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Great Banjo Lessons. (Bluegrass Style). By Various. DVD/Instructional/Folk Instrmt. DVD. Guitar tablature. Homespun #DVDGBJBJ21. Published by Homespun (HL.642010). ISBN 1597731919. With guitar tablature. 5.25x7.5 inches. taught by Bill Keith, Pete Wernick, Tony Trischka, Eddie Adcock, Don Wayne Reno, Sonny Osborne and Ralph StanleyThis terrific compilation features instruction by some of Homespun's most celebrated banjo pickers. The lesson segments progress from very basic to advanced, and will give players a full range of bluegrass banjo techniques. Tunes include: Soldier's Joy • John Hardy • Little Rock Getaway • El Randa • Turkey Knob • and Little Maggie. ALL LEVELS • INCLUDES TAB • 90 MIN.
$15.96

Instruments: Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Rhythm Mandolin DVD. (From Bluegrass to Celtic to Swing). By John McGann. For Mandolin. Rhythm/Backup. All. Multiple Levels. DVD. Duration 39 minutes. Published by McGann (MB.MSV02). ISBN 9780976070528. All. 5.25x7.5 inches. Introduces you to a broad range of grooves and approaches available to mandolin players in bluegrass, old time, Celtic, swing and jazz. Includes: exploration of the fiddle tune "Forked Deer" in many styles, tone production and dynamics, bluegrass rhythm styles, old-time feel with open drone strings, partial chords, the "continuum" right hand in progressive bluegrass, Celtic rhythm styles, the flow/brush/texture, alternate vs. crosspicking, jigs & reels, swing rhythm styles, Texas "sock" style, blues in C extending the I IV V basics, more. Includes printable standard notation/tab file as a PDF.
$19.96

Instruments: Mandolin, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Banjo G Tuning Photo Chord Book/DVD Set by William Bay. For Banjo (5-String). Chord Book. Photo Chords. Bluegrass & Country. Beginning. Book+DVD. 52 pages. Duration 125 minutes. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20297DP). ISBN 9780786676279. Bluegrass & Country. 8.75x11.75 inches. This handy book/DVD shows left-hand fingering photos, notation, and diagrams for all of the basic 5-string banjo chords in G tuning (GDGBD). The sections are arranged alphabetically, grouping all chords with the same root in a section. DVD is 125 minutes.
$10.36

Pages: 52
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
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