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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
By Craig Duncan. For Fiddle. Methods. Bluegrass. Multiple Levels. DVD. Duration 80 minutes. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc
$14.95

Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Learn to Play Bluegrass Banjo, Lesson 1 Get Started DVD. For Banjo (5-String). Methods. Acutab. Bluegrass. Beginning-Intermediate. DVD. Duration 90 minutes. Published by Acutab Publications (MB.DLPB1). Your first banjo lesson! Get started on the right foot and start playing music you enjoy right away.* Learn how to tune your banjo * Learn how to read tablature * Learn how to restring your banjo * Learn how to fit and use banjo picks * Learn how to hold the banjo and the basics of proper left and right hand positioning * Learn how to ensure that your banjo is set up properly when you start * Learn some simple chords and picking patterns and start playing songs right away! * Learn how to pick out the basic melody for several familiar songs A recurring complaint we have heard from new players is that so many beginner books or videos try to cover too much material, too rapidly for the average inexperienced student to quickly absorb. The Learn To Play Bluegrass Banjo DVDs cover smaller amounts of information, but in a much more thorough manner - with careful, detailed explanations and lots of close up views of both hands.
$24.00

Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, 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
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
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
(Traditional, Old Time, Bluegrass & Celtic Solos). By Mark Geslison. For Banjo (5-String). Solos. Fiddle Tunes. Multiple Levels. Book/CD Set. 168 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc
$29.95

Pages: 168
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
50 Tunes for Mandolin, Volume 1 Book/3-CD Set. (Traditional, Old Time, Bluegrass & Celtic Solos). By Mark Geslison. For Mandolin. Solos. Fiddle Tunes. Beginning-Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 184 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99942BCD). ISBN 9780786664641. Fiddle Tunes. 8.75x11.75 inches. 50 Tunes Volume 1 for Mandolin is one book in a 5-book series. The 50 Tunes series is a collection of Bluegrass, Old Time and Celtic tunes for ensembles, families and individuals. This book contains the same 50 tunes as those found in the other 4 books of the series, but carefully designed for the mandolin. The melodies in this book range from simple to advanced. Many tunes contain a harmony part to match the melody. 50 Tunes Volume 1 for Mandolin is designed for "flatpicking" on the mandolin. Flatpicking is a style, prevalent in Celtic and Bluegrass music which features fast soloing with a single, flat pick. All parts are written in mandolin tablature and standard notation. Companion CD's included.
$29.99

Pages: 184
Instruments: Mandolin, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
(Revised and Enhanced Edition). For 5-string banjo. Hal Leonard Banjo. Instructional, Method and Bluegrass. Instructional book and accompaniment CD. Introductory text. 200 pages. Published by Hal Leonard
$34.99

Pages: 200
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
By Bill Monroe. For mandolin and voice. Fretted. Bluegrass. Difficulty: medium. Mandolin tablature songbook. Mandolin tablature, standard notation, chord names, vocal melody, lyrics and mandolin chord diagrams. 48 pages. Published by Hal Leonard
$12.95

Pages: 48
Instruments: Voice, Mandolin, Vocal, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
(A Guitarist's Guide to Hot Soloing). By Steve Kaufman. Instructional/Guitar/DVD. Bluegrass. DVD. Homespun #DVDKAUBJ21. Published by Homespun
$29.95

Instruments: Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Guitar, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
The Complete 5-String Banjo Player. (The Definitive Guide to Bluegrass Banjo). Music Sales America. DVD. Omnibus Press #DV10802. Published by Omnibus Press (HL.14007409). The only bluegrass banjo method you will ever need! This program sets the standard for DVD bluegrass banjo instruction. A renowned recording artist and banjo teacher, Tony Trischka covers everything from holding the banjo correctly to melodic banjo style and the standard bluegrass repertoire. This definitive guide to learning authentic bluegrass banjo technique includes music examples, techniques, and songs. Over one hour of detailed banjo instruction plus extra live footage! The DVD includes bonus live concert footage of Tony Trischka's “The History of the Banjo” show.
$23.96

Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
First Jams: Fiddle by Lee Drew Andrews. For Fiddle. Improvisation. First Jams. Bluegrass. Beginning. Book/CD Set. 24 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.22079BCD). ISBN 9780786682409. Bluegrass. 8.75" x 11.75" inches. The First Jam series was created to give children and beginners of all ages a book of simple, common tunes to learn. These are standard "Jam" tunes in the Bluegrass/Old Time music styles. All the books in this series are written in the same keys; they can all be played together without any problems. So get your friends or family who play guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, dulcimer or Dobro together, grab these books and start jamming. Improvisation - Another idea behind writing the First Jam series was to provide a number of tunes that were easy to learn, but that are also a great to begin working on improvising. Each books offer the melody for that particular instrument as well as back-up chords for another instrument to accompany you. Each song is represented in notation with chord symbols. The accompanying CD has two tracks for each song. The first playing the song with the melody line, the second track offers just the backup so you can play the melody over it or even improvise. Tunes include: Cripple Creek, Old Joe Clark, Will the Circle Be Unbroken and many more.
$14.99

