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Key to Five-String Banjo Book/CD Set. (Home Improvisation Workshop). By Patrick Cloud. For Banjo (5-String). Theory & Harmony. Jazz. Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 56 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.96926BCD). ISBN 9780786632640. Jazz. 8.75x11.75 inches. This insightful book is about sound perception and execution on the banjo. Its purpose is to shed light on simple aural connections unique to this instrument, including closed-position as well as open-string fingerings found throughout the entire fretboard. In notation and tablature.
$19.99

Pages: 56
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Jazz & Blues
Kidfiddle by Jerry Silverman. For Fiddle. Solos. Folk. Beginning. Book. 48 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.94386). ISBN 9780871669780. Folk. 8.75x11.75 inches. Each of the fiddle and folk tunes in this collection is presented in more than one key, permitting teachers to introduce the all important concept of tonality early in their students' musical accuracy in terms of finding half-steps differences as the keys of change. Almost all the tunes are in first position. All the tunes have been harmonized with chord symbols. If teacher, parent, or friend can accompany these tunes on the guitar, piano autoharp, or other chord-playing instrument, the benefit to the student will be readily apparent.
$10.99

Pages: 48
Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: Folk
Klezmer Collection for C Instruments by Stacy Phillips. For Fiddle & Violin. Solos. Jewish. Intermediate. Book. 188 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.95540). ISBN 9780786608416. Jewish. 8.75x11.75 inches. A collection of 120 melodies meticulously transcribed from recordings by the masters of the klezmer style, including Dave Tarras, Naftule Brandwine, Abe Schwartz and many more. Written in standard notation for C instruments, this book includes chordal accompaniment, program notes for each piece, and interviews with master klezmer musician Andy Statman and ethnomusicologist Dr. Walter Zev Feldman.
$29.95

Pages: 188
Instruments: Guitar, Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Mandolin Chords by Mel Bay. For Mandolin. Chord Book. All Styles. Multiple Levels. Book. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.93257). ISBN 9780871668639. All Styles. 8.75x11.75 inches. Comprehensive and easily understood, this Mel Bay stand-by is arranged in photo-diagram form for maximum ease of use by mandolinists of all playing levels. Correct left hand positions are pictured for each chord, as is proper right hand picking position. Major, Minor, seventh, diminished, augmented, and ninth chords are shown in photos and diagrams; major seventh, sixth, minor sixth, seventh augmented fifth, and seventh diminished fifth chords are shown in diagram form only. Tuning of the mandolin using a pitch pipe or piano keyboard is also shown. A chart summarizing movable chord patterns ends the book.
$5.99

Pages: 32
Instruments: Mandolin, Folk
Mandolin Classics by Ross Cherednik and Ken Eidson. For Mandolin. Solos. Classic. Intermediate. Book. 68 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.94043). ISBN 9780871669438. Classic. 8.5x11 inches. Outstanding virtuoso material for the serious mandolin student! Contains 19 solos by Mozart, Vivaldi, Hummel, Hasse, and Beethoven. The works are presented in chronological order by composer without an accompaniment in standard notation only.
$14.95

Pages: 68
Instruments: Mandolin, Folk
Mandolin Classics in Tablature by Robert Bancalari. For Mandolin. Solos. Classic. Multiple Levels. Book. 56 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.95353). ISBN 9780786601974. Classic. 8.5x11 inches. Eleven solos transcribed for mandolin in notation and tablature. Includes works by Corelli, Handel, Telemann, Bach and others.
$10.95

Pages: 56
Instruments: Mandolin, Folk
Mandolin Crosspicking Technique by Mickey Cochran. For Mandolin. Technic. Bluegrass & Country. Intermediate-Advanced. Book. 128 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.96613). ISBN 9780786628919. Bluegrass & Country. 8.75x11.75 inches. This methodology book designed for the intermediate to advanced mandolinist offers you, as a mandolin player, a new voice. Or, if you're already crosspicking, many new ideas can be added to your arsenal. Each song includes a preparatory study that allows you the opportunity to gain a solid footing before attempting the piece itself. These studies can be applied in other areas as backup ideas, song ideas, or take offs for improvisation. Styles discussed are: Two-String, Bluegrass, Fiddle, Classical, and Jazz/Ragtime. Written in tablature.
$15.95

Pages: 128
Instruments: Mandolin, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Mandolin Pocketbook. For Mandolin. Methods. Pocketbook. Folk. Beginning. Pocketbook. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.93703). ISBN 9780871665485. Folk. 5x3.5 inches. This useful booklet contains everything needed to get started on the mandolin: tuning, chords, how to read tablature, songs for strumming (with lyrics) and songs for melody playing. Also included is a fingerboard diagram which matches written notation and tablature with every note's location on the fingerboard.
$1.25

