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Ralph Stanley Style Banjo

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Ralph Stanley Style Banjo: Bluegrass pioneer Ralph Stanley came to national attention with the soundtrack to the movie O Brother Where Art Thou. So naturally we teach “Man of Constant Sorrow” (in the movie key and in a more jam-friendly key). But Ralph’s other tunes have long been considered bluegrass classics. His banjo playing is basically the Scruggs style with a bit of a different flavor. (But don’t tell Ralph we said that!)

The three instrumentals - “Little Maggie,” “Clinch Mountain Backstep,” and “Daybreak In Dixie” - "will be welcome in almost any intermediate jam session. But you might have to look for someone who is deep into the Stanley Brothers catalog to find a singer for “Riding On That Midnight Train” and “How Mountain Girls Can Love.” The banjo breaks, however, are jam friendly and easy to improvise if you don’t know Ralph’s version. (Of course you could learn to sing these superb songs yourself and help keep the Stanley sound alive!) Excellent idea! No Tab.

Man of Constant Sorrow, Clinch Mountain Backstep, Little Maggie, Daybreak In Dixie, Ridin' On That Midnight Train, and How Mountain Girls Can Love.

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Jam Session Standards

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Jam Session Standards: Not a beginner but want to check out learning by ear? Start here! All songs explained note-by-note. Also great for Murphy Method students who have completed the Big Three (Beginning Banjo Vol. 1 and 2 and Misfits) and are ready to move on to something slightly harder. And finally, a way to answer all those requests for “Rocky Top”! These songs are considered bluegrass standards almost everywhere. No Tab.

Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms, Salty Dog, Mountain Dew, Dueling Banjos, Rocky Top.

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New Beginning Banjo 3 (High Definition)

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New Beginning Banjo 3 (High Definition): Learn to play higher on the neck. Learn some new chords. Tackle some bluegrass classics. Yes, the tunes are harder but you are ready for them! Go for it!

Foggy Mountain Breakdown (high break), Old Joe Clark, Lonesome Road Blues, Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms, Salt Creek.

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More Advanced Earl: The Tuner Songs

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More Advanced Earl - The Tuner Songs: So, we were talking about Earl Scruggs earlier. (Pun intended!) Some of the greatest tunes Earl gave us were the ones that feature the use of special D-tuners, sometimes called Scruggs tuners or Keith tuners. Your family and friends will be open-mouthed as they watch you de-tune your banjo and re-tune it right in the middle of the song! (Don’t tell them about the special tuners. Unless they paid for them!) We will show you step-by-step how to use these amazing tuning pegs.

If you don't have these special tuners (and you’re waiting for your birthday to roll around), we can still teach you how to play “Earl's Breakdown” and “Randy Lynn Rag” without the tuners. “Reuben,” which is in D tuning, does not require special tuners. We’ll show you how to retune the banjo for this one. Again, these classics are not just for Scruggs devotees. They are for anyone who is looking a greater adventure on the banjo. No Tab.

Earl's Breakdown, Flint Hill Special, Reuben, and Randy Lynn Rag. (2 hours)

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Early American Classics For Banjo

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Here is the Forgotten Heritage: Great Banjo Music! Discover the birth of the American fingerstyle banjo in this collection of 28 of the finest tunes culled from banjo publications between 1860 and 1887. Learn amazing banjo music by some of the early leading players, James Buckley, Albert Baur, and the great Frank B. Converse, the greatest virtuoso of his day. From folk-style dances to parlor dances such as the Polka, Mazurka and Schottische, to advanced Romantic-period classical-style solos. Can be played on modern banjos or period-style instruments. The audio recording by Rob MacKillop features a gut-strung banjo, and is played with the flesh of the fingertips, in the old American tuning. For modern instrument players, Rob has provided TAB and a Standard Notation stave at modern banjo pitch. Clawhammer players will find many of the pieces in the book suitable for their technique, and bluegrass/fingerstyle players will be able to play all the pieces. Rob MacKillop provides a fascinating introductory essay, placing the music in its historical context, while his audio of performances can be viewed as a stand-alone recording by a leading player in the revival of this great American banjo heritage. Includes access to online audio.

