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Straight-Ahead Jazz For Banjo

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The world of melodic jazz banjo soloing is revealed in this comprehensive method which leads a student from basic intervals to advanced theoretical concepts and finally to a firm foundation in jazz fundamentals. Included are over 90 exercises and examples written in both tablature fingerings and standard music notation which show how scales and arpeggios are used and how they apply to real playing situations. Every five-string banjoist can benefit from the information contained in this breakthrough volume whether they aspire to jazz or just want to find out more about the possibilities and structure of the banjo. Includes access to online audio.

Starting with basic intervals, "Straight-Ahead Jazz for Banjo" shows the structure of all basic chord types and qualities and matches these to the scales that generate them. The book's basic concept model is to treat the five-string banjo's potential in an inclusive technical context so that the student can make use of open and fifth strings to create a smooth legato style. Each of the 90+ exercises are recorded with a metronome and progress to 16 additional examples of original jazz phrases in a variety of keys. Topics include functional major and minor key harmony, diminished and augmented scales and how they are used, and the integration of altered scale substitutes in the art of jazz improvisation. It stresses listening and learning in a logical structured manner with an example of a daily practice plan. The unique emphasis of the book is on the fingerings which make the instrument work for you technically and thus open up added possibilities for the development of a student's personal style. This long-awaited volume will surely bring new focus and perspective to any banjo style and will be a classic reference for many new generations of banjoists. Includes access to online audio.

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Contents:
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Intervals
Intervals to Triads
Suggested Daily Practice Routine
Ten Day Practice Plan
Interval Studies
The Cycle
Root Cycle Study
Major Chord Cycle Study
Major Triad Cycle Study
Closed Position Major Scales
Major Scale Cycle Studies
Major Scale Arpa Studies
Scale Fragment Cycle Exercises
Major Key Harmony
Diatonic Triad Exercises
Diatonic Seventh Chords
Diatonic Mode Exercise
Scale Modes
Saturation Practice
Extended Harmony
Minor Key Harmony
Minor Scale Modes
The Melodic Minor Scales
Auxiliary Scales
Diminished Scale Exercises
The Whole-Tone Scale
Whole-Tone Scale Exercises
Diatonic Order to Natural Order
Natural Order Triplet Exercise
Natural Order Scale Exercise
Dominant Progression
Functional Harmony
Diatonic Chord Substitution
The IIm7-V7-IMaj. Progression
Movable Chord Forms
IIm7 Mode Practice
IIm7-V7-IMaj.7 Studies
Non-Scale Tones
Altered V7 Chord Resolutions
II-V-I Practice in Two Cycles
Jazz Phrases
Jazz Blues Study in G
Major Scale Fingerings
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Dr. Arm Banjo Armrest

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Improvising: The First Stage

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Improvising: The First Stage: Alrighty now! You've been playing banjo for a couple of years, and you want to cross that scary bridge into improvising. You’ve learned your tunes by ear, you’ve learned your chords, and you are ready. Now what? How do you begin? Never fear! We will guide you! We will show you how to use licks you already know to play songs you don’t know. You apply these licks to the chord pattern of the song, and voila! You are playing the song. Each of these songs builds on the one before it. A tried and true method used successfully by many of our students. The songs and licks are easy, but don’t try to move too fast. You need time to digest the differences. No Tab.

Blue Ridge Cabin Home, Bury Me Beneath The Willow, Foggy Mountain Top, Your Love Is Like A Flower, Mama Don't Allow, On and On, Lonesome Road Blues (low break), and Roll On Buddy. (1 hour, 50 minutes)

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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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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.

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New Beginning Banjo 1 (High Definition) From Murphy Method

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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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Advanced Earl

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Advanced Earl: And when we say "Earl" of course we're talking about Earl Scruggs, THE MASTER of the five-string banjo. He’s the one who gave us all the great licks you’ve been learning and many of the tunes. Every one from Bela Fleck to Cia Cherryholmes has at one time studied Earl.

The five selections presented here are chock full of new advanced-level licks. “Sally Goodwin” and “Foggy Mountain Special” in particular form the bedrock for much up-the-neck playing and improvising. “Sally Goodwin” will make your fiddling friends happy, while “Foggy Mountain Special” is a boogie-woggie tour de force.

These classic bluegrass tunes are not only for devoted Scruggs-style students. They are for anyone who wants to play at the higher-level jam sessions. When you trot out “Groundspeed” or “Pike County Breakdown,” other pickers will know there’s a serious banjo player in town. No Tab.

Sally Goodwin (two breaks), Groundspeed, Pike County Breakdown, Foggy Mountain Special. (2 hours)

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Banjo Cafe Ball Caps

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From the site that almost was, yet still is! The Banjo Cafe, streaming to you live from http://www.banjocafe.net/

We launched this web site last year, built for a banjo playing friend, who quickly realized there was a more to actually running a web site than his perception that we hang around in coffee shops sipping lattes all day and surfing YouTube videos.

