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Complete Tenor Banjo Method

By Mel Bay

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Banjo (tenor) - Multiple Levels
Composed by Mel Bay. Squareback saddle stitch, Banjo:Tenor, Contemporary, Method. Complete. All styles. Book. 104 pages. Mel Bay Publications, Inc #93236. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.93236).

Item Number: MB.93236

ISBN 9781562220181. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

The finest tenor banjo method available, this text represents Mel Bay's own approach to fundamental musicianship on this versatile instrument. This book is the standard by which others are judged. Easy-to-understand and thorough in its approach, this method addresses both melody playing and chord strumming. Through numerous studies, folk songs and several duets, students are systematically introduced to the various notes and positions on the tenor banjo fretboard. Photos aid in learning proper hand and sitting positions. Once in two volumes, this method is now presented it its entirety in this single comprehensive edition, written in standard notation only.

As the tuning of the mandola is identical to that of the tenor banjo (CGDA), this method can serve as a note-reading approach for learning the mandola as well. Tenor banjo chord references can also serve for the mandola. As with the guitar, however, these instruments actually sound an octave lower than written in treble clef.

  • Dark Eyes 
  • A Duet In G  Performed by Jacques Fereol Mazas
  • Aloha-Oe 
  • Beautiful Dreamer 
  • Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair 
  • Careless Love 
  • Colonial Waltz 
  • Double Trouble 
  • Duet In B Major 
  • Folk Song 
  • Follow the Leader 
  • Greensleeves 
  • Happy Frets 
  • How Can I Leave Thee 
  • Juanita 
  • Maria 
  • Melody in F  Performed by Anton Rubenstein
  • Minka 
  • Playtime  Performed by Ignaz Josef Pleyel
  • Prelude Opus 28 No. 20  Performed by Frederic Chopin
  • Rhumba  Performed by Mel Bay
  • Romance  Performed by Jacques Fereol Mazas
  • Sweet Betsy From Pike 
  • The Blue Tail Fly 
  • The Speedway 
  • Third Avenue 
  • Waltz From The Poet And Peasant Overture 
  • Witchcraft  Performed by Mel Bay
  • Yankee Doodle  Performed by Mel Bay
  • Austrian Hymn 
  • Duet In D Minor  Performed by Mazas, Arr: Mel Bay
  • Serenade  Performed by Mel Bay
  • A Visit To The Relatives 
  • Aunt Rhody 
  • Aura Lee 
  • Chanson Triste  Performed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Cielito Lindo 
  • Creole Memories 
  • Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes 
  • Hatik Voh 
  • Lazy Evening  Performed by Mel Bay
  • Long, Long Ago 
  • Minuet in D  Performed by Arr: Mel Bay
  • On Wings Of Song  Performed by Felix Mendelssohn, Arr: Mel Bay
  • She Wore A Yellow Ribbon 
  • Shenandoah 
  • Sparkling Stella 
  • Sultana  Performed by Arr: Mel Bay
  • Tarantelle 
  • The Banjo March 
  • The Old House  Performed by Mel Bay
  • The Volga Boatman 
  • Tie Waltz 
  • Traumerei  Performed by Robert Schumann
  • Triplet Duet 
  • Waltz In A-Flat  Performed by J. Brahms, Arr: Mel Bay
  • Carry Me Back To Old Virginia 
  • Country Gardens 
  • The Wayfarin' Stranger 
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