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Banjo Method

C Tuning - Concert Style

By Frank Bradbury

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Banjo (5-string & plectrum) - Multiple Levels
C Tuning - Concert Style. Composed by Frank Bradbury. Squareback saddle-stitched, Methods. All Styles. Book. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.93238).

Item Number: MB.93238

ISBN 9780871664952. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

This book, written for those with no prior musical experience, is the definitive text for learning C-tuning concert, or classic-style 5-string banjo. Written by the late Frank Bradbury, Banjo Method provides a thorough grounding in music theory and note reading, along with a complete presentation of Mr. Bradbury's unique 5-string concert banjo technique and outstanding solo and duet arrangements by various artists. The technique described here is radically different from that found in other books about the 5-string banjo, and no tablature is used. No plastic or metal picks are used on the right-hand fingers, nor are the fingernails used, but rather the bare fingertips. The hand positions recommended by Mr. Bradbury are not unlike those of a classical guitarist. All in all, this is an uncommon, but valid approach to solo banjo technique. Online audio of select pieces and exercises featuring Rob MacKillop now available from the publisher's website.

  • A Banjo Mosaic  Performed by Lansing, Arr. Bradbury
  • After the Ball 
  • Hilo, Hawaiian Quickstep 
  • Home on the Range 
  • Old Virginia 
  • Pajama Dance 
  • Susan's Waltz 
  • The Banjo Caprice 
  • The Caissons Go Rolling Along 
  • The Merry Campers 
  • The Sailors Refrain 
  • The Yankee Clipper  Performed by Lansing, Arr. Bradbury
  • Alabama Moon 
  • Greensleeves 
  • Pop-Corn 
  • Sidewalks Of New York 
  • The Gauchos Galopade 
  • Ballad in Eb  Performed by Hunter, Arr: Bradbury
  • Banjo Jubilee 
  • Belle Of The Ozarks 
  • Brahms Waltz, Op.39 - No. 15  Performed by Frank Bradbury
  • California  Performed by Gregory
  • Dance Morisco  Performed by Bacon, Arr: Bradbury
  • In Old Vienna 
  • Kentucky Medley 
  • Old Kentucky Home 
  • The Cotton Club 
  • The Daily Double 
  • The Golden Slippers 
  • The Happy Farmer  Performed by Robert Schumann
  • The Marines Hymn 
  • The Spanish Fandango 
  • Mountain Polka 
  • Norwegian Folk Dance 
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