Book + Online Audio $19.99

James Buckley
Jig from French Quadrilles
Buckley’s Jig
Waltz with Variations
Wild Flower Mazurka
Leavit’s Polka
James Buckley’s Fancy Solo
One String Waltz
Albert Baur
Electric Light Reel
Twisted Rope Jig
“Too Utterly Too” Clog Dance
Minstrel Stage Reel
Nobody Knows Reel
Lively Twins Reel
Jumping Jacks Reel
Frank B. Converse
Blue Bell of Scotland
The Pequot Galop
Gumbo Reel
The Picnic Reel
The Starlight Mazurka
The Starlight Polka
Leaning on the Garden Gate
La España Waltz
The Dell Schottische
Boquet Mazurka
Minor March
The Dream Mazurka
Essence of Old Virginny

Half-Price DVD Of The Month: Easy Songs For Banjo

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Easy Songs for Banjo - So now you're wanting to venture past the basic banjo tunes. You want to learn the more popular, well-known songs. People are asking if you can play “that song from the Beverly Hillbillies.” Now you can! These arrangements make it easy. They also introduce you to some important new chords: A, B, and E. Singing and chording included.

Old Home Place, Nine Pound Hammer, Salty Dog, Ballad of Jed Clampett, Amazing Grace, and a high break to the standard bluegrass G-C-D-G chord progression (used in Blue Ridge Cabin Home)

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On Sale This Month for $14.98


Clawhammer Banjo Volume 2

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Clawhammer Banjo Volume 2: So, you made it through Clawhammer Volume 1 and you’re looking for more action! Rounder Records artist Lynn Morris comes through again with brilliant teaching as she introduces the intricate double-thumbing technique. These slightly harder arrangements are still learnable by new players with Lynn’s careful note-by-note instruction. No Tab.

Old Molly Hare, Lonesome Indian (traditional melody to Little Black Pony), Soldier's Joy, Yellow Rose of Texas, Turkey in the Straw. (1 hour, 45 minutes)

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Learning To Hear Chord Changes

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Learning to Hear Chord Changes: Feeling frustrated with your chording? Don’t despair! We can help! We can teach you to hear chord changes. By starting simply with familiar, two-chord songs you can develop your own ear and learn how to hear when the chords change. Later we move to familiar songs with three chords, and then on to songs with “different” chords like F and A. We sing each song and demonstrate the chords on banjo, mandolin, and fiddle. A must for anyone who thinks learning to hear chord changes is a complete mystery. For all instruments.

Skip To My Lou, Polly Wolly Doodle, Go Tell Aunt Rhody, You Are My Sunshine, Lonesome Road Blues, Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Worried Man, This Land Is Your Land, Old Slewfoot, My Gal's A Corker, Jingle Bells, Little Maggie. (1 hour, 53 minutes)

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D'Addario Banjo Strings From JustStrings.com

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We have complete sets for all styles of banjo, from tenor and plectrum to 5-string.

Deering 5-String & Tenor Banjo Strings From JustStrings.com

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11 different sets for 5-string or tenor banjo, from Deering.

Tim Weed - Milagros

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MILAGROS is a collection of classical compositions written for the 5-string banjo. This entirely original music is performed masterfully, with baroque, romantic, chromatic, modern, Spanish, and exotic influences and exploits the unique capabilities and stretches the boundaries of the instrument. At once contemporary and classic, this music is bursting with fresh melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic ideas.

The audiophile recording magically captures the rich, warm tone and takes you on an emotional journey into the private world of this 5-string banjo virtuoso.