Pages: 32
Instruments: Mandolin, Folk
Genres: Folk
Mandolin Scales & Studies by Ray Bell. For Mandolin. Technic. All Styles. Multiple Levels. Book. 152 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.95542). ISBN 9780786608393. All Styles. 8.75x11.75 inches. This user-friendly text, is ideal for daily practice. Contains frequently used major, minor, scale forms, and exercises. Written in notation, tab and fretboard diagrams.
$19.99

Pages: 152
Instruments: Mandolin, Folk
Mark O'Connor - The Championship Years (1975 - 1984). By Mark O'connor. Edited by Stacy Phillips. For Fiddle. Solos. Bluegrass & Country. Intermediate-Advanced. Book. 200 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.94585). ISBN 9781562222017. Bluegrass & Country. 8.75x11.75 inches. This book shows how Mark adapted what he learned from Benny Thomasson to produce an original voice in fiddle tune variation, becoming the most celebrated fiddle in recent history. Contains meticulously accurate transcriptions of the album of the same name. Includes hoe-downs, schottisches, waltzes, jigs, rags and polkas. The text details the first phase of Mark's career, during which he established a new standard for old-time fiddling. Several of the arrangements are presented more than once, with different arrangements and even keys to exhibit Mark's musical growth, stimulated by his continuing challenges to himself. Also included are an interview with Mark O'Connor by the transcriber and several photos from Mark's personal collection. Late intermediate to advanced in difficulty.
$24.99

Pages: 200
Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Martin Hayes - Under the Moon (13 Celtic Fiddle Solos). By Martin Hayes. Edited by Allan MacDonald. For Fiddle. Transcribed Solos. Green Linnett. Celtic/Irish. Intermediate. Book. 48 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.97291). ISBN 9780786640904. Celtic/Irish. 8.75x11.75 inches. Martin Hayes of County Clare is the most eloquent fiddler to come out of Ireland in many a year. The whole gamut of human emotions can be found in his playing, from gentle yearning to soul-filled longing, and from mischievous playfulness to fierce passion. The spirit of Irish music is captured here in approximately 25 tunes presented singly or in complementary pairs and medleys.
$14.99

Pages: 48
Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: Celtic, Irish, St. Patrick's Day, World, Celebrations
More Songs for Harmonica by William Bay. For Harmonica (Diatonic). Solos. All Styles. Beginning-Intermediate. Book. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.94426). ISBN 9781562220006. All Styles. 8x5.5 inches. A full collection of popular harmonica songs for the beginning player. All songs are easy and fun to play, and are marked with blow/draw and hole indications. Written for the 10-hole diatonic harmonica in C.
$5.95

Pages: 32
Instruments: Harmonica, Folk
Mountain Dulcimer Book/CD Set by Mark Biggs. For Dulcimer (Mountain). Solos. Acoustic Music. Intermediate-Advanced. Book/CD Set. 80 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.93859BCD). ISBN 9780786634446. Acoustic Music. 8.75x11.75 inches. This book is a collection of traditional folksongs, Irish and American fiddle tunes, adaptations of classical pieces, and original songs. The songs combine melody lines in standard notation with suggested chords for accompaniment. Unlike Mark's other books, Mountain Dulcimer is best appreciated by a player of intermediate to advanced capability who wishes to learn how to add chords behind a melody line, or how to use octave and rhythm changes in creating an effective arrangement.
$22.95

Pages: 80
Instruments: Mountain Dulcimer, Dulcimer, Folk
Old Time Fiddle Solos by Mel Bay. For Fiddle. Solos. Old Time. Intermediate. Book. 24 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.93449). ISBN 9780871668806. Old Time. 8.5x11 inches. Intermediate-level solos based on 68 fiddling favorites of reels, jigs, hornpipes and all styles of barn-dance tunes is not only interesting and fascinating, it is also very beneficial for the development of technique. As technique studies, in their respective grades, these barn-dance tunes are in a class by themselves. Excellent repertoire. Guitar chords included.
$8.95

Pages: 24
Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
O'Neill's Music of Ireland edited by Capt. Francis O'Neill. Arranged by James O'Neil. For Fiddle. SongBook. Shanachie Records. Celtic/Irish. Intermediate. Book. 368 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.96322). ISBN 9780786624980. Celtic/Irish. 8.75x11.75 inches. A facsimile edition containing the original collection of 1,850 melodies consisting of airs, jigs, reels, hornpipes, marches, and more for fiddle.
$39.95

