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Melodic Banjo

Author : Tony Trischka
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Tony Trischka presents his groundbreaking guide to the melodic (chromatic) Banjo style, made famous by the great Bill Keith. The technique allows the Banjo player to create complex note-for-note renditions of Bluegrass fiddle tunes, as well as ornamenting solos with melodic fragments and motives. Along with a full step-by-step guide to developing the skills of the melodic style, this book also featuresBill Keith's personal explanation of how he developed his formidable technique, in his own words and music.37 tunes in tablature, including a section of fiddle tunes.Interviews with the stars of te melodic style including Bobby Thompson, Eric Weissberg, Ben Eldridge and Alan Munde.

School of Banjo Bluegrass Melodic Style

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The melodic style is a beautiful three finger picking style which can be traced to the early 1900's and became a fully accepted style for playing the five-string banjo in the 1960's, and is today an integral part of the three-finger style of many banjo players at all playing levels. Plus, the songs arranged in this style are easy and fun to learn. Although the melodic style may sound impossible with all of those notes coming from it, surprisingly you will find that it is not that difficult to learn and no previous musical knowledge is needed. This course covers the melodic style from the very basics of this picking style to the advanced techniques and provides many fun to play and well-known songs arranged in the three-finger melodic style for upper level beginning players through advanced level players.

Banjo For Dummies

Author : Bill Evans
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Start from scratch on the five-string banjo Learn how to make your right and left hands work together Explore bluegrass and old-time banjo styles Join the banjo revolution! Thanks to its prevalence in folk and bluegrass, the banjo is almost the very essence of Americana. And now a new generation of musicians from the country, pop, and jazz worlds have made the sound of the banjo new again. This book is for anyone who wants to pay their respects to tradition as well as those who want to create the next chart-topper ... or both! Packed with the essentials you need to know—from top techniques to choosing the right instrument—you'll learn, and be able to show off, just why the banjo is never out of style! Inside... Tackle the basics with chords and simple picking patterns Explore historic, traditional, and modern styles Get connected with the banjo world Go beyond the book with online lessons

The Banjo Encyclopedia

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The Banjo Encyclopedia is a comprehensive, in-depth banjo instructional tool that covers the many intricacies of bluegrass banjo playing, including numerous topics that may have been overlooked in banjo instruction to date. The Banjo Encyclopedia can take a student from the beginning, to intermediate, and right through to more advanced styles of banjo playing. Ross Nickerson uses his many years of experience helping hundreds of aspiring banjo pickers by offering the banjo student an opportunity to learn in a practical, straightforward manner. This wide-ranging banjo instructional book will focus on many techniques that will help every aspect of a banjo player's musicianship while simplifying many subjects in the learning process. The downloadable audio with 99-track recording will enable the student to learn easily by hearing author Ross Nickerson demonstrate each song, and perform many of the banjo licks and phrases included in the book slow, and up to tempo. The audio download available online includes anadvanced song section with a full bluegrass band accompanying Ross along with additional intermediate songs for the student to learn. The Banjo Encyclopedia is undoubtedly one of the most complete five-string banjo books on the market today and a must for every banjo player's collection. Includes access to onlineaudio

Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies

Author : William J. Evans
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Pick and roll your way through bluegrass banjo basics The banjo nearly defines the bluegrass sound, and you’ll be playing your own favorite tunes—or maybe writing some new ones—with the help of this book. Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies is the place to start if you’re ready to start learning banjo or upgrade your skills to play in the bluegrass style. Written by an expert musician and educator, this book makes it easy to start plucking your 5-string banjo using common bluegrass techniques. You’ll also have access to over 100 online audio files, and 35 video lessons, so you can see and hear the techniques in practice. This book serves as your first step to becoming a bluegrass banjo player, even if you’re completely new to playing musical instruments. Choose the right banjo, pick up the basics, learn classic banjo licks, and more—the easy way. Learn how to read banjo tablature and perform on a five-string banjo Get insight on playing as part of a bluegrass combo band Practice with classic bluegrass tunes and banjo licks Create banjo solos that will wow your audiences This friendly For Dummies guide is great for fledgling banjo players interested in the bluegrass style. Whether or not you already play another instrument, you’ll pick up the banjo basics you can show off at your next local bluegrass festival.

Hot Licks for Bluegrass Banjo

Author : Tony Trischka
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Over 650 bluegrass, blues and jazz licks in Scruggs, single-string and melodic style. Use licks to create solos and play back up and expand your musical understanding and knowledge of the fingerboard.

Banjo Workshop

Author : Mike Bailey
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Banjo Workshop was written with four important areas of the 5-string banjo technical and artistic development in mind: picking technique, personal style, creativity, and awareness of the instrument's key and tuning potential. Picking technique-Studies in Section 1 will equip you to dissolve the inhibiting notion that some songs are unplayable on the 5-string banjo. Any song is playable if the necessary technique has been learned and developed to accommodate it. Personal style-In Section 2 you will first explore several popular 3-finger sub-styles, seeing how each evolved and how they are all often intermixed within a given performer's own personal style. Through subsequent examples you will be made aware of style potential and the artistic necessity of developing your own personal style. Creativity-Through style development and improvisational skills taught in Section 3 you will begin to think and perform less like a mechanical follower and more like an artistic ground breaker. You will learn to modify arrangements; further, you will learn to create your own arrangements. Exploration of Non-G Keys and Tunings-In Section 4 you will find that playing in keys and tunings other than G are no less fun and no more difficult than playing the familiar G (bluegrass) tuning. Six non-G tunings will be explored, involving ten solos, including major, minor and modal tunings. The overall effort is to make you aware that you don't have to be a technical whiz nor a speed king in order to be a musical artist. If you can add something new and different, something enjoyable to listen to, you are an artist even if you are not yet an "advanced-level" player.

Bluegrass Banjo from All Sides

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Bluegrass Banjo from All Sides focuses on fifteen common jam session tunes,offering many different arrangements for each tune. The arrangements are presented in varying levels of difficulty. The reader will work through standardmelody and harmony arrangements, playing backup in a bluegrass setting, playing backup behind fiddlers, and even two-banjo harmony. Further, the tunes offer a catalog of banjo techniques that can be applied to one's overall banjo approach and licks to be absorbed into one's vocabulary. Altogether this book demonstrates the stylistic versatility of three-finger banjo, as well as its identity and character. The book comes with accompanying online audio

Banjo Styles

Author : Larry Sandberg
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First lessons, bluegrass, clawhammer, melodic and old-time styles - this book contains instructions on playing them all. There are also tunes to play in the various styles.

Old Time Christmas Banjo Songbook

Author : Hal Leonard Corp.
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(Banjo Play Along). 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 included demo audio track to hear how the banjo should sound, and then play along with the separate backing tracks. Each Banjo Play-Along pack features eight cream of the crop songs. This volume includes: Away in a Manger * Hark! the Herald Angels Sing * Jingle Bells * Joy to the World * O Holy Night * O Little Town of Bethlehem * Silent Night * We Wish You a Merry Christmas.