Tom Adams Banjo Lessons and Tabs

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Boulevard of Broken Dreams

$5.99 Instant Digital Download Banjo Tab PDF + TEF + MP3

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From Tom's "Adams County Banjo" column in the July 2005 Banjo Newsletter.

Here's a sample of the MP3 with Tom on banjo, mandolin, and guitar AUDIO:

This banjo tab is based on Green Day's hit song "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" from the band's 2004 album American Idiot.

Format: PDF and TEF. The FREE TablEdit software is used to play this tab on your device. Get the FREE tab player here.

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Style: Tom Adams-style 3-finger banjo playing

The tab covers the signature instrumental lines, vocal verse and vocal chorus as heard on the first 1 min 27 sec of Green Day's hit single.
G Tuning, gDGBD

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Banjo Tab Books

  Right Hand Man: 10 traditional tunes
  Adams County Banjo: includes 7 Tom Adams originals.
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  Classic Country: Last Date, Buckaroo
  Rock: Carolina In My Mind, Listen to the Music

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  Gigs with Linda Lay; Tom on banjo
  Banjo camps and workshops
  Gigs with Bill Emerson; Tom on guitar

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Free Banjo Videos

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  Classic Scruggs: Cripple Creek and Foggy Mountain Breakdown

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Springfield Exit CD: That Was Then

  First full album with Tom Adams on banjo since 2004
  Powerful vocals from Linda and David Lay
  Classic JMB rhythm section w/David McLaughlin and Marshall Wilborn

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Tom Adams CD: Adams County Banjo

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  15 Tunes including 7 Tom Adams originals

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Born in Gettysburg PA, Tom began playing the banjo at age ten. First gaining national recognition as the banjo player for Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys, Tom now plays banjo with Linda Lay and guitar with Bill Emerson.

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Listening Room

MP3s of songs from Tom's column
Adams County Banjo in
Banjo Newsletter magazine

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Starting in 1974 with The Adams Brothers Show, here's a listing of albums and CD compilations that feature Tom.

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