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A Guide To Non-Jazz Improvisation: Banjo Edition by Dick Weissman. Edited by Dan Fox. For Banjo (5-String). Improvisation. Bluegrass. Beginning-Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 136 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20832BCD). ISBN 9780786675937. Bluegrass. 8.75" x 11.75" inches. The non-jazz improvisation series is a concept that germinated in Dick Weissman's mind while he was attending music school. He wrote a 15-piece arrangement of the old square dance tune, Cripple Creek, and wanted the trombone to take a solo as part of the arrangement. When the trombonist kept playing a bebop solo that was totally unsuitable for the chart, Dick realized that - in addition to the many musicians who do not improvise - there are even jazz musicians who don't know how to improvise outside the limits of their own stylistic backgrounds. This book approaches the five-string banjo as a musical instrument freed from the prison of specific musical genres. Old-time music, clawhammer, bluegrass and many eclectic adaptations of the banjo are utilized to demonstrate a variety of musical styles. A number of the selections are in different tunings. All examples are written out in traditional and tablature notation.
$24.99

Pages: 136
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
(Beginning Fiddle Tunes and Techniques). By Brian Wicklund. For Fiddle. Methods. American Fiddle Method. Bluegrass & Country. Beginning. Book/CD Set. 64 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc
$25.99

Pages: 64
Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: Americana, Bluegrass, Folk, Country
Banjo and Chord Reference Wall Chart by Janet Davis. For Banjo (5-String). Chord Book. Wall Chart. Bluegrass & Country. Beginning. Wall Chart. 1 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20285). ISBN 9780786668373. Bluegrass & Country. 35x24 inches. Full-size wall chart featuring chords and notes on the fretboard for banjo in G tuning. Major, minor, 7th, maj7, min7, 6, 9, augmented and diminished chords are shown. Chords are shown in a Circle of 5ths progression. Chord fingerings are color coded to show proper finger placement.
$8.99

Pages: 1
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, 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
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
Parking Lot Picker's Songbook - Fiddle Edition by Dix Bruce and Gerald Jones. For Fiddle. Songbook. Parking Lot Pickers. Bluegrass. Multiple Levels. Book/CD Set. 280 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.21662BCD). ISBN 9780786681457. Bluegrass. 8.75" x 11.75" inches. A collection, for fiddle, of over 200 great bluegrass, old time, country and gospel standards played by jammers and performers all over the world! Melodies are presented with standard notation, lyrics and chords. Learn to play songs written and recorded by the giants of traditional American music: Bill Monroe, The Stanley Brothers, Flatt & Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, The Osborne Brothers, Jimmy Martin, Doc Watson and many more. Also includes step-by-step instruction on how to transpose any song to any key plus tips on fiddling by co-author Gerald Jones! The two CDs include recordings of EVERY song in the book.
$34.99

Pages: 280
Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
How to Play Country and Western Harmonica. (Compact Reference Library). For Harmonica. Music Sales America. Country. Softcover. 64 pages. Music Sales #DH10062. Published by Music Sales (HL.14015466). ISBN 0918321948. Country. 4.5x12 inches. This complete guide has it all – from the easiest beginner's cowboy songs to the most advanced country and lead player's bending techniques. The handy-sized book covers everything from choosing an instrument to playing bending effects and hot solos.
$6.95

Pages: 64
Instruments: Harmonica, Folk
Genres: Country
Randy Howard - Hot Fiddlin' DVD by Randy Howard. For Fiddle. Licks and Phrases. Bluegrass. Intermediate. DVD. Duration 120 minutes. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.98537DVD). Ace fiddler Randy Howard performs 13 tunes with a guitarist/vocalist and bassist, demonstrating his skill as both a soloist and backup player. Presents an informative workshop, an interview, and a masterclass on licks and special effects. PDF for music notation is also available from the publisher's website.
$24.95

Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, 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
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
Easy Songs for Banjo by Casey Henry. For Banjo (5-String). Solos. Bluegrass. Beginning. DVD. Duration 120 minutes. Published by Murphy Method (MB.22030DVD). This video teaches easy arrangements of popular banjo songs. The breaks on this new video have been tried and tested by both Murphy and Casey with their live students. Songs include: Old Home Place, Nine Pound Hammer, Salty Dog, Ballad of Jed Clampett, Amazing Grace, and a high break for the standard bluegrass G-C-D-G chord progression.
$29.99

Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, 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
Bluegrass Banjo by Sonny Osborne. Edited by Neil Griffin. For Banjo (5-String). Methods. Bluegrass. Beginning. Book. 40 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.93243). ISBN 9780871665782. Bluegrass. 8.75x11.75 inches. This is a landmark instructional text on bluegrass banjo. Written by the legendary Sonny Osborne, it presents the basics needed to successfully play bluegrass banjo (G tuning). A special bonus is the inclusion of seven favorite songs for banjo solo. In notes and tab.
$8.99

