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Camptown Races - Banjo Tab and Sheet Music

Camptown Races Banjo Tab

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  • Title(s): Camptown Races, Camptown Ladies, Gwine to Run All Night
  • Composer: Stephen Foster
  • Category: American Folk SongsEasy Banjo TabsStephen Foster
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    Lesson

    This relatively easy arrangement makes use of open strings and unisons between the strings for much of the melody. The arrangements stays in the fifth position except for bars 19-22 (shown below) where you need to move down to the third position. Take advantage of the open G string that occurs in measure 18 to move into position for these measures.

    Measures 19-22 of Camptown Races

    Immediately move your left hand back to the fifth position after playing the open D string in measure 22 to allow time to get in position for the last two measures.

    Measure 23 of Camptown Races