"Milagros is a fascinating, wonderful CD, we love it!" - Bob Boilen, NPR

Total Time: 51:20

Morro Glen
Hymn To Gila
Granada Vox
Lonesome Shack
Concerto In E Flat
Colloquium: Dark & Light

Tim Weed - Banjo & Sevan (On Haiku)

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Calton Banjo Deluxe Case

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Contact Bob or Alvin at Morgan Music for additional information.

Blackberry Blossom And Other Banjo Favorites

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Blackberry Blossom and Other Banjo Favorites (formerly titled Melodic Banjo): Fiddle tunes, fiddle tunes, fiddle tunes. If you keep playing long enough, you’re going to need to learn to play some fiddle tunes on the banjo. Maybe you’re already there. They are still easier to learn when we explain them note by note. And they’ll stick with you. And almost everyone, it seems, wants to learn to play “Blackberry Blossom.” Might as well learn Casey’s solid, playable version. Don’t forget, you’ll need some playing experience to handle this one. No Tab.

Blackberry Blossom, Turkey In The Straw, Big Panther Creek Waltz, Katy Hill, and Roanoke. (1 hour 48 minutes)

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The Art Of The Mountain Banjo

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A complete survey of traditional banjo styles complete with tunings, playing tips, and the author's deft drawings. Progresses from easy tunes for the beginner to more difficult pieces. The styles include up-picking or Pete Seeger's basic strum; two-finger picking; three-finger picking; and what had variously been called frailing, clawhammer, knocking, rapping, overhand, fram-style, flayin' hand, and other Appalachian names, here called down-picking. Audio download available online.

eBook+Online Audio $14.99
Book+Online Audio $19.99

Black-Eyed Susie (1:27)
Buck Creek Girls {Medley} (On Cd)
Charming Molly Brannigan {G Medley} (Not On Cd)
Cottage In The Grove (1:13)
Country Blues (3:45) Dock Boggs
Don't Let Your Deal Go Down (Medley) (On Cd)
Dry And Dusty (Not On Cd)
Goin' 'Cross The Sea (Not On Cd)
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Got A Little Home To Go To (Not On Cd)
Grey Eagle (Not On Cd) Pete Steele
Grub Springs (Not On Cd)
Had A Little Fight In Mexico (Not On Cd)
Harlan County Farewell Tune {Medley} (On Cd)
Hell On The Wabash {G Medley} (On Cd)
In The Pines (1:54)
John Brown's Dream (1:12)
John Henry (Not On Cd)
Kicking Mule (2:51)
Liberty (Not On Cd)
Little Birdie (1:49)
Make Me A Pallet (Not On Cd)
Mississippi Sawyer {D Medley} (On Cd)
Muskrat (Not On Cd)
Old Joe Clark (2:06)
Old Molly Hare {D Medley} (On Cd)
Old Ruben (Not On Cd)
Rise When The Rooster Crows (2:18)
Rocky Island (1:15)
Sally Goodin (Not On Cd)
Sandy River (1:24) Oscar Wright
Seneca Square Dance {G Medley} (On Cd)
Smoky Mountain Cass Moore's Tune (Not On Cd) J.T. Adams
Soldier's Joy {D Medley} (On Cd)
Spanish Fandango (Medley) (On Cd)
Stony Point {Medley} (On Cd)
Sweet Nora Lee (1:31) J.T. Adams
Teetotaler's Fancy {G Medley} (Not On Cd)
Tennessee Line Hard Times (1:26)
Texas Rangers (Not On Cd)
The Arkansas Traveler (1:31)
The Green Beds (3:12)
Turkey In The Straw (Not On Cd)
Waterbound (Not On Cd)

First Lessons Clawhammer Banjo By Dan Levinson

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First Lessons Clawhammer Banjo is an ideal book for beginners and banjo players interested in learning the clawhammer style. The book explains the basics of reading tablature, right hand technique, and other elements unique to clawhammer banjo. Included are classic songs such as Little Brown Jug, Cripple Creek, Old Joe Clark, Policeman, and much more. Includes access to online audio.


