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Improvising: The First Stage DVD by Murphy Henry. For Banjo 5 String. Methods. Bluegrass. Beginning. DVD. Duration 110 minutes. Published by Murphy Method (MB.21936DVD). Ever wondered how banjo players play a song they don't know? The improvise using licks that they do know! You can learn this and we can teach you! Explained at a basic level. No Tab.
$29.95

Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
By Larry McCabe. For mandolin. Licks and Phrases. McCabe's 101 Series. Bluegrass and Instructional. Beginning. Instructional book and examples CD. Introductory text, standard notation, mandolin tablature and chord names. 45 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc
$17.99

Pages: 45
Instruments: Mandolin, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Complete Bluegrass Banjo Method Book/CD Set by Neil Griffin. For Banjo (5-String). Methods. Complete. Bluegrass. Multiple Levels. Book/CD Set. 244 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.93345BCD). ISBN 9780786665211. Bluegrass. 8.75x11.75 inches. One of the very best G tuning five-string bluegrass banjo methods available! The book teaches how to pick out tunes single-string style (one note at a time), how to play chord accompaniment, and how to play solos in the full three-finger, bluegrass style. Topics include note and tab reading, chord background styles, traditional bluegrass techniques, fills and endings, use of the capo, rolls, slides, hammers, pull-offs, choking, harmonics, and up-the-neck playing. In notation and tablature. The CD includes acoustic bass, acoustic guitar, and a rhythm track as well as the 5-string banjo. All songs and most exercises are included in this teaching recording, performed at a tempo that the student should be able to maintain in short order.
$35.99

Pages: 244
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
ASAP Bluegrass Mandolin. (Learn How to Play the Bluegrass Way). Fretted. Softcover with CD. 112 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.1219). ISBN 1574242458. 9x12 inches. This book/2-CD pack delivers the meat & potatoes of bluegrass mandolin way beyond just teaching fiddle tunes! Players will discover how to find their way around the neck using common double stops, develop creative back-up skills, play solos to vocal tunes in the style of Bill Monroe, make up their own solos, and a whole lot more. For the average learner, this pack represents nearly two years' worth of lessons! Includes two instructional CDs: one plays every example in the book, and the second contains 32 songs performed by a bluegrass band with the mandolin parts separated on the right channel.
$24.95

Pages: 112
Instruments: Mandolin, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Vamping: Beginning Banjo Backup by Murphy Henry. For Banjo (5-String). Rhythm/Backup. Bluegrass. Beginning. DVD. Duration 120 minutes. Published by Murphy Method (MB.22027DVD). Vamping - Beginning Banjo Backup Learn how to vamp to all the songs on our Beginners' Banjo Videos. And what is vamping? When you vamp on the banjo, you are playing just chords, no melody. Vamping is what you do when the other person is playing the melody or playing the "lead" or "taking a break," as we sometimes say. These chords are all 4-finger chords made up the neck (in the higher positions on the banjo). When you vamp, these chords are played on the off beat. All of this is explained on the video! On the video, we show you how to make these chords, and we go over the chord changes to each song, one beat at a time. As always, we stress learning to hear and play these chord changes BY EAR. This video is a MUST for the beginning banjo player! Lots of slow playing so you can play along. Ending licks taught for each song.
$29.99

Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
By Wayne Erbsen. For Banjo (5-String). Methods. Native Ground Music. Bluegrass. Beginning. Book/CD Set. 64 pages. Published by Native Ground Music
$17.95

Pages: 64
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Jam Session Standards DVD by Murphy Henry. For Banjo (5-String). Methods. Bluegrass. Intermediate. DVD. Duration 110 minutes. Published by Murphy Method (MB.21705DVD). One of our most popular videos is now on DVD! Same great songs with a clearer picture and better sound. If you don't think you are a beginner, but don't know where to start, we suggest Jam Sessions Standards. Familiar songs, solid Scruggs arrangements, with vamping included. All tunes explained note-by-note. A great place to start if you are trying to break away from tab. Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms, Salty Dog, Mountain Dew, Dueling Banjos, Rocky Top. No Tab.
$23.96

Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
By Dean Marshall & John Crozman. For Fiddle. Solos. Swath Publishing. Bluegrass & Country. Beginning. Book. 60 pages. Published by Swath Publishing
$18.95

Pages: 60
Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Great Picking Tunes for Banjo Book/CD Set by Alan Munde. For Banjo (5-String). Solos. Bluegrass. Beginning-Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20595BCD). ISBN 9780786671694. Bluegrass. 8.75x11.75 inches. Long-time banjo picking ace Alan Munde brings his considerable banjo arranging skills to some of the most played songs in the bluegrass tradition. In these stylistic revealing arrangements, running from straightforward roll approach to the delicately beautiful melodic fingerings, Munde lets the melody of each piece stand out to its fullest. Great Picking Tunes for Banjo includes all-time winners Red Wing, Turkey in the Straw, Arkansas Traveler, Down Yonder, and Home Sweet Home, bluegrass favorites Blackberry Blossom, Cumberland Gap, Black Mountain Rag, John Hardy, and Bury Me Beneath the Willow, fiddle favorites Whiskey Before Breakfast, Flop-Eared Mule, Boston Boy, St. Anne's Reel, and 8th of January, plus a host of other jam session standards. In tablature only.
$14.99

Pages: 32
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Intermediate Mandolin, Volume 2 by Murphy Henry. For Mandolin. Methods. Bluegrass. Intermediate. DVD. Duration 105 minutes. Published by Murphy Method (MB.21967DVD). Now that you know some basic tunes and chop chords you'll love learning these jam session favorites. Folks everywhere like to play these! And these arrangements are not too hard. Murphy takes you through them note by note. D is a fun key and easy to play in! Arkansas Traveler, Soldier's Joy, 8th of January, Liberty, and Whiskey Before Breakfast.
$29.99

Instruments: Mandolin, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
For Fiddle. Solos. Swath Publishing. Bluegrass & Country. Beginning. Compact Disc. Duration 91 minutes. Published by Swath Publishing
$18.95

Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Ron Stewart - A Bluegrass Banjo Professional DVD by Ron Stewart. For Banjo 5 String. Methods. Acutab. Bluegrass. Beginning-Intermediate. DVD. Duration 120 minutes. Published by Acutab Publications (MB.DRS1). Ron Stewart has emerged in recent years as one of the most admired and influential banjos players in bluegrass music. His fluid - almost effortless - style is on display in this DVD, where Ron discusses his thoughts on many aspects of professional-level banjo playing - like finding and playing the melody on a vocal tune and positioning/adapting the right hand for the best tone. AcuTab's John Lawless hosts the DVD which will be of interest and great value to players at all levels of skill or experience. Beginning and interediate players will be able to learn several of the tunes and also profit from Ron's descriptions of finding the melody. More advanced players can tackle some of the tougher tunes, but can learn a great deal from simply watching and listening to Ron's fabulous tone! Ron also demonstrates and teaches a number of songs he has recorded.
$35.00

Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Banjo Jamming and Play Along. (with bonus Learning the Chord Forms video). By Ross Nickerson. For Banjo (5-String). Play Along. Bluegrass. Beginning-Intermediate. DVD. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.881837001237). Learning the Chord Forms Up and Down the Neck. *Learn the Chords to Each Song !*Songs Played at Three Speeds *Ross Nickerson plays a solo and then plays backup for you **Includes Guitar and Bass Backup at all three speeds *Includes a booklet with tablature arrangements for each song *The DVD comes with written tablature arrangements for the songs and instruction on how best to utilize the DVD.
$29.95

Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
By Janet Davis. For Banjo (5-String). Technic. Bluegrass. Intermediate-Advanced. Book/CD Set. 144 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc
$25.99

Pages: 144
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
(for One Player or More). By Steve Kaufman. For Mandolin. Solos & Duets. Bluegrass. Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 56 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc
$17.95

