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Old-Time Gospel Banjo Solos

By Jack Hatfield

Banjo (5-string) - Beginning-Intermediate
Composed by Jack Hatfield. Squareback saddle-stitched, Solos. Gospel-Old Time. Book/CD Set. 112 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.96755BCD).

Item Number: MB.96755BCD

ISBN 9780786666034. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

This book presents 31 of the most-loved old-time gospel songs arranged in the three-finger style, complete with musical notation, banjo tablature, chords and lyrics. Each song is presented first as a beginner-intermediate arrangement, played in the first position in Scruggs style. Most songs are then presented in an up-the-neck arrangement. The CD features five-string banjo solos played in three-finger style and accompanied by guitar, mandolin and bass. This is a split-track recording, the lead banjo is on one channel and the accompaniment instruments on the other. The CD can be used as a solo recording, a teaching recording or a play-along recording.

  • Just Over In The Glory Land  Performed by James W. Acuff & Emmett S. Dean
  • Shall We Gather At The River  Performed by Robert Lowery
  • Drifting Too Far From the Shore  Performed by Charles E. Moody
  • He Leadeth Me!  Performed by Joseph H. Gilmore & William B. Bradley
  • Life's Railway to Heaven  Performed by M.E. Abbey & Charles D. Tillman
  • The Great Speckled Bird 
  • The Old Rugged Cross  Performed by Rev. George Bennard
  • Just A Closer Walk With Thee  Performed by Oscar Clute & Robert Jackson
  • Will The Circle Be Unbroken?  Performed by William M. Golden
  • I Am A Pilgrim 
  • Where The Soul Of Man Never Dies  Performed by William M. Golden
  • The Unclouded Day  Performed by Rev. J.K. Alwood
  • When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder  Performed by James M. Black
  • The Lily Of The Valley  Performed by Charles W. Fry & William S. Hayes
  • The Old Gospel Ship 
  • Abide with Me  Performed by Henry F. Lyte & William H. Monk
  • In the Garden  Performed by C. Austin Miles
  • Sweet Hour of Prayer  Performed by William B. Bradbury
  • Amazing Grace  Performed by John Newton
  • Angel Band  Performed by Jefferson Hascall & William Batchelder Bradbury
  • A Beautiful Life  Performed by William M. Golden
  • Rock Of Ages  Performed by Agustus M. Toplady & Thomas Hastings
  • Are You Washed In The Blood?  Performed by Rev. E. A.Hoffman
  • Old-Time Religion 
  • What a Friend We Have in Jesus  Performed by Charles C. Converse
  • In The Sweet By And By  Performed by J.P. Webster
  • Holy, Holy, Holy!  Performed by Reginald Heiber & John B. Dykes
  • Precious Memories  Performed by J.B.F. Wright
  • Crying Holy Unto the Lord  
  • Keep On The Sunny Side of Life   Performed by Ada Blenkhorn & J. Howard Entwisle
  • Farther Along  Performed by J.R. Baxter, Jr. & W.B. Stevens
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Dean Wood
    Floyd, VA
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2011-03-31 00:00:00.0 One of the best Gospel Banjo Books out there

    I have several banjo instructional books. This is the one I like the best.

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  • 5

    joe nimmo
    Redford michigan
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2009-02-20 00:00:00.0 Great book and tape/wish I could see his hands do t

    Very satisfied with the book and tape,makes me motivated to practice longer and harder

    31 of 52 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    Monica Cook
    Blue Ridge Mountains, NC
    Difficulty Level:
  • 2007-11-26 00:00:00.0 Excellent Performance Sound

    Jack Hatfield has written by far the best gospel banjo tab book that I have come across so far. This book has allowed me to learn many great songs for the Lord on my banjo. Most important though is the fact that the melody of each song is strong but...

    not alone. There are good "filler" notes to keep the song rolling. Each song has a beginner/intermediate version & an advanced version for anyone who is feeling froggy. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to play gospel banjo. EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT!

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  • 5

    Bill Farrelly
    Sydney, Australia
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  • 2007-09-10 00:00:00.0 Play with the Angels

    This book and accompanying CD are first class. Recommend for anyone including beginners because it will spur you on (as it has me). The tablature presentation is excellent.

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