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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
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
By Carl Yaffey. For Banjo (5-String). Improvisation. Bluegrass. Beginning-Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc
$14.95

Pages: 32
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
The Craig Duncan Master Fiddle Solo Collection by Craig Duncan. Edited by Craig Duncan. For fiddle. Solos. Intermediate-Advanced level. Bluegrass and Country. Intermediate-Advanced. Book. 152 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.96995). ISBN 9780786633876. Bluegrass and Country. 8.75x11.75 inches. Presents 144 of the most frequently played tunes in old time fiddle contests as well as the most popular bluegrass, square dance and country tunes heard throughout the United States. The performance length arrangements of contest tunes include standard as well as challenging variations on hoe-downs, rags, polkas, show pieces, and waltzes complete with suggested accompaniment chords. This encyclopedia of fiddle tunes and variations spotlights American popular fiddle music as played by the great fiddlers of our time.
$19.95

Pages: 152
Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Adam Steffey - My Approach To Bluegrass Mandolin - Acutab DVD by Adam Steffey. For Mandolin. Methods. Acutab. Bluegrass. Beginning. DVD. Duration 260 minutes. Published by Acutab Publications (MB.DAS1). This 2 DVD SET From AcuTab contains 4 Hours and 20 minutes of insight, instruction, tunes, tips and technique from this 5 time IBMA award-winning picker. On disk 1, AcuTab's John Lawless leads Adam through a discussion of several topics, including chop rhythm, right hand attack, note spacing, tone/volume, practicing and building speed - with demonstrations of each in turn. Adam then spends roughly 45 minutes describing and demonstrating how you can build a bluegrass-style solo based on the basic melody of a song. He takes 3 common jam tunes and shows how to start with the simple melody and build a solo- in several keys. On both disks, Adam takes great care to present the material in a way that even new pickers can benefit from it. A printed booklet (tab/standard) is included.
$40.00

Instruments: Mandolin, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Banjo Picking Pattern Chart by Janet Davis. For Banjo (5-String). Rhythm/Backup. Bluegrass. Multiple Levels. Chart + Audio Down-Load. 4 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20790). ISBN 9780786681709. Bluegrass. 8.75" x 11.75" inches. Over 190 licks and picking patterns at your fingertips for the 5-string banjo! Quickly and easily select picking patterns by chord to substitute in songs you already play, or combine patterns of your choice to create your own arrangements. The licks are organized and grouped by type, use, and by chord for on the spot improvising, arranging, and for changing a song you already know to make it "yours!" This easy to follow Picking Patterns Chart includes: traditional bluegrass licks and popular variations, roll patterns and variations, melodic style patterns, common up the neck licks, back up licks and moveable patterns for any chord, "famous" patterns by chord, licks identified from songs, moveable patterns by shape, licks for specific chords, pick up notes to begin a song, and popular endings. This easy to follow layout is organized for study as well. Students who follow this chart in order, from the first lick to the last, will find that it also teaches "lick" theory as it pertains to the identification, development and applications of licks in a brief, easy to understand method. A suggested exercise on how to improvise completes the chart. This chart fills a gap in understanding and applying banjo licks for all level players. It builds on the knowledge base of 5-string banjo students with an easy to follow layout by pattern type and technique. . . AND, is fun and easy to use! For all levels -- especially the intermediate player -- Standard G tuning, Key of G.
$9.99

Pages: 4
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
By Dean Marshall & John Crozman. For Fiddle. Solos. Swath Publishing. Bluegrass & Country. Beginning. Book. 60 pages. Published by Swath Publishing
$18.95

Pages: 60
Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
(DVD). By Chris Thile. For mandolin. Homespun Tapes. Bluegrass and Instructional. Instructional video: DVD. Homespun #DVDTHIMN21. Published by Homespun
$29.95

Instruments: Mandolin, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Fiddle Masters Concert Series, Volume 3 DVD. For Fiddle. Concert/Documentary. Performance video. Country. Advanced. DVD. Duration 85 minutes. Published by Violin Shop (MB.VS1168). The Violin Shop's Fiddle Masters Concert Series is quite simply the finest collection of fiddle performances ever captured on DVD. Recorded "live" in an intimate 50 seat concert room, fiddlers at the top of their game are accompanied by some of the finest musicians and singers in the world. The result - 64 astonishing performances, released on 3 volumes, featuring 53 musicians from 13 different concerts. These DVD's offer a unique and fresh combination of music and film with an extremely high level of performance and production. Volume 3 of this series features: Daniel Carwile, Hanneke Cassel, Casey Driessen, Brittany Haas, Natalie Hass, Alex Hargreaves, Tatiana Hargreaves, and Gabe Witcher.
$24.95

