Easy Banjo Solo Favorites Book

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Whether or not you live in West Virginia or West LA, the Easy Banjo Solo Favorites songbook contains a bulk of classic banjo favorites for the early banjoist or ongoing hobbyist. Standards like "Amazing Grace" and "Duelin' Banjos" make up this list of nearly 40 pop, rock and folk favorites all arranged for the banjo!

Songs: Amazing Grace, Bad Moon Rising, Ballad of Jed Clampett, Blackberry Blossom, Blowin' In The Wind, The Boxer, Cat's In The Cradle, City of New Orleans, Cold Hearted, Cripple Creek, Danny's Song, Don't Think Twice It's All Right, Down In The Willow Garden, Duelin' Banjos, Fire on the Mountain, Foggy Mountain Breakdown, Follow Me, Garden Song, Grandfather's Clock, Have You Ever Seen The Rain, I Can't Help But Wonder, I'll fly Away, Jamaica Farewell, The Last Thing On My MInd, Leaving On A Jet Plane, Lookin' Out My Back Door, The Marvelous Toy, Mountain Dew, My Ramblin' Boy, Puff The Magic Dragon, Scarborough Fair/Canticle, Shady Grove, Take Me Home Country Roads, Teach Your Children, This Land Is Your Land, Wildwood Flower, and Will The Circle Be Unbroken.

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Folk Banjo Method For 5-String Banjo

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This is an ideal book for the beginning banjo player who is looking to gently expand his playing skills! There are innumerable strumming variations that make playing familiar folk tunes like Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Red River Valley, The Water is Wide, and more, easy and fun. Learn simple basic chords and how to use alternate tunings like C and D with clear and simple to follow directions!

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Bach for Banjo: 20 Pieces Arranged for 5-String Banjo Book

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The banjo shares many of the same sonic qualities as a harpsichord, so although it's so closely associated with more homespun genres, the instrument actually lends itself very well to classical music! The pieces in Bach for Banjo are in tablature only with chord symbols, arranged at the beginning to intermediate level for five-string banjo players. As in classical guitar arrangements, the melody and harmony are combined. Most pieces are on facing pages with no page turns required, and beginners can pick through the selections at a slow pace. The book features just the best-known parts of 20 beloved Bach pieces: Air on the G String , Arioso, Minuet in G, Sheep May Safely Graze, Sleepers Awake, and more.

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Banjo Scales Chart

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This chart provides the most used and needed scales for banjo in easy to read fretboard diagrams. Scales include major, minor, major pentatonic, minor pentatonic, harmonic minor and dorian. Scales are shown from a 4th, 3rd and 2nd string roots. A must have for banjo players.
Page Count 4
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Dueling Banjos Book

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Includes both the guitar and banjo tab to the hit song from the movie "Deliverance″ called Dueling Banjos.

Song is written in both musical notation and tablature.

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Banjo Aerobics Book

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A 50-Week Workout Program for Developing, Improving and Maintaining Banjo Technique (Book/CD)

Take your banjo playing to the next level with this fantastic daily resource, providing a year's worth of practice material with a two-week vacation. Banjo Aerobics is for players of all levels from beginner to advanced who will benefit from the lessons provided. The accompanying CD features demo tracks for all the examples in the book to reinforce how the banjo should sound. Teaches essential banjo techniques using lots of musical styles, to increase speed and accuracy, and improve dexterity and coordination.

Musical Styles covered: Bluegrass, Old-time, Folk, Pop, Rock, Jazz

Techniques covered: Scruggs Style, Clawhammer, Strumming, Single-String Picking, Bluegrass Rolls, Folk Picking Patterns, Damping, Hammer-Ons & Pull-Offs, Trills & Turns, Tremolo, much more

Benefits: Increased Speed, Improved Dexterity, Better Accuracy, Heightened Coordination, Increased Melodic & Harmonic Vocabulary, Expanded Knowledge of the Fingerboard

 

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The Complete 5-String Banjo Player Book

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Written by Tony Trischka, one of the leading authorities in banjo education, The Complete 5-String Bluegrass Banjo Player is one of the clearest and complete instruction books on bluegrass banjo for all levels of players from beginning to advanced. From holding the banjo and reading tablature to melodic banjo style and standard bluegrass repertoire, this book is one of the best guides to learning authentic bluegrass technique.

Written by Tony Trischka

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Banjo Chord Chart

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A quick-reference guide to bluegrass G-tuning banjo chords, plus a fingerboard diagram showing the location of the notes on the banjo fingerboard.
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101 Five-String Banjo Tips Book

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"Everything you wanted to know but couldn't find in one resource” is a great way to describe the new book by banjo master Fred Sokolow! There are 101 interesting and useful facts about banjo parts, banjo tuning, banjo accessories, and banjo esoterica that you would have to search high and low to find. Did you know that the early cowboys actually played banjos, not guitars? Want a great explanation of “the circle of fifths”? Need to know about banjo stands or how to install a strap? Whether you are a bluegrass style banjoist or a claw-hammer player, Fred has great tips and useful information for you. It’s a great “read” and a valuable tool for any banjo player’s bookshelf!