Pages: 56
Instruments: Mandolin, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Bluegrass On Hammered Dulcimer by Jeanne Page. For Dulcimer (Hammered). Solos. Bluegrass. Intermediate. Book. 56 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20807). ISBN 9780786668502. Bluegrass. 8.75" x 11.75" inches. Bluegrass on Hammered Dulcimer is a collection of tunes commonly found in the standard bluegrass repertoire. Favorite vocal pieces such as "A Man of Constant Sorrow," "Angel Band," "Keep on the Sunny Side," and "Will the Circle be Unbroken," are included along side hot instrumentals such as "Jerusalem Ridge," "Rawhide," "Big Mon," and "Blue Grass Stomp." Even traditional tunes that you think you know already such as "Bill Cheatham," "Farewell to Whiskey," "Forked Deer," and "Salty Dog" are given a new twist when presented as a typical bluegrass 'break.' Intermediate players and above will enjoy the challenge of learning more complicated versions of common tunes and performing them at the high-speed tempo that is expected in bluegrass music. Players are encouraged to use these examples of bluegrass breaks merely as a starting point. Improvisation is a key component in playing bluegrass style and players will enjoy experimenting with their own creations. Each tune has guitar chords notated above the music staff. Standard notation only.
$14.95

Pages: 56
Instruments: Hammered Dulcimer, Dulcimer, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Jim Van Cleve - Become a More Complete Fiddler by Jim Van Cleve. For Fiddle. Methods. Acutab. Bluegrass. Beginning. DVD. Duration 240 minutes. Published by Acutab Publications (MB.DJVC1). Unlock the secrets of improvising in traditional American fiddle styles with this Grammy-nominated stage and studio master. In only ten years as a professional musician, Jim Van Cleve has made quite a name for himself in bluegrass and acoustic music. He's spent time with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, saw his debut solo CD nominated for a Grammy and toured all over the world with Mountain Heart. He's become a sought-after Nashville session player and one of the most admired fiddlers in bluegrass. Jim covers many things on these 2 DVDs, but they really break into three sections. After some discussion about early learning experiences, AcuTab's John Lawless leads Jim through a discussion on improvising and building solos on a number of popular bluegrass standards. Two songs, Banks of The Ohio and Pretty Polly, are each played and demonstrated in 3 different keys. Before demonstrating the tunes, Jim breaks down the scale and common positions for each key in turn. He shows where to find the melody, and where adjacent double stops are located, as well as licks and phrases that suit each song. Attention is given to both playing a melody-based solo and what a fiddle can do to assist the band sound in accompaniment. He also carefully teaches four songs he has recorded - three of his own (Nature of the Beast, Devil's Courthouse and #6 Barn Dance) plus Bill Monroe's classic Wheel Hoss. After being slowly demonstrated lick-by-lick, they are each shown (fast and slow) in a split screen orientation. A printed booklet with standard notation for each of these songs is included. Two screen orientations are available for the split screen sections, based on whether the left or right hand is of greater interest. Simply switch between them using the Angle key. Over 4 hours of instruction on 2 DVDs.
$50.00

Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
For 5-string banjo. Banjo. Instructional and Bluegrass. Instructional book. Banjo tablature, introductory text, instructional photos and instructional text. 208 pages. Published by Centerstream Publications
$24.95

Pages: 208
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
(Banjo Solo). For banjo. Banjo. Bluegrass and Country. Difficulty: easy-medium. Banjo solo songbook. Vocal melody (in banjo tablature only), lyrics, banjo tablature and chord names. 24 pages. Published by Hal Leonard
$7.99

Pages: 24
Instruments: Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
All Star Bluegrass Jam Along. (For Fiddle). By Darol Anger. Homespun Tapes. Bluegrass, Play Along. Softcover with CD. 44 pages. Homespun #CDANGJA01. Published by Homespun (HL.641946). ISBN 1597731277. Bluegrass, Play Along. 9x12 inches. These fabulous collections for players of all levels feature 21 must-know bluegrss songs & instrumentals, created especially for learning players by the genre's leading artists. The artist plays a basic solo that states the melody of the tune, then a more adventurous improvisation, and each solo is transcribed in detail. The CD provides the audio versions of the solos, plus multiple rhythm tracks performed at moderate tempo for easy play-along. This great series will help you build your repertoire & get your licks in shape, so you can shine in your next performance or jam session!Songs include: Bill Cheatham • Blackberry Blossom • Down in the Willow Garden • I Am a Pilgrim • I'll Fly Away • In the Pines • John Hardy • Old Joe Clark • Soldier's Joy • more!
$19.95