Pages: 368
Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: Celtic, Irish, St. Patrick's Day, World, Celebrations
The Phillips Collection of Traditional American Fiddle Tunes Vol 1 by Stacy Phillips. For Fiddle. Solos. All Styles. Multiple Levels. Book. 268 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.94711). ISBN 9781562225827. All Styles. 8.75x11.75 inches. Meticulously collected from recordings, square and contra dances, fiddle contests, jam sessions and individual fiddlers- this book is meant to provide a snapshot of what American fiddlers were playing and listening to in the latter part of the 20th Century. As the vinyl record format disappears from the marketplace, a great deal of recorded fiddle music will no longer be available. In this book, Stacy Phillips shares the fruits of some timely collecting for all fiddlers to enjoy. Bowings, fingerings, and guitar chords are provided for each melody line.
$34.95

Pages: 268
Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: Americana, Folk
Premium Clarke Tinwhistle-Key of C. For Tin Whistle. Instrumental. Clarke Tinwhistle Co.. All Styles. Instrument. Published by Clarke Tinwhistle Co. (MB.94434IX). ISBN 9780786615308. All Styles. 2x13.5 inches. This "original" Clarke tinwhistle is available in the keys of C and D. No other whistle can match its clear, flute-like tone quality. This "basic" Clarke tinwhistle is a valuable teaching aid for young children, while its musical range makes it a very flexible tool in the hands of accomplished musicians. Its consistently reliable and durable construction make it eminently suitable for today's rough-and- tumble conditions in the classroom, the touring band, and the recording studio. Each whistle is packaged in a premium gift box. Clarke Tinwhistles do not contain lead. They all have the Standard U.S. ASTM F963-07 certificate of compliance.
$12.95

Instruments: Tin Whistle, Folk
Premium Clarke Tinwhistle-Key of D. For Tin Whistle. Instrumental. Clarke Tinwhistle Co.. All Styles. Instrument. Published by Clarke Tinwhistle Co. (MB.94435IX). ISBN 9780786615315. All Styles. 2x13.5 inches. This "original" Clarke tinwhistle is available in the keys of C and D. No other whistle can match its clear, flute-like tone quality. This "basic" Clarke tinwhistle is a valuable teaching aid for young children, while its musical range makes it a very flexible tool in the hands of accomplished musicians. Its consistently reliable and durable construction make it eminently suitable for today's rough-and- tumble conditions in the classroom, the touring band, and the recording studio. Each whistle is packaged in a premium gift box. Clarke Tinwhistles do not contain lead. They all have the Standard U.S. ASTM F963-07 certificate of compliance.
$12.95

Instruments: Tin Whistle, Folk
Ragtime, Blues & Jazz for Banjo by Fred Sokolow. For Banjo (5-String). Solos. Jazz & Blues. Intermediate. Book. 56 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.93936). ISBN 9781562224127. Jazz & Blues. 8.5x11 inches. If you are a banjo player whose enjoyment of music isn't limited to bluegrass and country, you'll find this collection of tunes fun and sometimes challenging. Contains ragtime, blues, old-time jazz, and bluegrass blues, G tuning. Banjo tab. **For five-string banjo.
$14.95

Pages: 56
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Blues, Jazz & Blues
Round Peak Style Clawhammer Banjo Book/CD Set by Brad Leftwich. For Banjo (5-String). Methods. All Styles. Beginning-Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 104 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.96660BCD). ISBN 9780786629022. All Styles. 8.75x11.75 inches. This book presents more than 70 tunes in the unique highly developed clawhammer style known as "Round Peak" -named after the Blue Ridge Mountain, North Carolina community where it originated. While not intended for the absolute beginner, this book will benefit players at various experience levels. Tunes in the book are organized according to the specific banjo tuning used, with A and D tunings most prominent. Much of the book's commentary and the included CD recording is directed towards the fretless variant of the 5-string banjo but as these tunes are written in standard 5-string banjo tablature, they can most definitely be played on the more common fretted instrument. Includes tune lyrics and extensive historical and biographical notes plus technical tips and a discography. Written in 5-string banjo tablature only.
$24.99

