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Bluegrass Banjo

Book/Online Audio Banjo - Difficulty: easy-medium to medium
Music Sales America. Bluegrass and Folk. Softcover Audio Online. With banjo notation (tablature), lyrics, fingerings, instructional text, introductory text and black & white photos. 143 pages. Oak Publications #OK62778. Published by Oak Publications (HL.14004651).

Item Number: HL.14004651

ISBN 9780825601484. 9x12 inches.

A complete guide to the 3-finger bluegrass styles. Basic right-hand patterns through many advanced techniques are covered. Includes 45 tablature arrangements from elementary to advanced, plus information on how to buy a banjo, playing in groups, and an annotated discography. The Banjo Newsletter says this book is "highly recommended without reservation." Songs include: Ballad of Jed Clampett * Banks of the Ohio * Devil's Dream * Little Maggie * Lonesome Road Blues * Rabbit in the Log * Six Mile Creek * Will the Circle Be Unbroken * Worried Man Blues * and many more. Demonstration audio is accessed online using the unique code inside the book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.

  • All The Good Times are Past and Gone 
  • Amradillo Breakdown 
  • Ballad Of Jed Clampett (beginner & intermediate versions) 
  • Banks Of The Ohio 
  • Barrel Of Fun 
  • Buffalo Gals 
  • Cedar Hill 
  • Chromania 
  • Cripple Creek 
  • Dark Hollow 
  • Devil's Dream 
  • Huckling The Berries 
  • In My Mind To Ramble 
  • Jesse James 
  • John Hardy 
  • John Henry 
  • Kentucky Bullfight 
  • Little Birdie 
  • Little Maggie 
  • Lonesome Road Blues 
  • Mountain Dew 
  • November Cotillion 
  • Old Joe Clark 
  • Orange Mountain Special 
  • Parson's Duck 
  • Pow Wow The Indian Boy 
  • Rabbit In The Log 
  • Sailor's Hornpipe 
  • Shell Be Coming Round The Mountain (beginner & intermediate versions) 
  • Six Mile Creek 
  • Will The Circle Be Unbroken (beginner, intermediate & advanced versions) 
  • Worried Man Blues (beginner & intermediate versions) 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • December 20, 2013 Bluegrass Banjo

    Excellent book with great song selection; laid out with easy to read tabs. Very good explanations of material contained.

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  • 5

    Anderson, In
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  • November 30, 2012 Out of Date Tab

    I was very disappointed, and I returned the book for a refund. Note that the 5-star reviewer said he purchased this book in 1981. All the music I own uses the New Style Tab which shows every note On The Tab Lines. "Blue Grass Banjo" used the original tab...

    style that printed the notes Above The Lines (in the spaces), making this book useless for me. The publisher should reprint the book in the new style tab, and remove the old books from their shelves.

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  • 5

    Charles Paul
    Deming, New Mexico
  • April 22, 2005 The Best Starter Book

    I purchased this book in 1981. It was My first Banjo Book and it was how I taught Myself to play. It teaches all of the standard finger rolls needed for Three finger Scruggs Style Bluegrass. It also has several recorded songs that go along with the Tabulature so anyone...

    can learn to play the Banjo well. This book and CD (it used to be a record) really teaches almost everything you will ever use in any Bluegrass Banjo Music. I have recommended this book to many people over the years.

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