Has 22 Demo Tracks

88 pages with illustrations and a CD included for only $14.99.

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Folk Songs For Banjo Book

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Over 40 folk classics arranged for clawhammer banjo, including: Amazing Grace * Arkansas Traveler * Beautiful Brown Eyes * The Blue Tail Fly (Jimmy Crack Corn) * Buffalo Gals (Won't You Come Out Tonight?) * (I Wish I Was In) Dixie * Down in the Valley * Give Me That Old Time Religion * Good Night Ladies * Home on the Range * Home Sweet Home * I've Been Working on the Railroad * In the Good Old Summertime * John Henry * Kumbaya * Man of Constant Sorrow * Michael Row the Boat Ashore * My Old Kentucky Home * Oh! Susanna * Old Folks at Home (Swanee River) * The Red River Valley * She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain * Turkey in the Straw * The Wabash Cannon Ball * When Johnny Comes Marching Home * When the Saints Go Marching In * Worried Man Blues * Yankee Doodle * and more!
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Clawhammer Cookbook: Tools, Techniques & Recipes for Playing Clawhammer Banjo (Book and CD)

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There are two ways to approach writing a cookbook – and this goes for cooking food and cooking up some great music. One way is to give you a bunch of recipes and tell you, “Here's how to make this dish, or here's how to play this tune.” Another way is to teach you how to cook. In other words, by providing you with techniques for mixing flavors, the knowledge of when, where, and how to apply heat, and ideas on how to add your own touches, you can make the dish – or the tune – your own. This book takes the second path. The goal of this book isn't to tell you how to play tunes or how to play like anyone else. It's to teach you ways to approach, arrange, and personalize any tune – to develop your own unique style. To that end, we'll take in a healthy serving of old-time music and also expand the clawhammer palate to taste a few other musical styles. The CD contains demos of all the songs and examples to aid in the learning process.
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Christmas Music for Banjo made Easy Book

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Easy to play five-string banjo arrangements of twelve Christmas favorites by banjo master Ross Nickerson. Each song is arranged and performed using proper three-finger bluegrass technique. The arrangements are carefully designed to bring out the melody, but easy enough for a beginner or intermediate player to learn quickly.


Written by Ross Nickerson
Page Count 32 and includes a CD!
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First Lessons Banjo

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First Lessons on Banjo is an ultra easy instruction manual by Jack Hatfield for beginning 5-string banjo played in the 3-finger style in G tuning. It can be used by those with no previous experience with the banjo or music of any sort.  A great starter!  

Includes suggestions about developing the proper mental approach and speed reading of tablature. These suggestions are not found in any other banjo instruction book. The 'finale' arrangement is Cripple Creek, a popular banjo standard. Once mastered, the novice will feel a great sense of accomplishment. The CD/DVD includes all enclosed tabbed examples, with the rhythm instruments and lead banjo in separate channels. The songs are played at three tempos, increasing in speed. The final tempo is performing speed with guitar, mandolin, and bass accompaniment. The up- tempo accompanied versions are grouped at the end of the recording so the final tracks can be used as a listening recording. This also allows the student to play along with all the arrangements in sequence without skipping around the recording.


Page Count 32 Plus CD & DVD 60:00 minutes

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Absolute Beginners Banjo

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Written by Bill Evans, The Complete Guide to Playing the Banjo uses clear pictures and illustrations for every step! Includes a pull-out chart showing chords and parts of the banjo. The 44-track CD includes all exercises plus demo and accompaniment tracks for all songs.

Page Count 40 and it Includes a CD!

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Folk Rock Hits (Book and CD)

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The Banjo Play-Along Series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily with incredible backing tracks to help you sound like a bona fide pro! Just follow the banjo tab, listen to the demo track on the CD to hear how the banjo should sound, and then play along with the separate backing tracks. The CD is playable on any CD player and also is enhanced so Mac and PC users can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing the pitch! Each Banjo Play-Along pack features eight cream of the crop songs.

This volume includes: Ain't It Enough by Old Crow Medicine Show * The Cave by Mumford & Sons * Forget the Flowers by Wilco * Ho Hey by The Lumineers  * Little Lion Man by Mumford & Sons* Live and Die by The Avett Brothers * Switzerland by The Last Bison * Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show.

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Banjo Picking Pattern Chart

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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!

The picking patterns are grouped by type, use, and by chord for on the spot improvising, arranging, and for substituting in a song you already know to make it "yours!"