We had some really nice khaki ball caps made up that we're received very positive feedback on and decided to toss them out here for sale at a real bargain: $15.00, free shipping, no limit. If you noggin' is needing some shade and you'd like to wear your banjo gear with pride, click the image above or the link to the right. We include two Banjo Cafe case stickers with each purchase.

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Capos, Chords, And Theory

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Capos, Chords, and Theory: So, you’re starting to play with other people and they are using capos. What are you supposed to do? Or you’ve heard the terms “I, IV, and V” (one, four, and five) chords and you wonder what they mean. In addition, how do you play in the keys of A, B, and C? How do you play in the keys of D, E, and F? (It’s easy with a capo!) We explain it all here, in simple, down-to-earth terms that you can understand. This DVD will answer all your questions about capos and vamping. No Tab.

Tuning and Theory, Chord Positions, I-IV-and-V Chords, Chords and Keys, Using a Capo in G Position, Using a Caop in C Position, Capos and Vamping. (1 hour 20 minutes)

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Our 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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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
Meadowsuite
Hymn To Gila
Granada Vox
Haiku
Lonesome Shack
Concerto In E Flat
Lama
Colloquium: Dark & Light

Tim Weed - Banjo & Sevan (On Haiku)

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Murphy's Best Banjo Newsletter Columns From 1983-1994

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...and there you have it! is a collection of Murphy's best Banjo Newsletter columns from 1983-1994. This 184-page soft cover book is, first and foremost, full of Murphy's advice about playing the banjo. But it also contains stories about her kids and their adventures while learning to play, stories about women in bluegrass, and stories about Murphy's travels through the years and some of the people she has met. The book has over 25 black and white photos, including a very pregnant Murphy posing belly-to-belly with one of her favorite banjo pickers, Jim Fee. The color photo on the cover was taken by the very talented photographer MaryE Yeomans and shows Murphy with two of her favorite things: her banjo and a bag of M and M's! If you have enjoyed Murphy's writing in Banjo Newsletter over the years, if you like her the work she does for Bluegrass Unlimited in the General Store column, or if you just like good writing with a down-home touch, you will enjoy this book.

Sorry, but exorbitant postage costs prohibit us from shipping outside the US. If you are non-US and desperately want the book, please call us (number on our web site) and we can quote you the price plus shipping.

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Clawhammer Banjo Tunes, Tips & Jamming

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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.

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Vamping - Beginning Banjo Backup

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Vamping - Beginning Banjo Backup: Vamping? "And just what is vamping?" you ask. Good question! When you vamp on the banjo you play four-finger chords to accompany someone who is singing or playing a solo. Vamping is a must for playing with other people. On this DVD we show you how to make the vamp chords (G, C, D, F, Em) and how to use them to play along with all the tunes on Beginning Banjo Vol. 1 and 2. Vamping brings you one step closer to improvising and is the foundation for the fancy backup you hear on recordings. Plenty of slow playing so you can play along. Use this DVD after you have learned 4 or 5 songs. No Tab.

Intro to Vamping, backup to Cripple Creek, Banjo In The Hollow, Cumberland Gap, Foggy Mountain Breakdown, John Hardy, Old Joe Clark, Lonesome Road Blues, and Fireball Mail (1 hour 55 minutes)

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Half Price DVD Of Month, 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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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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Everything You Wanted To Know About Clawhammer Banjo

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One of the world's top players addresses nearly every aspect of the popular 5-string banjo style known as clawhammer or frailing. Chapter themes include fundamentals; advanced and experimental techniques; arranging and backup; how to play reels, hornpipes, jigs and other fiddle tunes; how to approach such genres as ragtime, bluegrass, klezmer, blues, calypso, and a wide variety of "national" and regional music; alternative tunings; setup and accessories; and historical background. Features 120 tunes along with numerous exercises and musical examples in crystal clear tablature; Includes access to online audio featuring all tunes illustrated by author.