Pages: 24
Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Beyond Vamping: Fancy Banjo Backup. (Learn Bluegrass by Ear). For Banjo (5-String). Rhythm/Backup. Learn Bluegrass by Ear. Bluegrass. Beginning. DVD. Duration 150 minutes. Published by Murphy Method (MB.22185DVD). What is the first thing most banjo players want to do as soon as they have learned a few songs? They want to learn some FANCY SCRUGGS BACKUP! Now, for the first time, these seemingly difficult fancy backup licks are explained note-by-note by Casey Henry, who has been studying Earl's playing for years. Casey makes learning them easy, by starting with the simplest licks and building up to the more complex. And best of all, she shows you how to use them in real bluegrass songs. Each section on this DVD includes three to four separate lessons that teach individual licks. Then we put the licks into backup patterns for the classic numbers iThinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes," "Bury Me Beneath the Willow," "Titanic," and "Will the Roses Bloom." Once learned, these licks can be used in a wide variety of other songs, including several that have identical chord progressions to the ones taught here.
$29.99

Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, 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
By Craig Duncan. Edited by Craig Duncan. For fiddle (violin). Methods. Getting Into, Methods. Bluegrass. Beginning-Intermediate. Instructional book and accompaniment CD. Introductory text and chord names. 96 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc
$19.99

Pages: 96
Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Advanced Fiddling Book/CD Set by Craig Duncan. For Fiddle. Solos. Bluegrass & Country. Intermediate-Advanced. Book/CD Set. 120 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.93971BCD). ISBN 9780786629534. Bluegrass & Country. 8.75x11.75 inches. A follow-up book on Craig Duncan's popular "Deluxe Fiddling Method" containing 40 great fiddle solos in the keys of F, B-flat, E major, E minor, and A minor. Also features tunes in altered tunings, contest-style-breakdowns, ragtime tunes, and additional fiddling favorites. The split-track CD features full performances of the first 36 tunes in the book, split between fiddle solo and guitar accompaniment. The tunes Twinkle Little Star, Under the Double Eagle, and Whiskey Before Breakfast are not on the CD.
$24.95

Pages: 120
Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Banjo Scales Chart by Lee. For Banjo 5 String. Technic. Bluegrass. Beginning. Chart. 4 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.21775). ISBN 9780786679133. Bluegrass. 8.75x11.75 inches. This chart provides the most used and needed scales for banjo in easy to read fretboard diagrams. Scales include major, minor, major pentatonic, minor pentatonic, harmonic minor and dorian. Scales are shown from the 4th and 3rd string roots. A must have for banjo players.
$4.95

Pages: 4
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Bluegrass Mandolin by Various. For mandolin. Instrumental Solo Part and CD. Published by Music Minus One (MO.MMOCD5303). ISBN 1596157658. Here are some of the great classics for bluegrass mandolin. Listen to these wonderful interpretations, then you pick up your mandolin and play with the band!
$14.98

Instruments: Mandolin, 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
Fiddling Handbook Book/CD Set by Craig Duncan. For Fiddle. Technic. Bluegrass. Beginning-Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 76 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.94111BCD). ISBN 9780786632107. Bluegrass. 8.75x11.75 inches. A valuable and handy reference text for any fiddler. Contains scales and studies, modes, chord studies, bowing, vibrato, introductions, endings, patterns, licks, and etudes in the keys of G,A,B,C,E,F,B-flat, E-flat,A-flat,D-flat, and F sharp! Companion CD is split-track.
$19.95

Pages: 76
Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Famous Mandolin Pickin' Tunes - QWIKGUIDE. ((Formerly Great Mandolin Pickin' Tunes)). By Dix Bruce. For mandolin. Solos. Qwik Guide Series. Bluegrass, Country and Play Along. Beginning-Intermediate. Instrumental solo book and accompaniment CD. Introductory text, standard notation, mandolin tablature and chord names. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.98420BCD). ISBN 9780786649853. With introductory text, standard notation, mandolin tablature and chord names. Bluegrass, Country and Play Along. 5.5x8 inches. Dic Bruce is a musician, writer, and 'journeyman mandolinist' with a strong belief in teaching a wide range of material, from bluegrass and jazz standards to classics, waltzes, polkas, and other ethnic music. The choice of material in this 5 1/2" by 8" QWIKGUIDE reflects that philosophy. This book is not meant to be a mandolin method but a collection of fun tunes to play. The selections in this book are in no particular order, although the easier tunes are grouped toward the front. Performance tips are given at the front of the book for each tune. All the tunes are in notation and tablature. The accompanying CD is set up so that you can play along with each tune at both regular and slow speeds. You can also adjust the balance control on your stereo to hear both mandolin lead and accompaniment, just mandolin lead, or just accompaniment. Also available in Japanese from ATN, Inc.
$7.95

Pages: 32
Instruments: Mandolin, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
First Jams: Mandolin Book/CD Set by Lee Drew Andrews. For Mandolin. Improvisation. First Jams. Bluegrass; Play Along. Beginning. Book/CD Set. 24 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.21511BCD). ISBN 9780786678426. Bluegrass; Play Along. 8.75x11.75 inches. The First Jam series was created to give children and beginners of all ages a book of simple, common tunes to learn. These are standard "Jam" tunes in the Bluegrass/Old Time music styles. All the books in this series are written in the same keys; they can all be played together without any problems. So get your friends or family who play guitar, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, dulcimer or Dobro together, grab these books and start jamming. Improvisation - Another idea behind writing the First Jam series was to provide a number of tunes that were easy to learn, but that are also a great to begin working on improvising. Each book offers the melody for that particular instrument as well as back-up chords for another instrument to accompany you. Each song is represented in Tab, notation and chord symbols. The accompanying CD has two tracks for each song. The first playing the song with the melody line, the second track offers just the backup so you can play the melody over it or even improvise. Tunes include: Cripple Creek, Old Joe Clark, Arkansas Traveler, Will the Circle Be Unbroken and many more.
$11.96

Pages: 24
Instruments: Mandolin, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country