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Christmas Songs for 5-String Banjo Book

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Well-known composer, performer, bluegrass and five-string banjo specialist Janet Davis has arranged this fantastic book of Christmas songs for five-string banjo. Selections include material for various levels of ability and offer wide variety of songs for the holiday season. Tablature only with lyrics for each song. The companion CD is included. This is a stereo recording which contains all the music in the book, played slow and up-to-speed. The fast version includes guitar accompaniment.

Written by Janet Davis
Page Count 96 and Includes a CD!

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First Lessons Clawhammer

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Written by Dan Levenson, an experienced teacher and performer, this book is ideal for all who are interested in learning to play banjo in the clawhammer style. The book explains the basics of reading tablature, right hand technique, and other elements unique to this style of playing.

The set includes online audio and 40-page book with such favorites as Little Brown Jug, Cripple Creek, Old Joe Clark, Shady Grove, Mountain Dew, and others.

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Clawhammer Banjo From Scratch A Guide for the Claw-less!

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Dan Levenson presents Clawhammer Banjo from Scratch - A Guide for the Claw-less! It really begins as though you really have NO knowledge of how to play the 5-string banjo clawhammer style. Dan presents a brief history of the 5-string banjo then goes over the parts of the banjo, holding the banjo, right and left hand positions, and his basic clawhammer strum.  You are guided through the chords, the scales, and then the individual notes of each of 12 jam session favorite tunes. Includes audio with all exercises, tunes (slow and up to speed), and a fiddle version of each tune. Audio download available online. 


Page Count 128 and Includes Online Audio. 

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Parking Lot Pickers Songbook

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A collection of over 225 great bluegrass, old time, country and gospel standards. Melodies are presented with standard notation and tablature along with 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 included: step-by-step instruction on how to transpose any song to any key!

Page Count 304, Plus it Includes a CD!

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First Lessons Tenor

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First Lessons Tenor Banjo – The great sound of tenor banjo is a cornerstone of Dixieland and traditional jazz. Using classic favorites, Joe Carr teaches the basics of accompaniment, basic melody and the popular chord melody style. Chords and melody are combined to produce professional sounding solo arrangements. This book includes online audio and video. Has play-along practice tracks that speed up the learning process. Page Count 32

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The Sparrow & the Hawk - 8 Songs For 5-String Banjo

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This 48 page book presents the official banjo transcription for 8 of Mean Mary's most popular songs. These are all original songs transcribed accurately by Mean Mary and her brother Frank James. In addition to the banjo tablature, the book includes tips for each song, guitar chords, lyrics, and guitar tablature for three featured guitar/banjo duets.

A sixty minute DVD showing both live performance versions of each song and slow instructional versions is also included. Songs: Good Time Gal * I've Been Down * The Sparrow and the Hawk * Sugar Creek Mountain * Memphis Moon * Dance of the Thistledown * Joy * Sparrow Alone.

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Tenor Banjo Chord Chart

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Chart for tenor banjo which uses C,G,D,A tuning. This chart shows essential chords and secondary minor chord relationships in all 12 keys for the tenor banjo in C-G-D-A tuning. The chords shown for each root note are major, seventh, minor, diminished, and augmented, with relative minor I, IV, and V7. This chart is also applicable to the tenor mandola, which uses the same tuning. Unfolds to 17.5″ by 11.75″. 
Page Count 4
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Tenor Banjo Christmas Songbook

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Featuring 28 well-known Christmas songs arranged for tenor banjo with chord symbols for an accompaniment instrument. Book contains chord diagrams for tenor banjo and guitar.  All songs are arranged in standard notation and tablature for tenor banjo.

Page Count 32

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Ukulele Method Book 1- Plus Chord Finder

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The Hal Leonard Ukulele Method is designed for anyone just learning to play ukulele. This comprehensive and easy-to-use beginner's guide by acclaimed performer and uke master Lil' Rev includes many fun songs of different styles to learn and play. The book also includes a handy chord reference guide to more than 1,000 ukulele chords! The accompanying CD contains 46 tracks of songs for demonstration and play-along. Lessons include: types of ukuleles; tuning; music reading; melody playing; chords; strumming; scales; tremolo; notation and tab; uke history; and more!
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Easy Songs for Ukulele

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Play along with your favorite tunes from the Beatles, Elvis, Johnny Cash, Woody Guthrie, Simon & Garfunkel, and more! The songs are presented in the order of difficulty, beginning with simple rhythms and melodies and ending with chords and notes up the neck. You can also strum and sing along using the provided lyrics and ukulele chord diagrams. Songs include: I Walk the Line * Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da * Tom Dooley * We Shall Overcome * Your Cheatin' Heart * and more.
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