Logan County Blues Banjo Tab

by David Bandrowski

Logan County Blues is a very popular old time fiddle tune that sounds great when played on the 5 string banjo. This tune is usually played in the key of D so tune your banjo to Double C tuning (GCGCD) and put a capo on the second fret.

This tab is not an exact reproduction of any specific player playing it. It is just the way I personally learned it from somewhere along the way and then modified it with my own style.

The most tricky thing to look out for on here is there are a number of times where I play the 5th string with my thumb on an offbeat without playing a note before it (such as in measure 4). This creates syncopation and some space which I personally like.

The tune has two parts, an A and a B section. The A section is basically a 12 bar blues. The B section is an 8 bar section with a I chord and a V chord. Each section is repeated before moving to the next section (note the repeat markers).

Good luck and let me know if you have any questions in the comments below!

Logan County Blues banjo tab



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