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Quite some time ago someone asked if I’d consider including this tune, the theme song for Winnie the Pooh, as a Tune of the Week selection.
At the time, I’m not sure I could recall the melody itself, even though it’s one I’ve known since childhood. So I filed it away for possible future retrieval.
Recently, upon hearing my daughter play it on the piano, the file resurfaced from its resting place in my neuronal crevices.
I grabbed the banjo and, lo and behold, it sounds great! It’s a natural fit for clawhammer and for double C tuning, to boot.
It’s an infectious tune, which comes as no surprise given it was written by perhaps my favorite songwriting team of all time, The Sherman Brothers. And it happens to be very well suited to clawhammer.
It’s also sure to bring smiles of recognition to all ages of faces. So I suggest you learn it, and meet me in the Hundred Acre Wood!
(NOTE: For those considering acquiring a Brainjo banjo, the banjo played in this video is a “Hobart” model. Click here if you’d like to learn more, or claim one in the next batch.
“WINNIE THE POOH THEME”
gCGCD 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.)
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