------------------1-1--1--3------------------------|
G|----------------------0-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------0--2--3-----3--2-------------------------------------------|
A|-----3-3--3-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
 
       G
e|---------------------------------------(Banjo)--------------------------|
B|-----(Guitar)--------------------------------------0--1--3--1--0--------|
G|---------------------------------------0-0--0--2------------------------|
D|-----------------------0------------------------------------------------|
A|------------0-2-0--3-2--------------------------------------------------|
E|-----3-3--3-------------------------------------------------------------|
 
 
       D                                 (Banjo)
e|----------------------------------------------0-2-3--5--3--2------------|
B|-----(Guitar)--------------------------3-3-3----------------------------|
G|---------------0-2-0----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----0-0-0-2-4-------4--------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
 
       (Guitar)         (Banjo)
       G      C  G      G      C  G
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----0-0--0-1--0------3-3--3-5--3---------------------------------------|
G|-----0-0--0-0--0------4-4--4-5--4---------------------------------------|
D|-----0-0--0-2--0--------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
       (Guitar)                            (Banjo)
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----0-1-3-0-1---0--------0-1-3-0-1---0--0-1-3-0-1---0------------------|
G|---------------2----0-2-------------2----0-2-------2---0--2-------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
 
 
(Banjo)  B|---------0---0------------0---------------|
         G|---0-0-2---0----2--0-0--2---0-------------|
 
(Guitar) B|--------------0---0-----------------------|
         G|--------0-0-2---0---2---------------------|
         D|-----0------------------------------------|
 
 
The song then starts off in C, bluegrass rhythm
 C rhythm                                      G rhythm
e|---------0-0------0-0-----0-0----0-1-|---------3-3------3-3--|
B|---------1-1------1-1-----1-1----1-1-|---------0-0------0-0--|
G|---------0-0------0-0-----0-0----0-0-|---------0-0------0-0--|
D|-------------0-h-2------------0h2----|-----------------------|
A|--0-2-3------------------------------|--------------0-h2-----|
E|-3----------------------3------------|-------2h3-------------|
 
 G Rhythm               D Rhythm
e|--------3-3----------|---2-2----2-2------2-2-----2-2--|-----|
B|--------0-0----------|---3-3----3-3------3-3-----3-3--|-----|
G|--------0-0----------|---2-2----2-2------2-2-----2-2--|-----|
D|---------------------|-0-------- ------0--------------|-----|
A|--------------0--2---|--------0----------------0------|-----|
E|-----3------3--------|--------------------------------|-----|
 
The progression :
 
G, G, G, G, C, C, G, G, D, D:|
                                        G-rhythm (The banjo answers)
e|----3-----3---3---3---3---3---3--3---|-----|
B|----0-----0---0---0---0---0---0--0---|-----|
G|----0-----0---0---0---0---0---0--0---|-----|
D|------------------------0------------|-----|
A|-----------0----2---3-------3---2----|-----|
E|--3----3-----------------------------|-----|
 
       G
  e|-------------------------------------------==
  B|----------------3===--------5---------3==--==
  G|-----------0========--------5--0=========--==
  D|----------4-h-5=====-5====--5--4-h-5====5--==
  A|-------------------------------------------==
  E|-------------------------------------------==
Right hand          3           3         3
              2                 2 2
              p(pick)   p       p p          p

How To Play Dueling Banjos Guitar Tab?

“Dueling Banjos” is a popular bluegrass song that is often played on the five-string banjo, but it can also be played on the guitar. To play the guitar part for “Dueling Banjos,” you will need to be able to read the guitar tablature (tabs) and play basic chords.

Here is a version of the guitar tabs for the main melody of “Dueling Banjos”:

e|————————————————–| B|————————————————–| G|————————————-5—–7——| D|——-5—–7—–5—–7—–5——————| A|—–7—–5—–7—–5—–7——————–| E|————————————————–|

This tab plays the melody on the top two strings (the B and high E strings). You can also add in some basic chords to provide accompaniment. Here is a video tutorial that shows how to play the guitar part for “Dueling Banjos”:

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Is It Easy To Play Dueling Banjos?

“Dueling Banjos” is a challenging piece to play, particularly for beginner musicians. The song features fast, virtuosic banjo playing, and requires a high level of skill and proficiency on the instrument.

In addition, the song is typically played in the bluegrass style, which involves a number of advanced techniques such as alternate picking and advanced fingerpicking patterns.

To play “Dueling Banjos,” you will need to have a strong foundation in banjo playing, as well as a good ear for music. It can take a significant amount of time and practice to develop the skills needed to play the song well.

About Dueling Banjos

“Dueling Banjos” is a bluegrass-style instrumental piece that was famously used in the 1972 film “Deliverance.” The song was composed by Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith and was originally recorded by Smith and Don Reno.

The version used in “Deliverance” was performed by Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell. The song has become widely known and has been covered by many artists since its release. The piece is characterized by its fast tempo and virtuosic banjo playing.