Wildwood Flower – #Flatpick #Guitar, #Bluegrass and #Clawhammer #Banjo #Tablature

A few days after the attack on the World Trade Center my wife and I took the original words to all the verses of “The Star Spangled Banner” and used some of those that were appropriate as well as adding some of our own to create a patriotic song to the tune of Wildwood Flower. Following the video I’m including a bunch of different arrangements of Wildwood Flower including 4 for guitar, 3 for bluegrass banjo, and 3 for clawhammer banjo. The recording is in the key of G. Some of the arrangements are in G and others are in the key of C.


I’m going to add all of the arrangements to this post. Let me know if loading all of the different tabs causes problems with your computer and I can separate them into three different posts, but I’d like to leave them all together if it works out.


*** Guitar ***


Guitar – Key of G – Basic and Intermediate Arrangements:


Guitar – Key of G – Melody & Accompaniment with 1st verse of Star Spangled Flower:


Guitar – Key of C – EZ Flatpick Arrangement:


Guitar – Key of C – Intermediate Flatpick Arrangement:


*** Bluegrass Banjo ***

Note: All banjo arrangements are in the key of G.


Bluegrass Banjo Level 1:


Bluegrass Banjo Level 2:


Bluegrass Banjo Level 3 (Includes guitar accompaniment):


*** Clawhammer Banjo ***


Clawhammer Banjo Level 1:


Clawhammer Banjo Level 2:


Clawhammer Banjo Level 3:

Star Spangled Banner – #Fingerstyle #Guitar #Tablature and #Easy #Strumming

I did a couple different videos from my original MP3 recording of our National Anthem a while back while experimenting with different ideas about how to present songs. I’m including both of them here as well as the PDF tablature arrangements.

The first video presents the chords and lyrics so you can strum along with the chords or whatever.


The next video features my same recording but in this one the fingerstyle guitar tablature is presented four measures at a time so you can play exactly what I’m playing. I should point out that the arrangement isn’t really too difficult to play but it definitely takes some practice to sing it and play it at the same time.


Here’s a PDF of the fingerstyle arrangement from the video.


Finally, here’s a simplified arrangement if you don’t want to do all of that fingerpicking. It’s just a simple strum at each chord change.