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Learning to Fiddle DVD by Jenny Lester. For Fiddle. Methods. Bluegrass. Beginning. DVD. Duration 83 minutes. Published by Learn Roots Music (MB.JLDVD01). A great primer for the beginning fiddler of any age. Let Jenny Lester get you started on the fiddle with her clear, friendly and fun teaching style. Learn how to hold the fiddle and bow, tuning tips, how to tape your fretboard so you can find the notes, the A, G and D scales, working with a metronome, the Nashville shuffle, double stops, stretches, rosening your bow, drone notes and much more.
$23.96

Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, 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
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
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
Tony Trischka - Banjo Bundle Pack. (Tony Trischka Teaches 20 Easy Banjo Solos (Book/CD Pack) with Classic Bluegrass Banjo Solos (DVD)). Homespun Tapes. Book & CD & DVD Package. 29 pages. Published by Homespun (HL.642060). ISBN 1423436687. 9x12 inches. Includes the book/CD pack Tony Trischka Teaches 20 Easy Banjo Solos (00699056) and the DVD Classic Bluegrass Banjo Solos (00641567) in one money-saving pack.In the book/CD, Tony Trischka has personally chosen twenty traditional banjo solos that will teach you new ideas and add to your arsenal of licks and techniques. Tony performs each tune slowly, then up to speed, providing invaluable tips and explanations as he goes. By the time you have mastered all of these solos, you'll have acquired the basic skills necessary to play in the styles of Earl Scruggs, Don Reno, Sonny Osborne, and other bluegrass greats.In the DVD, Tony teaches eleven classic pieces. You'll learn them, note-for-note, just as they were played by some of the greatest players in the history of the instrument. By learning these tunes you'll not only expand your repertoire, but in the process will also become more flexible in your ability to mix up various rolls, play in several keys without a capo, and move more freely around the neck. Songs include: John Henry • Sitting on Top of the World • Gold Rush • Bye Bye Blues • Dixie Breakdown • and more.A great value at $44.95!
$44.95

Pages: 29
Instruments: 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
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
(Discovering Creative Improvisation for String Players). By Julianna Waller. For Fiddle. Improvisation. Bluegrass & Country play along. Intermediate-Advanced. Book/CD Set. 72 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc
$19.95

Pages: 72
Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Learn to Play Bluegrass Banjo, Lesson 2, Let's Get Rolling DVD by John Lawless. For Banjo (5-String). Methods. Acutab. Bluegrass. Intermediate-Advanced. DVD. Duration 90 minutes. Published by Acutab Publications (MB.DLPB2). Follows up on the basics presented in Lesson 1. Start learning the picking patterns that form the basis of bluegrass style banjo. Learn the four basic right hand roll types; learn valuable drills for memorizing the rolls and building good right hand technique; learn how to use a metronome to practice playing in perfect time; learn how to add these roll patterns to the simple melodies we learned in Lesson 1 and also includes the tab reading and string changing chapters from Lesson 1.
$24.00

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
(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
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
Improvising: The First Stage DVD by Murphy Henry. For Banjo 5 String. Methods. Bluegrass. Beginning. DVD. Duration 110 minutes. Published by Murphy Method (MB.21936DVD). Ever wondered how banjo players play a song they don't know? The improvise using licks that they do know! You can learn this and we can teach you! Explained at a basic level. No Tab.
$29.95

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