Introduction; Notes about the Banjo
Parts of your banjo
Reading Tablature
Holding your banjo
Tuning your banjo
The basic stroke - double thumb
Timing and Keeping Time with the metronome
Row, Row, Row Your Boat-I
Chords and Fretting the notes
Chords Key of G
Chord changing exercise-Key of G
Row, Row, Row Your Boat-II
Little Brown Jug
Cripple Creek
Let's Find Us Some Single Notes
Finger to Individual Strings
G Scale
Mountain Dew
A Basic Rhythm-Pick/Strum/Thumb
Free Little Bird
Walking in My Sleep
The Capo and other keys
The VII Chord
Old Joe Clark-II
Hammer-ons, Pull-offs and Slides
Drop thumb
Grub Springs
Introducing the Galax lick
Breakin' Up Christmas
June Apple
Key of D
Chords Key of D; Chord changing exercise-Key of D
Drop thumb chord exercise; D Scales
Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss
Walking in The Parlor
Ducks on The Millpond
Modal tuning
Shady Grove
Other Products from Dan Levenson
About Dan

New Beginning Banjo 2 (High Definition)

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NEW Beginning Banjo 2 (High Definition): Still keeping it easy. Familiar songs make it fun. Lots of exciting new licks. Plenty of familiar licks. More easy improv. We’re already teaching you to jam. Chords, ending licks. Some of the most important banjo licks ever are taught here. Don’t skip this one!

Foggy Mountain Breakdown, I Saw the Light, Bury Me Beneath the Willow, Do Lord, John Hardy.

DVD or Download. No Tab!



Banjo Method (Book + Online Audio)

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This book, written for those with no prior musical experience, is the definitive text for learning C-tuning concert, or classic-style 5-string banjo. Written by the late Frank Bradbury, Banjo Method provides a thorough grounding in music theory and note reading, along with a complete presentation of Mr. Bradbury's unique 5-string concert banjo technique and outstanding solo and duet arrangements by various artists. The technique described here is radically different from that found in other books about the 5-string banjo, and no tablature is used. No plastic or metal picks are used on the right-hand fingers, nor are the fingernails used, but rather the bare fingertips. The hand positions recommended by Mr. Bradbury are not unlike those of a classical guitarist. All in all, this is an uncommon, but valid approach to solo banjo technique. Includes access to online audio of select pieces and exercises featuring Rob MacKillop.


A Banjo Mosaic Lansing, arr. Bradbury
After The Ball
Alabama Moon
Ballad In Eb Hunter, arr: Bradbury
Banjo Jubilee
Belle Of The Ozarks
Brahms Waltz, Op.39 - No. 15 Frank Bradbury
California Gregory
Dance Morisco Bacon, arr: Bradbury
Hilo, Hawaiian Quickstep
Home On The Range
In Old Vienna
Kentucky Medley
Mountain Polka
Norwegian Folk Dance
Old Kentucky Home
Old Virginia
Pajama Dance
Sidewalks Of New York
Susan's Waltz
The Banjo Caprice
The Caissons Go Rolling Along
The Cotton Club
The Daily Double
The Gauchos Galopade
The Golden Slippers
The Happy Farmer Schumann
The Marines Hymn
The Merry Campers
The Sailors Refrain
The Spanish Fandango
The Yankee Clipper Lansing, arr. Bradbury

New Beginning Banjo 1 (High Definition)

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NEW Beginning Banjo 1 (High Definition): Start playing right away! Easy songs, clear explanations. Covers all the basics. Songs build on each other. Lays a solid foundation for moving on to harder songs. Includes chords, ending licks, and beginning improvisation. Designed to have you playing with friends as fast as possible.

