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(For 5-String Banjo). For 5 string banjo. Banjo. Instructional and Bluegrass. Instructional book and examples CD. Banjo tablature, chord names, lyrics, banjo chord diagrams, instructional text and introductory text. 64 pages. Published by Hal Leonard
$16.99

Pages: 64
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Modern 5-String Banjo Method Grade 1 Book/2-CD Set by Alan Munde. For Banjo (5-String). Methods. Modern Method. Bluegrass. Beginning. Book/CD Set. 112 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.21639BCD). ISBN 9780786677689. Bluegrass. 8.75x11.75 inches. This method is designed for learning the finger style five-string banjo in a larger musical context than previous single style based methods. The Modern 5-String Banjo Method builds the theoretical and technical foundations needed to play in many styles. Beginning with a thorough grounding in the scales and chords coupled with well thought out fingerings in the keys of C, Am, and G, the student is presented with melodies, chord melodies, the folk strum, arpeggios, and the beginnings of the bluegrass banjo style. The varied and beautiful musical studies and exercises come from many traditions and offer a logical and organic approach to learning the five-string banjo leading the student to an authentic understanding of the processes and techniques needed for creating music on the five-string banjo. The Modern Method for Five-String Banjo is in tablature only.
$19.99

Pages: 112
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Bluegrass Fiddle and Beyond. (Etudes and Ideas for the Modern Fiddler). For Fiddle, Violin. Berklee Guide. Softcover with CD. 50 pages. Published by Berklee Press (HL.50449602). ISBN 0876391080. 9x12 inches. Improvise with more expression and freedom in bluegrass and related styles. These ideas, exercises, and etudes will help you expand your palette of improvisational techniques and sounds. Develop your fingerboard versatility, and master harmonic and rhythmic ideas on the violin. The CD has demonstration and play-along tracks, performed by an all-star bluegrass band. You will learn to build solos using techniques such as: uncovering a melody's most defining notes, and using them in a new context; reharmonizing chords and changing modes; breaking down, rearranging and varying melodic and rhythmic cells; using position shifts, string crossings and double stops; drawing from tetrachords, guide-tone lines, and other constructs.
$19.99

Pages: 50
Instruments: Bluegrass Fiddle, Fiddle, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Mark Johnson Teaches Clawgrass Banjo. (From Clawhammer to Bluegrass). DVD/Instructional/Folk Instrmt. DVD. Guitar tablature. Homespun #DVDJHNBJ21. Published by Homespun (HL.642087). ISBN 1597732591. With guitar tablature. 5.25x7.5 inches. “Clawgrass” is a powerful banjo style that combines the percussive sounds of old-time clawhammer with the driving, complex rolls of bluegrass picking. Mark Johnson developed this exciting technique, and it's transforming the way many players are approaching their instrument. Seven traditional and original instrumentals are taught. INCLUDES TAB • LEVEL 3 • 105 MIN.
$29.95

Instruments: Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
101 Ukulele Licks. (Essential Blues, Jazz, Country, Bluegrass, and Rock 'n' Roll Licks for the Uke). For Ukulele. Ukulele. Softcover with CD. 48 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.696373). ISBN 1423482646. 9x12 inches. From blues to bluegrass, uke can play it all! In this one-of-a-kind book and CD pack, you get over a hundred authentic licks notated for the ukulele in standard notation and tablature. Plus there are tons of extras – common chord progressions, scales, uke history, recommended listening, information on uke builders, blogs, websites, and more! The accompanying CD features a demo of every lick, as well as play-along tracks with chord progressions for practicing and jamming.
$15.99

Pages: 48
Instruments: Ukulele, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Bluegrass Banjo Backup. (Basic Level). DVD/Instructional/Folk Instrmt. DVD. Guitar tablature. Homespun #DVDWERBU21. Published by Homespun (HL.642009). ISBN 1597731900. With guitar tablature. 5x5.5 inches. Here's the ultimate beginners' “how-to” course for playing back-up in a band, from the simplest basic strum to the chord vamping, rolls, up-the-neck positions and fill-in licks that banjo players use to spark the bluegrass sound. Extra! Includes actual jamming footage to illustrate Pete's expert instruction. INCLUDES TAB • LEVEL 2 • 120 MIN.
$23.96

Instruments: Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Mandolin Crosspicking Technique by Mickey Cochran. For Mandolin. Technic. Bluegrass & Country. Intermediate-Advanced. Book. 128 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.96613). ISBN 9780786628919. Bluegrass & Country. 8.75x11.75 inches. This methodology book designed for the intermediate to advanced mandolinist offers you, as a mandolin player, a new voice. Or, if you're already crosspicking, many new ideas can be added to your arsenal. Each song includes a preparatory study that allows you the opportunity to gain a solid footing before attempting the piece itself. These studies can be applied in other areas as backup ideas, song ideas, or take offs for improvisation. Styles discussed are: Two-String, Bluegrass, Fiddle, Classical, and Jazz/Ragtime. Written in tablature.
$15.95

