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Renaissance & Elizabethan Music for Banjo

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Banjo - Intermediate
Early Music / Renaissance, Saddle-stitched. Country. Book and online audio. 100 pages. Mel Bay Publications, Inc #96573M. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.96573M).

Item Number: MB.96573M

ISBN 9781513460598. 8.75x11.75 inches.

Perhaps the first 5-string banjo book of its kind, Renaissance and Elizabethan Music for Banjo consists entirely of music from these early periods and provides banjo players with "growing material"—that is, the opportunity to play in a number of different keys besides G major. This detail alone will expand your banjo horizon by requiring the use of unusual chord shapes. Written for classical banjo enthusiasts who want to further enhance their musicianship, some selections reveal one of the earliest aspects of music theory, that of modal scales. Various compositional forms and unfamiliar tempos are also introduced in arrangements that will help you become less dependent on the open fifth string. This type of music would be extremely difficult to learn by ear, so a book of tablatures should prove to be invaluable. Every piece is presented first in a vertical chord arrangement, which was the way it was originally intended— and then arranged in a linear horizontal style more familiar to modern players. Every tune is accompanied by performance notes supported by a helpful glossary. Written in tablature only with access to online audio, these pieces also make great finger-limbering exercises! Includes access to online audio.

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