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All Star Bluegrass Jam Along for Banjo. (Backups, Lead Parts and Note-for-Note Transcriptions for 21 Essential Tunes). By Tony Trischka. Homespun Tapes. Play Along. Softcover with CD. 43 pages. Homespun #CDTRIJA01. Published by Homespun (HL.641944). ISBN 1597731250. Play Along. 9x12 inches. These fabulous collections for players of all levels feature 21 must-know bluegrass 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!
$15.96

Pages: 43
Instruments: Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Mandolin Technique Studies, Volume 2 by Matt Raum. For Mandolin. Technic. Bluegrass. Intermediate. Book. 88 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.21048). ISBN 9780786673537. Bluegrass. 8.75x11.75 inches. 50 studies designed to improve right and left-hand technique for mandolin players of all levels and abilities. This book provides further practice material to build on the aspects of technique introduced in Mandolin Technique Studies, Vol. 1 (MB 20671 )-Sequences, Arpeggios, Shifting, the Fourth Finger, Triplets, Chromatics, and Crosspicking. A great book to have on your music stand for a ready source of practice material. The book is divided into four parts. Part One is devoted to sequences, Part Two further explores the aspects of technique from Mandolin Technique Studies, Vol. 1, Part Three is devoted to scale-based exercises and Part Four contains practice etudes based on all the previous exercises. The book also includes 3 studies adapted from Rudolphe Kreutzer's 42 Studies For Violin. -50 Studies for improving right and left hand mandolin technique -Further explores the concepts of Mandolin Technique Studies, Vol.1 (MB 20671) -Exercises involve Sequences, Arpeggios, Shifting, the Fourth Finger, Triplets, Chromatics, and Crosspicking.
$14.95

Pages: 88
Instruments: Mandolin, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Bluegrass Mandolin For The Complete Ignoramus! Book/CD Set by Wayne Erbsen. For Mandolin. Methods. Bluegrass & Country. Beginning. Book/CD Set. 80 pages. Published by Native Ground Music (MB.NGB107). ISBN 9781883206550. Bluegrass & Country. 9x12 inches. Wayne's friendly and fun approach to learning has taught tens of thousands of total beginners to play bluegrass music. Join the club! In this, his 26th book, Wayne cuts through the clutter and confusion of learning to play with his SIMPLE approach to playing the melody. He then leads the beginner down the path of being able to IMPROVISE on the melody by adding several simple rhythms. With Wayne's help, you'll soon be jamming up a storm. Guaranteed.
$19.95

Pages: 80
Instruments: Mandolin, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Alternate Tunings for Five-String Banjo Played Bluegrass Style Book/CD Set by Terry McGill. For Banjo (5-String). Solos. Bluegrass. Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 72 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20762BCD). ISBN 9780786674381. Bluegrass. 8.75x11.75 inches. Alternate Tunings for Five-string Banjo is the first three-finger style banjo instruction book written specifically for the bluegrass banjoist wishing to explore alternate tunings. Written using standard tablature, the book takes the learner through the G modal, Standard C, Open C, Bb, D modal, Open D and E tunings. A companion CD is included with each book that includes examples of each tuning and song taught. The songs are played slowly and up to standard tempo on the CD. The first three-finger style banjo instruction book written specifically for the bluegrass banjoist wishing to explore alternate tunings.Written using standard tablature, the book takes the learner through the G modal, Standard C, Open C, Bb, D modal, Open D and E tunings. Students will learn new arrangements for such traditional pieces as Cumberland Gap, Shady Grove, Kansas City Railroad Blues, Pretty Polly and seventeen others. A companion CD is included with each book that includes examples of each tuning and song taught. The songs are played slowly and up to standard tempo.
$19.95

