Description: Pete Seeger (1919-2014) was a master at using humor to get a point across as seen in this calypso style novelty song. Make your audience smile as you sing this clever arrangement where language, food and people all get mixed up together no matter what you do! With djembe.
Description: Pete Seeger is an outstanding folksinger and an American treasure. Millions in every corner of the globe have listened to and sung along with Seeger-discovering the riches of America's folk song heritage. Originally published in 1961, this book includes the most popular songs in Pete Seeger's songbag. 84 traditional folk songs, including such favorites as “Irene Goodnight,” “Darline Corey,” “Shenandoah,” etc. Each song comes complete with melody line, lyrics, guitar chords, and Seeger's own introductory comments. Beautifully illustrated throughout with over 100 reproductions of documentary prints and wood-cuts, American Favorite Ballads presents a rich panorama of our country's great folk song legacy.
Description: Pete Seeger took an interest in playing the 5-string banjo when he was 16 years old after he heard it played at the 1935 Asheville Folk Festival in North Carolina. It wasn't long after, when he was able to have a short lesson with banjoist Bascom Lamar Lunsford, known as the Minstrel of the Appalachians, where Seeger learned the basics of what would become his basic strum. From then on, Seeger made it a point to seek out, listen to, and learn from any banjo players that he met in his travels, learning a number of different playing styles which he experimented with in backing up his vocals.
This book looks at the techniques he was using when he was a member of the Almanac Singers in 1941, seven years before the publication of his first banjo method. Join Pete Seeger as he was evolving his early playing technique through the mid-1950s at the dawn of the folk music era!
Description: Craig Hella Johnson has become well known for “outside the box” programming, composing and arranging. Here is another great example. This folk song written by Pete Seeger and Lee Hays in 1949 in support of the Progressive movement and later made popular by Peter, Paul and Mary is here arranged with a driving motif “If I Had A Hammer” by SATB divisi chorus. Hand percussion underpins this motif and the melody floats above. A powerful video of this by Conspirare lives on YouTube.
Description: This songbook features over 50 of the most memorable songs by legendary folk singer, songwriter and banjo player Pete Seeger presented with words and chords. Edited by Annie Patterson and Peter Blood, the creators of the Rise Up Singing books, it also includes background information on many of the songs with quotations by Seeger drawn from his autobiography Where Have All the Flowers Gone: A Singalong Memoir. Songs include: All Mixed Up • The Bells of Rhymney • Goodnight, Irene • How Can I Keep from Singing • If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song) • Kisses Sweeter Than Wine • Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream • Lonesome Valley • Midnight Special • Old Time Religion • Sing People Sing • This Land Is Your Land • Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season) • Water Is Wide • We Shall Overcome • Where Have All the Flowers Gone? • and more. Spiral bound.