Pages: 40
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
Ron Block: A Fresh Look At Bluegrass Banjo DVD by Ron Block. For Banjo 5 String. Methods. Acutab. Instructional video. Bluegrass. Beginning-Intermediate. DVD. Duration 225 minutes. Published by Acutab Publications (MB.DRB1). There aren't many banjos players more widely heard, or who have performed before more people, than Ron Block. Working with Alison Krauss & Union Station since 1991, Ron's distinctive banjo sound has become nearly as much a part of the group sound as Alison's voice. Ron has taught in a limited number of workshops, but this is his first instructional DVD of any kind, offering a detailed look at his unique approach to the banjo. This 2 DVD release from AcuTab begins with Ron explaining how he learned, and what resources have been useful to him, plus how he looks at both left and right hand patterns. AcuTab's John Lawless leads him through a discussion of several topics, including tone production, Ron's use of bends and chokes, how he arranges solos, and improvisation. Ron goes into great detail about his practice routine, showing examples of exercises and drills he uses to stay in shape. He discusses how to use a metronome in your practice, with several examples. He also describes a number of guitar techniques and concepts which have informed his banjo playing, such as working within "boxes," or blocks of frets, and learning to visualize and play scales and patterns both vertically and horizontally. The meat of the DVD is in the songs Ron teaches, which are played in a number of keys and tunings. You'll learn Cluck Old Hen, Tiny Broken Heart, Man Of Constant Sorrow, I'll Remember You Love In My Prayers, Everytime You Say Goodbye, Bright Sunny South, My Poor Old Heart and Smashville. Each song is played with a band before Ron breaks it down lick by lick, and is then shown (medium and slow) in a split screen orientation. Three screen orientations are available for the split screen sections, based on whether the left or right hand is of greater interest - or seeing them both at equal size. Two audio mixes are available for the band sections: normal, and banjo-heavy. 3 hours and 45 minutes on 2 DVDs, with tab booklet.
$50.00

Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Capos, Chords and Theory for Banjo DVD. For Banjo 5 String. Technic. Instructional video. Bluegrass. Beginning. DVD. Duration 80 minutes. Published by Murphy Method (MB.21978DVD). Learn to use a capo on your banjo! We explain what key you are playing in when you capo at different frets; what 1, 4, and 5 chords are and how to find them; how to vamp with the capo on and lots more. We also talk about the barre, F, and D positions and the names of the chords as they move up the neck. No Tab.
$29.95

Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Hot Fiddle! Book/2-DVD Set. (The Quickest Path to Sizzling Technique for All Musical Styles). By Mary Ann Harbar. For Fiddle. Methods. Bluegrass. Intermediate-Advanced. Book+DVD. 56 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20609DP). ISBN 9780786674824. Bluegrass. 8.75x11.75 inches. Wow your audience with four dozen pro techniques and three sizzling tunes to show them off (including "The Devil Went Down to Georgia"), with this 4-hour 2-DVD set. A lifetime course for the price of one lesson! Intermediate to advanced; for fiddle or classical "cross-over" players. Includes: --Interactive-Study what you want, when you want --Lots of flashy techniques - a lesson devoted to each --Friendly, measure-by-measure tune instruction - hear, see, play along --Play-alongs in both slow and performance tempos --Easy and Hot versions of each tune, with interchangeable licks --Fun practice lick for each technique --Book contains all the music on the DVD.
$24.95

Pages: 56
Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Complete Bluegrass Banjo Method by Neil Griffin. For Banjo (5-String). Methods. Complete. Bluegrass. Multiple Levels. Book. 244 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.93345). ISBN 9780871668790. Bluegrass. 8.75x11.75 inches. One of the very best G tuning five-string bluegrass banjo methods available! The book teaches how to pick out tunes single-string style (one note at a time), how to play chord accompaniment, and how to play solos in the full three-finger, bluegrass style. Topics include note and tab reading, chord background styles, traditional bluegrass techniques, fills and endings, use of the capo, rolls, slides, hammers, pull-offs, choking, harmonics, and up-the-neck playing. In notation and tablature.
$24.99

Pages: 244
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, 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 Jethro Burns and Ken Eidson. For Mandolin. Solos. Complete. Bluegrass & Country. Multiple Levels. Book/CD Set. 240 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc
$39.95

Pages: 240
Instruments: Mandolin, 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
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
Great Banjo Tunes. (Learn Bluegrass by Ear). By Murphy Henry with Casey Henry. For Banjo (5-String). Solos. Learn Music by Ear. Bluegrass. Intermediate. DVD. Duration 135 minutes. Published by Murphy Method (MB.22046DVD). Great Banjo Tunes (formerly titled Advanced Banjo) (Now on DVD!) Six challenging new tunes are taught including Don Reno's Limehouse Blues and Dixie Breakdown. Basic melodic licks, new chord positions, and jazzy Reno sounds are introduced. Guest teacher for Kansas City Railroad Blues is Casey Henry. No Tab. Also includes The Goldrush, Bill Cheatum, and Shenandoah Breakdown. (2 hours, 15 minutes).
$29.99

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