Description: This book is a must have for the novice as well as the professional player! Each and every lick banjo players learn provides another vital piece to add to their repertoire and help develop their individual ability. Each lick is important, and Todd Taylor shares his licks and personal techniques he has spent a lifetime developing for the first time in this volume. These licks will make you a better player! Music examples are included in the online audio available for download or streaming.
Description: Ten Christmas favorites are presented in exciting arrangements by banjo virtuoso Todd Taylor in this collection which is both challenging and fun to play. The music is arranged at an intermediate to advanced level and is in standard G tuning. Includes a CD so you can listen to hear how the banjo should sound and then play along with the note-for-note tablature provided for each song.
Description: This book features ten exciting arrangements of favorite gospel classics by virtuoso Todd “Banjoman” Taylor. Just follow the easy tab, listen to the audio and play along with Todd quickly and easily! Songs include: Amazing Grace • How Great Thou Art • Uncloudy Day • What a Friend We Have in Jesus • When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder • I'll Fly Away • and more. The audio is accessed online using the unique code inside each 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.
Description: Strengthen your skills while building a repertoire of great bluegrass banjo pieces! Tony Trischka has personally chosen twenty traditional banjo solos that will teach you new ideas and add to your arsenal of licks and techniques. On the audio, Tony performs each tune slowly, then up to speed, providing invaluable tips and explanations as he goes. By the time you have mastered all of these solos, you'll have acquired the basic skills necessary to play in the styles of Earl Scruggs, Don Reno, Sonny Osborne, and other bluegrass greats. Songs include: Ground Hog • Shady Grove • Shortnin' Bread • Train 45 • and more.
The audio is accessed online using the unique code inside each 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.
Description: Part of a universal repertoire familiar to all traditional jazz musicians, the 35 standards in this collection are arranged for the tenor banjo but chord symbols make playing suitable for all banjo tunings as well as other chord instruments. Popular keys have been chosen, with melodies in notes and tab, plus large, easy-to-read chord diagrams, lyrics, commentary and more. Includes: Margie • Wabash Blues • Tishmingo Blues • Avalon • Back Home Again in Indiana • Shimmy Like My Sister Kate • St. Louis Blues • Jazz Me Blues • Old Green River • By and By • and more.
Description: Traditional Songs for the 5-String Banjo features 22 classic old-time favorites. The distinctive sound of the 5-string banjo is most usually associated with folk, country and bluegrass music. In this book you'll find a superb collection of traditional songs that lend themselves perfectly to a variety of banjo styles. From the lively “The Midnight Special” to the wistful “Wild Mountain Thyme,” each song has been chosen and arranged to make the most of the instrument's unique capacity for rolling rhythms and flexible fingerpicking patterns. Whether your favorites are jazzy, folky or country, you'll find plenty here to help you play, sing and extend your repertoire.
Description: All it takes is the thumb and index finger! This book allows you to explore this traditional, often easier way of playing the banjo: the original two-finger style. It covers thumb lead, up-picking, frailing/clawhammer (stroke style), and drop-thumb variation techniques and is presented in various tunings with easy to read tablature plus accompanying chord symbols and diagrams with audio tracks online for download or streaming. Includes over 50 songs in the bluegrass, old-time, country, folk and gospel styles.
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.