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A Banjo Player's Guide to Jamming

By Carl Yaffey

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Banjo (5-string) - Beginning-Intermediate
Composed by Carl Yaffey. Saddle-stitched, Improvisation. Bluegrass. Book/CD Set. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99708BCD).

Item Number: MB.99708BCD

ISBN 9780786660490. 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.

  • Hot Corn, Cold Corn 
  • Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms 
  • Nine Pound Hammer 
  • John Henry 
  • Two Little Boys 
  • Columbus Stockade Blues 
  • Down the road 
  • Little Maggie 
  • John Hardy 
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