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Favorite Gospel Tunes for Banjo

By Alan Munde

Banjo (5-String) - Beginning-Intermediate
Composed by Alan Munde. Saddle-stitched, Solos. Gospel-Old Time. Book/CD Set. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20596BCD).

Item Number: MB.20596BCD

ISBN 9780786671823. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Alan Munde, one of the most respected contemporary banjo players, couples his deep understanding of the banjo with 17 of America's best loved gospel songs. Ranging from the driving sound of bluegrass banjo to the rich chordal harmonies unique to his playing, these arrangements bring out the fullness and sparkle of these great old songs. Every banjo player needs a wide variety of tunes in the repertoire to cover all the performance occasions. Gospel tunes are always in demand. These all new professional settings for the great old classics will get the attention of any audience. Included are the rousing renditions of 'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,' 'Old Time Religion' (arranged in three keys), 'Somebody Touched Me,' and many more. There is the soul stirring arrangement of 'Wayfaring Stranger,' and the chord versions of the slow thoughtful numbers 'Old Rugged Cross,' 'Nearer My God to Thee,' 'What a Friend We Have in Jesus.' In tablature only.

  • Amazing Grace 
  • Are You Washed In The Blood? 
  • Crying Holy 
  • In The Sweet Bye And Bye 
  • Just A Closer Walk With Thee 
  • Lonesome Valley 
  • Nearer My God To Thee 
  • Old Time Religion 
  • Softly And Tenderly 
  • Somebody Touched Me 
  • Soul of Man - G  
  • Soul of Man - F  
  • Study War No More 
  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot 
  • The Old Rugged Cross 
  • Unclouded Day 
  • Wayfaring Stranger 
  • What a Friend We Have in Jesus 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Near St. Louis
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2009-01-15 00:00:00.0 Good arrangements for intermediate banjo students

    Alan Munde's Gospel Tunes arrangements are well suited to help my transition from a beginner to an early intermediate banjo student. The CD supported tuneful arrangements inspire learning, the fingering is moderately challenging and some of the arrangements have alternate string tuning, key variations, and cord style.

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