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Alternate Tunings for Five-String Banjo Played Blgrs Style

By Terry McGill

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Alternate Tunings for Five-String Banjo Played Blgrs Style composed by Terry McGill. For Banjo (5-String). Saddle-stitched, Solos. Bluegrass. Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 72 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20762BCD).

ISBN 9780786674381. Bluegrass. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Alternate Tunings for Five-string Banjo is the first three-finger style banjo instruction book written specifically for the bluegrass banjoist wishing to explore alternate tunings. Written using standard tablature, the book takes the learner through the G modal, Standard C, Open C, Bb, D modal, Open D and E tunings. A companion CD is included with each book that includes examples of each tuning and song taught. The songs are played slowly and up to standard tempo on the CD. The first three-finger style banjo instruction book written specifically for the bluegrass banjoist wishing to explore alternate tunings.Written using standard tablature, the book takes the learner through the G modal, Standard C, Open C, Bb, D modal, Open D and E tunings. Students will learn new arrangements for such traditional pieces as Cumberland Gap, Shady Grove, Kansas City Railroad Blues, Pretty Polly and seventeen others. A companion CD is included with each book that includes examples of each tuning and song taught. The songs are played slowly and up to standard tempo.

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