Pages: 104
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Ryan's Mammoth Collection of Fiddle Tunes edited by Patrick Sky. For Fiddle. SongBook. All Styles. Multiple Levels. Book. 176 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.95359). ISBN 9780786603008. All Styles. 8.75x11.75 inches. This comprehensive book is a facsimile edition of the original collection published in 1883. It has survived over the years because it is one of the richest and most interesting of the 19th century instrumental collections as well as a resource for students of American vernacular music. Examining the cultural exchange between minstrel show, ethnic music and even classical music influenced some of the genres of what we now call American music. "Ryan's Mammoth Collection" contains a significant number of reels, jigs, hornpipes, clogs, walk-arounds, essences, strathspeys, highland flings, and contradances that are still played by both traditional and professional fiddlers. A special section containing historical notes and comments is included.
$22.95

Pages: 176
Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
A Scottish Christmas for Fiddle by Bonnie Rideout. For Fiddle. Solos. Maggie's Music. Scottish. Beginning-Intermediate. Book. 64 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.96784). ISBN 9780786629978. Scottish. 8.75x11.75 inches. This fiddle edition contains arrangements of all of the pieces features on the CD- A Scottish Christmas along with additional Christmas melodies, lesser known seasonal Scottish tunes, and a few fiddle classics not associated with Christmas whatsoever yet written in a compatible style for a total of 44 melodies.
$12.95

Pages: 64
Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: Christmas, Scottish, Miscellaneous, World
A Scottish Christmas for Hammered Dulcimer by Maggie Sansone. For Dulcimer (Hammered). Solos. Maggie's Music. Scottish. Intermediate. Book. 72 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.96515). ISBN 9780786626595. Scottish. 8.75x11.75 inches. This text by one of America's finest hammered dulcimer players contains the pieces played on the Maggie's Music recording A Scottish Christmas, which features Scottish carols, wassail tunes, strathspeys and reels for the celebration of Christmas, Hogmanay and the New Year. Arranged for the standard 12/11 hammered dulcimer. The recording was acclaimed by CBS Sunday Morning as "Ancient and infectious.".
$9.95

Pages: 72
Instruments: Hammered Dulcimer, Dulcimer, Folk
Genres: Christmas, Scottish, Miscellaneous, World
Shall We Gather. (Hymns Arranged for Hammered Dulcimer). By Madeline MacNeil. For Dulcimer (Hammered). Solos. Gospel-Old Time. Beginning-Intermediate. Book. 56 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.97204). ISBN 9780786638444. Gospel-Old Time. 8.5x11 inches. This collection of music conveys Madeline's love of hymns. Many of these arrangements provide a harmony part that may be performed on another instrument such as the flute, guitar, bowed psaltery, or mountain dulcimer. The majority of these tunes can be played on a 12/11-course hammered dulcimer (with G below middle C being the lowest note on the instrument). Selections include: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God; All Beautiful the March of Days; Amazing Grace; Be Thou My Vision; Come, Thou Font of Every Blessing; Evening Hymns; For the Beauty of the Earth; He Leadeth Me; Here I Am, Lord; How Great Thou Art; and many more. Written in standard notation only with complete lyrics and suggested chord changes.
$14.95

Pages: 56
Instruments: Dulcimer, Folk
Genres: Gospel, Christian, Religious
Songs & Solos for Uke by Ken Eidson and Ross Cherednik. For Ukulele (Soprano). Solos. All Styles. Beginning-Intermediate. Book. 80 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.93938). ISBN 9781562221423. All Styles. 8.75x11.75 inches. A wonderful collection of 34 popular ukulele songs in C tuning. Chords, melody, and lyrics are shown for each song, and the melody is presented in notation and tablature! Each song is shown both as melody only and an accompaniment arrangement. Also included in the back of the book are a chart of basic chords, a fingerboard note reference, and scale exercises.
$9.95

Pages: 80
Instruments: Ukulele, Folk
Songs of Christmas for Autoharp by Meg Peterson and Dan Fox. For Autoharp/Chromaharp. SongBook. Christmas. Multiple Levels. Book. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.93696). ISBN 9780871666185. Christmas. 8.75x11.75 inches. Thirty-one Christmas songs from all over the world arranged for autoharp or chromaharp. The arrangements in this book assume that the player had mastered simple strumming techniques and knows the fundamentals of autoharp playing. Many of the arrangements bring out the richness of the carols through frequent harmonic changes. Chords and lyrics are shown above the melody notes, with chords for melody playing below. Most songs in this book are arranged for a 15-chord instrument, although some require a 21 or 27-chord model.
$9.99

