Click a song in the left-hand column to see the tablature. The tablature is in ASCII format, so you can save it and print it. I've written a brief explanation of how tablature works, for those who are not familiar with it.
The center column has links for WAV versions of the songs, while the right-hand column has MP3 versions.
The WAV files range in size from about 120K to 390K, so they take some time to download. If you get an audio window that doesn't seem to be doing anything, be patient. Leave it open and go do something else for a few minutes. The MP3 files are smaller and download faster, but require software to listen to them. (iTunes is part of the newer Mac systems.)
I tend not to play anything exactly the same way twice, so there are mismatches between the songs as written and as played. This is due to lack of skill, rather than any deep philosophical reason.
As far as I'm concerned, all the links from this page may be freely downloaded and distributed. Just be aware that some of the tunes are copyrighted, so they will require royalty payments if they are published for profit.
I recorded the songs right at my desk, on my Macintosh. I'm very
grateful to Greg Hyde of Assimilated Multimedia for his help
in reducing the size of the
sound files, increasing the volume, and generally cleaning them up.
I've also posted a lot of tabs that were posted to the FLATPICK-L mail list. Those tabs do not have sound files.
|Arkansas Traveler TAB||Arkansas Traveler WAV (258K)||Arkansas Traveler MP3 (140K)|
|Big Mon TAB||Big Mon WAV (255K)||Big Mon MP3 (140K)|
|Bill Cheatham TAB||Bill Cheatham WAV (277K)||Bill Cheatham MP3 (152K)|
|Billy in the Lowground TAB||Billy in the Lowground WAV (300K)||Billy in the Lowground MP3 (164K)|
|Dear Old Dixie TAB||Dear Old Dixie WAV (233K)||Dear Old Dixie MP3 (128K)|
|Ducks on the Pond TAB||Ducks on the Pond WAV (336K)||Ducks on the Pond MP3 (184K)|
|Fisher's Hornpipe TAB||Fisher's Hornpipe WAV (279K)||Fisher's Hornpipe MP3 (148K)|
|Huckleberry Hornpipe TAB||Huckleberry Hornpipe WAV (387K)||Huckleberry Hornpipe MP3 (212K)|
|Miller's Reel TAB||Miller's Reel WAV (293K)||Miller's Reel MP3 (160K)|
|Salt Creek TAB||Salt Creek WAV (241K)||Salt Creek MP3 (132K)|
|Santa Anna's Retreat TAB||Santa Anna's Retreat WAV (274K)||Santa Anna's Retreat MP3 (148K)|
|Santa Claus TAB||Santa Claus WAV (254K)||Santa Claus MP3 (140K)|
|Soldier's Joy (1) TAB||Soldier's Joy (1) WAV (277K)||Soldier's Joy (1) MP3 (152K)|
|Soldier's Joy (2) TAB||Soldier's Joy (2) WAV (274K)||Soldier's Joy (2) MP3 (148K)|
|Turkey in the Straw TAB||Turkey in the Straw WAV (241K)||Turkey in the Straw MP3 (132K)|
|Blue Ridge Cabin Home TAB||Blue Ridge Cabin Home WAV (170K)||Blue Ridge Cabin Home MP3 (170K)|
|Cryin' Holy TAB||Cryin' Holy WAV (119K)||Cryin' Holy MP3 (119K)|
|The Fields Have Turned Brown TAB||The Fields Have Turned Brown WAV (120K)||The Fields Have Turned Brown MP3 (120K)|
|My Little Georgia Rose TAB||My Little Georgia Rose WAV (142K)||My Little Georgia Rose MP3 (142K)|
I now publish a small Mac database application, iDataTMPro. It turns out to be ideal for storing guitar tablature in ASCII format . Here's a sample for the Mac OS X version. (Another version, iData Mobile Plus, is available for the iPhone and iPad.)
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