Pages: 128
Instruments: Mandolin, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Sammy Shelor- Banjo DVD. (A Demonstration & Analysis of an Award-Winning Style). By Sammy Shelor. For Banjo (5-String). Technic. Acutab. Bluegrass. Multiple Levels. DVD. Duration 80 minutes. Published by Acutab Publications (MB.DSS1). Four-time IBMA Banjo Player of the Year, Sammy Shelor shares his insight and experience in this 80 minute instructional video. AcuTab's John Lawless takes Sammy through a discussion of such tricky concepts as playing the melody in a roll style, effective roll-oriented backup, filling the holes on a vocal number and finding the best tone. In addition, several songs are presented in a split screen format allowing you to watch Sammy's left and right hands simultaneously. A tab booklet is provided and most examples are played both up to speed and a bit slower. While not a specifically instructional video per se, pickers at even an introductory level will find much to interest and educate in this presentation. More experienced pickers and fans of Sammy's playing will not want to miss this one.
$30.00

Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Beyond Bluegrass Mandolin. (Etudes and Ideas for the Modern Mandolinist). For Mandolin. Berklee Guide. Softcover with CD. Guitar tablature. 64 pages. Published by Berklee Press (HL.50449609). ISBN 0876391137. With guitar tablature. 9x12 inches. Improvise with more expression and freedom in bluegrass and related styles. These ideas, exercises, and etudes will help you expand your palette of improvisational techniques and sounds. Develop your versatility over the fingerboard, and master harmonic and rhythmic ideas on the mandolin. The CD has demonstration and play-along tracks, performed by an all-star band.
$19.99

Pages: 64
Instruments: Mandolin, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Easy Mandolin Solos Book/CD Set by Dick Weissman and Mike Connolly. For Mandolin. Solos. Value Line. Bluegrass & Country. Beginning. Book/CD Set. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.96547BCD). ISBN 9780786626939. Bluegrass & Country. 8.75x11.75 inches. This book of original melodies is intended for the beginning mandolin student who can already read music or tab and play basic chords, but wants to learn new techniques and have fun in the process. In addition to its intrinsic musical value, each selection has a specific didactic intent - teaching hammer-ons and pull-offs, crosspicking, the Phrygian mode, or some other essential musical or technical element. Accompaniment chords and performance notes are provided for each tune written in notation and tab. Mandolin chord diagrams further enhance this text to make it perfect supplement to any method book or private course of instruction. A companion CD is included at a great price!
$10.95

Pages: 32
Instruments: Mandolin, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Edited by Steve Garner. For Banjo 5 String. Transcribed Solos. Smithsonian/Folkways. Bluegrass. Beginning-Intermediate. Book. 74 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc
$17.99

Pages: 74
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Americana, Bluegrass, Folk, Country
Picking Up The Pace DVD. (More Slow Jamming with Murphy and Casey). By Murphy Henry and Casey Henry. For Banjo (5-String). Methods. Learn Bluegrass by Ear. Bluegrass. Beginning-Intermediate. DVD. Duration 82 minutes. Published by Murphy Method (MB.21966DVD). You enjoyed our first Slow Jam DVD so much, we're back with another! Picking Up the Pace features Murphy and Casey along with David McLaughlin on mandolin and Malia Furtado on fiddle, playing an assortment of jam tunes at a slightly quicker pace. Still slow. though! Includes I Saw the Light, Salty Dog, Old Home Place, Girl of Constant Sorrow, Nine-Pound Hammer, Mama Don't Allow, and many more in several keys. Great for beginners and intermediates! No TAB.
$29.95

Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Banjo Picking: A Complete Method Book/CD Set by Peter Pardee. For Banjo (5-String). Technic. Bluegrass. Multiple Levels. Book/CD Set. 125 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20743BCD). ISBN 9780786674800. Bluegrass. 8.75x11.75 inches. Banjo Picking is the ultimate banjo method to develop tone, timing and rock solid rhythm for the picking hand, thorough in scope from the beginning level to the challenges of "extreme banjo". With lots of exercises, tunes, photos and helpful text, tools for learning bluegrass, classical, jazz, folk, urban classic fingerstyle or other music, no finger picking banjoist should be without it. The CD can equip banjoists with all they need to develop skills, repertoire and confidence.
$24.95

