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Banjo method Book 1

Hal Leonard Banjo Method Book 1

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This innovative method teaches 5-string, bluegrass style and is an inspirational course with a proven track record. With two instruction books and two cross-referenced supplement books, this method offers the beginner a carefully-paced and interest-keeping approach to the bluegrass style. Covers easy chord strums for the beginner; learning tablature; right-hand rolls characteristic of bluegrass; techniques such as hammer-on, slide and pull-off.

  • £4.95
The Complete 5 String Banjo Player

Tony Trischka Tony Trischka: The Complete 5-String Banjo Player Book/CD

Written by Tony Trischka, one of the leading authorities in banjo education, The Complete 5-String Bluegrass Banjo Player sets the standard for bluegrass banjo instruction from beginning to advanced. From holding the banjo and reading tablature to melodic banjo style and standard bluegrass repertoire, this book is the definitive guide to learning authentic bluegrass technique. The audio CD includes demonstration tracks of the music examples, techniques, and songs.

  • £21.95
Clawhammer Banjo

Krassen, M Clawhammer Banjo Book/CD

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Traditional Appalachian banjo tunes in tablature. With tunings and all basic right and left hand techniques: drop-thumbing, the galax lick, pull-offs, slide and plucking. Includes CD.

  • £9.95
Hal Leonard Banjo Vol 1

Leonard, H Hal Leonard Banjo Method Vol 1 (Book&CD)

Authored by Mac Robertson, Robbie Clement & Will Schmid, this innovative method teaches 5-string, bluegrass style. The method consists of two instruction books and two cross-referenced supplement books that offer the beginner a carefully-paced and interest-keeping approach to the bluegrass style. Now includes CD! Covers easy chord strums for the beginner; learning tablature; right-hand rolls characteristic of bluegrass; techniques such as hammer-on, slide and pull-off.

  • £9.95
Earl Scruggs and The 5 String Banjo

Scruggs, Earl Earl Scruggs and The 5 String Banjo Book/CD

A fully revised and enhanced edition of the world-famous Earl Scruggs method - the best selling Banjo tutor in the world! The Earl Scruggs method has proven to work time and again, and has helped thousands of beginners get to grips with the instrument over the years. This new edition boasts more songs, updated lessons and much more. CD INCLUDED.

  • £22.95

Mel Bay Banjo Scales Chart

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This chart provides the most used and needed scales for banjo in easy to read fretboard diagrams. Scales include major, minor, major pentatonic, minor pentatonic, harmonic minor and dorian. Scales are shown from the 4th and 3rd string roots. A must have for banjo players

  • £4.99

Mel Bay You Can Teach Yourself Banjo Book/Online Audio

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Written in tablature, this straightforward, easy-to-understand method teaches rolls, chords, bluegrass banjo techniques, playing up the neck, licks, endings, and other basic information needed to play bluegrass and melodic style banjo. A great beginner's text.

  • £12.99

Hatfield, J You Can Teach Yourself Banjo By Ear Book/CD

Many musicians, including some that are technically quite advanced, never break away from the printed page to learn by simply listening and re-creating. The common name for this process is "playing by ear". With some basic guidelines, any musician with rudimentary skills can teach himself or herself to play by ear, adding a new dimension to their playing skills.

  • £13.99
Banjo Case Chord Book

Sandberg, L Banjo Case Chord Book

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This book is organised so that all the information your likely to need at any one time is setout in front of you. This is because the chord diagrams are set out in families. Plus there are additional pages of odd and unusual chord shapes and extra pages on playing your banjo in a key other than which it is tuned. Finally a lengthy section on using a capo and adiusting the fifth string.

  • £5.95
frailingbanjo

Muller / Koehler Frailing the 5-String Banjo Book/CD

This is a book for genuine banjo lovers. Full of beautiful photos and hand-sketched tabs, this highly acclaimed text presents a systematic method for playing the unique "frailing" banjo style. "Old-time mountain banjo" is taught with clarity and expertise. In tablature only. Includes CD.

  • £19.99
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Rosenbaum, A The Art of Mountain Banjo Book/CD

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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.

  • £19.95
Hot Licks for Bluegrass Banjo

Trischka, T Hot Licks for Bluegrass Banjo

Over 650 bluegrass, blues and jazz licks in Scruggs, single string and melodic style. Learn to use licks to create solos, play back up and expand your musical understanding and knowledge of the fingerboard.

  • £14.95
splitting the licks

Davis, J Splitting the Licks Book and Online Audio

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Leads the banjo player step-by-step through working out songs for the five-string banjo from basic melodies in both Scruggs/bluegrass style and melodic/chromatic style. Each section contains exercises and examples for improvising. Furthermore, this book teaches how to arrange music based on concepts of combining rolls and licks. Janet Davis' books are praised because they teach so well! This is one of her finest. In tablature. Includes access to extended play audio and video downloads online.

  • £20.99
Teach Yourself Bluegrass

Trischka, T Teach Yourself Bluegrass Banjo Book/CD

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Teach youself authentic bluegrass. Clear instruction from a professional; basics, right and left hand techniques, solos, backup, personal advice on performance and much more. Plus a complete selection of the best bluegrass tunes and songs to learn from. Soundtrack included.

  • £12.95

Janet Davies Banjo Picking Pattern Chart

Over 190 licks and picking patterns at your fingertips for the 5-string banjo! Quickly and easily select picking patterns by chord to substitute in songs you already play, or combine patterns of your choice to create your own arrangements.

  • £8.99

Tony Trischka Tony Trischka Master Collection of Fiddle Tunes for Banjo Book/Online Audio

A comprehensive repertoire book of fiddle tunes adapted for banjo, in easy to read tablature, by the renowned player and teacher of the 5-String Banjo, Tony Trischka. For the early picker to the advanced player, this book and its companion online audio will enable the player to learn by example and broaden their technical range. Fiddle tunes have been adapted for Banjo since the early 1850's. The explorations contained here include a large collection of popular American fiddle tunes and a section of Celtic tunes played in the three major Bluegrass Banjo styles. These Bluegrass, Old Time and Celtic banjo traditions will expand the players' knowledge of the instrument, and deepen their understanding of bluegrass and traditional music.

  • £28.99
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Mel Bay Straight-Ahead Jazz for Banjo Book & Online Audio

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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. On-line audio included.

  • £21.99

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