Pages: 32
Instruments: Autoharp, Folk
Genres: Christmas, Miscellaneous
Sounds of the Season Volume 1 by Maggie Sansone. For Dulcimer (Hammered). Solos. Maggie's Music. Christmas. Intermediate. Book. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.95021). ISBN 9781562228651. Christmas. 8.75x11.75 inches. This collection presents most of the solos found on Maggie Sansone's recording of the same title. It includes medieval folk carols, English, French and Flemish carols, new variations of traditional favorites, and popular American carols for hammered dulcimer. In notation with chord symbols. The CD contains 7 additional musical selections from the Maggie's Music album Hammered Dulcimer Traditions.
$7.95

Pages: 32
Instruments: Dulcimer, Folk
Genres: Christmas, Miscellaneous
Sounds of the Season Volume 2 by Maggie Sansone. For Dulcimer (Hammered). Solos. Maggie's Music. Christmas. Intermediate. Book. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.95566). ISBN 9780786625796. Christmas. 8.75x11.75 inches. A NAIRD INDIE nominee for "Best Seasonal Album of the Year". Includes medieval folk carols, English, French and Flemish carols, and new variations of traditional favorites for the hammered dulcimer. Also included are the popular American carols "I Wonder as I Wander," and "Lord of the Dance." In notation with chord symbols.
$7.95

Pages: 32
Instruments: Dulcimer, Folk
Genres: Christmas, Miscellaneous
Southern Mountain Banjo by Wayne Erbsen. For clawhammer/frailing. Solos. Native Ground Music. Bluegrass and Folk. Beginning-Intermediate. Instructional book. 120 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.95275). ISBN 9780786604197. Bluegrass and Folk. 8.75x11.75 inches. This friendly book is filled with clawhammer banjo instruction, tablature, lyrics, tune histories, chords, playing tips, vintage photos, and more. Includes such classid oldtime tunes as, Soldier's Joy; Cluck Old Hen; Arkansas Traveler; Leather Britches; Mississippi Sawyer; Chicken Reel; Shady Grove; Red Rocking Chair; John Henry; Uncle Joe; Little Rosewood Casket; The State of Arkansas; Hogeye; The Old Spinning Wheel; and When You and I Were Young Maggie. A companion CD entitled Southern Mountain Classics (95420CD) is available separately.
$15.95

Pages: 120
Instruments: Banjo, Folk
Genres: Folk
Southern Mountain Fiddle by Wayne Erbsen. Arranged by Dirk Powell. For fiddle. Solos. Native Ground Music. Bluegrass and Folk. Beginning-Intermediate. Instructional book. 72 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.95278). ISBN 9780786604227. Bluegrass and Folk. 8.75x11.75 inches. This engaging book is filled with fiddle instruction, lyrics, tune histories, chords, playing tips, vintage photos, and more for learning to play the fiddle. A companion CD entitled Southern Mountain Classics (95420CD) is available separately.
$12.95

Pages: 72
Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: Folk
Stephen Foster for Mountain Dulcimer Book/CD Set by Shelley Stevens. For Dulcimer (Mountain). Solos. American. Beginning-Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 128 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.96543BCD). ISBN 9780786630691. American. 8.5x11 inches. This book presents fretted dulcimer arrangements of 58 Stephen Collins Foster classics. Each song is written as a melody line in standard notation with dulcimer tablature beneath plus complete lyrics, historical notes, and suggested guitar chords. Cover graphics from the original nineteenth century sheet music publications lend grace and authenticity, and songwriters and music historians will find much interest in this book. The tunings used are DAD, DAA, DGD, and DAA#D. Intended for experienced beginners to intermediate players, many of these pieces require a 6 1/2 fret dulcimer and a capo. The author includes an insightful essay on the life of Stephen Foster (1826-1864)-a gifted, once successful songwriter whose career decisions and abuse of alcohol lead to personal financial disaster, a broken family, and an early death. His legacy is a treasury of songs reflecting the social issues and romantic illusions of his time. This spiral-bound volume contains both well-known and lesser known tunes. The attached companion CD contains 33 of the book's 58 tunes. Notation and tablature.
$22.95

Pages: 128
Instruments: Mountain Dulcimer, Dulcimer, Folk
Genres: Americana, Folk
Tenor Banjo Chords by Mel Bay. For Banjo (Tenor). Chord Book. All Styles. Multiple Levels. Book. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.93259). ISBN 9780871660138. All Styles. 8.75x11.75 inches. This picture/diagram chord book shows all of the basic chords for four-string or tenor banjo. For all of the major, minor, seventh, diminished, augmented, and ninth chords there is a photo of the fingering on the banjo fretboard and a diagram. Major seventh, minor seventh, sixth, minor sixth, seventh augmented fifth, and seventh diminished fifth chords are shown in diagram form only. The introduction discusses how to hold the banjo, tuning (low to high C- G-D-A), and more. Also suitable for mandola.
$5.99