Pages: 125
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Learn To Play Bluegrass Mandolin Book/DVD Set by Bud Orr. For Mandolin. Methods. Bluegrass. Beginning. Book+DVD. 48 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.93720DP). ISBN 9780786676750. Bluegrass. 8.75x11.75 inches. An easy-to-understand method teaching essentials of bluegrass mandolin performance. Contains chord and scale forms, technical insights, plus both simple melodic and full arrangements of 21 tunes in notation and tablature. The DVD includes performance versions of the mandolin solos. As an added feature, the mandolin can be muted so that the student can play along with the recorded guitar accompaniment.
$11.99

Pages: 48
Instruments: Mandolin, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Easy Fiddle Solos Book/CD Set by Dick Weissman and Mike Connolly. For Fiddle. Solos. Value Line. Bluegrass & Country. Beginning. Book/CD Set. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.96546BCD). ISBN 9780786626922. Bluegrass & Country. 8.75x11.75 inches. This book of original pieces is intended to give the beginning fiddler an immediate grasp of the fundamentals of fiddling in an instructive yet enjoyable way. The authors assume that the student is capable of reading music in the first position in various keys. Rare in fiddle notation- a tablature system is included with suggested fingerings below each line of music. Melodies are shown with chord symbols for guitar, banjo, or piano accompaniment. A companion CD is included-all at a great price!
$11.99

Pages: 32
Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
School of Mandolin: Basic Chords and Soloing Book/CD Set by Joe Carr. For Mandolin. Solos. School Of. Bluegrass. Beginning-Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.21673BCD). ISBN 9780786679461. Bluegrass. 8.75x11.75 inches. In this new series, author Joe Carr introduces beginning to intermediate mandolin players to a variety of essential techniques using common instructional tunes. The object of the series is to ground players in good technique and to impart the essential skills required for continued self-guided development. The tunes in this volume come largely from the American folk tradition. This is a great first tutor for mandolinists with general musical interests.
$14.95

Pages: 32
Instruments: Mandolin, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Bluegrass Banjo Favorites. (You CAN Play Your Favorite Bluegrass Songs!). By Dennis Caplinger. For Other Fretted. Banjo Mixed Folio; Book; Enhanced CD. Complete Idiot's Guide. Beginner. 152 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing (AP.34495). ISBN 0739068261. This book and two CD combo is like having a friend show you all your favorite bluegrass songs. Bluegrass virtuoso Dennis Caplinger teaches you the techniques and concepts you need to start playing hot bluegrass banjo right away---all in the context of 16 classic bluegrass standards. The included CDs feature full explanations of all techniques and songs, and demonstrations of all the music examples. For each song there is a slow tempo demonstration, a complete demo track featuring a world-class bluegrass band, and a complete band track without banjo for you to play along with. Plus, with the included TNT software, you can slow tracks down, loop sections, and even change keys for ultimate usability. We've even included a short refresher course on music theory, and a banjo chord dictionary in the back of the book. "With just a little guidance, you can be playing great bluegrass without spending years on boring exercises and scales."- Making Music magazineRecorded Acc. Available.
$24.99

Pages: 152
Instruments: Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Beyond Bluegrass Banjo. (Etudes and Ideas for the Modern Banjo Player). For Banjo. Berklee Guide. Softcover with CD. Guitar tablature. 72 pages. Published by Berklee Press (HL.50449610). ISBN 0876391188. With guitar tablature. 9x12 inches. Play and improvise with more expression and freedom in bluegrass and related styles. These ideas, exercises and etudes will help you expand your palette of improvisational and compositional techniques and sounds. Develop your versatility over the fingerboard, and master rhythmic ideas on the banjo. The CD features demo and play-along tracks performed by an all-star bluegrass band!“This book opens up new vistas on the banjo, particularly useful for advanced players.”– Tony Trischka, Banjo Great.
$19.99

Pages: 72
Instruments: Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Easy Banjo Solos Book/CD Set by Dick Weissman. For Banjo (5-String). Solos. Value Line. Bluegrass & Country. Beginning. Book/CD Set. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.96548BCD). ISBN 9780786626946. Bluegrass & Country. 8.75x11.75 inches. This book presents a selection of original 5-string banjo tunes that can be played by the beginning student familiar with basic chords in G tuning. The author introduces a variety of styles and banjo techniques including hammer-ons, pull-offs, string bending and slides - all in standard notation and banjo tab. Banjo chords are shown in diagram format and suggested chord changes for an accompaniment instrument are provided. With the exception of three frailing pieces, all selections employ the up-picking right-hand technique. A companion CD is included at the unbeatable Mel Bay Value Line price!
$12.99