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

Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
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
Bluegrass Ukulele (A Jumpin' Jim's Ukulele Songbook). Arranged by Fred Sokolow. For Ukulele. Fretted. Softcover with CD. 48 pages. Published by Flea Market Music (HL.696423). ISBN 1423493168. 9x12 inches. Bluegrass Ukulele features 21 of the most popular bluegrass songs and fiddle tunes arranged for ukulele by Fred Sokolow. Each song comes with three tablature arrangements: one arrangement where you strum the chords and sing the tune; one where you play an instrumental solo, picking the melody and strumming to fill out the rhythm; and one where you play a fingerpicking solo using banjo-type, three-finger rolls. Includes a CD with arrangements of each song played and sung by Sokolow. Songs: Careless Love • John Hardy • Old Joe Clark • Sally Goodin • Take This Hammer • Turkey in the Straw • The Wabash Cannon Ball • Wildwood Flower • Will the Circle Be Unbroken • and 12 others.
$24.95

Pages: 48
Instruments: Ukulele, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
By Janet Davis. For Banjo (5-String). Technic. Bluegrass. Intermediate-Advanced. Book/CD Set. 144 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc
$25.99

Pages: 144
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Ron Stewart - A Bluegrass Banjo Professional DVD by Ron Stewart. For Banjo 5 String. Methods. Acutab. Bluegrass. Beginning-Intermediate. DVD. Duration 120 minutes. Published by Acutab Publications (MB.DRS1). Ron Stewart has emerged in recent years as one of the most admired and influential banjos players in bluegrass music. His fluid - almost effortless - style is on display in this DVD, where Ron discusses his thoughts on many aspects of professional-level banjo playing - like finding and playing the melody on a vocal tune and positioning/adapting the right hand for the best tone. AcuTab's John Lawless hosts the DVD which will be of interest and great value to players at all levels of skill or experience. Beginning and interediate players will be able to learn several of the tunes and also profit from Ron's descriptions of finding the melody. More advanced players can tackle some of the tougher tunes, but can learn a great deal from simply watching and listening to Ron's fabulous tone! Ron also demonstrates and teaches a number of songs he has recorded.
$35.00

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

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

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

Pages: 24
Instruments: Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
By William Bay. For Fiddle. Chord Book. Pocketbook Deluxe. Country. Beginning. Pocketbook. 96 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc
$4.95

Pages: 96
Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: Country
(A Guitarist's Guide to Hot Soloing). By Steve Kaufman. Instructional/Guitar/DVD. Bluegrass. DVD. Homespun #DVDKAUBJ21. Published by Homespun
$29.95

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

Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
By Dennis Caplinger. For Other Fretted. Banjo Method or Supplement; Method/Instruction. The Ultimate Beginner Series. Beginner. Book & CD. 72 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing
$14.95

Pages: 72
Instruments: Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
(Traditional, Old Time, Bluegrass & Celtic Solos). By Mark Geslison. For Banjo (5-String). Solos. Fiddle Tunes. Multiple Levels. Book/CD Set. 168 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc
$29.95

Pages: 168
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Great Picking Tunes for Banjo Book/CD Set by Alan Munde. For Banjo (5-String). Solos. Bluegrass. Beginning-Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20595BCD). ISBN 9780786671694. Bluegrass. 8.75x11.75 inches. Long-time banjo picking ace Alan Munde brings his considerable banjo arranging skills to some of the most played songs in the bluegrass tradition. In these stylistic revealing arrangements, running from straightforward roll approach to the delicately beautiful melodic fingerings, Munde lets the melody of each piece stand out to its fullest. Great Picking Tunes for Banjo includes all-time winners Red Wing, Turkey in the Straw, Arkansas Traveler, Down Yonder, and Home Sweet Home, bluegrass favorites Blackberry Blossom, Cumberland Gap, Black Mountain Rag, John Hardy, and Bury Me Beneath the Willow, fiddle favorites Whiskey Before Breakfast, Flop-Eared Mule, Boston Boy, St. Anne's Reel, and 8th of January, plus a host of other jam session standards. In tablature only.
$14.99

Pages: 32
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
(for One Player or More). By Steve Kaufman. For Mandolin. Solos & Duets. Bluegrass. Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 56 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc
$17.95

Pages: 56
Instruments: Mandolin, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Arranged by Joe Carr. For Mandolin. Solos. Bluegrass. Beginning-Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc
$14.95

Pages: 32
Instruments: Mandolin, 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. Book; CD; DVD; Method/Instruction; Ukulele Method or Supplement. Teach Yourself Series. Blues; Country; Folk. Beginner. 64 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing (AP.36427). ISBN 0739074024. 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 dictionaryThe accompanying DVD 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.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.
$29.99