Pages: 32
Instruments: Banjo, Folk
Tenor Banjo Melody Chord Playing System by Mel Bay. For Banjo (Tenor). Methods. All Styles. Multiple Levels. Book. 117 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.93629). ISBN 9781562220761. All Styles. 8.5x11 inches. How can I read sheet music and play tenor banjo melody chord solos? Mel Bay's own step-by-step method for melody chord performance will show you precisely how it's done. Also suitable for tenor mandola. Written primarily in standard notation with tablature and fretboard diagrams given for chord patterns, this book might be considered a sequel to the Complete Tenor Banjo Method. After a few pages of elementary information, the author goes to the heart of the matter with challenging exercises and solos presented in order of difficulty in various keys. The book also includes a thorough education in chord construction from simple triads to thirteenth diminished ninth chords. Most importantly, the author offers a system for learning to apply tenor banjo chords in a creative manner.
$14.95

Pages: 117
Instruments: Banjo, Folk
Tenor Banjo Pocketbook by William Bay. For Banjo (Tenor). SongBook. Pocketbook. All Styles. Beginning. Pocketbook. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.93756). ISBN 9780871665577. All Styles. 5x3.5 inches. Handy, pocket-sized instructional book which contains a wealth of information on chords, songs, and playing techniques. Each book is a tremendous value for the price and can be kept as a daily practice guide and study reference manual for each instrument. The Tenor Banjo Pocketbook does not have tablature.
$1.29

Pages: 32
Instruments: Banjo, Folk
Tinwhistle for Beginners by Dona Gilliam and Mizzy McCaskill. For Tin Whistle. Methods. All Styles. Beginning. Book. 48 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.93821). ISBN 9780871668912. All Styles. 8.75x5.75 inches. The ideal tinwhistle instructional text for children. This book presents familiar melodies while progressing slowly and carefully. Works equally well for class or individual instruction.
$5.95

Pages: 48
Instruments: Tin Whistle, Folk
Tone Poems for Mandolin by David Grisman and Tony Rice. For Mandolin. Transcribed Solos. Acoustic Disc Records. Acoustic Music. Intermediate-Advanced. Book. 64 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.95749). ISBN 9780786617470. Acoustic Music. 8.75x11.75 inches. The mandolin edition of Tone Poems presents notation and tablature for all 17 solos from the remarkable CD of the same name by David Grisman and Tony Rice.
$16.99

Pages: 64
Instruments: Mandolin, Folk
Top Fiddle Solos by Craig Duncan. For fiddle solo. Solos. Bluegrass and Country. Intermediate-Advanced. Fiddle solo book and performance CD. Standard notation, chord names, introductory text and black & white photos. 118 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.94095BCD). ISBN 9780786635139. With standard notation, chord names, introductory text and black & white photos. Bluegrass and Country. 8.75x11.75 inches. If you are looking for exciting and challenging fiddle solos by one of America's hottest fiddlers, this book is for you. Contains Craig's outstanding fiddle arrangements on Dueling Fiddles, Rocky Top, Tennessee Waltz and many more. Presents 60 great fiddling tunes! The CD , which contains 18 songs from the book, is a sparkling stereo recording featuring Craig Duncan backed up by a top Nashville country rhythm section!
$24.99

Pages: 118
Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Twin Fiddling Book/CD Set by Stacy Phillips. For Fiddle. Duets. Bluegrass & Country. Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 146 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.95458BCD). ISBN 9780786604760. Bluegrass & Country. 9x13 inches. This unique book presents authentic and fun multiple fiddle arrangements in the following styles: old-time, bluegrass, western swing, waltzes, and more. Playing hints are included for all of the tunes.
$24.99

Pages: 146
Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Ukulele Chords by Mel Bay. For Ukulele (Soprano). Chord Book. All Styles. Multiple Levels. Book. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.93269). ISBN 9780871668653. All Styles. 8.75x11.75 inches. A handy photo/diagram chord book which shows, in C tuning, the chords in each key. A special section on moveable chords is also included. The chords are grouped by type, including major, minor, seventh, diminished, augmented, and more. A summary of where the chords lie on the fretboard is also included. This book can be used with either the soprano (standard) or tenor ukulele in G-C-E-A tuning.
$5.99