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Contents:
Angeline the Baker (Octave Up)
Arkansas Traveller
Banjo Breakdown
Bay of Fundy, The (With Backups)
Beaumont Rag
Black Hoe, The
Black Mill, The
Black Velvet Waltz
Buffalo Gals
Chicken Polka
Chorus Jig
Christmas Day In The Morning
Cooley's Reel
Country Waltz
Crooked Stovepipe
Crossing the Minch
Darlin' Nelly Grey
Dashing White Sergeant, The
Dill Pickle Rag
Dinah
Dismissal, The
Don MacLean's Farewell To Oban
Dona Nobis Pacem
Ducks on the Pond
Dudanota (Hungarian Piping Tune)
Duke of Perth, The
Earl's Jig
Far From Home
Fiddlin' Phil
Fisher's Hornpipe (Minstrel Version)
Flowers of Edinburgh, The
Flying Cloud Cotillion
Foggy Clawhammer
Gemstone Reel
George V's Army
Grandfather's Clock
Green Meadow Reel
Harvest Home Hornpipe
Heather on the Hill
High Reel, The
Hogeye
Honeymoon Polka
Hull's Victory
Indian Nation
Indy's Favorite
Island Boy
Jamaica Farewell
Janet Beaton
Jay Bird
Jentland Tune
John Dan MacPherson Jig'
Judique Reel
Judy's Reel
Ladies On A Steamboat
Laird o'Drumblair, The
Lakes of Sligo
Larry O'Gaff Reel
Lass o' Gowrie
Last Chance
Leavin' Home
Leeds Hornpipe, The
Levantine's Barrel
Loons on the Pond
Lord MacDonald's Reel
Mackilmoyle
MacNab's Hornpipe
Maid Behind the Bar, The
Maple Leaf Rag, The
Maple Sugar
Mariner, The
Marquis of Huntley Strathspey, The
Merriweather
Miss Johnson of Pittworth
Miss Lyall
Miss Susan Cooper
Mrs. McCloud's Reel
Niel Gow's Lament for His Second Wife
Nine Points of Roguery
Old Jim River
Old Joe Clark
Over The Briny Ocean
Over the Moor to Maggie
Over The Waterfall
Paddy Ryan's Dream
Phiddlin' Phil
Pigeon on the Gatepost
Pipe Major Christie of Wick
Plaza Polka
President Garfield's Hornpipe
Puncheon Camps
Quindaro Hornpipe, The
Rasputin's Last Ride
Reel du Cordonnier
Reuben's Train
Richmond Cotillion
Rickett's Hornpipe
Road to California
Road to Mexico
Rollin & Tumblin' Blues
Romanian-Bulgarish
Sailor's Wife, The
Sally Gardens
Sally's in the Garden Siftin' Sand
Sandy Boys
Scartaglen Polka
Schottische 'a Eric Montbel
Sean Ryan's Polka
Seneca Square Dance
Sheehan's Reel
Shenandoah Falls
Sid Baglole's Tune
Spanish Fandango
Spoodis Skeery
Tea Gardens Jig
Tina's Schottische
Turkey in the Straw
Twin Sisters, The
Two Pathways
Two Rivers
Upper Denton Hornpipe
Waitin' for the Federals
Waynesboro
Westphalia Waltz
Whalen's Breakdown
White Cockade, The
Willafjord
Wolves Howling
Yew Pine Mountains

Banjo Chord Encyclopedia

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This book presents an extremely comprehensive collection of 5-string and plectrum banjo chord forms for G and C tunings. Beginning with C and proceeding chromatically through B, every possible inversion of every chord, from basic triads to thirteenth chords are shown in easy to read diagrams. To aid in comprehension of chord construction, every chord is shown in root position in standard notation. A general review of hand positions, general technique, bridge adjustments, strings, and use of the capo is provided in the last few pages. Illustrated with pencil drawings, diagrams and photographs.

Contents:
For each root note, the following chords are illustrated in several positions for both C tuning (GCGBD) and Bluegrass G tuning (DGBDG):
Major
Minor
Seventh
Diminished
Sixth
Minor Sixth
7 Aug. Fifth
7 Flat Fifth
Major Seventh
Ma7 Flat 3rd
Minor Seventh
m7 Flat Fifth
7 Suspended 4th
Ninth
Major Ninth
9 Augmented 5th
9 Flat 5th
Seventh flat 9th
Augmented 9th
6/9
Eleventh
Aug. Eleventh
Thirteenth

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Banjo For Misfits

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Banjo for Misfits - Okay, so banjo playing is kicking your butt. It’s so hard. All the songs are so fast. And you’ve never heard any of them before. Now learn to play some songs you recognize. Songs that sound good slow. Songs your friends can sing along with. Designed especially for adults who are new to bluegrass. Start this one after the first two songs on Beginning Banjo Vol. 1. No Tab.

All the songs on this DVD are also taught on New Beginning Banjo 1 or New Beginning Banjo 2, so we have permanently discounted this disc and download to half price.

Boil Them Cabbage Down, I Saw the Light, Worried Man, Do Lord, and Two-Dollar Bill. (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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Beginning Banjo Volume 1

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Beginning Banjo Volume 1: If you've never played banjo before, this is the place to start! We teach you all the basics of three-finger bluegrass banjo picking. Each tune is explained slowly and clearly, note-by-note. We leave nothing to chance! Build a strong foundation and develop your ear as you learn to play. No Tab.

Banjo In The Hollow, Cripple Creek, Cumberland Gap, Foggy Mountain Breakdown, and John Hardy. (1 hour 50 minutes)

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Open-Back Banjo Anatomy And Mechanics Wall Chart

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Open-Back Banjo Anatomy and Mechanics is a comprehensive visual map of the 5-string open-back banjo. The poster includes a large diagram of the instrument and detailed views of its components. Descriptions of all the major parts explain their functions. This poster is a great visual for anyone interested in the banjo.

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Melodic Clawhammer Banjo By Ken Pearlmen

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Beyond The Waterfall, Extraordinary Tunes For Clawhammer

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You've played "Over the Waterfall," marched along to "Soldier's Joy" and perhaps even found your fortune while trotting along on that "Old Spotted Pony." Now it's time to take the next step; beyond the waterfall to the land of lesser-played tunes.

Inside this volume are 40 challenging, unusual, interesting and dare I say- extraordinary tunes. As it includes standard notation, clawhammer banjo tablature, suggested chords and fiddle bow markings, this book is truly suitable for anyone. A number of old-time songs also include lyrics, so you can sing these great songs in the old-time style.

Most of the tunes include notes about their history and recording references are provided if you wish to hear how they were played and sung "way back when". I encourage you to take the time to do that. It may jump start your stalled old-time music collection or as some folks say, "start you a new one".

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Contents
Dedication
Introduction
About the Title and Tune Selection; Listen, Listen,Listen
About the Format
About Written Music
Reading the Tablature
A Final Note of Encouragement
Ask That Pretty Girl to Be My Wife
Been All Around This World
Been to the East, Been to the West
Blackjack Grove
Blue-Eyed Susan
Chattanooga
Chinquapin Hunting
Dusty Miller
Elkins
Flying Clouds
Flying Indian
Free Little Bird
Froggy Went A’ Courting
Get Off Your Money
Gilsaw
Glory Medley
Goodbye My Little Darling
Greasy Coat
Happy Hollow
High Yellow
Indian Corn
John Hardy
Johnny Walk Along With Your Paper Collar On
Leaving Home (aka Frankie and Johnny)
McMichen’s Reel (aka Hog Trough Reel)
Milwaukee Blues
Old Bell Cow
Old Melinda
Rattletrap
Red Bird
Red Fox Waltz
Reuben's Train
Rocky Mountain Goat
Sadie
Sail Away Ladies
Shady Grove (in A major)
(John) Sharp’s Hornpipe
Tippin’ Back the Corn
Trot Along My Honey
Woodchopper’s Reel
Final Thoughts
Over the Waterfall
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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 standard melody 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.

eBook+Online Audio $19.99
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Contents:

Introduction
How to use this book

Arrangement Levels
Teachable Moments
Note Emphasis
Left hand Fingering
Practice Tips
Learning by Listening

Cripple Creek (A/B)

Teachable moment: 3 against 4

Oh, My Loving Brother (A/B)

Teachable Moment (Level A): Banjo Harmony
Teachable Moment (Level A): Long Rolls
Teachable moment (Level A): The "Sally Goodin" G position

Pig in a Pen (A/B)

Teachable Moment (Level A): Why play second string notes with the thumb?
Teachable Moment (Level A): Playing up the neck
Teachable moment (Level B): Phrasing like a Singer

Wabash Cannonball (A/B)

Teachable Moment: Using open strings to mask left hand movement
Teachable Moment: Playing the right break at the right time

Sunny Side of the Mountain (A/B)

Teachable moment (Level A): The most important Backup Lick ever
Teachable moment (Level B): Compound Rolls

Forked Deer (A/B/C)

Teachable Moment (Level A): Guide Fingers

Blackberry Blossom (A/C)
My Home’s Across The Blue Ridge Mountains

Teachable moment (Level B): Learn to play in D by playing up-the-neck in G

Red Wing (A/B)
June Apple (A/B)
America the Beautiful (A/B/C)
Oh! Susanna (A/C)
Little Liza Jane (A/B/C)
Old Joe Clark (A/B/C)
Down in the Willow Garden (A/B)
Conclusion
The Author

Clawhammer Banjo Volume 1

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Clawhammer Banjo Volume 1: Sometimes playing the banjo bluegrass style just doesn’t do it for you. Or perhaps you just want to investigate this thing called “clawhammer.” (Also called “old-time” or “frailing” banjo.) Nowhere will you find a better guide and teacher than the multi-award-winning Lynn Morris. Lynn has flat-out taken the mystery out clawhammer playing! She has broken this pre-bluegrass style into small segments so that you can learn it easily. Using the frailing strum, Lynn takes you through 5 songs in note-by-note detail. Introduces double C tuning. No Tab.

You Are My Sunshine, Cripple Creek, Arkansas Traveler, Soldier's Joy, Cluck Old Hen. (90 minutes)

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Bluegrass Banjo Anatomy And Mechanics Wall Chart

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Bluegrass Banjo Anatomy and Mechanics is a comprehensive visual map of the 5-string resonator banjo. The poster includes a large diagram of the instrument and detailed views of its components. Descriptions of all the major parts explain their functions. This poster is a great visual for anyone interested in the banjo.

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Clawhammer Banjo From Scratch (2-DVD Set)

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An instructional video that starts from the beginning! Clawhammer From Scratch begins as though you really have NO knowledge of how to play the five string banjo clawhammer style. 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 styles and his basic clawhammer strum. Even the strum is broken down into the steps of the finger and thumb. Based on Dan's innovative Meet the Banjo(TM) program where Dan brings 15 banjos and teaches players who may have never held a banjo, this video assumes no prior experience. Using one tune, Spotted Pony, you are guided through the chords, the scale and then the individual notes of the tune. This video ends with a few tips and frequently asked questions and even a chance for YOU to play with the fiddle and guitar just like in a private jam session. If you have been looking for that one instructional recording to get you started, this is the one for you. If you already have many books or videos but still can't seem to get the basics, this is the one for you, too! A 2-page pamphlet is included.

Picking up where Volume 1 left off, in Volume 2 you will learn to capo up to D tuning, review the basics of the Double Thumb Pony, then head off into the banjo world by learning to drop thumb, hammer-on, pull-off, and slide your way into the Full Blown Pony. Just as in Volume 1, you are guided through the chords, the scale, and then the individual notes of the tune as well as each of the techniques that make Old Time Southern Appalachian clawhammer banjo music as exciting as you have heard. Each technique is taught, then applied to the tune and repeated in easily learnable segments. This video even gives you a chance to play banjo with the fiddle and guitar just like in a real jam session. Booklet included.

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Exercises For Three-Finger Banjo

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This is a unique collection of drills for all three popular three-finger banjo styles: Scruggs, Single String and Melodic. There are over two hundred sixty exercises ranging from beginner to advanced levels. The physical exercises include finger strengthening, increasing position changing speed, agility and hand-eye coordination. There are detailed aspects of technique not addressed in any other book such as pick depth control, controlling the pick angle for the best tone, stabilizing the right hand and improving economy of motion in both hands. Musical exercises include roll exercises, roll combinations, modern (post-Scruggs) rolls, scales and scale patterns in both single-string and melodic styles, chord scales, fretboard positions for the G scale over the entire fretboard and triad and seventh chord formations. Location of root, seventh and minor tonal centers are shown in chord formations and in the fretboard patterns. Melodic quasi-chord formations are revealed which have never been codified in any other book. Mental tips which enhance focus and dozens of theory tidbits are featured.

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Contents:
About the Author
About this Book
PART ONE - PHYSICAL EXERCISES
General Health and Well-Being
Scheduling the Practice Session, The Practice Schedule
The Practice Studio
Top Ten Errors
Holding the Banjo
Proper Right Hand Position
Ex. 1: Proper Finger Motion of the Picking Hand
Ex. 2: Proper Thumb Motion of the Picking Hand
Anchoring the Right Hand
Efficient Right Hand Finger Movement
Ex. 3: Correcting Excess Finger Movement
Efficient Right Hand Thumb Movement
Ex. 4: Correcting Excess Thumb Movement in the Third Joint
Ex. 5: Correcting Excess Thumb Movement in the Second Joint
Ex. 6: Playing “Air Banjo”
Depth Control
Ex. 7: Depth control - Seeing the String Plane
Ex. 8: Depth Control - Using Training Picks
The Release
Ex. 9: Perpendicular Striking
The Downward Attack
The Arc of the Pick Blade
Tonal Variation
Ex. 10: Tonal Variation
Proper Left Hand Position
Ex. 11: Left Hand Fingering Pressure
Ex. 12: Left Hand Fingering Pressure
Left Hand Finger Placement
Maintaining the Left Thumb Anchor Point in the First Position
Ex. 13: Maintaining the Left Thumb Anchor Point
Ex. 14: Maintaining the Left Thumb Anchor Point
Assigning Left Hand Fingers
Using a Metronome
Ex. 15: Metronome Training, Quarter Notes
Ex. 16: Metronome Training, Eighth Notes
Ex. 17: Metronome Training, Alternating Thumb Roll
Ex. 18: Metronome Training, Forward Roll #1
Ex. 19: Metronome Training, Mixing Values with the Alternating Thumb Roll
Ex. 20: Metronome Training, Mixing Values with the Alternating Thumb and Forward Rolls
Ex. 21: Metronome Training, Mixing Values with Sixteenth Note Ornamentation
Ex. 22: Metronome Training, Two-measure Forward Roll, One Click per Measure
Assigning Left Hand Fingers
Ex. 23: Assigning Left-hand Fingers
Fast Position Changing
The Eye Leading the Hand
The Guide Finger
Ex. 24: Thumb Anchor and Assigning Left-hand Fingers, Sequential
Ex. 25: Thumb Anchor and Assigning Left-hand Fingers-Up Four, Down Three/Down Four, Up Three
Ex. 26: Position Changing,, Far to Near/Near to Far
Ex. 27: The Guide Finger/Fast Position Changing, You Are My Sunshine
Ex. 28: The Guide Finger/Fast Position Changing, The Girl I Left Behind Me
The Index and Ring System for Playing Upper Neck Scruggs Style
Ex. 29: Two-String G Formations, Four-beat Changes
Ex. 30: Two-String G Formations, Two-beat Changes
Ex. 31: Two-String G, C and D Formations, Two-beat Changes
Ex. 32: Two-String Formations, G Major Scale with Flatted Thirds and Sevenths
Ex. 33: First Position to Eighth Position Change
Ex. 34: Fast Position Changing, G, C, D Triads, Sequential
Ex. 35: Fast Position Changing, G, C, D Triads, Patterns
Ex. 36: Fast Position Changing, F Formation Vamp, G, C, D
Ex. 37: Fast Position Changing, F Formation/D Formation Split-Bar Vamp, G, C, D
Ex. 38: Fast Position Changing, F Formation/Bar Formation Split-Bar Vamp, G, C, D
Ex. 39: Fast Position Changing, F Formation/D Formation Pinch/Roll Split-Bar Vamp, G, C, D
Ex. 40: Fast Position Changing, Bugle Call Rag vamp lick
Developing Finger and Hand Strength
Ex. 41: Left-hand Finger Strengthening
Ex. 42: Individual Left-hand Finger Strengthening
Ex. 43: Right-hand Finger Strengthening
Ex. 44: Right Thumb Strengthening
Ex. 45: Finger Sequences
Using Right Hand Digits on Unfamiliar Strings
Ex. 46: Crossing Over
Ex. 47: Crossing Over with Melody Line Added (Pedal Point Technique)
Ex. 48: Crossing Over on Ascending Strings
Ex. 49: Crossing Over on Descending Strings
Ex. 50: Crossing Over, Open String Arbitrary String Selection
Ex. 51: Crossing Over, Descending Diatonic Triads, Ascending Diatinoc Triads
Ex. 52: Crossing Over, Descending Arpeggios, Ascending Diatinoc Triads
Ex. 53: Crossing Over, Ascending Seventh Chords
Ex. 54: Crossing Over, Descending Seventh Chords
Changing Among Chord Formations Efficiently
The Collapsed Ring Finger Bar
Ex. 55: Changing Between the F Formation and Bar Formation
Ex. 56: F Formation/Bar Formation 1-4-5 Vamping Pattern
Ex. 57: Changing Between the D Formation and Bar Formation
Ex. 58: D Formation/Bar Formation 1-4-5 Vamping Pattern
Ex. 59: Bar Formation/D Formation 1-4-5 Vamping Pattern
Ex. 60: Changing Between the F Formation and D Formation
Ex. 61: D Formation/F Formation 1-4-5 Vamping Pattern
Ex. 62: F Formation/D Formation 1-4-5 Vamping Pattern
Ex. 63: Changing Among the F, D and Bar Formations at the Same Position
Shape-Coded Diagrams for Diatonic Triads
Chord Numbering for Easy Reference
The Major Chord Formation Map, Chord Numbering, The Consecutive Major Chord Formation Formula
Ex. 64: All G C and D Formations in Sequence
PART TWO - MUSICAL EXERCISES
Three-finger Banjo Styles Defined
Basic Scruggs Rolls
Ex. 65: Basic Scruggs Rolls, Gaining Speed
Ex. 66: Basic Scruggs Rolls, Focusing on Every Note, Equal Emphasis
Ex. 67: Basic Scruggs Rolls, Emphasis on First Downbeat
Ex. 68: Basic Scruggs Rolls, Emphasis on First and Fourth Downbeat
Ex. 69: Basic Scruggs Rolls, Emphasis on First, Third and Fourth Downbeat - Forward Roll #1
Ex. 70: Basic Scruggs Rolls, Emphasis on First, Third and Fourth Downbeat - Forward Roll #2
Ex. 71: Basic Scruggs Rolls, Emphasis on First Upbeat
Common Rhythms in Scruggs Style
Ex. 72: Basic Scruggs Rolls, Second Note of Roll Omitted
Ex. 73: Basic Scruggs Rolls, Eighth Note of Roll Omitted
Ex. 74: Basic Scruggs Rolls, Second and Eighth Note of Roll Omitted
Ex. 75: Basic Scruggs Rolls, Alternating Thumb Roll, Second Note of Roll Omitted
Two-Measure Scruggs Rolls
Ex. 76: Two-measure Rolls
Post- Scruggs Rolls
Rolls in 3/4 Meter
Syncopation
Ex. 77: Syncopation, Three-note Forward Roll Repeated
Ex. 78: Syncopation, Foggy Mountain Roll
Ex. 79: Syncopation, Foggy Mountain Lick
Ex. 80: Syncopation, Two Measure Forward-Backward Roll
Bounce Spacing
Ex. 81: Bounce Spacing, Alternating Thumb Roll
Ex. 82: Bounce Spacing, Forward Roll #1
Ex. 83: Bounce Spacing, Two-measure Forward Roll #1
Ex. 84: Bounce Spacing, Two-measure Forward Roll #2
Ex. 85: Bounce Spacing, Playing an Arrangement with a Bounce
Basic Left Hand Techniques
Ex. 86: AvoidingExcess Finger Pressure
Ex. 87: Minimizingt Finger Pressure
Slides
Ex. 88: The Slide Maneuver
Ex. 89: Common Slides
Ex. 90: Controlling the Duration of the Slide Maneuver
Ex. 91: Common First Position Slide Licks
Lone Slides
Ex. 92: Lone Quarter Note Slides
Ex. 93: Other Common Lone Quarter-note Slides
Ex. 94: Lone Eighth-note Slides, All G Chord Tones
Common Sixteenth-note Slides
Ex. 95: First Position Sixteenth-note Slides with Fills
Ex. 96: Other Common Slide Licks
Ex. 97: Double Slides
Descending Slides
Ex. 98: Ascending/Descending Double Slides
Ornamental Slides
Ex. 99: Ornamental Slide into D Formation Fill Lick
Ex. 100: Ornamental Slide with Split-bar Vamping
Ex. 101: Mixing Common Slide Licks
Hammers
Ex. 102: Common Lone Eighth-note Hammers
Ex. 103: Mixing Lone Eighth-note and Sixteenth-note Hammers
Ex. 104: First Position Eighth-note Hammers with Fills
Ex. 105: First Position Sixteenth-note Hammers with Fills
Ex. 106: Eighth-note Hammers, All G Major Chord Tones
Ex. 107: Hammers with Two-string G, C and D Formations
Ex. 108: Drill: Left Hand Maneuvers, Golden Slippers with Slides and Hammers
Ex. 109: Common Hammer Licks Repeated
Double Hammers
Ex. 110: First Position Double Hammers
Ex. 111: Mixing Common Hammer Licks
Pulls
Ex. 112: First Position Lone Eighth-note Pulls
Ex. 113: First Position Eighth-note Pulls with Fills
Ex. 114: First Position Sixteenth-note Pulls with Fills
Ex. 115: Eighth-note Pulls, All G Major Chord Tones
Ex. 116: First Position Double Pulls
Ex. 117: Common Pull Licks Repeated
Ex. 118: Mixing Left-hand Maneuvers to Create Common Scruggs Ornamental Licks
Ex. 119: Playing an Arrangement with Left-hand Maneuvers, Amazing Grace
Bends
Ex. 120: Foggy Mountain Bend Lick
Ex. 121: Foggy Mountain Bend Lick, Extrapolated
Bending wth Multiple Fingers
Whole Tone Bends
Ex. 122: A to B Bend
Half Tone Bends
Ex. 123: A to Bb Bend
Ex. 124: Controlling the Release
Ex. 125: Third String Bend Drill
Ex. 126: Triplet Bend/Release Drill
Half Tone Quarter Note Bends
Ex. 127: G Major Scale Using Bends
Ex. 128: Blues Guitar Whole Tone Bend Lick in A
Ex. 129 Blues Guitar Bend Lick Extended
Ex. 130: Playing an Arrangement with Bends, Auld Lang Syne
Changing Chords Efficiently
Changing Positions with the F Formation
Ex. 131: Locating F Formation Chords using Fourth String Roots
Transposing Between Keys
Ex. 132: 1-4-5 Progression in Seven Major Keys using F Formation and Bar Formation
Ex. 133: 1-4-2-5 Progression in Seven Major Keys using F Formation and Bar Formation
