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Ragtime, Blues & Jazz for Banjo

By Fred Sokolow

Banjo (5-string) - Intermediate
Composed by Fred Sokolow. Saddle-stitched, Solos. Jazz & Blues. Book. 56 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.93936).

Item Number: MB.93936

ISBN 9781562224127. Jazz & Blues. 8.5 x 11 inches.

If you are a banjo player whose enjoyment of music isn't limited to bluegrass and country, you'll find this collection of tunes fun and sometimes challenging. Contains ragtime, blues, old-time jazz, and bluegrass blues, G tuning. Banjo tab. **For five-string banjo.

  • Elite Syncopation Rag  Performed by Scott Joplin
  • Stealin', Stealin' 
  • Five String Boogie Woogie 
  • Smoky Mokes  Performed by Abe Holzmann
  • The Entertainer  Performed by Scott Joplin
  • Abilene  Performed by John D. Loudermilk, Lester Brown, Bob Gibson
  • Behind The Eight Ball Blues 
  • Careless Love 
  • Railroad Bill 
  • Two White Horses 
  • White House Blues 
  • Down But Not Out Blues 
  • Stagolee 
  • Chilly Winds (Lonesome Road Blues) 
  • Oh, Babe It Aint No Lie 
  • Brown's Ferry Blues 
  • Gambling Blues 
  • Rising Sun Blues 
  • Worried Man Blues 
  • Yankee Land  Performed by Max Hoffman
  • Take This Hammer 
  • Betty And Dupree 
  • Sunflower  Performed by Scott Hayden & Scott Joplin
  • Swipesy Cake Walk  Performed by Arthur Marshall & S.J.
  • Cleopha  Performed by Scott Joplin
  • Frankie and Johnny 
  • Ragtime Dance  Performed by Scott Joplin
  • Original Rags  Performed by Scott Joplin
  • Something Doing  Performed by Scott Hayden & Scott Joplin
  • St. Louis Tickle  Performed by Barney And Seymore (Faron Bennett)
  • Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home  Performed by Hughie Cannon
  • Bully Of The Town 
  • Leola  Performed by Scott Joplin
  • Maple Leaf Rag  Performed by Scott Joplin
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Arlington, MA
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  • June 29, 2009 No cd?

    Fantastic opportunity to try something else. The author recognize the difficulty to adapt to those different rythms 'sometime challenging'. How come there is no cd to go with it?!!!! It would hugely facilitate the process. Too bad.

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