The Best Banjo Book

25 Songs That Will Teach You The Banjo Basics

Author: Kelly Gordon Weeks

Publisher: Kelly's Music Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 32

View: 4594

Learn to play the banjo the fun way!The first and only play-along method for learning the banjoPlay 25 songs that will teach you the basics of clawhammer banjoEach song has an audio and video recording that helps you learn to playGood for absolute beginners and kidsLog on to kellysmusicbooks.com for more informationAuthor Kelly Weeks is a firm believer that learning to play music should involve playing along with music recordings. Playing with a beat is a student's best method of practice. It teaches the student how to play steady time as well as prepares them for playing with other musicians. Kelly plays both the clawhammer and the three finger style but he has found much greater success teaching the clawhammer style.This is not a comprehensive method for learning the banjo. It is a method to help you learn to play the basic banjo techniques with musical recordingsThe audio play-along tracks can be found at: http://kellysmusicbooks.com/media/Watch the video demo here: http://youtu.be/TD_T2TTTJw4

Bluegrass banjo

Author: Pete Wernick

Publisher: Music Sales Amer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 143

View: 8665

A complete guide to the 3-finger bluegrass styles. Basic right-hand patterns through many advanced techniques are covered. Includes 45 tablature arrangements from elementary to advanced, plus information on how to buy a banjo, playing in groups, and an annotated discography. The Banjo Newsletter says this book is "highly recommended without reservation." Songs include: Ballad of Jed Clampett * Banks of the Ohio * Devil's Dream * Little Maggie * Lonesome Road Blues * Rabbit in the Log * Six Mile Creek * Will the Circle Be Unbroken * Worried Man Blues * and many more.

Earl Scruggs and the 5-String Banjo

Revised and Enhanced Edition

Author: Earl Scruggs

Publisher: Hal Leonard

ISBN: 1476859337

Category: Music

Page: 200

View: 4190

(Banjo). The best-selling banjo method in the world! Earl Scruggs's legendary method has helped thousands of banjo players get their start. The "Revised and Enhanced Edition" features more songs, updated lessons, and many other improvements. It includes everything you need to know to start playing banjo, including: a history of the 5-string banjo, getting acquainted with the banjo, Scruggs tuners, how to read music, chords, how to read tablature, right-hand rolls and left-hand techniques, banjo tunings, exercises in picking, over 40 songs, how to build a banjo, autobiographical notes, and much more! Includes audio of Earl Scruggs playing and explaining over 60 examples!

You Can Teach Yourself Banjo

Author: JANET DAVIS

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 1609749065

Category: Music

Page: 116

View: 4144

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.

Bluegrass Banjo for the Complete Ignoramus!

Author: Wayne Erbsen

Publisher: Native Ground Books & Music

ISBN: 1883206677

Category: Music

Page: 64

View: 9897

Beginning banjo lessons have never been more fun! Written for the absolute beginner, this FUN book is guaranteed to help you learn to play bluegrass banjo (How many books come with a personal guarantee by the author?). · Teaches the plain, naked melody to 23 easy bluegrass favorites without the rolls already incorporated into the tune. · Wayne shows simple ways to embellish each melody using easy rolls. · With Wayne’s unique method, you’ll learn to think for yourself! · Learn how to play a song in different ways, rather than memorizing ONE way. · Includes a link to download 99 instructional audio tracks off our website! You WILL learn to play: Bile ‘Em Cabbage Down, Blue Ridge Mountain Blues, Columbus Stockade Blues, Down the Road, Groundhog, Little Maggie, Long Journey Home, Lynchburg Town, Man of Constant Sorrow, My Home’s Across the Blue Ridge Mountains, Nine Pound Hammer, Palms of Victory, Pass Me Not, Poor Ellen Smith, Pretty Polly, Put My Little Shoes Away, Red River Valley, Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms, Shall We Gather at the River, Wabash Cannonball, When I Lay My Burden Down, When the Saints Go Marching In.

How to Set Up the Best Sounding Banjo

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780793589982

Category: Music

Page: 69

View: 9021

(Book). This renowned author walks banjo players through masterful techniques to maximize the performance of their instrument. Step-by-step instructions cover: tone chamber fit, tailpiece angle, bridge selection, neck angle and heel fit, head adjustments, air chamber tap-tuning and resonator adjustments, string gauge selection, head selection, and much more. Each chapter provides a detailed background and analysis of the parts to be adjusted and explores the differences between archtop, flattop, tube-and-plate, and one-piece flange banjos. More than 100 photos, illustrations and charts make this technical guide easy to follow. To round out this already unique text, amplifications tips are provided by legendary banjo player extraordinaire Earl Scruggs, considered the father of bluegrass music. 80 pages, 9 x 12