Banjo in The Hollow, Boil Them Cabbage Down, Cripple Creek, Cumberland Gap, Blue Ridge Cabin Home

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Banjo Backup For Fiddle Tunes

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Banjo Backup for Fiddle Tunes: Playing backup to a fiddle is one of the “funnest” things a banjo player can do! No pressure--you just hang around in the background doing simple roll patterns. But what rolls do you use? Casey and Murphy tell you (and show you) all about it in this brand new DVD. Did you know you could back up "Sally Goodwin" with just two licks? Sure you can! Of course, you can make it harder and they show you that, too. With these newly acquired skills--plus a few other licks--you are ready to back up "Turkey in the Straw", "Old Joe Clark", and "Leather Britches".

Fiddle champ Megan Lynch plays the fiddle parts and is now the Queen of Playing the Fiddle Slowly! She also joins Casey and Murphy for some up-tempo playing as they demonstrate the skills taught here on a variety of tunes including "Cherokee Shuffle" and "Sugar in the Gourd". Bonus footage includes Murphy and the Fabulous Fletcher Bright ripping through some amazing banjo and fiddle tunes as only two seasoned performers (and close friends) can. As always, everything is explained note-by-note and played v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y. No guesswork! No Tab.

Sally Goodwin, Turkey in the Straw, Old Joe Clark, Leather Britches, and more, including bonus footage with Fletcher Bright. (99-minutes)

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Banjo Strings From JustStrings.com

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A staple instrument in bluegrass, folk and country music, the banjo is a versatile stringed instrument that has evolved over the years into various forms. Whether it’s a 4-string, 5-string, 6-string or tenor banjo, the instrument originated in the American south during the 1800’s. We carry an extensive collection of banjo strings available in phosphor bronze, nickel or stainless steel. Manufactured by the most trusted names in banjo strings in the world, our banjo strings ensure your instrument produces the crisp, brilliant sound associated with the banjo. The tuning of the banjo differs depending on the type of instrument you have and the style of music you are playing. The most common in the United States today is the 5-string banjo, usually tuned G-D-G-B-D. The 4-string plectrum banjo is typically tuned in a C-G-B-D with a scale length of 26 to 28”. The 4-string tenor’s short scale length with 17 frets is most often tuned C-G-D-A. The 6-string banjo, sometimes referred to as a banjitar, is tuned in a standard guitar tuning. The type of banjo string you need for your ideal sound will depend on the brightness of your instrument. For example, stainless steel strings provide a brighter, more cutting tone than phosphor bronze strings, which are warmer sounding. JustStrings.com has just the banjo strings you are looking for at a great price and with our excellent customer service.

New Beginning Banjo DVDs

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Our New Beginning Banjo DVDs have been updated, expanded, and re-recorded in High Definition (HD)! We now offer three volumes of Beginning Banjo DVDs. Each song now includes the vamp chords and an ending lick. Taught by Murphy Henry with son Chris Henry on guitar. All songs are taught by ear and there is no tablature or written music.

The best possible way to learn to play the banjo!

Package Includes:
New Beginning Banjo 1 (Banjo in The Hollow, Boil Them Cabbage Down, Cripple Creek, Cumberland Gap, Blue Ridge Cabin Home)

New Beginning Banjo 2 (Foggy Mountain Breakdown, I Saw the Light, Bury Me Beneath the Willow, Do Lord, John Hardy.)

New Beginning Banjo 3 (Foggy Mountain Breakdown (high break), Old Joe Clark, Lonesome Road Blues, Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms, Salt Creek.)

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Pretty Good For A Girl: Women In Bluegrass

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Pretty Good For A Girl: Women In Bluegrass. The first book devoted entirely to women in bluegrass, Pretty Good for a Girl documents the lives of more than seventy women whose vibrant contributions to the development of bluegrass have been, for the most part, overlooked.

Accessibly written and organized by decade, the book begins with Sally Ann Forrester, who played accordion and sang with Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys from 1943 to 1946, and continues into the present with artists such as Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent, and the Dixie Chicks. Drawing from extensive interviews, well-known banjoist Murphy Hicks Henry gives voice to women performers and innovators throughout bluegrass's history, including such pioneers as Bessie Lee Mauldin, Wilma Lee Cooper, and Roni and Donna Stoneman; family bands including the Lewises, Whites, and McLains; and later pathbreaking performers such as the Buffalo Gals and other all-girl bands, Laurie Lewis, Lynn Morris, Missy Raines, and many others.