Pages: 72
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Banjo Camp! (Learning, Picking & Jamming with Bluegrass & Old-Time Greats). Edited by Zhenya Gene Senyak. Instrumental Reference. Music Sales America. Softcover with CD. 152 pages. Sterling Publishing #SL10595. Published by Sterling Publishing (HL.14003282). ISBN 1600592821. 8.5x10 inches. Start picking, because your invitation to banjo camp has arrived – and whether you're a good old mountain boy or a city slicker with a love of American roots music, you'll want to attend! It offers a full-blown beginning program in both bluegrass and old-time banjo, along with advanced workshops by banjo superheroes like Pete Seeger, Tony Trischka, Janet Davis, Bill Keith, Brad Leftwich, David Holt, Geoff Hohwald, and dozens of others. Plus, you'll tour the major camps, and enjoy plenty of interviews with the masters, as well as entertaining banjo history. There's simply no other book like it: it's beautifully written by an experienced banjo camper, and has an appealing country-style design that captures this special musical world. And if all this doesn't get you reaching for your pick (though of course it will), there's also a great CD so you can actually hear what the book discusses and play with some truly fine musicians, too. Strum along with David Holt or jam with Bobby and the Bluegrass Tradition. New banjo players, more experienced musicians, and anyone interested in this cool instrument will all love this book.
$18.66

Pages: 152
Instruments: Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Bill Keith Banjo (Bluegrass Masters Series). By Bill Keith. Arranged by Tony Trischka. Songbooks & Methods. Music Sales America. Bluegrass. Book only. 72 pages. Oak Archives #OAK10031. Published by Oak Archives (HL.14004659). ISBN 0825602211. Bluegrass. 8.5x11 inches. Exact transcriptions of 21 tunes and breaks by one of the masters of bluegrass banjo. Complete analysis of Keith's style, plus a detailed guide to the way he sets up his banjo. Includes a complete musical biography, notes on all the tunes, a discography, and never-before-published photos.
$16.11

Pages: 72
Instruments: Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Banjo for the Young Beginner by Alan Munde. For Banjo (5-String). Methods. Young Beginner. Bluegrass. Beginning. Book/CD Set. 40 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.21068BCD). ISBN 9780786678365. Bluegrass. 8.75" x 11.75" inches. Alan Munde is one of bluegrass music's most renowned banjo performers and educators. In addition to his awarding winning achievements as a professional recording and touring bluegrass musician, Mr. Munde spent twenty-one years as a member of the bluegrass faculty in the Commercial Music Program at South Plains College, Levelland, Texas. He draws on all his performing and teaching experience to present the most direct and understandable approach to the learning of the bluegrass banjo style. A step-by-step method brings the Young Beginner from a simple strum approach through easily doable picking techniques up to playing beautiful melodies like Wildwood Flower, Grandfather's Clock, and Worried Man Blues in the intricate bluegrass banjo three-finger roll style.
$14.99

Pages: 40
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
First Jams: Banjo Book/CD Set by Lee Drew Andrews. For Banjo 5 String. Improvisation. First Jams. Instructional video. Bluegrass; Play along. Beginning. Book/CD Set. 24 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.21510BCD). ISBN 9780786678419. 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.
$11.99

Pages: 24
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, 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
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
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
Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Ukulele, C-Tuning. (Everything You Need to Know to Start Playing Now!). By Morton Manus and Ron Manus. For Ukulele. DVD; Method/Instruction; Ukulele Method or Supplement. Teach Yourself Series. Blues; Country; Folk. Beginner. Published by Alfred Music Publishing (AP.36425). ISBN 0739074016. Blues; Country; Folk. This DVD serves as accompaniment to Alfred’s Teach Yourself to Play Ukulele and provides live performances that demonstrate how the music should sound, on-screen music and MP3 audio for every song and lessons hosted by performer and educator, Julia Jordan. When used alongside the book, beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about the history of the ukulele, its components, how to hold and tune it, and getting acquainted with standard musical notation. You will then move right along to playing different notes, chords, scales, and songs, lesson by lesson, all while continuing to increase your ever-growing knowledge of reading and understanding standard musical notation and playing a variety of well-known songs. You will learn different strumming techniques to help you play in a variety of musical styles. The book also contains a section teaching you how to play by ear. Upon completion of the book, you will be able to play your favorite songs on the ukulele in any key and know how to read music. The book features the following resources for reference during and after your lessons: * Transposition chart* Dictionary of tablature techniques* Ukulele fingerboard chart* Complete ukulele chord dictionaryThis book teaches entirely in C tuning. The D tuning edition of Alfred’s Teach Yourself to Play Ukulele (item 14135) is available from your favorite music retailer and at Alfred.com. Be your own teacher, and let Alfred be your resource every step of the way.
$19.99