Instruments: Ukulele, Folk
Genres: Blues, Country, Folk, Jazz & Blues
Intermediate Mandolin, Volume 1 DVD by Murphy Henry with Chris Henry. For Mandolin. Methods. Bluegrass. Beginning-Intermediate. DVD. Duration 113 minutes. Published by Murphy Method (MB.21760DVD). The perfect follow-up to Beginning Mandolin. Extensive lesson on chords and movable chord positions. Note-by-note explanation of 5 great tunes. Taught by Murphy Henry with guest teacher, Christopher Henry, who also teaches our Bill Monroe Style Mandolin DVD. No Tab.
$23.96

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

Pages: 56
Instruments: Hammered Dulcimer, Dulcimer, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
By Bill Monroe. For mandolin and voice. Fretted. Bluegrass. Difficulty: medium. Mandolin tablature songbook. Mandolin tablature, standard notation, chord names, vocal melody, lyrics and mandolin chord diagrams. 48 pages. Published by Hal Leonard
$12.95

Pages: 48
Instruments: Voice, Mandolin, Vocal, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
By Larry McCabe. For mandolin. Licks and Phrases. McCabe's 101 Series. Bluegrass and Instructional. Beginning. Instructional book and examples CD. Introductory text, standard notation, mandolin tablature and chord names. 45 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc
$17.99

Pages: 45
Instruments: Mandolin, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
By Craig Duncan. 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
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
Alan Bibey - Master Mandolinist DVD by Alan Bibey. For Mandolin. Technic. Acutab. Bluegrass. Multiple Levels. DVD. Duration 120 minutes. Published by Acutab Publications (MB.DAB1). Since first hitting the scene with New Quicksilver in the early 1980s, Alan Bibey has been making a name for himself as one of the most creative and technically gifted mandolinist in bluegrass and acoustic music. Subsequent recordings and performances with IIIrd Tyme Out, Lou Reid & Carolina and Blue Ridge have cemented this reputation. In this instructional video from AcuTab, Alan shares his knowledge and insight with players, students and lovers of the mandolin everywhere. This presentation was designed to offer instruction and motivation for players at any level. Less experienced mandolinist will find helpful tips about practice and technique. More skilled players can pick up useful hints on improvisation and accompaniment, along with a number of great tunes and licks! Much of the material will be of interest at any level. A printed booklet is included with both tab and standard notation for the tunes Alan teaches in the video.
$35.00

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

Pages: 208
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Bela Fleck & The Flecktones by Bela Fleck. For banjo. Artist Transcriptions. Jazz Fusion and Bluegrass. Difficulty: medium to medium-difficult. Fake book (leadsheet notation). Leadsheet notation, chord names, introductory text and black & white photos. 67 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.672359). ISBN 0793567203. With leadsheet notation, chord names, introductory text and black & white photos. Jazz Fusion and Bluegrass. 9x12 inches. Artist Transcriptions Bela Fleck is the hottest banjo player on the scene today. His innovative blending of bluegrass, jazz and classical styles creates a unique style that's all his own. The songbook features 25 lead sheets from compositions spanning his career, including: Blu-Bop • Flight of the Cosmic Hippo • Life Without Elvis • Magic Fingers • UFO-TOFU • and more.
$15.16

Pages: 67
Instruments: Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
(Revised and Enhanced Edition). For 5-string banjo. Hal Leonard Banjo. Instructional, Method and Bluegrass. Instructional book and accompaniment CD. Introductory text. 200 pages. Published by Hal Leonard
$34.99

Pages: 200
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Famous Mandolin Pickin' Tunes - QWIKGUIDE. ((Formerly Great Mandolin Pickin' Tunes)). By Dix Bruce. For mandolin. Solos. Qwik Guide Series. Bluegrass, Country and Play Along. Beginning-Intermediate. Instrumental solo book and accompaniment CD. Introductory text, standard notation, mandolin tablature and chord names. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.98420BCD). ISBN 9780786649853. With introductory text, standard notation, mandolin tablature and chord names. Bluegrass, Country and Play Along. 5.5x8 inches. Dic Bruce is a musician, writer, and 'journeyman mandolinist' with a strong belief in teaching a wide range of material, from bluegrass and jazz standards to classics, waltzes, polkas, and other ethnic music. The choice of material in this 5 1/2" by 8" QWIKGUIDE reflects that philosophy. This book is not meant to be a mandolin method but a collection of fun tunes to play. The selections in this book are in no particular order, although the easier tunes are grouped toward the front. Performance tips are given at the front of the book for each tune. All the tunes are in notation and tablature. The accompanying CD is set up so that you can play along with each tune at both regular and slow speeds. You can also adjust the balance control on your stereo to hear both mandolin lead and accompaniment, just mandolin lead, or just accompaniment. Also available in Japanese from ATN, Inc.
$7.95

