A Banjo Player's Guide to Jamming by Carl Yaffey. For Banjo (5-String). Saddle-stitched, Improvisation. Bluegrass. Beginning-Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99708BCD).
ISBN 9780786660490. Bluegrass. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
If you can play a few tunes on the bluegrass banjo but haven't played much with others (or at all), this book will show you what you need to know to sit in on a hot jam session. Geared toward beginner and intermediate players, this book covers playing chords, including which ones to play and when to play them. You'll also discover how jam sessions work and how to act in a session, along with advice on practicing at home. The included CD contains nine tunes performed at a typical jam session. The music is on the left channel with dialog about the tunes such as the name, the key, and the chord progression on the right.