Instruments: Ukulele, Folk
Genres: Blues, Country, Folk, Jazz & Blues
ASAP Fiddle Tunes Made Easy for Bluegrass Banjo. (Learn How to Play the Bluegrass Way). For Banjo. Fiddle. Softcover with CD. Guitar tablature. 44 pages. Published by Centerstream Publications (HL.1459). ISBN 1574242601. With guitar tablature. 9x12 inches. This book/CD pack provides beginning and intermediate banjo players with two versions of 18 of the most popular fiddle tunes heard at bluegrass jam sessions. The “basic” solos generally begin on the first beat, contain lots of quarter notes, and use only simple rolls. The “intermediate” solos use more 8th notes and complex roles, and require more difficult formations of the left hand. Tunes include: Arkansas Traveler • Old Joe Clark • Red Wing • Salt Creek • Soldier's Joys • and more!
$19.99

Pages: 44
Instruments: Banjo, Bluegrass Fiddle, Folk, Fiddle
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
Complete Bluegrass Banjo Method CD by Neil Griffin. For Banjo (5-String). Methods. Complete. Bluegrass. Compact Disc. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.93345CD). ISBN 9780786616190. Bluegrass. 5.5x5 inches. A stereo recording which includes Acoustic Bass, Acoustic Guitar, and a Beat track as well as the 5-string Banjo. All songs and most exer- cises are included in this "teaching recording" at a slow enough pace that the student should, in a short time, be able to enjoy "playing along".
$15.98

Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Roy Clark Complete Bluegrass Banjo Bible by Roy Clark. For Banjo. Published by Santorella Publications (SP.TS113). ISBN 1-58560-213-2. No one likes every style of music, but everyone loves the sound of the five string banjo. The pleasantly addictive twang of the instrument is unmatched in its ability to generate smiles and happiness. And the experience is even more fun when you're the one making those sounds. In the hands of a capable player, the banjo is a virtuoso instrument with a broad expressive range. An uptempo breakdown, a snappy jig, a plaintive blues, a pretty gospel song - - each different in its own way, but all equally at home on the banjo. For nearly half a century, Roy Clark has been counted among the kings of the five string banjo. From the National Country Music Banjo Championship in 1948 and 1949 to 25 years as co-host on the popular television show Hee Haw, Roy's banjo wizardry has long thrilled millions of devoted fans. Historically speaking, it would simply be impossible to name another person who has done more to advance the popularity of the five string banjo. You, too, can experience the joy of playing the banjo with the help of Roy Clark's Bluegrass Banjo Bible . Roy's "information packed" instruction book published by Santorella Publications is loaded with informative lessons and great bluegrass tunes. Roy Clark's Bluegrass Banjo method follows a logical, step by step approach that promotes systematic, efficient and enjoyable learning. This comprehensive, professional approach is sure to contribute to your musical versatility and growth in the years to come.
$17.95

Instruments: Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Starting Bluegrass Banjo from Scratch by Anonymous. Edited by Wayne Erbsen. For Banjo. Bluegrass. Student book. Tablature. 80 pages. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.PCB104). ISBN 0825800013. With Tablature. bluegrass.
$18.95

Pages: 80
Instruments: Banjo, 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
My First Fiddle Picking Songs by Steve Kaufman and Conny Ottway. For Fiddle. Songbook. Bluegrass & Country. Beginning. Book/CD Set. 36 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20796BCD). ISBN 9780786682980. Bluegrass & Country. 8.75" x 11.75" inches. This fun and easy bluegrass fiddle book and CD takes you from the very beginning. Starting with an introduction to the instrument, the book teaches you basic fiddle technique such as holding the bow, and provides scales and exercises setting the foundation for the repertoire found in the book. Featuring classics such as "Boil E'm Cabbage Down", "Cripple Creek" and "Old Joe Clark", this book will get you playing in no time!
$17.99