Here is the blog that Murphy wrote about the book.

Thanks for your interest in Pretty Good for a Girl. We are happy for you to order it from Amazon or from your favorite bookseller. Amazon also offers it on Kindle. (We love Amazon, but can't compete with them price-wise!)

Clawhammer Banjo Tunes, Tips & Jamming (Book/CD Set)

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Wayne's newest clawhammer book has something for everyone: beginners, intermediate and advanced players. Includes tabs and lyrics to 40 old-time banjo tunes, plus tips on learning tunes on the fly, how to jam, the art of faking it, and improvising.

You WILL learn to play: Barlow Knife, Big-Eyed Rabbit, Black-Eyed Susie, Blackest Crow, Boll Weevil, Chilly Winds, Cumberland Gap, Dance All Night, Danville Girl, East Virginia, Fall on My Knees, Free Little Bird, Georgia Railroad, Greasy Coat, Gum Tree Canoe, Hangman's Reel, Hang Me, I've Endured, Lazy John, Leather Britches, Let Me Fall, Log Cabin Blues, Lonesome John, Mole in the Ground, Needlecase, Oh My Little Darling, Old Plank Road, Puncheon Floor, Rabbit in a Log, Raleigh & Spencer, Rock That Cradle Lucy, Rock That Cradle Joe, Sandy Boys, Sad-Eyed Sadie, Senica Square Dance, Shady Grove, Shortenin' Bread, Soldier's Joy, Stay All Night, Sugar in the Gourd, Tater Patch, Texas Gals, Warfare, Whiskey Before Breakfast.

Includes an instruction MP3 CD.


High Breaks And Backup

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High Breaks and Backup: Bored with playing on just the first five frets? Looking for something more lively? Head up the neck to learn these high breaks to five singing songs. We also show you how to add a cool (and different) backup lick to each song. And as a bonus, we throw in a boogie-woogie vamp pattern. No Tab.

(This DVD works best if you’ve been through the Misfits DVD. Helps a lot, too, if you know "Lonesome Road Blues" and the high break to "Foggy Mountain Breakdown." Again, just a suggestion!)

Two-Dollar Bill, Mountain Dew, Worried Man, Do Lord, I Saw the Light. (1 hour, 50 minutes)

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Beyond Vamping: Fancy Banjo Backup

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Beyond Vamping: Fancy Banjo Backup: Ho-hum. Yawn. Bored with vamping? Wish there was something you could do to spice things up? There is! This DVD starts off with a couple of simple vamp decorations and then moves on to those fancy backup licks you hear on record. We don’t just teach you the licks, we show you how to put them into songs. All taught note-for-note. Backup will never be boring again! No tab.

Many backup licks and full backup patterns to: I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes, Bury Me Beneath The Willow, Titanic, and Will The Roses Bloom. (These backup licks also fit many other songs with the same chord patterns.) (2 hours, 30 minutes)

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Slow Jam With Murphy And Casey

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Slow Jam With Murphy and Casey You've got a few tunes under your belt and now you want to play with other people. Only there’s no one around. The answer? Jam with Murphy and Casey! Swap solos with us as we play 17 songs at really slow speeds and leave a space for you to play along while we chord. All songs include banjo, guitar and mandolin or fiddle. Guitar chords are shown in a small box on screen. For all instruments. Two hours of jamming joy!

Cripple Creek, Boil Them Cabbage Down, Banjo in the Hollow, Do Lord, Cumberland Gap, Worried Gal, Foggy Mountain Breakdown, John Hardy, Two Dollar Bill, Blue Ridge Cabin Home, Bury Me Beneath the Willow, Foggy Mountain Top, Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms, Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Lonesome Road Blues and Old Joe Clark. (2 hours)

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Key Of C & Beyond: Improvising In C & D

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Tired of using a capo? Tired of all your breaks sounding the same? Tired of not being able to play in D or E or F?

