Note about the use of tablature: Pete recommends tablature as an aid to learning specific content, and not as a primary means to master the fundamentals of Scruggs style banjo. That combination of ear skills and timing skills is best developed with minimal use of tablature. See Pete’s advice on how that’s done.

Pete Wernick Banjo Solos

Complete Tab Archive

All banjo solos recorded by Pete Wernick from 1971 to 2018

Here are some free tabs of Pete’s favorite banjo solos, and some miscellaneous Hot Licks for your picking enjoyment. 

Free Tabs of Solos from Pete’s Albums

TitleFree TabAlbumVideoAudio
Radio BoogieDownloadHot Rize – Radio BoogieAudio
Sky RiderDownloadLIVE FIVE, I Tell You What!Video
(in A; album cut is in G)
RuthieDownloadOn a RollVideo
(in G; album cut is in C tuning lowered by a full step)
Gone FishingDownloadHot Rize – Take It HomeSpotify
High on a MountainDownloadHot RizeAudio
Blueberry RippleDownloadDr. Banjo Steps OutSpotify
Lost in the WoodsDownloadDr. Banjo Steps OutSpotify
Sally AnnDownloadDr. Banjo Steps OutAudio
Plane 45DownloadDr. Banjo Steps OutAudio
Shady GroveDownloadDr. Banjo Steps OutSpotify
Cross-Eyed FiddlerDownloadDr. Banjo Steps OutSpotify

Hot Licks

The source for this tab comes from Pete’s two part “Branching Out On the Banjo” instructional videos.