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You Can Teach Yourself Banjo

By Janet Davis

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Banjo (5-String) - Beginning
Composed by Janet Davis. Squareback saddle-stitched, Methods. You Can Teach Yourself. All Styles. Book/CD/DVD Set. 116 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.94429SET).

Item Number: MB.94429SET

ISBN 9780786639243. All Styles. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

This is the ideal beginner's book, presenting the basics of playing the 5-string banjo is a way that is both fun and produces quick results. Janet Davis takes you on an extensive tour of this instrument's fundamental techniques as well as some intermediate possibilities including rolls, chords, bluegrass banjo techniques, playing up the neck, licks, endings, and other basic information needed to play bluegrass and melodic-style banjo. Thorough performance notes are provided from beginning to end revealing the secrets of this versatile traditional instrument. The companion CD and DVD (The DVD teaches through Lesson 22.) is included.

  • Amazing Grace 
  • Banjo Signal 
  • Bile Dem Cabbage Down 
  • Blackberry Blossom 
  • Buffalo Gals 
  • Cripple Creek 
  • Cumberland Gap 
  • Devil's Dream 
  • Down the road 
  • Flop Eared Mule 
  • Good Night Ladies 
  • Grandfather's Clock 
  • Home on the Range 
  • John Hardy 
  • Little Maggie 
  • Lonesome Road Blues 
  • Mountain Dew 
  • Old Joe Clark 
  • Old Man at the Mill 
  • Pig In A Pen 
  • Pretty Polly 
  • Reuben 
  • Sally Goodin' 
  • Salty Dog 
  • Shady Grove 
  • She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain 
  • Silent Night 
  • Soldier's Joy 
  • Sugarfoot Rag 
  • Sunnyvale Breakdown 
  • Train 45  
  • Turkey In The Straw 
  • Two Little Boys 
  • Wabash Cannonball 
  • Wildwood Flower 
  • Worried Man Blues 
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