Banjo For Dummies

Author: Bill Evans

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118051424

Category: Music

Page: 360

View: 1860

Complete Book of Irish & Celtic 5-String Banjo

Author: TOM HANWAY

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 1610655567

Category: Music

Page: 184

View: 9622

An important anthology of Irish and Celtic solos for the 5-string banjo featuring a comprehensive, scholarly treatise on the history, techniques, and etiquette of playing the banjo in the Celtic tradition. Includes segments on tuning, pick preferences, and tablature reading followed by 101 jigs, slides, polkas, slip jigs, reels, hornpipes, strathspeys, O'Carolan tunes, plus a special section of North American Celtic tunes. A generous collection of photos of Irish folk musicians, street scenes, and archaeological sites further enhances this fabulous book. All of the solos included here are written in 5-string banjo tablature only with a few tunes set in unusual banjo tunings. the appendices provide a sizable glossary and a wealth of information regarding soloists and groups playing Celtic music, Irish festivals, music publications, on-line computer resources, cultural organizations, and more. If you are serious about playing Celtic music on the 5-string banjo, or if you don't play the banjo but simply want to expand your knowledge of the Celtic music tradition-you owe yourself this book. the first-ever CD collection of Irish and Celtic music for 5-string banjo provides 68 lovely melodies and demonstrates revolutionary techniques for playing highly ornamented tunes and rolling back-up. Recorded in stereo with virtuosos Gabriel Donohue (steel- and nylon-string guitar and piano) and Robbie Walsh (bodhran- frame drum played with a stick), the five-string banjo is out front and plays through each melody in real-life tempo with authentic Celtic chordal and rhythmic backing. the recording features the music of all Six Celtic Nations and includes jigs, reels, hornpipes, slides, polkas, marches, country dances, larides, andros, slipjigs, strathspeys, airs and O'Carolan tunes. 35 songs in the book are not on the CD.

Complete Tenor Banjo Method

Author: MEL BAY

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 1609749146

Category: Music

Page: 105

View: 2645

The finest tenor banjo method available, this text represents Mel Bay's ownapproach to fundamental musicianship for those desiring to play tenor banjo. This book is the standard by which others are judged. Easy-to-understand and thorough in its approach, this method addresses both melody playing and chord strumming. Through numerous studies, folk songs and several duets, students are systematically introduced to the various notes and positions on the tenor banjo fretboard. Photos of the fretboard fingertips aid in learning the proper hand positions. Once in two volumes, this method is now presented it its entirety in thissingle comprehensive edition. In notation only. Tuned for Mandola

Bluegrass Jamming on Banjo

Tips, Tunes, and Techniques

Author: Wayne Erbsen

Publisher: Native Ground Music

ISBN: 9781883206659

Category: Banjo

Page: 112

View: 5543

Bluegrass Jamming on Banjo teaches the tips, tools, tricks and tunes to jam in bluegrass style. Its simple and fun method shows you how to play and improvise on 31 bluegrass jam standards, what to do at your first jam and how to make the tunes your own. You'll learn to make up your own licks and fills while you march fearlessly into your first jam with your banjo blazing away (well almost). This FUN book is fully illustrated with almost 200 vintage photos, 112 pages, spiral binding, 9 x 12." Includes an audio instructional CD with a whopping 197 MP3 tracks to play on your computer.

The Banjo Encyclopedia

Author: ROSS NICKERSON

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 1610657659

Category: Music

Page: 241

View: 9541

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

Banjo for Beginners

An Easy Beginning Method

Author: Tony Trischka

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780739037331

Category: Music

Page: 48

View: 7468

Teaches basic technique for playing the banjo including how to read music and playing bluegrass classics.

Bach for the Banjo

Author: JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 1610650093

Category: Music

Page: 72

View: 4338

Bach for the Banjo is a collection of some of Bach's best-known pieces transcribed for the five-string banjo. Several pieces appear in tablature for banjo with a second part for guitar: Inventions 1, 8, 13, and 14; March; Minuet in G; Polonaise in G minor; Minuet in G minor; and Musette. Others appear in notation and tablature for solo banjo: Prelude from Partita No.III for Solo Violin; Bouree II from Suite IV for Solo Cello; Menuets I & II from Suite II for Solo Cello; Courante from Suite I for Solo Cello; Gavotte en Rondeau from Partita No.III for Solo Violin; and Prelude from Suite I for Solo Cello. Finally, Bauerntanz is offered as a banjo duet in tablature only. These transcriptions are taken from the recordings the Classical Banjo and Bach on the Banjo which take Bach's classic pieces to new heights.

