Welcome to Banjo Butch. This blog shares my music with other instrumentalists who are learning to play. My personal videos of how to play songs and my own tablature are all FREE. But if you find something here that helps you, please consider donating a small gift to one of my sponsored ministries. Thanks! Banjo Butch

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year - 2015 !!!

I hope that you and your family had a great Christmas. 

I got a request for banjo tab for the Matt Redman and Jonas Myrin song, 10,000 Reasons.  So I created a quick and dirty arrangement and posted it here for anyone who may also be interested in seeing it.

My tabs are down at the bottom, and they are in alphabetical order, so Ten Thousand Reasons is currently next to the last.

I created the arrangement in the key of G, but our Praise Band sings it in the key of A.  If you want to play it in the key of A, just add a capo at the 2nd fret.  Also, I did not test this draft arrangement by playing along with the song, so it is possible that it won't work exactly right.  But hopefully it will be enough to help you figure out how to play the song. 

Banjo Butch

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Our church's Praise Team is learning an old hymn with new music provided by Aaron Hurst so that we can sing it in 2 weeks.  At the link below Aaron tells where the song came from and shows how he plays it on the guitar.  The song title is "My Savior, My God."  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtiE6vaPZK0

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Today I uploaded some more banjo instructional videos.  I recently created a slow arrangement of "There is a Fountain" with some neat chords in it (major 7ths, minors, etc.).  That is one of the videos that I just uploaded.  The others are "Waiting for the Sunrise," "The Bells of St Mary's," and "Soldier's Joy."   Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Today I added 3 banjo instructional videos:  Arkansas Traveler, Ragtime Annie, and Whiskey Before Breakfast.  I also added a guitar video of Under the Double Eagle.  It has been a long time since I was able to add to this blog, because I have been working out of town for a few years, but I am currently out of work until I get a new contract, so that gave me some time to work on the banjo again after a long period of very little playing.

On 8/4/13 I added the tab to the very bottom of my blog for "Whiskey Before Breakfast".

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Scruggs tablature

Fairly often somebody asks where to find the tabs for one of my videos of how to play an Earl Scruggs tune.  Most of them I learned from the Earl Scruggs book that is shown on the Musician Resources page of this blog, and I play them identically, or sometimes almost identically, to the way that they are tabbed in that book.

Butch Bost

Sunday, October 3, 2010

"Humble King" by Brenton Brown

I just now added a video on how to play a really worshipful song called "Humble King" by Brenton Brown.  It is on the page of guitar instructional videos and is played by my good friend, Kenny Garren.


Friday, October 1, 2010

New Job

I started a new job two weeks ago and have been traveling.  The good news is that it is to Raleigh, NC and I have picking buddies up there.  The bad news is that I have not had much time to add to my blog.  However, while in Raleigh I made one video of my close friend Kenny playing a neat praise song that I had not heard, and he and I made an mp3 of our medley of "In the Garden" and "There is a Fountain".  I hope to get those on my blog this weekend.