Description: This encyclopedia of licks you need to know to play 5-string bluegrass banjo includes accompaniment (backup) licks, soloing licks, as well as basic music theory, the Numbers system, listening suggestions, and many complete solos, plus 119 audio tracks available online for download or streaming to help you learn how and when to play the licks. 14 bluegrass standards are used as examples showing how to apply the licks: Amazing Grace • Bury Me Beneath the Willow • John Henry • Little Birdie • Nine Pound Hammer • Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms • This Train • Wabash Cannonball • When the Saints Go Marching In • Will the Circle Be Unbroken • and more.
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.
Description: Best-selling author Fred Sokolow teaches you how to play blues on the banjo with this instructional book and audio pack! You'll learn: how to play the blues in several banjo tunings; how to play in the styles of blues greats like Mississippi John Hurt, Lightnin' Hopkins, B.B. King, Skip James, and many more; licks, scales, chords, turnarounds and boogie backup; several approaches to soloing; how to ad lib blues licks and solos in any key; how to play the blues up and down the neck; and more. Includes these classic blues tunes: Ain't Nobody's Business • Careless Love • Frankie and Johnny • John Henry • The Midnight Special • Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out • See See Rider • St. James Infirmary Blues • St. Louis Blues • and more. Also includes chord grids, standard notation and tablature, audio tracks for all the songs, licks and exercises in the book, with banjo and vocals. The price of this book includes access to audio tracks online for download or streaming using the unique code inside the book!
Description: Renowned instructor and Grammy nominee Bob Carlin is one of the best-known banjoists performing today. This book, an update of his 1983 classic with the welcome addition of a CD, teaches readers how to play 32 best-loved pieces from his first two solo recordings: Fiddle Tunes for Clawhammer Banjo and Where Did You Get That Hat?. Includes fantastic photos from throughout Bob's career.
Description: 14 Dylan classics arranged specifically for clawhammer-style 5-string banjo, including: All Along the Watchtower • Blowin' in the Wind • Don't Think Twice, It's All Right • Hurricane • It Ain't Me Babe • Knockin' on Heaven's Door • Lay Lady Lay • Like a Rolling Stone • Mr. Tambourine Man • Positively 4th Street • Shelter from the Storm • Tangled up in Blue • The Times They Are A-Changin' • You Ain't Goin' Nowhere.