Pages: 36
Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, 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
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
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
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
Famous Fiddle Solos Made Easy - Big Note/Large Print Edition by Craig Duncan. For Fiddle. Solos. Bill's Music Shelf. Country. Beginning. Book + Online Audio. 64 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.22145). ISBN 9780786682843. Country. 8.5" x 11" inches. This big note, large print book offers 43 traditional fiddle solos in standard notation with chord symbols. Selections include: Arkansas Traveler; Back Up and Push; The Blarney Pilgrim; Beaumont Rag; Bill Cheatham; Billy in the Lowground; Blackberry Blossom; Bonaparte's Retreat; Cotton-eyed Joe; Cripple Creek; Down Yonder; Dill Pickle Rag; Drowsy Maggie; Durham's Bull; Eighth of January; Fisher's Hornpipe; Fire on the Mountain; Garry Owen; Haste to the Wedding; Jolie Blond; Maidens Prayer; and more. The free on line audio recording available from the publisher contains performances of all the tunes in the book.
$17.99

Pages: 64
Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: Country
Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Ukulele, C-Tuning. (Everything You Need to Know to Start Playing Now!). By Morton Manus and Ron Manus. For Ukulele. Book; CD; Method/Instruction; Ukulele Method or Supplement. Teach Yourself Series. Blues; Country; Folk. Beginner. 64 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing (AP.37133). ISBN 0739077538. Blues; Country; Folk. Learn to play the ukulele and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about the history of the ukulele, its components, how to hold and tune it, and getting acquainted with standard musical notation. You will then move right along to playing different notes, chords, scales, and songs, lesson by lesson, all while continuing to increase your ever-growing knowledge of reading and understanding standard musical notation and playing a variety of well-known songs. You will learn different strumming techniques to help you play in a variety of musical styles. The book also contains a section teaching you how to play by ear. Upon completion of the book, you will be able to play your favorite songs on the ukulele in any key and know how to read music. The book features the following resources for reference during and after your lessons: * Transposition chart* Dictionary of tablature techniques* Ukulele fingerboard chart* Complete ukulele chord dictionary The accompanying CD includes beautiful recordings of all the music in the book and can be played on your CD player or downloaded to your iPod® or other mp3 player.This book teaches entirely in C tuning. The D tuning edition of Alfred’s Teach Yourself to Play Ukulele (item 14135) is available from your favorite music retailer and at Alfred.com. Be your own teacher, and let Alfred be your resource every step of the way.
$19.99

Instruments: Ukulele, Folk
Genres: Blues, Country, Folk, Jazz & Blues
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 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
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
Fiddling Chords Made Easy, Large Print Edition by William Bay. For Fiddle. Chord Book. Bill's Music Shelf. Country. Beginning. Book. 96 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.22092). ISBN 9780786681914. Country. 8.5x11 inches. A comprehensive 96-page, large print perfect-bound chord dictionary for today's fiddle player. Contains basic major, minor and dominant 7th chord forms plus extensions such as minor 7b5, 9th, 11th, etc.
$12.99

Pages: 96
Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: 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
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
Texas Style Fiddlin' Workshop Book/CD Set by Jeanine R. Orme. For Fiddle. Technic. Country. Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 80 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20315BCD). ISBN 9780786677450. Country. 8.75x11.75 inches. This book was written to be used as a learning tool and a reference for intermediate level fiddle players who have reading ability. It presents tunes with bowing and fingering specific to this style, and progresses in difficulty with each tune. This book provides information about bowing styles and playing in fiddle contests. Many of the tunes are transcribed from the playing of Herman Johnson, a five time National Fiddle Champion, as well as other great fiddlers. Using the CD that is included with this book will be helpful for understanding the bowings and the style of the tunes. The tunes are played by Jeanine Orme at a moderate tempo. --Learning tool and a reference for intermediate level fiddle players --Presents tunes with bowing and fingering specific to Texas-style fiddling --Book progresses in difficulty with each tune --Tunes appropriate for fiddle contests --Many tunes in the style of Herman Johnson and other great fiddlers.
$19.95

Pages: 80
Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: 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
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
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
The American Fiddle Method, Volume 2 - Fiddle DVD. (Intermediate Fiddle Tunes and Techniques). By Brian Wicklund. For Fiddle. Methods. American Fiddle Method. Bluegrass & Country. Intermediate. DVD. Duration 118 minutes. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99472DVD). Brian Wicklund is widely regarded as one of the top fiddle teachers in the country. He shares his knowledge in this DVD supplement to his critically acclaimed American Fiddle Method Volume 2. Brian continues and expands the skills introduced in Volume 1 and shares his pointers and shortcuts to help you learn to play the right stuff faster and better. Contents include: 27 intermediate/advanced tunes, rhythmic slur combinations; tricks for playing in tune; secrets of great tone; fluid bowing; backup and chops; playing in flatted keys; and powerful double stops.
$15.96

Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: Americana, Bluegrass, Folk, 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
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
By Dick Weissman and Dan Fox. For Fiddle. Improvisation. Bluegrass & Country. Beginning. Book/CD Set. 120 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc
$19.99

Pages: 120
Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, 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
Alan Munde Solo Banjo Book/CD Set by Alan Munde. For Banjo (5-String). Solos. Bluegrass. Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 40 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.21056BCD). ISBN 9780786673865. Bluegrass. 8.5x11 inches. Alan Munde has long been a major artist in the 5-string banjo world. Here for the first time, is the book/cd combination of Alan's unaccompanied playing from his popular Solo Banjo project. The book contains entire as- played-by versions with many variations of 12 bluegrass standards and 3 Munde originals including the popular Peaches and Cream in harmony!
$19.99

Pages: 40
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Classic Bluegrass Solos for Mandolin by Todd Collins. For Mandolin. Solos. Bluegrass. Beginning-Intermediate. Book. 48 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20551). ISBN 9780786676538. Bluegrass. 8.5x11 inches. Classic Bluegrass Solos for Mandolin is a collection of 22 solo transcriptions. Included are kick-off's, turnarounds, and solos from Bill Monroe's repertoire. An excellent way to study his ideas, technique, and approach.
$17.95

Pages: 48
Instruments: Mandolin, 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
The American Fiddle Method Vol. 1 Piano Accompaniment by Brian Wicklund and Bob Walser. For Keyboard (Piano). Methods. American Fiddle Method. Bluegrass & Country. Beginning. Book. 56 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99471PA). ISBN 9780786665549. 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 1 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: 56
Instruments: Piano Accompaniment, Organ, Fiddle, Piano, Piano and Keyboard, Folk
Genres: Americana, Bluegrass, Folk, Country
A Fiddle Player's Guide To Jamming Book/CD Set by Carl Yaffey and John Sherman. For Fiddle. Improvisation. Country. Beginning. Book/CD Set. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20889BCD). ISBN 9780786673582. Country. 8.5x11 inches. This book presents everything a beginning or intermediate fiddler player needs to know to participate in a jam session. There are sections that describe the anatomy of a jam session, jam session etiquette, chords and keys for jamming, and vamping. A play-along CD is included with 9 typical bluegrass jam tunes. The tunes are played twice: once with the tune played on the left channel and a verbal description on the right channel, and once in stereo.
$14.95

Pages: 32
Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: Country
By Joe Carr. For Mandolin. Licks and Phrases. Bluegrass & Country. Beginning-Intermediate. DVD. Duration 30 minutes. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc
$14.95

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
For mandolin. Mandolin Method or Supplement; Method/Instruction. The Ultimate Beginner Series. Instructional and Bluegrass. Beginner. Instructional book and accompaniment CD. 88 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing
$14.95

Pages: 88
Instruments: Mandolin, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
The World's Hottest Fiddlers by Drew Beisswenger. For Fiddle. Transcribed Solos. Country. Intermediate. Book. 56 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20281). ISBN 9780786671410. Country. 8.5x11 inches. All the fiddle tunes on the CD The World's Hottest Fiddlers (C.M.H. Productions 8651; 2002), except one, are transcribed in detail for this book. These fifteen cuts, which include seventeen tunes, incorporate old-time standards such as "Sally Ann" as played by Kenny Baker, bluegrass standards such as "Orange Blossom Special" as played by Steve Thomas, Texas swing tunes such as "Beaumont Rag" as played by Johnny Gimble, and song tunes such as "Blue Moon of Kentucky" as played by Benny Martin. Other highlights include the complete twin fiddling parts for Benny Martin and Buddy Spicher's "Down Yonder," and the twin fiddle parts for Johnny Gimble's "Black and White Rag." Eleven other tunes are featured by fiddlers Barbara Lamb, Mike Hartgrove, Glen Duncan, Sonny Mead, Ramona Jones, Paul Warren, and Fiddlin' Red Herron.
$13.99

Pages: 56
Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: 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