Discuss the Banjo lesson: How to Read Banjo Tab



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You don’t mention about playing the measure in a certain key.


That’s not really the point of the lesson. Rather, it’s an intro the elements you’ll see within a tab.


Hi Ben, I’m getting an error message when I try to download the pdf of the tabs. Can you help?


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Interesting! I’m sorry about that. I just downloaded them and they worked great. Please try another browser/device. If that doesn’t work, please email me the help page and I’ll send you the tabs that way.


I came across this image which helped me understand this. I was getting frustrated because after reading regular music scales, etc., I just couldn’t wrap my head around this.
Hope this helps: