• New from Mel Bay: Banjo Picking Tunes - Fun Solos to Play

    Banjo Picking Tunes - Fun Solos to Play

    FENTON, MO — Mel Bay Publications, Inc. has announced the release of Banjo Picking Tunes - Fun Solos to Play, by Lluís Gómez in print and eBook formats.

    This collection of 47 favorite melodies includes reels, jigs, waltzes, fiddle tunes, and a few William Bay originals, all written as melodic lines in tablature for the 5-string banjo in G tuning (gDGBD). Suggested chords are provided for parking lot or after-hours bluegrass jammers, as well as those who want to create their own melody/chord arrangements.

    With many up-tempo tunes borrowed from fiddle literature, this outstanding collection is sure to delight audiences and fellow jammers as well as the solo intermediate banjo player. Includes access to the author’s exceptional online audio recording of each piece.

    Sample pages from the book are available from Mel Bay Publications, Inc.


    • Cumberland Ridge
    • Caleb’s Gorge
    • Far from Home
    • The Teetotaller’s Reel
    • Swallowtail Jig
    • Morrison’s Jig
    • The Cuckoo
    • Barney’s Goat
    • The Clergy’s Lamentation
    • Red Fox Waltz
    • The Downfall of Paris
    • Reel de Lapin
    • Eleven Mile Canyon
    • The Burning of the Piper’s Hut
    • Young McGoldrick
    • Jackson’s Jig
    • Little House ‘Round the Corner
    • Missouri Mud
    • Whiskey Before Breakfast
    • Neapolitan Threshers
    • Eighth of January
    • Harvest Moon Strathspey
    • Buttermilk Jig
    • An Comhra Donn
    • National Lancer’s Hornpipe
    • Brighton Beach
    • Green Fields of America
    • St. Clair’s Hornpipe
    • Star of Bethlehem
    • Bennett’s Favorite Reel
    • Ivy Leaf Reel
    • St. Anne’s Reel
    • Gladiator Reel
    • Luckie Bawdin’s Reel
    • Witch of the Wave Reel
    • North Sea
    • Red Haired Boy
    • Mere Point
    • Blackberry Blossom
    • Wilson’s Hornpipe
    • Carolan’s Draught
    • Days of ‘Lang Syne
    • Brush Creek
    • The Rights of Man
    • The Unfortunate Rake
    • Shannon’s Well
    • Lark in the Morning
    • Author Bio

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