Ex. 134: 1-6-2-5 Progression in Seven Major Keys using F Formation and Bar Formation
Ex. 135: 1-3-6-2-5 Progression in Seven Major Keys using F Formation and Bar Formation
Altering the Major Forms to Create Minor and Seventh Chords
Ex. 136: Using Minor and Dominant Seventh Voicings for the 2, 3 and 6 Functions
Ex. 137: Using Major Seventh and Minor Seventh Voicings For All Functions
Single String Technique
Ex. 138: Pike County Breakdown Lick Extended
Ex. 139: F Formation Single String Fill Lick, Twelve Bar Blues Progression
Basic Scales in Single String Technique
Ex. 140: The G Major Scale
Ex. 141: One Octave Major Scale in all Twelve Keys
Ex. 142-149: One Octave G - rooted Scales
Ex. 150: G Major Scale, Two Octaves
Ex. 151: G Natural Minor Scale, Two Octaves
Ex. 152: G Harmonic Minor Scale, Two Octaves
Ex. 153: G Melodic Minor Scale, Two Octaves
Ex. 154: G Dominant Seventh Scale, Two Octaves
Ex. 155: G Chromatic Scale, Two Octaves
Ex. 156: G Diminished Scale, Two Octaves
Ex. 157: G Augmented Scale, Two Octaves
Ex. 158: G Blues Scale, Two Octaves
Fretboard Forms for G Major Scale Tones
Ex. 159: Tablature: Fretboad Forms for G Major Scale Tones
Ex. 160: Locating Major, Minor and Seventh Roots in the Fretboard Forms
Ex. 161: Visualizing the Diatonic Triads within the Fretboard Forms
Ex. 162: Visualizing Seventh Chords within the Fretboard Forms
Ex. 163: One Octave Major Scale, Ascending and Descending, Shift One Scale Degree.
Ex. 164: 1234, Shift Sequence up One Scale Degree
Ex. 165: 4321, Shift Sequence Down One Scale Degree
Ex. 166: 1231, Shift Sequence up One Scale Degree
Ex. 167: 3213, Shift Sequence Down One Scale Degree
Ex. 168: 132435 etc. Ascending/534231 etc. Descending
Ex. 169: Eighth-note Triplets Ascending and Descending
Vertical Scales
Ex. 170-172: G Major Scale, G Minor Scale, G Seventh Scale, All Strings, Vertical
Dyads and Double Stops
Ex. 173-175: Dyads in Thirds, All Strings, Vertical
Plotting Scales Vertically
Ex. 176-180: Plotting G Major Scale on all Strings Vertically.
The Collapsed-finger Bar
Ex. 181-182: Collapsed-finger - Double-stop, Blues Dyad F Formation Drill
Ex. 183-185: 1234, 4321 Shift One Scale Degree, Vertical, All Strings
Ex. 186-189: 1231 Shift One Scale Degree, Vertical, All Strings
Ex. 190-192: 1231 Shift One Scale Degree, Vertical, with Variations, Pedal Point
Ex. 193-194: G Major Scale Sequences, Ascending and Descending, using Pedal Point Technique
Modes
Ex. 195-196: Modes of G Major, Plotted Horizontally and Vertically
Integrating Scales and Chords
Ex. 197-198: Major Scales with Diatonic Triads, Diatonic Triads on all Chord Tones
Ex. 199-200: Major Scales with Seventh Chords, Seventh Chords on all Chord Tones
Ex. 201-202: Minor Scales with Diatonic Triads, Diatonic Triads on all Chord Tones
Ex. 203-205: G AugumentedArpeggio, Whole Tone Scales w/Aug. 5th Chords, Aug 5th on Chord Tones
Ex. 206-208: G Dim. 7th Arpeggio, Dim. 7th Scales with Chords, Blues Scales with Triads
Single String Licks Based on Chord Formations
Ex. 209-211: Sidestepping G, C, D Chord Progressions - Major Formations
Extrapolating Single String Licks Based on Chord Formations
Ex. 212-214: Sidestepping G, C, D Chords-Major Formations
Ex. 215-217: Up One, G, C, D Chord - Bar, F and D Formations
Ex. 218-220: Up One, G, C, D Chords
Ex. 221-222: Moveable Licks Based on F and D Formations
Ex. 223-224: Moveable Licks Based on Bar Formations and Multiple Formations
Chord Scales
Ex. 225-227: Chord Scale Drills, Diatonic Triads
Ex. 228-229: Chord Scale Drills, Seventh Chords
The Carroll Best Formation
Ex. 230-235: Carroll Best Formation Drills
Melodic Style
Ex. 236-251: Melodic Style Scale Fragments, Scale Fragments Extended
Scales in Melodic Style, Using a Capo in Melodic Style
Ex. 252-258: One Octave Major Scales
Ex. 259: Major Scales, Two-Octaves in Melodic Style
Ex. 260: G Major Scale, Shift One Scale Degree
Ex. 261: 1234/4321, Shift One Scale Degree
Ex. 262: 1231/3213, Shift One Scale Degree
Ex. 263: 12345432, Shift Two Scale Degrees
Ex. 264: 123432, Shift Two Scale Degrees
Mental Exercises
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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.

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