Pages: 32
Instruments: Ukulele, Folk
Ukulele Heaven - Songs from the Golden Age of the Ukulele Book/CD Set by Ian Whitcomb. For Ukulele (Soprano). Solos. Early Music/Jazz & Dixie. Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 108 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.98270BCD). ISBN 9780786649518. Early Music/Jazz & Dixie. 9x11.75 inches. A wonderful tribute to the ukulele and its leading advocates, past and present. Contains seventeen classics and eight new tunes as well as an in-depth historical essay illustrated with original sheet music covers. Classic selections include: Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula; Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go with Friday on Saturday Night?; All That I Ask of You Is Love; They're Wearing 'Em Higher in Hawaii; Sierra Sue; Any Time; Pasadena; Somebody Stole My Gal; Blue; and more. All tunes are shown with complete lyrics and chord diagrams. Includes a select discography of CD's featuring ukulele artists and a list of uke web sites. Most of the songs heard in the feature film Stanley's Gig (2000) starring Faye Dunaway can be found in this book.
$24.95

Pages: 108
Instruments: Ukulele, Folk
Genres: Jazz & Blues
Ukulele Method. (For Chord and Melody Playing). By Roy Smeck. For Ukulele (Soprano). Methods. All Styles. Multiple Levels. Book. 48 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.93461). ISBN 9780871664839. All Styles. 8.75x11.75 inches. A D-tuning method written by one of the greatest uke soloists of all time. This fine beginner's text teaches chords, melody playing, rhythm accompaniment, strumming strokes and techniques, and moveable chord forms. The songs appear as melodies in notation with lyrics and diagrams for both rhythm chords and melody/chord playing. Also included are chord exercises by key, a section on introductions and endings, and a section of chord diagrams in three positions.
$9.99

Pages: 48
Instruments: Ukulele, Folk
Ukulele Pocketbook. For Ukulele (Soprano). Methods. Pocketbook. Folk. Beginning. Pocketbook. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.93707). ISBN 9780871665607. Folk. 5x3.5 inches. This handy, pocket-sized book contains a chord reference, basic strum patterns, and songs. It includes information on holding the uke and the pick, tuning, and how to read chord diagrams. Chord diagrams are provided for major, minor, dominant 7th, diminished, augmented, minor 7th, major 7th, sixth, and minor sixth chords. Presents 15 fun songs to play, written with melodies, lyrics, chord symbols, and up/down strum patterns.
$1.29

Pages: 32
Instruments: Ukulele, Folk
Genres: Folk
You Can Teach Yourself Accordion by Neil Griffin. For Accordion (Keyboard). Methods. You Can Teach Yourself. All Styles. Beginning. Book. 96 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.96605). ISBN 9780786627509. All Styles. 8.75x11.75 inches. A comprehensive method written especially for serious students learning the accordion without access to formal music lessons. Seasoned music educator and performer Neil Griffin guides the student through music reading fundamentals, correct posture and hand position, use of the bellows, bass buttons, keyboard, and more. Music theory concepts are introduced as required by the generous selection of carefully graded exercises and pieces. Although this book covers concepts that apply to the 120-bass accordion, it only uses 54 buttons (covering 9 rows in keys). Illustrated with diagrams and photographs.
$10.99

Pages: 96
Instruments: Piano, Organ, Accordion, Piano and Keyboard, Folk
You Can Teach Yourself Accordion Book/CD Set by Neil Griffin. For Accordion (Keyboard). Methods. You Can Teach Yourself. All Styles. Beginning. Book/CD Set. 96 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.96605BCD). ISBN 9780786648955. All Styles. 8.75x11.75 inches. A comprehensive method written especially for serious students learning the accordion without access to formal music lessons. Seasoned music educator and performer Neil Griffin guides the student through music reading fundamentals, correct posture and hand positions, use of the bellows, bass buttons, keyboard, and more. Music theory concepts are introduced as required by the generous selection of carefully graded exercises and pieces. Although this book covers concepts that apply to the 120-bass accordion, it only uses 54 buttons (covering 9 rows in easy keys). Illustrated with diagrams and photographs.
$19.99

Pages: 96
Instruments: Piano, Organ, Accordion, Piano and Keyboard, Folk
You Can Teach Yourself Autoharp by Meg Peterson. For Autoharp/Chromaharp. Methods. You Can Teach Yourself. All Styles. Beginning. Book. 94 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.95024). ISBN 9780786600175. All Styles. 8.75x11.75 inches. A step-by-step, self-instruction method. Includes care of the autoharp, playing positions, chord changes, back-up strums, arpeggio strums, melody picking, rhythm picking, and much more! Each song teaches something new and each strum pattern is built on the previous one. When you have practiced each selection and perfected each strum, you will have the necessary foundation to go on to more advanced styles and more intricate picking. The songs in the book are arranged for the 15-chord instrument, since it is the most popular for beginning students.
$10.99

