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Bob Dylan for Clawhammer Banjo Book

$14.99

14 Dylan classics arranged specifically for clawhammer-style 5-string banjo, including: All Along the Watchtower • Blowin' in the Wind • Don't Think Twice, It's All Right • Hurricane • It Ain't Me Babe • Knockin' on Heaven's Door • Lay Lady Lay • Like a Rolling Stone • Mr. Tambourine Man • Positively 4th Street • Shelter from the Storm • Tangled up in Blue • The Times They Are A-Changin' • You Ain't Goin' Nowhere.
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Classical Themes For Banjo Book

$9.99

The Classical Themes for Banjo Book is a new and breaks out of the bluegrass mode.  It expands your horizons with this collection of 20 famous classical melodies arranged for three-finger style 5-string banjo. Each piece is written in banjo tab and includes rhythm notation, chord symbols and right hand fingerings. Works include: Air on the G String (Bach) • Ave Maria (Schubert) • Ave Maria (Gounod) • Canon in D (Pachelbel) • Für Elise (Beethoven) • In the Hall of the Mountain King (Grieg) • Ode to Joy (Beethoven) • Pomp and Circumstance (Elgar) • Spring (Vivaldi) • Theme from Swan Lake (Tchaikovsky) • and more!

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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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The Complete 5-String Banjo Player Book

$34.95

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

$9.99

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

$6.99

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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Banjo Chord Chart

$5.99

A quick-reference guide to bluegrass G-tuning banjo chords, plus a fingerboard diagram showing the location of the notes on the banjo fingerboard.
Page Count 4

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Banjo Aerobics Book

$19.99

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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Folk Banjo Method For 5-String Banjo

$14.99

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!

Audio access for this book requires the internet and makes this book an even more valuable tool!

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Clawhammer Cookbook: Tools, Techniques & Recipes for Playing Clawhammer Banjo (Book and CD)

$19.99

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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First Lessons Banjo

$16.99

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

$12.95

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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Banjo Picking Pattern Chart

$9.99

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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First Lessons Clawhammer

$9.99

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!

$19.99

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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First Lessons Tenor

$14.99

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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Tenor Banjo Chord Chart

$4.99

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

$28.95

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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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Dueling Banjos Book

$3.99

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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Deering 5-String Learning Package

$15.95

Our new tailored instruction packages will help you play better and set up your Deering banjo perfectly! Pick the skill level that fits you best.  Each package includes a highly recommended 5- string banjo book and our Greg Deering Maintenance DVD. 

Package comes with:

  • Book tailored to your skill level, Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced
  • Greg Deering Maintinence Workshop DVD- Ever wonder how to properly set a banjo up for the best sound and playability? Greg Deering personally teaches all about banjo adjustments and set up. He takes the banjo completely apart and puts the banjo back together again before your very eyes in this enlightening DVD. It's a must for every player!

The Deering Learning Package comes in 3 styles: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advancing Playing 

Beginner Player Package Includes

  • Easy Banjo Solos Book-  This book is filled with well loved classic tunes for not only beginners but seasoned hobbyists.  Standards like "Amazing Grace" and "Duelin' Banjos" head 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. A $16.99 Value.

Intermediate Player Package Includes

  • The Complete 5-String Banjo Player Book-Tony Trischka is a world-renowned banjo player and teacher.  The Complete 5-String Bluegrass Banjo Player is a clear  and complete instruction book 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. A $39.95 Value.
  • Written by Tony Trischka 

Advanced Player Package Incudes

  • Bach for Banjo- 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. A $9.99 Value

 

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    Ukulele Method Book 1- Plus Chord Finder

    $15.99

    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

    $14.99

    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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    Bluegrass Ukulele- A Jumpin' Jim's Ukulele Songbook

    $24.95

    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.
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    Ten Tunes For Fingerstyle Ukulele and Banjolele

    $16.98

    Filled with wonderful historical notes and ten classic ukulele tunes in both C6 (g, c, e, a; low 4th string) and D6 (a, d, f,#, b; low 4th string) tuning, this new book/CD set by Kevin Birkbeck is for those who want to challenge their banjo ukulele skills. Songs include: Be Thou My Vision, Romance, Austrian Hymm, Theme for Abdelazer, Nearer My God to Thee, On the Sound, Greensleeves, Finlandia, The Way Home, and Happy Tune.

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