Here in one place are all banjo solos recorded by Pete Wernick, from 1971 to the present.
We invite you to browse the entire archive and select those tabs of interest for quick and easy download.


“This unique archive is largely thanks to the dedicated and generous work of Brian Ford of Duluth, MN. Brian’s years of diligent effort now allows others to explore my life’s work as a banjo player. I sincerely hope you’ll enjoy learning to play these solos with the blending of melody and meaningful ornamentation I’ve tried to create.”


To browse the Archive:
Tabs are grouped by album. Select an album to see its titles. Check each item you wish to purchase.

Tabs are marked either $1 or $0.75 per title (includes all solos for that title) — according to whether they’re double-checked for accuracy. The $1 tabs are “as accurate as possible” — checked carefully by Pete and Brian. The $0.75 tabs are generally 90-100% exactly as played, though not yet double-checked by Pete.

Discounts for whole albums or special collections (see below)

To Download:
Upon completing your purchase, you will be shown an Order Summary page with download links next to each purchased file. Simply click these links to download the tablature files to your computer. For assistance or in the event of any difficulty, request email help or call 720-336-9962 (call only 9am – 6pm Rocky Mt. Time).

“I have followed Pete Wernick since his days in Country Cooking. He is a premier artistic stylist. He rejects the mundane, shapes the new, and provides pathways for the rest of us. His taste and melodic integrity rank him as one of the country’s artistic treasures. His inventive concept, dynamics, and brilliant, attractive inventions make him the love of people who have never before heard the art of banjo as well as delighting seasoned professionals.”— Pat Cloud

Bluesy Banjo

“I like making bluesy music. That meshes well with a lot of Hot Rize songs, and it often surfaces in tunes I write. Blues typically involves a loose and dynamic rhythmic feel, as well as an edgy tonality usually including … Read More

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Dr. Banjo Plays Hot Rize

Available again as a PDF download! Download the tablature for all 36 banjo solos from Hot Rize’s first two albums. Many photos and playing hints. Blue Night Empty Pocket Blues Nellie Kane Ain’t I Been Good to You High on … Read More

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Dr. Banjo Steps Out Banjo Tablature

Available again as a PDF download! Download the tablature from Pete’s groundbreaking pre-Hot Rize album with Tim O’Brien, and Andy Statman, and Pete’s introduction of his phase-shifted banjo sound in “Niwot Music”. Whiskey Before Breakfast Plane 45 Wichita Lineman Cross-Eyed … Read More

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Full Tablature Archive

The complete tab archive! All tablatures are included in PDF format contained in a single zip file for easy download.

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Greatest Hits

The Greatest Hits collection. All tablatures are included in PDF format contained in a single zip file for easy download. Includes the following 15 titles: Colleen Malone Huckling the Berries Nellie Kane High on a Mountain Blue Night Powwow the … Read More

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Hot Rize instrumentals

All tablatures are included in PDF format contained in a single zip file for easy download. Includes the following 20 titles: Powwow the Indian Boy Durham’s Reel Empty Pocket Blues Old Dan Tucker Land of Enchantment Tom and Jerry No … Read More

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Pete Wernick – AcuTab Transcriptions Vol I

Available again as a PDF download! 45 complete breaks with chord diagrams and full commentary by Pete and John Lawless of AcuTab, plus many photos. Includes special bonus section of selected Hot Rize solos. “One of the great innovators of … Read More

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Pete’s Favorite Breaks and Tunes

All tablatures are included in PDF format contained in a single zip file for easy download. Includes the following 32 titles: Huckling the Berries (CC) Armadillo Breakdown (CC) Tequila Mockingbird (CC) Western Wind (PW) Lost in the Woods (PW) Wichita … Read More

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Songs and Tunes by Hot Rize in D, E, and F

All tablatures are included in PDF format contained in a single zip file for easy download. Includes the following 16 titles: This Here Bottle Old Dan Tucker Nellie Kane Colleen Malone Won’t You Come and Sing for Me My Little … Read More

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Three Book Tablature Set

Available again as PDF downloads! Get all three and save! Dr. Banjo Steps Out Banjo Tablature Pete’s groundbreaking pre-Hot Rize album with Tim O’Brien, and Andy Statman, and Pete’s introduction of his phase-shifted banjo sound in “Niwot Music”. Dr. Banjo … Read More

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