Pages: 44
Instruments: Bluegrass Fiddle, Fiddle, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Ukulele Jamboree!. (25 Sing-Along Songs to Cheer You Up!). By Ian Whitcomb. For Ukulele (Soprano). Solos. Bill's Music Shelf. Bluegrass. Intermediate. Book + Online Audio. 52 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.22138). ISBN 9780786662418. Bluegrass. 8.5" x 11" inches. This little songbook is a celebration of the spirit for use by ukulele entertainers and everybody else who wants to feel better in these often sad times of ours. There are no hymns or songs of praise as in a church, but the function is pretty much the same: the use of song to raise you out of yourself and onto another plateau where all is merry and bright. An alternative medicine to pills and the like. I want you to use these songs like friendly weapons. Wield them gaily at gatherings-parties, concerts, restaurants, business meetings, railway stations, airports, political demonstrations. You'll spread happiness, contentment and peace wherever you sing them. If we only had an army of ukesters singing these numbers we could march into any troubles part of the globe and within moments every belligerent would lay down their arms and surrender. Soon all would be joining in the fun. Pull out your ukuleles and follow the dancing print.
$14.99

Pages: 52
Instruments: Ukulele, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
The American Fiddle Method Vol. 2 Piano Accompaniment by Brian Wicklund and Bob Walser. For Keyboard (Piano). Methods. American Fiddle Method. Bluegrass & Country. Beginning. Book. 72 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99472PA). ISBN 9781840038774. Bluegrass & Country. 8.75x11.75 inches. Private studio teachers, school string programs and Suzuki teachers preparing for recitals will welcome these tasteful piano accompaniments for the violin, viola and cello editions of Volume 2 of Brian Wicklund's American Fiddle Method. Acknowledged as the most widely used fiddle method in the country, Wicklund became aware of the increasing demand for a parallel piano accompaniment series and engaged his friend Bob Walser to take on the task of writing it. Collaborating closely with Wicklund, Walser was encouraged to adhere to the chord progressions suggested in the original books, but given leeway to add interesting variations in rhythm and harmony. The result is a book of arrangements that welcomes pianists to the jamming circle. Piano playing teachers, parents and siblings can now join in the fun, and fiddle tunes can be featured in concerts and recitals with the support of an accompanist. In addition, principals of accompaniment learned by playing these arrangements can be applied to accompanying other tunes, the voice or other instruments. The American Fiddle Method itself provides the beginner with the elements needed to become a proficient fiddler. Based on many years of teaching experience, the author introduces concepts and techniques that yield solid results. This method encourages creativity in the student by including variations of the tunes to illustrate how they can serve as a basis for improvisation.
$19.95

Pages: 72
Instruments: Piano Accompaniment, Organ, Fiddle, Piano, Piano and Keyboard, Folk
Genres: Americana, Bluegrass, Folk, Country
Alan Bibey - Master Mandolinist DVD by Alan Bibey. For Mandolin. Technic. Acutab. Bluegrass. Multiple Levels. DVD. Duration 120 minutes. Published by Acutab Publications (MB.DAB1). Since first hitting the scene with New Quicksilver in the early 1980s, Alan Bibey has been making a name for himself as one of the most creative and technically gifted mandolinist in bluegrass and acoustic music. Subsequent recordings and performances with IIIrd Tyme Out, Lou Reid & Carolina and Blue Ridge have cemented this reputation. In this instructional video from AcuTab, Alan shares his knowledge and insight with players, students and lovers of the mandolin everywhere. This presentation was designed to offer instruction and motivation for players at any level. Less experienced mandolinist will find helpful tips about practice and technique. More skilled players can pick up useful hints on improvisation and accompaniment, along with a number of great tunes and licks! Much of the material will be of interest at any level. A printed booklet is included with both tab and standard notation for the tunes Alan teaches in the video.
$35.00

Instruments: Mandolin, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
By Dennis Caplinger. For Other Fretted. Banjo Method or Supplement; Method/Instruction. The Ultimate Beginner Series. Beginner. Book & CD. 72 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing
$14.95

Pages: 72
Instruments: Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country