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Last week, my Georgia Jays band mate (and award-winning whiskey maker) Justin Manglitz and I traveled to the shores of the Atlantic to wrap up the recording of our 2nd album, which will be out in early Fall (click here to check out our first release, including the “Banjo Player’s Edition”).
To celebrate, we played Clyde Davenport’s classic tune “5 Miles from Town,” a preview from our now underway 3rd release, and the latest installment in the Tune of the Week series.
This has always been a favorite tune of mine, one that seems to beg to be played for long stretches.
Since it’s a bit more difficult to pick out the individual notes of the banjo in this banjo-fiddle duet, below you’ll also find a solo banjo tutorial video for those of you trying to learn it.
(Note: these tutorial videos, which present the tune being played alongside the tab at moderate and slow speeds, are a new resource I’m adding inside the Vault – click here for a list of tunes currently inside the Vault).
Five Miles from Town
aDADE tuning, Brainjo level 3
Notes on the Tab
Notes in parentheses are “skip” notes. To learn more about these, check out my video lesson on the subject.
For more on reading tabs in general, check out this complete guide to reading banjo tabs.
[RELATED: Level 2 arrangements and video demos for the Tune (and Song!) of the Week tunes are now available as part of the Breakthrough Banjo course. Learn more about it here.
Click here for a current list of all the clawhammer songs and tunes currently available inside of The Vault