Pages: 32
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Getting Into Bluegrass Banjo Book/CD Set by Alan Munde. For Banjo 5 String. Methods. Getting Into. Bluegrass. Beginning-Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 96 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20803BCD). ISBN 9780786675579. Bluegrass. 8.75x11.75 inches. The Getting Into Bluegrass Banjo book and CD by Alan Munde is the accumulation of successful teaching concepts developed in his 40 plus years as a professional bluegrass musician and teacher. Munde presents a straight-forward and well-founded course of bluegrass banjo essentials. Designed for those who have never played a stringed instrument to those taking up bluegrass banjo as a second instrument. -- Getting Started - Covers the parts of the banjo, hand positions, first picking patterns, pull-offs, hammer-ons, slides, exercise songs, ending with the professional sounding "Levelland Mountain Breakdown." -- Review of Rolls, New rolls, and combinations of Rolls, with Examples - Offers the most used rolls in bluegrass banjo playing with often-played examples of each. The player learns many of the licks used in the style with an example of how to combine them to make a solo. -- Roll Logic - How to place a melody into the several different roll patterns. -- Tools and Techniques - Helps develop left hand techniques through the use of intervals of thirds and sixths. -- Creating Solos to Songs - At the heart of the book is this revealing section with many examples of how to create many, many solos to the song "Jesse James." -- Songs - Put to use all you have learned on these great standards "Ground Hog," "Wildwood Flower" (two versions),"Nine Pound Hammer," "Worried Man Blues," "Lost All My Money," "Old Country Church," "Kneel at the Cross," and "Train 45.".
$19.95

Pages: 96
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
By Karl Kurth and Neil Griffin. For Banjo (5-String). Solos. Bill's Music Shelf. Bluegrass. Beginning. Book. 96 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc
$12.99

Pages: 96
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Mark O'Connor - The Championship Years (1975 - 1984). By Mark O'connor. Edited by Stacy Phillips. For Fiddle. Solos. Bluegrass & Country. Intermediate-Advanced. Book. 200 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.94585). ISBN 9781562222017. Bluegrass & Country. 8.75x11.75 inches. This book shows how Mark adapted what he learned from Benny Thomasson to produce an original voice in fiddle tune variation, becoming the most celebrated fiddle in recent history. Contains meticulously accurate transcriptions of the album of the same name. Includes hoe-downs, schottisches, waltzes, jigs, rags and polkas. The text details the first phase of Mark's career, during which he established a new standard for old-time fiddling. Several of the arrangements are presented more than once, with different arrangements and even keys to exhibit Mark's musical growth, stimulated by his continuing challenges to himself. Also included are an interview with Mark O'Connor by the transcriber and several photos from Mark's personal collection. Late intermediate to advanced in difficulty.
$24.99

Pages: 200
Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Bluegrass Mandolin Favorites. (You CAN Play Your Favorite Bluegrass Songs!). By Dennis Caplinger. For Other Fretted. Book; Enhanced CD; Mandolin Mixed Folio. Complete Idiot's Guide. Beginner. 160 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing (AP.34499). ISBN 073906827X. This book and two CD combo is like having a friend show you all your favorite bluegrass songs. Bluegrass virtuoso Dennis Caplinger teaches you the techniques and concepts you need to start playing some smokin' mandolin right away---all in the context of 16 bluegrass standards. The included CDs feature full explanations of all techniques and songs, and demonstrations of all the music examples. For each song there is a slow tempo demonstration, a complete demo track featuring a world-class bluegrass band, and a complete band track without mandolin for you to play along with. Plus, with the included TNT software, you can slow tracks down, loop sections, and even change keys for ultimate usability. We've even included a short refresher course on music theory, and a mandolin chord dictionary in the back of the book.Recorded Acc. Available.
$24.99

Pages: 160
Instruments: Mandolin, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Modern Mandolin Method Grade 1 by Joe Carr. For Mandolin. Methods. Modern Method. Bluegrass. Beginning. Book/CD Set. 64 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.21497BCD). ISBN 9780786678273. Bluegrass. 8.75" x 11.75" inches. The mandolin is used in nearly every type of music today so it is a great choice of instrument whether you like jazz, folk, classical, country, bluegrass, rock, blues, Irish or many kinds of world music. Much of this music is available only in standard notation so that is where this book starts; TAB comes later. By learning the basic information presented in this volume, you will be prepared to approach any style. This book introduces the student to the instrument, explaining basics such as tuning and how to hold the instrument. The student is introduced to notes on each string and various left- and right-hand techniques. Chords, scales and arpeggios are introduced and students begin applying their new skills to real world repertoire in a variety of keys. 64 pages with audio.
$14.99

Pages: 64
Instruments: Mandolin, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country