Banjo

Author: Jack Curtis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 7124

The Best Banjo Book

25 Songs That Will Teach You The Banjo Basics

Author: Kelly Gordon Weeks

Publisher: Kelly's Music Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 32

View: 413

Learn to play the banjo the fun way!The first and only play-along method for learning the banjoPlay 25 songs that will teach you the basics of clawhammer banjoEach song has an audio and video recording that helps you learn to playGood for absolute beginners and kidsLog on to kellysmusicbooks.com for more informationAuthor Kelly Weeks is a firm believer that learning to play music should involve playing along with music recordings. Playing with a beat is a student's best method of practice. It teaches the student how to play steady time as well as prepares them for playing with other musicians. Kelly plays both the clawhammer and the three finger style but he has found much greater success teaching the clawhammer style.This is not a comprehensive method for learning the banjo. It is a method to help you learn to play the basic banjo techniques with musical recordingsThe audio play-along tracks can be found at: http://kellysmusicbooks.com/media/Watch the video demo here: http://youtu.be/TD_T2TTTJw4

Back-Up Banjo

Author: JANET DAVIS

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 161065871X

Category: Music

Page: 240

View: 3162

With its wealth of information on how technique can be tastefully applied, Back-Up Banjo is the definitive book on the subject of banjo accompaniment. Since a banjo player in a band plays accompaniment at least 75% of the time, it is extremely important to master playing in this style. Janet Davis offers specific suggestions for accompanying a vocalist or instrumentalist in a variety of styles- and then provides musical examples illustrating her points. Janet breaks her concepts down into their basic components, making them crystal clear in lay terms. the various back-up techniques are separated into categories determined by song tempo, by lead instrument being accompanied, and by the area of the fingerboard in which the chords are being played. In notation and tablature.This set includes a companion 2-CD set which demonstrates the examples in the book.

Disney Songs for Banjo

Author: Hal Leonard Corp.

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1476818169

Category: Music

Page: 88

View: 2665

(Banjo). A fun collection of 25 Disney favorites arranged for 5-string banjo, including: Baby Mine * The Ballad of Davy Crockett * The Bare Necessities * Be Our Guest * Beauty and the Beast * Bella Notte (This Is the Night) * Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo (The Magic Song) * Chim Chim Cher-ee * Colors of the Wind * Cruella De Vil * Give a Little Whistle * Heigh-Ho * I Just Can't Wait to Be King * It's a Small World * Mickey Mouse March * A Spoonful of Sugar * Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious * Under the Sea * When You Wish upon a Star * Whistle While You Work * Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? * Winnie the Pooh * You'll Be in My Heart * You've Got a Friend in Me * Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah.

Dear Banjo

Author: Sasha Wasley

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1743772327

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8916

They were best friends who were never meant to fall in love - but for one of them, it was already way too late. Willow 'Banjo' Paterson and Tom Forrest were raised on neighbouring cattle stations in the heart of the Kimberley. As young adults, sharing the same life dreams, something came between them that Willow cannot forget. Now ten years have passed since she's even spoken to Tom. When her father falls ill, Willow is called home to take over the running of the family property, Paterson Downs. Her vision for a sustainable, organic cattle station is proving hard to achieve. She needs Tom's help, but is it too late, and all too complicated, to make amends? Tom's heartfelt, decade-old letters remain unopened and unmentioned between them, and Willow must find the courage to finally read them. Their tattered pages reveal a love story like no other - and one you'll never forget. Dear Banjo is a wildly romantic and utterly captivating story about first love and second chances from an exciting new Australian author.

Bluegrass Banjo Basics

Author: Dennis Capplinger

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780769285443

Category: Music

Page: 72

View: 8053

Beginning with basic left- and right-hand techniques, Dennis Caplinger guides you through developing great backup parts and playing all over the neck. You'll learn the classic Scruggs style of picking along with the "melodic style." Plus you'll study over 20 classic bluegrass standards, and you'll learn how to play them in several different styles. All books in the Ultimate Beginner Bluegrass Basics series are fully correlated to work together. This is the ideal method for the family that wants to play music together!

Clawhammer Banjo from Scratch

Author: DAN LEVENSON

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 1610658558

Category: Music

Page: 128

View: 9641

Southern Appalachian native Dan Levenson and Mel Bay Publications present Clawhammer Banjo from Scratch - A Guide for the Claw-less! This book teaches clawhammer banjo the way we play, not the way others say. It really begins as though you really have NO knowledge of how to play the five string banjo clawhammer style. Based on Dan's innovative Meet the Banjo program (where Dan brings 15 banjos and teaches players who may have never held a banjo), this book assumes no prior experience. Beginning at the beginning, 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. Even the strum is broken down into the steps of the finger and thumb. You are guided through the chords, the scale and then the individual notes of each of 12 jam session favorite tunes from scratch. Includes 2 reference CD's with all exercises, tunes (slow and up to speed), and a fiddle version of each tune.