This DVD opens the door to playing in the keys of C, D, E, and F. First we show you how to do simple improvs in open C, no capo. Then step by step we explain how to add more complex licks to these breaks.

We are not "giving you a fish. We're teaching you to fish." Using simple songs and simple licks we teach you how to create your own breaks in C. In a jam. On the fly. When you have no time to think. We also explain how to play these same breaks in D, E, and F.

An amazing step forward in teaching by Murphy Henry, the creator of the Murphy Method.

Blue Ridge Cabin Home, Bury Me Beneath The Willow, Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Worried Gal



Shubb Finetune Capo

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The Shubb Fine Tune Capo is a u-shaped, screw operated capo that can be stored behind the nut while not in use. It represents the highest quality of craftsmanship and materials, and offers a few unique features not seen before.

Its innovative adjusting knob makes it the most ergonomic screw operated capo.
The knob maintains a fixed relationship with the frame, for improved ease of use, and for the lowest profile when stored behind the nut.
The knob’s six surfaces are numbered, providing a visual reference to more easily and accurately reproduce your ideal pressure.
Greater contact area between screw, frame, and knob ensures that the fit will never become loose and sloppy.
Specially developed rubber padding adds resilience to the capo’s closing action for finer control, and being absolutely inert, it will not mark an instrument.
Rubber bumpers and smoothly rounded edges protect the instrument.
Jeweler's style latch prevents accidental opening.
Carefully machined to the closest thread tolerance.
Highly polished stainless steel with attractive abalone inlay.


Wade Ward Clawhammer Banjo Master

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Wade Ward Clawhammer Banjo Master is a collection of clawhammer banjo tablature as played by Wade Ward, with modern interpretations by Bob Carlin and Dan Levenson. This book is the second in a series of transcriptions of tunes from the old masters--in this case, Wade Ward--who gave definition to our style of old time clawhammer banjo playing. The repertoire, presented in tablature, is intended to be a starting point for your journey through the old time music world. As such, each piece is presented in multiple arrangements, but on the page and on the accompanying audio online. The recordings are for the most part played at a learning tempo and are close to the written notation but not exact in all cases. Includes access to online audio.

eBook+Online Audio $14.99
Book+Online Audio $19.99

Introductory notes
About the audio; About the tunes
Reading tablature
Bob’s Method
Dan’s Method
Arkansas Traveler
Chilly Winds
Cluck Old Hen
Remembrances from Charles Faurnot
Cripple Creek
Cumberland Gap
Ducks On The Millpond
Fall on My Knees
Going Done This Road Feelin’ Bad
Half Shaved aka Lost Indian
John Hardy
John Lover’s Gone
Johnson Boys
June Apple
Mississippi Sawyer
New River Train
Old Jimmy Sutton
Old Joe Clark
Old Reuben
Peachbottom Creek
Polly Put the Kettle On
Sally Ann
Shady Grove
Silly Bill
Sourwood Mountain
A Biography of Wade Ward
Uncle Eef Got a Coon
Walking in The Parlor
A Selected Discography of Recordings used in this book
About the authors

Scruggs-Style Fiddle Tunes

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Scruggs-Style Fiddle Tunes - Some tunes lay out really easily on the banjo and some just don’t. These six popular fiddle and flatpicking tunes do NOT lay out particularly easily on the banjo. But over her years of teaching, Casey has developed these very playable, Scruggs-style arrangements, and her students have successfully learned them. If you jam with fiddlers or guitar and mandolin pickers who play these tunes you need this DVD!

Red-Haired Boy, Whiskey Before Breakfast, Cherokee Shuffle, Angelina Baker, Forked Deer, St. Anne’s Reel (Over 2 hours.)

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