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Grandpa Jones 5-String Banjo

By Mark Jones

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Banjo (5-string) - Beginning-Intermediate
Composed by Mark Jones. Saddle-stitched, Style, Banjo: Clawhammer, Country, Bluegrass, Method. Old Time. Book. 32 pages. Mel Bay Publications, Inc #99957. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99957).

Item Number: MB.99957

ISBN 9780786667079. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Learn from the best. Grandpa Jones was a country music legend and a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. He was very well known and respected for his own style of clawhammer banjo. The instructions are helpful for the beginner, with tips on caring for your banjo to keep it sounding its best. The text covers tunings, chord diagrams, and the right hand rhythm patterns that made Grandpa Jones famous with the 5-string banjo.For the intermediate musician, there are alternate tunings, drop thumb rhythm, and exercises for practicing your new skills. Included are several favorite songs, along with lyrics and chords for your accompanist.The preface of the book, written by Grandpa Jones, along with the collection of personal photographs, makes this an excellent keepsake as well. This is simply a must for your music library.

  • Bile Dem Cabbage Down (A Tuning) 
  • Ring De Banjo (D Tuning) 
  • Golden Slippers (G and C Tuning) 
  • Oh! Susanna (G and C Tuning)  Performed by Stephen Foster
  • Old Joe Clark (A Tuning) 
  • Pretty Little Pink (A Tuning) 
  • Darby's Ram (D Tuning) 
  • Camptown Races (D Tuning) 
  • Crawdad Song (G and C Tuning) 
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