Pages: 32
Instruments: Mandolin, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Jim Van Cleve - Become a More Complete Fiddler by Jim Van Cleve. For Fiddle. Methods. Acutab. Bluegrass. Beginning. DVD. Duration 240 minutes. Published by Acutab Publications (MB.DJVC1). Unlock the secrets of improvising in traditional American fiddle styles with this Grammy-nominated stage and studio master. In only ten years as a professional musician, Jim Van Cleve has made quite a name for himself in bluegrass and acoustic music. He's spent time with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, saw his debut solo CD nominated for a Grammy and toured all over the world with Mountain Heart. He's become a sought-after Nashville session player and one of the most admired fiddlers in bluegrass. Jim covers many things on these 2 DVDs, but they really break into three sections. After some discussion about early learning experiences, AcuTab's John Lawless leads Jim through a discussion on improvising and building solos on a number of popular bluegrass standards. Two songs, Banks of The Ohio and Pretty Polly, are each played and demonstrated in 3 different keys. Before demonstrating the tunes, Jim breaks down the scale and common positions for each key in turn. He shows where to find the melody, and where adjacent double stops are located, as well as licks and phrases that suit each song. Attention is given to both playing a melody-based solo and what a fiddle can do to assist the band sound in accompaniment. He also carefully teaches four songs he has recorded - three of his own (Nature of the Beast, Devil's Courthouse and #6 Barn Dance) plus Bill Monroe's classic Wheel Hoss. After being slowly demonstrated lick-by-lick, they are each shown (fast and slow) in a split screen orientation. A printed booklet with standard notation for each of these songs is included. Two screen orientations are available for the split screen sections, based on whether the left or right hand is of greater interest. Simply switch between them using the Angle key. Over 4 hours of instruction on 2 DVDs.
$50.00

Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
By Craig Duncan. For Fiddle. Methods. Bluegrass. Multiple Levels. DVD. Duration 80 minutes. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc
$14.95

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

Pages: 120
Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Learn to Play Bluegrass Banjo, Lesson 1 Get Started DVD. For Banjo (5-String). Methods. Acutab. Bluegrass. Beginning-Intermediate. DVD. Duration 90 minutes. Published by Acutab Publications (MB.DLPB1). Your first banjo lesson! Get started on the right foot and start playing music you enjoy right away.* Learn how to tune your banjo * Learn how to read tablature * Learn how to restring your banjo * Learn how to fit and use banjo picks * Learn how to hold the banjo and the basics of proper left and right hand positioning * Learn how to ensure that your banjo is set up properly when you start * Learn some simple chords and picking patterns and start playing songs right away! * Learn how to pick out the basic melody for several familiar songs A recurring complaint we have heard from new players is that so many beginner books or videos try to cover too much material, too rapidly for the average inexperienced student to quickly absorb. The Learn To Play Bluegrass Banjo DVDs cover smaller amounts of information, but in a much more thorough manner - with careful, detailed explanations and lots of close up views of both hands.
$24.00

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

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

Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
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
(25 Bill Monroe Favorites). Edited by Todd Collins. For fiddle and mandolin. Solos. Bluegrass. Intermediate. Instrumental solo book. Standard notation, mandolin tablature and chord names. 104 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc
$14.95

Pages: 104
Instruments: Violin, Mandolin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
50 Tunes for Mandolin, Volume 1 Book/3-CD Set. (Traditional, Old Time, Bluegrass & Celtic Solos). By Mark Geslison. For Mandolin. Solos. Fiddle Tunes. Beginning-Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 184 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99942BCD). ISBN 9780786664641. Fiddle Tunes. 8.75x11.75 inches. 50 Tunes Volume 1 for Mandolin is one book in a 5-book series. The 50 Tunes series is a collection of Bluegrass, Old Time and Celtic tunes for ensembles, families and individuals. This book contains the same 50 tunes as those found in the other 4 books of the series, but carefully designed for the mandolin. The melodies in this book range from simple to advanced. Many tunes contain a harmony part to match the melody. 50 Tunes Volume 1 for Mandolin is designed for "flatpicking" on the mandolin. Flatpicking is a style, prevalent in Celtic and Bluegrass music which features fast soloing with a single, flat pick. All parts are written in mandolin tablature and standard notation. Companion CD's included.
$29.99

Pages: 184
Instruments: Mandolin, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
The Complete 5-String Banjo Player. (The Definitive Guide to Bluegrass Banjo). Music Sales America. DVD. Omnibus Press #DV10802. Published by Omnibus Press (HL.14007409). The only bluegrass banjo method you will ever need! This program sets the standard for DVD bluegrass banjo instruction. A renowned recording artist and banjo teacher, Tony Trischka covers everything from holding the banjo correctly to melodic banjo style and the standard bluegrass repertoire. This definitive guide to learning authentic bluegrass banjo technique includes music examples, techniques, and songs. Over one hour of detailed banjo instruction plus extra live footage! The DVD includes bonus live concert footage of Tony Trischka's “The History of the Banjo” show.
$23.96

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