Getting Into Bluegrass Banjo (Book + Online Audio)
20803M
The Getting Into Bluegrass Banjo book and audio by Alan Munde is the accumulation of successful teaching concepts developed in his 40 plus years as a professional bluegrass musician and teacher. Munde presents a straight-forward and well-founded course of bluegrass banjo essentials. Designed for those who have never played a stringed instrument to those taking up bluegrass banjo as a second instrument. Includes access to online audio.

  • Getting Started - Covers the parts of the banjo, hand pos ...more
Product Number:
20803M
Format:
Book + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Pages:
96
Binding:
Squareback Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-9091-7
ISBN13:
978-07866-9091-6
Series:
Getting Into
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
1/28/2016
The Getting Into Bluegrass Banjo book and audio by Alan Munde is the accumulation of successful teaching concepts developed in his 40 plus years as a professional bluegrass musician and teacher. Munde presents a straight-forward and well-founded course of bluegrass banjo essentials. Designed for those who have never played a stringed instrument to those taking up bluegrass banjo as a second instrument. Includes access to online audio.

  • Getting Started - Covers the parts of the banjo, hand positions, first picking patterns, pull-offs, hammer-ons, slides, exercise songs, ending with the professional sounding 'Levelland Mountain Breakdown.'
  • Review of Rolls, New rolls, and combinations of Rolls, with Examples - Offers the most used rolls in bluegrass banjo playing with often-played examples of each. The player learns many of the licks used in the style with an example of how to combine them to make a solo.
  • Roll Logic - How to place a melody into the several different roll patterns.
  • Tools and Techniques - Helps develop left hand techniques through the use of intervals of thirds and sixths.
  • Creating Solos to Songs - At the heart of the book is this revealing section with many examples of how to create many, many solos to the song 'Jesse James.'
  • Songs - Put to use all you have learned on these great standards 'Ground Hog,' 'Wildwood Flower' (two versions),'Nine Pound Hammer,' 'Worried Man Blues,' 'Lost All My Money,' 'Old Country Church,' 'Kneel at the Cross,' and 'Train 45.'
Getting Into Bluegrass Banjo

SECTION 1: Getting Started Page Audio Track
Introduction ..........................................................................................4 ..........................................
Hints and Suggestions ..........................................................................4 ..........................................
A Few Hints on Practice........................................................................6 ..........................................
Parts of the Banjo ..................................................................................7 ..........................................
Reading Banjo Tablature ......................................................................10..........................................
Tuning the Five-String Banjo ..............................................................12 ........................................1
Left and Right Hand ............................................................................13..........................................
Chords ..................................................................................................15 ........................................2
First Picking Pattern: Single Note With Pinch ....................................16 ........................................3
“Good Night Ladies”............................................................................17 ........................................4
“Boil Them Cabbage Down” ..............................................................17 ........................................5
Slide With Pinch: “Boil Them Cabbage Down”..................................18 ........................................6
Hammer-on: “Boil Them Cabbage Down”..........................................19 ........................................7
Four-Note Roll with Single Note and Pinch ........................................20..........................................
with G C D7....................................................................................21 ....................................8,9,10
“Boil Them Cabbage Down” ..............................................................22........................................11
“Good Night Ladies”............................................................................22........................................12
“Cumberland Gap” ..............................................................................23........................................13
Alternating Roll ....................................................................................23........................................14
New “C” Position ................................................................................24........................................15
“Boil Them Cabbage Down” ..............................................................25........................................16
“Good Night Ladies”............................................................................25........................................17
“Cripple Creek” ....................................................................................26........................................18
Forward Roll ........................................................................................27........................................19
“Boil Them Cabbage Down” ..............................................................28........................................20
“Good Night Ladies”............................................................................28........................................21
“Boil Them Cabbage Down” (Mixed Rolls)........................................29........................................22
Forward Backward Roll ......................................................................29........................................23
“Cripple Creek” ....................................................................................30........................................24
The Pull-off ..........................................................................................31 ....................................25,26
Train 45 Roll ........................................................................................33........................................27
Modified Forward Backward Roll, F chord ........................................33........................................28
“Levelland Mountain Breakdown” ......................................................34........................................29
Guidelines for Determining Right-Hand Fingering ............................35..........................................
SECTION 2: Review of Rolls, New Rolls and
Combinations of Rolls with Examples
Four-Note Roll with Single Note and Pinch ........................................38........................................30
Alternating Roll ....................................................................................39........................................31
Forward/Backward Roll ......................................................................40........................................32
Variations of the Forward Roll ............................................................41........................................33
Train 45 Roll ........................................................................................42........................................34
Modified Forward Backward Roll ......................................................43........................................35
 New Rolls
Reno Roll..............................................................................................43........................................36
Timing Fill-in Lick ..............................................................................44........................................37
Four-string Forward Roll......................................................................44........................................38
Four-string Backward Roll ..................................................................45........................................39
Combinations of Rolls..........................................................................45 ..................................40,41,42
“(Insert Your Name Here)” Breakdown ..............................................48........................................43
SECTION 3: Roll Logic
Rolls for Melody on the First String ....................................................50 ....................................44,45
Rolls for Melody on the Second String................................................53 ....................................46,47
Rolls for Melody on the Third String ..................................................55 ....................................48-52
Rolls for Melody on the Fourth String ................................................57 ....................................53-57
“Bury Me Beneath the Willow”-Variations..........................................60 ....................................58-61
SECTION 4: Tools and Techniques
COMMONLY USED INTERVALS
Thirds on the First and Second Strings ................................................65........................................62
Sixths on the First and Third Strings ..................................................66........................................63
Thirds on the Second and Third Strings ..............................................67........................................64
Sixths on the Second and Fourth Strings ............................................68........................................65
Thirds on the Third and Fourth Strings................................................69........................................66
Using Thirds and Sixths in “Grandfather’s Clock”..............................71 ....................................67-72
Scales and Arpeggios............................................................................74 ....................................73-76
SECTION 5: Creating Solos to Songs
Jesse James Melody..............................................................................77........................................77
Phrases #1-#11......................................................................................78 ....................................78-88
Jesse James all “A” Choices ................................................................84........................................89
Jesse James using mixed Choices ........................................................85........................................90
SECTION 6: Songs
“Ground Hog” ......................................................................................86........................................91
“Wildwood Flower #1” ........................................................................87........................................92
“Wildwood Flower #2” ........................................................................88........................................93
“Lost All My Money” ..........................................................................89........................................94
“Nine Pound Hammer” ........................................................................90........................................95
“Worried Man Blues” ..........................................................................91........................................96
“Train 45” ............................................................................................92........................................97
“Old Country Church”..........................................................................93........................................98
“Kneel at the Cross” ............................................................................94........................................99
Acknowledgements ..............................................................................96
 
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