• New in Print: Banjo Picking Tunes - An Early American Christmas

    Banjo Picking Tunes - An Early American Christmas

    FENTON, MO. — Mel Bay Publications, Inc. has announced the availability of Banjo Picking Tunes - An Early American Christmas, by Lluís Gómez.

    This collection includes intermediate to advanced arrangements of 17 Early American carols for the 5-string banjo in 3-finger style. These melody/chord arrangements are in tablature only in gDGBD tuning using common chord shapes for the most part.

    The author's experience with the classic guitar shines through in these tasteful settings, which include imaginative introductions, occasional key modulations and even a carol attributed to the Huron tribe. Fingering and interpretation are left up to the player’s discretion, trusting that along with the author’s online audio recordings, you will make some meaningful discoveries of your own.

    Includes access to online audio. 32 pages, saddle stitched.


    • A Virgin Unspotted
    • Away in a Manger
    • Beautiful Star
    • Exaltation
    • Go Tell It on the Mountain
    • Hush My Babe, Lie Still and Slumber
    • Great Creator
    • It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
    • Lancaster
    • Mary Had a Baby/What Yo’ Gonna Call Your Pretty Little Boy?
    • O Little Town of Bethlehem (St. Louis)
    • Rise Up, Shepherd and Follow
    • Star in the East
    • The Babe of Bethlehem
    • The Cherry Tree Carol
    • The Shepherds' Star
    • The Huron Carol
    • About the Author

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