The banjo shares many of the same sonic qualities as a harpsichord, so although it's so closely associated with more homespun genres, the instrument actually lends itself very well to classical music! The pieces in Bach for Banjo are in tablature only with chord symbols, arranged at the beginning to intermediate level for five-string banjo players. As in classical guitar arrangements, the melody and harmony are combined. Most pieces are on facing pages with no page turns required, and beginners can pick through the selections at a slow pace. The book features just the best-known parts of 20 beloved Bach pieces: Air on the G String · Arioso · Minuet in G · Sheep May Safely Graze · Sleepers, Awake · and more.
A Clawhammer Christmas by Dan Levenson is a collection of 30 of the most loved Christmas songs transcribed in tablature for the 5-string banjo in the clawhammer style with chords provided for accompaniment instruments. Written in his clear and traditional style, Dan has finally made these holiday favorites accessible to all clawhammer banjo players with good basic skills. All songs have been written in one of the three basic old-time banjo tunings of G, double-C or G modal. This will allow you to find the tune in a fingering you know and easily capo to your preferred singing key. Build your skills as you entertain family and friends and maybe even yourself! Ring in the holiday season with the joyful sound of the 5-string banjo played clawhammer style and have a double-thumb, drop-thumb Clawhammer Christmas!
A unique collection of 66 fiddle tunes illustrating the major regional styles found across America and Canada. This book contains rare vintage photographs, player's biographical profiles, historical and performance notes, bowing indications, and information on cross-tunings and the American institution of fiddle contests. The authors have collaborated brilliantly on this labor of love to produce a definitive volume of tunes transcribed from recordings by many of the best fiddlers in North Americ
Pete Seeger is an outstanding folksinger and an American treasure. Millions in every corner of the globe have listened to and sung along with Seeger—discovering the riches of America's folk song heritage.
Destined to become a classic, this method provides the beginner with the elements needed to become a proficient fiddler. Based on many years of teaching experience, the author introduces the concepts and techniques that yields solid results. This method encourages creativity in the student by including variations to the tunes and illustrating how they can serve as a basis for improvisation.
A truly fresh and exciting book of piano solos featuring authentic Native American melodies. The history of the American Indian is sometimes a sad drama, yet is filled with a wonder reflected in music. This book, the result of extensive research by the outstanding educator, composer and musicologist, Gail Smith, conveys music that is truly American. Easy to intermediate in difficulty.
This collection features 20 well-known and beloved American patriotic tunes plus one original tune. Biographical information is supplied for many of the pieces. Selections include: The Star Spangled Banner; When Johnny Comes Marching Home; Yankee Doodle; Anchors Aweigh; The Stars and Stripes Forever and many more.
This follow-up to Steve's hot selling CD series features jam-friendly backup tracks to fifty traditional bluegrass and old-time favourites, played in slowed-down and up to speed versions. Learning players get a band to help them with their chops together on Angeline. Steve's workout is suitable for all instruments and all levels. With four CD lessons plus a 105 page book including Chords and Music, Tab for Guitar and Mandolin and a fantastic selection of tunes.
You need only minimal playing skills and three chords; G, C and D7 to accompany the beautiful songs of faith in this innovative book. If you are a beginning or "casual" player on a chording instrument, this is the book for you. The book is bursting with a great variety of timeless standards your entire family will enjoy. An outstanding collection of innovation arrangements made playable for folks who play for their own enjoyment. Melody and lyrics are included with all songs.
This historical collection contains 78 tunes, including some Civil War selections as well as many other traditional favourites. Each arrangement features harmony, style marks and Guitar chords.
The music is supplemented with histories of the tunes and drumbeats. Complete Music For Fife And Drum was compiled by a professional fifer and intended for the military Fife in B-flat.
Meticulously collected from recordings, square and contra dances, fiddle contestes, jam sessions and individual fiddlers- this book is meant to provide a snapshot of what American fiddlers were playing and listening to in the latter part of the 20th Century. As the vinyl record format disappears from the marketplace, a great deal of recorded fiddle music will no longer be available. In this book, Stacy Phillips shares the fruits of some timely collecting for all fiddlers to enjoy. Bowings, finge
This adult coloring book contains all of the lyrics for each song on "The Golden West" album as well as a story about the song, and an original piece of art for you to color illustrated by Gayle Skidmore.
This comprehensive collection features over 100 note-for-note skillfully-crafted clawhammer banjo arrangements of old-time Southern fiddle tunes, in clear tablature - with suggested guitar chords at a wide variety of skill levels. It contains most of the tunes played in concert or recorded by author Ken Perlman and renowned Appalachian-style fiddler Alan Jabbour, plus over 50 more classic tunes from Ed Haley, Edden Hammons, John Salyer and many other iconic roots fiddlers. Also included: Instruction on basic and advanced techniques / Tips on improving your musicianship / How to play syncopated rhythms and melodies in clawhammer style / Frameworks for dealing with crooked tunes and modal tunes. Historical notes and picturesque backstories / Ken Perlman demonstrates all tunes and most musical illustrations on 124 online audio tracks *Online Audio Includes: 24 tracks featuring excerpts from recordings of the author performing with the virtuosic fiddler Alan Jabbour, to whom the book is dedicated.
Kyle Creed Clawhammer Banjo Master is a collection of clawhammer banjo tablature as played by Kyle Creed, with modern interpretations by Bob Carlin and Dan Levenson. This book is the first in a series of transcriptions of tunes from the old masters--in this case, Kyle Creed--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 CD. The recordings are for the most part played at a learning tempo and are close to the written notationbut not exact in all cases.
Fred Cockerham & Tommy Jarrell: Clawhammer Banjo Masters is a collection of 23 clawhammer banjo solos written in tablature. The pieces are transcribed as played by Fred Cockerham and Tommy Jarrell by Bob Carlin. Also included are modern interpretations by Dan Levenson. This is the third book in a series of transcribed tunes from the old masters. Previous books are Kyle Creed - Clawhammer Banjo Master and Wade Ward - Clawhammer Banjo Master. Fred Cockerham and Tommy Jarrell both gave unique definition to the 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. Eachpiece is presented in multiple arrangements, both on the page and in the online audio. Most of the recordings are played at learning tempos and correspond to the tablature.
A great collection of banjo classics, including: Alabama Jubilee · Bye Bye Love · Duelin' Banjos · The Entertainer · Foggy Mountain Breakdown · Great Balls of Fire · Lady of Spain · Rawhide · (Ghost) Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend) · Rocky Top · San Antonio Rose · Tennessee Waltz · UFO-TOFU · You Are My Sunshine · and more. The package also includes recordings of demos for listening and playing along. The audio is accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right
Traditional Songs for the 5-String Banjo features 22 classic old-time favorites. The distinctive sound of the 5-string banjo is most usually associated with folk, country and bluegrass music. In this book you'll find a superbcollection of traditional songs that lend themselves perfectly to a variety of banjo styles. From the lively The Midnight Special to the wistful Wild Mountain Thyme, each song has been chosen and arranged to make the most of theinstrument's unique capacity for rolling rhythms and flexible fingerpicking patterns. Whether your favorites are jazzy, folky or country, you'll find plenty here to help you play, sing and extend your repertoire.