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Banjo Songs for Beginners. (DVD with Audio CD and PDF booklet on CD). By Ross Nickerson. For Banjo (5-String). Songbook. Bluegrass. Beginning. DVD/CD Set. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.881837001435). Banjo Songs for Beginners Book(PDF on CD)/DVD/CD set includes fourteen must know banjo classics demonstrated in split screen video at three speeds. The book has easy to read tablature with accent marks for melody notes and both right and left hand fingerings indications. Also included in the book are tips for learning each song, instruction on practicing and using the chords, memorizing tips and other helpful advice to jump start you progress. The book is a PDF file on the included CD. The high quality studio recorded CD demonstrates each song clearly at three speeds for quick and easy learning. The DVD features split screen close-ups of each song at three speeds and has an added feature allowing you to quickly scroll through the songs without having to re-choose the speed you are working at.
$29.95

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
More Advanced Earl by Murphy Henry. For Banjo (5-String). Solos. Bluegrass. Intermediate-Advanced. DVD. Duration 120 minutes. Published by Murphy Method (MB.22045DVD). Earl's "tuner" songs are not as hard to play as you think! "Reuben", with the banjo retuned in the Key of D, is just plain fun to play; and very impressive! How to set the tuners is carefully explained. On "Earl's Breakdown" and "Randy Lynn Rag", Murphy also shows how to play these numbers without the special tuners. "Flint Hill Special", and is also taught. No Tab.
$29.99

Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
School of Banjo: Bluegrass Melodic Style by Janet Davis. For Banjo (5-String). Methods. School Of. Bluegrass. Beginning-Intermediate. Book & 2-CD Set. 92 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.21549BCD). ISBN 9780786682706. Bluegrass. 8.75" x 11.75" inches. The melodic style is a beautiful three finger picking style which can be traced to the early 1900's and became a fully accepted style for playing the five-string banjo in the 1960's, and is today an integral part of the three-finger style of many banjo players at all playing levels. Plus, the songs arranged in this style are easy and fun to learn. Although the melodic style may sound impossible with all of those notes coming from it, surprisingly you will find that it is not that difficult to learn and no previous musical knowledge is needed. This course covers the melodic style from the very basics of this picking style to the advanced techniques and provides many fun to play and well-known songs arranged in the three-finger melodic style for upper level beginning players through advanced level players.
$19.99

Pages: 92
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
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
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
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
High Breaks and Backup for Banjo DVD by Murphy Henry. For Banjo 5 String. Technic. Bluegrass. Beginning-Intermediate. DVD. Duration 110 minutes. Published by Murphy Method (MB.21965DVD). Want to learn some fancy Scruggs backup? Here it is! Murphy teaches you five up-the-neck breaks, and then shows you how to add some cool Scruggs back-up licks to each song. Also includes a boogie-woogie vamp pattern. All carefully explained one note at a time. No Tab. Two-Dollar Bill, Mountain Dew, Worried Man, Do Lord, I Saw the Light.
$29.95

Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, 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
School of Mandolin: Bluegrass Classics by Joe Carr. For Mandolin. Solos. School Of. Bluegrass. Beginning-Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.21999BCD). ISBN 9780786682614. Bluegrass. 8.75" x 11.75" inches. In this addition to the popular School of Mandolin series, author Joe Carr presents special arrangements of 29 classic bluegrass instrumentals The basic melody is presented using quarter notes and a maximum of four consecutive eighth notes resulting in very playable and true arrangements for beginning to intermediate players.
$14.99

Pages: 32
Instruments: Mandolin, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
By Chris Thile. Edited by Richard Kriehn. For Mandolin. Transcribed Solos. Sugar Hill Records. Bluegrass & Country. Intermediate. Book. 64 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc
$13.99

Pages: 64
Instruments: Mandolin, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Playing Banjo by Ear & Learning The Chords by Ross Nickerson. For Banjo (5-String). Chord Book. Bluegrass. Beginning-Intermediate. DVD. Duration 130 minutes. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.881837001138). 130 minute DVD instruction to help you play without tablature, learn to memorize, learn the chords better, learn to jam on banjo and loads of practical tips for the student wanting to play with others and trying to reach the next level. Includes instruction on learning the chords to songs, playing rolls and chords, up the neck chords, minor major and seventh chords. Tips and exercises to improve your chord changing ability and practice backup. How to improve timing, pick steady, improvise simply, add slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs to chords and chord changes in the song.
$29.95

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
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
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
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
The Fiddle Club Introductory Collection Book/CD Set. (Fiddle Tunes for the Beginning Violinist). For Fiddle. Solos. Swath Publishing. Bluegrass & Country. Beginning. Book/CD Set. 56 pages. Published by Swath Publishing (MB.20620BCD). ISBN 9780786669950. Bluegrass & Country. 8.75x11.75 inches. From the creators of BARRAGE comes this useful collection of fiddle tunes for the beginning violinist. For the violin student who wishes to learn the violin style of BARRAGE, here is an excellent place to start! To help cultivate the techniques outlined in the Introductory Collection, some short preparatory scales and exercises have been included at the start of the book. All tunes have been arranged for up to 4 violins and piano/guitar! An Enhanced CD-Rom is included -- this CD allows one to print off the piano/guitar accompaniments from a computer, and, when inserted into one's stereo, allows for play along with pre-recorded piano accompaniment track!
$24.95

Pages: 56
Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, 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 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
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
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