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.'
SECTION 1: Getting Started Page Audio Track

Hints and Suggestions 
A Few Hints on Practice
Parts of the Banjo 
Reading Banjo Tablature 
Tuning the Five-String Banjo 
Left and Right Hand 
Chords
First Picking Pattern: Single Note With Pinch
“Good Night Ladies”
“Boil Them Cabbage Down”
Slide With Pinch: “Boil Them Cabbage Down”
Hammer-on: “Boil Them Cabbage Down”
Four-Note Roll with Single Note and Pinch 
with G C D7
“Boil Them Cabbage Down”
“Good Night Ladies”
“Cumberland Gap” 
Alternating Roll 
New “C” Position 
“Boil Them Cabbage Down”
“Good Night Ladies”
“Cripple Creek”
Forward Roll 
“Boil Them Cabbage Down”
“Good Night Ladies”
“Boil Them Cabbage Down” (Mixed Rolls)
Forward Backward Roll
“Cripple Creek”
The Pull-off 
Train 45 Roll 
Modified Forward Backward Roll, F chord 
“Levelland Mountain Breakdown”
Guidelines for Determining Right-Hand Fingering

SECTION 2: Review of Rolls, New Rolls and 

Combinations of Rolls with Examples 

Four-Note Roll with Single Note and Pinch 
Alternating Roll
Forward/Backward Roll
Variations of the Forward Roll 
Train 45 Roll
Modified Forward Backward Roll

 New Rolls 

Reno Roll
Timing Fill-in Lick 
Four-string Backward Roll 
Combinations of Rolls
“(Insert Your Name Here)” Breakdown

SECTION 3: Roll Logic 

Rolls for Melody on the First Strin
Rolls for Melody on the Second String
Rolls for Melody on the Third String
Rolls for Melody on the Fourth String
“Bury Me Beneath the Willow”-Variations 

SECTION 4: Tools and Techniques 

COMMONLY USED INTERVALS 

Thirds on the First and Second Strings
Sixths on the First and Third Strings
Thirds on the Second and Third String
Sixths on the Second and Fourth Strings
Using Thirds and Sixths in “Grandfather’s Clock”
Scales and Arpeggios
SECTION 5: Creating Solos to Songs 
Jesse James Melody
Phrases #1-#11
Jesse James all “A” Choices
Jesse James using mixed Choices
SECTION 6: Songs 
“Ground Hog”
“Wildwood Flower #1”
“Wildwood Flower #2”
“Lost All My Money” 
“Nine Pound Hammer”
“Worried Man Blues”
“Train 45”
“Old Country Church”
“Kneel at the Cross”
Acknowledgements 
 
Audio Sample 1
Audio Sample 2
Audio Sample 3
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