Pages: 94
Instruments: Autoharp, Folk
You Can Teach Yourself Autoharp Book/CD Set by Meg Peterson. For Autoharp/Chromaharp. Methods. You Can Teach Yourself. All Styles. Beginning. Book/CD Set. 94 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.95024BCD). ISBN 9780786646654. All Styles. 8.75x11.75 inches. A step-by-step, self-instruction method. Includes care of the autoharp, playing positions, chord changes, back-up strums, arpeggio strums, melody picking, rhythm picking, and much more! Each song teaches something new and each strum pattern is built on the previous one. When you have practiced each selection and perfected each strum, you will have the necessary foundation to go on to more advanced styles and more intricate picking. The songs in the book are arranged for the 15-chord instrument, since it is the most popular for beginning students. In the 60-minute instructional recording, the author uses autoharp and vocals to demonstrate the major styles presented in the book, from simple to advanced strums to melody picking. The player learns effective ways to practice each new style, and has a chance to play along with the singer on the songs that are repeated, unaccompanied.
$19.95

Pages: 94
Instruments: Autoharp, Folk
You Can Teach Yourself Banjo by Janet Davis. For Banjo (5-String). Methods. You Can Teach Yourself. All Styles. Beginning. Book. 116 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.94429). ISBN 9781562220013. All Styles. 8.75x11.75 inches. This is the ideal beginner's book, presenting the basics of playing the 5-string banjo is a way that is both fun and produces quick results. Janet Davis takes you on an extensive tour of this instrument's fundamental techniques as well as some intermediate possibilities including rolls, chords, bluegrass banjo techniques, playing up the neck, licks, endings, and other basic information needed to play bluegrass and melodic-style banjo. Thorough performance notes are provided from beginning to end revealing the secrets of this versatile traditional instrument.
$10.99

Pages: 116
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
You Can Teach Yourself Banjo By Ear Book/CD Set by Jack Hatfield. For Banjo (5-String). Methods. You Can Teach Yourself. All Styles. Beginning. Book/CD Set. 120 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.95424BCD). ISBN 9780786628650. All Styles. 8.75x11.75 inches. Many musicians, including some that are technically quite advanced, never break away from the printed page to learn by simply listening and re-creating. The common name for this process is "playing by ear". With some basic guidelines, any musician with rudimentary skills can teach himself or herself to play by ear, adding a new dimension to their playing skills. This book teaches the 5-string banjoist to listen and play solos and chord progressions by ear, providing essential ear training and techniques needed to participate in jam sessions of all types! Chapters include: Learning Chord Progressions by Ear; Faking a Solo; Playing the Melody by Ear; and Using Licks. Written in tablature only. The companion recording is in split-track format with the melody track on the left and the rhythm on the right.
$19.95

Pages: 120
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
You Can Teach Yourself Banjo CD by Janet Davis. For Banjo (5-String). Methods. You Can Teach Yourself. All Styles. Beginning. Compact Disc. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.94429CD). ISBN 9780786603817. All Styles. 5.5x5 inches. This straightforward, easy-to-learn method teaches rolls, chords, bluegrass banjo techniques, playing up the neck, licks, endings, and other basic information needed to play bluegrass and melodic-style banjo. The stereo play-along CD features Janet Davis' teachings and lively banjo performance.
$9.98

Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
You Can Teach Yourself Dulcimer by Madeline Macneil. For Dulcimer (Mountain). Methods. You Can Teach Yourself. All Styles. Beginning. Book. 95 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.94304). ISBN 9780871662668. All Styles. 8.75x11.75 inches. Madeline MacNeil's performances are characterized by her effortless vocals and impeccable mountain and hammered dulcimer playing. In this book she reveals some of the secrets of her success with the mountain dulcimer. Early on, she reminds the reader that "the dulcimer is not a toy or a stringed kazoo" but a serious, expressive musical instrument capable of "stretching as far as the imagination". She endorses both playing by ear and learning to read standard notation. In easily-understood language she manages to explore some very complex, even esoteric concepts, making this a particularly valuable book for the beginning instrumentalists. You Can Teach Yourself Dulcimer is simply a great fundamental book. Twelve intensive lessons in 95 pages. Standard notation and tablature. Illustrated with photographs and drawings.
$10.95

Pages: 95
Instruments: Dulcimer, Folk