Art Rosenbaum's Old-Time Banjo Book (Book/2-DVD Set)
Forty-seven Old-Time 5-String Banjo Tunings and Picking Styles
Art Rosenbaum is one of America's foremost performers and teachers of traditional five-string banjo playing. He has a long-time interest in the myriad old-time tunings that give breadth and richness to mountain and old-time banjo picking, and has learned first-hand from old-timers in the South and Midwest. Pete Seeger (whose pioneering book How to Play the Five-String Banjo gave Art his start in the 1950s) praised the inclusion of 23 tunings in Art's 1968 Oak Publications book Old-Time Mountain Banjo. This ...more
Product Number:
30494DP
Format:
Book/2-DVD Set
Skill Level:
Multiple Levels
Notation Type:
Tab
Pages:
112
Binding:
Squareback Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-8602-2
ISBN13:
978-07866-8602-5
Publisher:
Grossman's Guitar Workshop
Date Published:
10/2/2014
Art Rosenbaum is one of America's foremost performers and teachers of traditional five-string banjo playing. He has a long-time interest in the myriad old-time tunings that give breadth and richness to mountain and old-time banjo picking, and has learned first-hand from old-timers in the South and Midwest. Pete Seeger (whose pioneering book How to Play the Five-String Banjo gave Art his start in the 1950s) praised the inclusion of 23 tunings in Art's 1968 Oak Publications book Old-Time Mountain Banjo. This book and 2-DVD set doubles (plus one!) that number of tunings. Art groups the tunings into "families" and shows how they can be used, with various picking styles, in playing banjo tunes and string band music and in song accompaniment. Experienced players will broaden their knowledge of unusual and interesting tunings and styles, and novice players can get started with "common" tunings for easy pieces like "Cripple Creek" and "Shout Lulu"-the first tunes many old-timers learned. 240 minutes.
INTRODUCTION
A TUNE TO OPEN THINGS UP
“Once I Had an Old Banjo” 
G TUNINGS (with A variations)
 Open G tuning
“Sourwood Mountain”
“Bile Them Cabbage Down” (I)
“Little Maggie”
“Cripple Creek”
“Chilly Winds”
“Old Joe Clark”
 Open A tuning
“June Apple”
“Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down” (back in open G)
 Low Bass G tuning
“Bury Me Beneath the Willow”
“Cannonball Blues”
 Low Bass A tuning
“John Brown’s Dream”
 “Willie Moore” tuning
“Willie Moore”
 “Hiram Hubbard” tuning
“Hiram Hubbard”
 “Lady Gay” tuning
“Lady Gay”
 “Old Banjo” tuning
“On Top of Old Smokey” (I)
“The Rambling Boy”
 “Train on the Island” tuning
“Train on the Island”
 “Brighter Day” tuning
“Happy Land”
“Got a Little Home to Go To”
E MINOR TUNING
 “Red Rocking Chair” tuning
“Red Rocking Chair”
MINOR TUNINGS
 G minor or “Katy Cruel” tuning
“Katy Cruel”
“John Hardy” (I)
 G minor variant tuning
“John Hardy” (II)
 Open E minor “Satan” tuning
“Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down”
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“SAWMILL” OR MOUNTAIN MINOR/DORIAN MODE TUNINGS
 “Sawmill” tuning
“Shady Grove”
“The Cuckoo”
“Walking Boss”
 “Twin Sisters” tuning
“Twin Sisters”
 “Shady Grove” tuning
“Shady Grove (Sugar Betty Ann)”
“Shady Grove” (III)
 “Old White Hat” tuning
“Hand Me Down My Old White Hat (White Oak Mountain)”
F TUNINGS (AND G VARIANTS)
 F tuning
“Frankie Was a Good Girl” (I)
“Rambling Hobo”
 F tuning variant
“Bowling Green”
 “Katy Hill” tuning (F tuning raised to play in G)
“Katy Hill”
“Buckin’ Mule”
 F for G variant
“Bile Them Cabbage Down” (II)
C TUNINGS AND (VARIANTS FOR G and D)
 Standard C, or “Greenback” tuning
 Minstrel tuning (for G) — see video; no examples given
 (continued)
“Little Boy, Who Made Your Britches”
“Skip to My Lou”
“Greenback”
“Jordan is a Hard Road to Travel”
“Arkansas Traveler”
“Which Side Are You On?”
 Double C “Shout Lulu” tuning
“Shout, Lulu”
“I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground”
 D tuning (variant of Double C)
“Five Miles Outside of Town on an Old Grey Mare”
“Soldier’s Joy”
“Over the Waterfall”
 “Half Shaved” tuning
“Sally Ann”
`  “Heavy-Loaded Freight Train” tuning
“Heavy-Loaded Freight Train”
 Open C tuning
“Way Down the Old Plank Road”
“Spanish Fandango” (I)
 “Darlin’ Corey” tuning
“Darlin’ Corey”
—  —
 “Little Birdie” tuning
 Variant “Little Birdie” tuning
“Little Birdie”
 “Guitar” tuning
“Whoa, Mule”
“Railroad Bill”
“The Tom Watson Tune”
D TUNINGS
 Open D tuning
“Graveyard”
“Old Ruben”
“Coal Creek March”
“Lonesome Road Blues”
 Variant Open D tuning
“Long Steel Rail (In the Pines)”
 Low Bass Open D tuning
“On Top of Old Smokey”
“If I Lose My Money, Let Me Lose”
 “Boat’s Up the River” tuning
“Boat’s Up the River”
 “Little Black Train” tuning
“Little Black Train”
“Pretty Polly”
 “Hustling Gamblers” (“Country Blues”) tuning
“Hustling Gamblers” (“Country Blues”)
 “DEAD” tuning
“Frankie Was a Good Girl” (II)
“The Rolling Mill is Burning Down”
 “Cumberland Gap” tuning
“Cumberland Gap”
“Liza Jane”
 Alternate D “Little Birdie” tuning
“Little Birdie” (II)
“Muskrat”
FOUR MORE TUNINGS
 “Sandy River Belle” tuning
“Mulberry Gap”
“Sandy River Belle”
 “Sandy River Belle” tuning in G
 “Last Chance” tuning
“Last Chance”
 “Cuba” tuning
“Want to Go to Cuba But I Can’t Go Now”
 “Long Steel Rail” tuning
“Nine Hundred Miles from My Home”
CONCLUSION
“Spanish Fandango” (II)
“Smokey Mountain Cass Moore’s Tune”
APPENDIX: ABOUT THE TABLATURE
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