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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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 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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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.
Page Count 4

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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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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.
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Best of the Kruger Brothers - CD

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With the inclusion of the previously unreleased cover of the Curtis Mayfield hit "People Get Ready,″ this latest Kruger CD is an enticing compilation of songs from previous Kruger Brother's recordings.

I am admittedly an ardent Kruger fan, but for those of you who have never heard them, this is THE ONE you want to start with! Once you hear them, you will be back for more.  With traditional offerings from "Carolina Scrapbook 2″ alongside classical music from "Appalachian Concerto″ and a lovely Celtic number from "The Bridge″ and more, this is the one you want to play on that long journey home!

 

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Bluegrass Ukulele- A Jumpin' Jim's Ukulele Songbook

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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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Bob Dylan for Clawhammer Banjo Book

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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

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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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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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Clawhammer Banjo- The Basics and Beyond by David Holt

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You'll never be sorry you spent time learning the banjo. - David Holt

Want to play clawhammer banjo? Here s a nearly foolproof way to learn this popular old-time mountain style! David Holt's easy-to-follow instructions, friendly approach, and invaluable exercises will have you picking and singing in no time. David gets you started in the simplest way, with an open G chord and the loping bum-diddy right hand rhythm that's at the heart of this style. He then teaches the basic chord shapes and melody notes to six tunes, going through each of them in close-up detail: Bile Them Cabbage Down, Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Coming Round the Mountain, Old Joe Clark, Liza Jane and Cluck Old Hen.

Once you've learned how to play and sing the easy versions, David brings in the elements that give us that truly distinctive mountain sound: hammers, pull-offs, slides, double-thumbing and more. This lesson will be the gateway to playing hundreds of tunes, and will take you from being a total beginner to becoming a full-on intermediate player.

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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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Deering Clawhammer Method DVD

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Think you can't play the banjo? Think again... and if you have your banjo there with you....

You will learn to play the Clawhammer Method with ease.

Believe it or not, the clawhammer method is a style of playing that you CAN master. This simple approach is designed to make the famous clawhammer style of playing EASILY accessible to everyone! If you have ever believed that you can't make music, this DVD will change your mind and bring the magic of making music to your life. 

This lesson DVD is for beginner players with an interest in clawhammer style and hand technique. Barry Hunn takes on an easy and comfortable tour of the banjo. 

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Deering Two Finger Method DVD

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Think you can't play the banjo? Think again... and if you have your banjo there with you....

You will learn to play the banjo with just two fingers. This is a simple strumming technique using Barre guitar-style chords for the very beginning banjo player.

Believe it or not, you CAN play the banjo. This simple approach is designed to make banjo playing immediately accessible to everyone! If you have ever believed that you can't make music, this DVD will change your mind and bring the magic of making music to your life. 

This lesson DVD is for someone who has never played a musical instrument. Barry Hunn takes on an easy and comfortable tour of the banjo and teaches the easiest way to play a banjo. In fact, many people have learned to play several songs in a matter of minutes with this magical DVD.

Songs taught: You are My Sunshine, This Land is Your Land, and Tom Dooley.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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!

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

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Gibson Brothers - Help My Brother

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12 fast-paced, bluegrass style tunes by the accomplished Gibson Brothers.

Comprising of twelve songs, seven of which are Gibson Brothers originals. Four songs are contemporary originals, and one is a cover of a Jim and Jesse McReynolds classic. The Brothers' core touring band with guest vocals by Ricky Skaggs, Claire Lynch, and Alison Brown on vocal harmony and banjo. The recording, produced by Eric and Leigh is of the highest quality.  All-in-all, this CD is first class bluegrass music in every way.

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Greg Deering Maintenance Workshop DVD

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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!

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Jens Kruger Banjo Method For Beginners DVD

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Virtuoso banjo player, Jens Kruger, shares 90 minutes of fantastic banjo playing tips with you on this DVD. Jens' new approach is based on playing melody line surrounded by open drone notes. You only have to play one string at a time, finding the tune by ear as you slide up and down the fingerboard. You will learn such melodies as Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Aunt Rhody, My Grandfather's Clock, Wildwood Flower, Old Folks at Home, Shady Grove, and other favorites.

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Kruger Brothers - Appalachian Concerto

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This classical piece composed by Jens Kruger tells the story of his journey from his home in Switzerland and across the waters to the North Carolina shore. The Kruger Brothers perform the piece with a quartet of classical string players. Showing that the banjo is more than capable of holding its own in a classical setting,this composition inspires the "pilgrim" in all of us.

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Mark Johnson & Emory Lester - Acoustic Vision

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Mark Johnson and Emory Lester have long been revered as roots music "super pickers" with their own takes on traditional fiddle tunes, British Isle ballads and original compositions. Johnson, one of the finest banjo stylists in the world (Clawgrass™ Banjo), and Lester, an Internationally known mandolin master and guitar great, have combined their talents to perform as a duet.Together they deliver powerful performances that will excite any audience, touch every listener, create a memorable experience and just plain "blow your socks off"

Acoustic Vision, completes the "trilogy" of earlier critically acclaimed albums, Acoustic Campaign and Acoustic Rising. Their current album, Acoustic Vision, is released by Bangtown Records.

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Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers - Rare Bird Alert

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Renaissance man Steve Martin returns to his musical passion - bluegrass - with a new album of all original songs, backed by the Steep Canyon Rangers. Rare Bird Alert is the follow up to 2009's GRAMMY® Award-winning The Crow. Special guests, Paul McCartney and the Dixie Chicks lend their vocal talents.

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Steve Martin and Edie Brickell - Love Has Come For You

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With 13 original tunes, this CD with Steve Martin and Edie Brickell has them joining forces to present tales of today and times gone by.

Edie's deep, rich voice and talent for story-telling match Steve's flowing melodies. Add the incomparable talent of the Steep Canyon Rangers and you have a CD that is bound to become your new favorite.

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Ten Tunes For Fingerstyle Ukulele and Banjolele

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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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