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American Banjo: Three-Finger and Scruggs Style

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Banjo (5-string) - Beginning-Intermediate
Edited by Steve Garner. Perfect binding, Transcribed Solos. Smithsonian/Folkways. Bluegrass. Book. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.97307).

Item Number: MB.97307

ISBN 9780786651276. 8.75 x 11.75 inches. Transcribed by Steve Garner.

A massive collection of transcriptions representing the history of three-finger style five-string banjo playing up to the style!s culmination with Earl Scruggs coming on the scene. This is a one-of-a-kind resource containing 49 transcriptions beginning with some of the style's earliest forms up through those that approach the fully developed Scruggs style. These solos, written in easy-to-read tablature, are also a great source of beginner to intermediate level arrangements that players will want to learn. Players will gain a deeper understanding of the structure as well as the significance of the Scruggs Style of banjo playing.

These note-for-note transcriptions serve as a companion to the CD recording of the same title featuring such players as Snuffy Jenkins, Larry Richardson, Joe Stuart, Smiley Hobbs, Junie Scruggs, Mike Seeger, Eric Weissburg, Pete Kuykendall, Veronica (Roni) Stoneman Cox, and more. These field recordings were made on location in the hills and hollers of the Appalachian region in the late 1950's by Mike Seeter. Songs, forty-nine in all, includes favorites like Cripple Creek, Home, Sweet Home, John Henry, Liza Jane, Lonesome Road Blues, Sally Goodin, Turkey in the Straw,Wildwood Flower, and many more. * Massive collection of transcriptions representing the history of three-finger style five-string banjo playing * Great source of beginner to intermediate level arrangements players will want to learn * Written in easy-to-read tablature * Includes many banjo favorites performed by a variety of skilled players * Players will gain understanding of the structure and significance of Scruggs Style banjo playing.

  • Big Eared Mule 
  • Bucky Mule  
  • Bugle Call Rag 
  • Cackling Hen  
  • Careless Love 
  • Chicken Reel 
  • Cindy 
  • Cotton Eyed Joe 
  • Cripple Creek 
  • Cumberland Gap 
  • Dear Old Dixie 
  • Don't Let Your Deal Go Down 
  • Down the road 
  • Ground Hog 
  • Hard Ain't It Hard 
  • Hey, Mr. Banjo  
  • Home, Sweet Home 
  • I Don't Love Nobody 
  • Irish Washerwoman 
  • Jenny Lynn 
  • Jesse James 
  • John Henry 
  • Kansas City Kitty 
  • Little Maggie 
  • Little Pal  
  • Liza Jane 
  • Lonesome Road Blues 
  • Pig In A Pen 
  • Rosewood Casket 
  • Ruben's Train  
  • Sallly Goodin  
  • Sally Ann 
  • Shortening Bread 
  • Spanish Fandango 
  • Take Me Back to the Sweet Sunny South  
  • Train 45  
  • Turkey In The Straw 
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star 
  • Under the Double Eagle (backup only)  
  • Wildwood Flower 
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