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. Pete’s advice on how that’s done.

Pete Wernick Banjo Solos Complete Tab Archive

All recorded solos by Pete now available in tablature

Free Banjo Tabs

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

Songs from Pete’s albums

“Radio Boogie” — album: Hot Rize, Radio Boogie

“Sky Rider” — album: Pete Wernick’s LIVE FIVE, I Tell You What!

“Ruthie” — album: On a Roll

“Gone Fishing” — album: Hot Rize, Take It Home

“High On A Mountain” — album: Hot Rize

“Blueberry Ripple” — album: Dr. Banjo Steps Out

“Lost in the Woods” — album: Dr. Banjo Steps Out

“Sally Ann” — album: Dr. Banjo Steps Out

“Plane 45” — album: Dr. Banjo Steps Out

“Shady Grove” — album: Dr. Banjo Steps Out

“Cross-Eyed Fiddler” — album: Dr. Banjo Steps Out

Hot Licks

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

Over three hours of learning the neck and the web of chord and roll knowledge that yields infinite great-sounding ideas you can use in all your playing!

Part I: A Treasury of Techniques
Part II: Putting It All Into Practice
Buy them separately or as a pair.

For more information on these videos, click here.

Other Tasty Licks