Bluegrass Jamming on Banjo (Book/CD Set)
Tips, Tunes & Techniques
Bluegrass Jamming on Banjo is the third in a 4-part series of fun books that teach the tools, tricks and tunes to jam in bluegrass style. It covers: 31 bluegrass jam standards, how to jam with others, how to improvise and make up your own tasteful licks and fills, almost painless music theory, how to play harmony, how to transpose and play in different keys, and pretty much everything you'll need to march fearlessly into your next jam or picking session! This FUN book is fully illustrated with almost 200 vi ...more
Product Number:
NGB204
Format:
Book/CD Set
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Notation Type:
Tab
Pages:
112
Binding:
Spiral
Size:
9 x 12
ISBN:
1-8832-0665-0
ISBN13:
978-18832-0665-9
Publisher:
Native Ground Music, Inc.
Date Published:
6/12/2013
Bluegrass Jamming on Banjo is the third in a 4-part series of fun books that teach the tools, tricks and tunes to jam in bluegrass style. It covers: 31 bluegrass jam standards, how to jam with others, how to improvise and make up your own tasteful licks and fills, almost painless music theory, how to play harmony, how to transpose and play in different keys, and pretty much everything you'll need to march fearlessly into your next jam or picking session! This FUN book is fully illustrated with almost 200 vintage photos. Includes an audio instructional MP3 CD.
Bluegrass Jamming on Banjo

Come into the Jam Circle........................................................................................................................ 4

How to Use This Book.............................................................................................................................. 5

What is Bluegrass Music?....................................................................................................................... 7

Structure of a Bluegrass Jam............................................................................................................... 8

Tools & Equipment..................................................................................................................................... 9

Tuning Your Banjo................................................................................................................................... 10

Your First Bluegrass Jam...................................................................................................................... 11

Jamming 101............................................................................................................................................... 13

How to Read Chord Charts .................................................................................................................. 14

Cruising on Bluegrass Songs................................................................................................................ 15

Chunking on Bluegrass Songs.............................................................................................................. 17

Playing by Ear........................................................................................................................................... 18

Making Up Your Own Licks.................................................................................................................. 21

How to Lead a Song............................................................................................................................... 22

Starting Your Break............................................................................................................................... 23

Jamming on Songs You Don’t Know.................................................................................................. 24  

How to Read the Tab............................................................................................................................. 25

Handy Guide to New Vocabulary Words....................................................................................... 25

Key of G    

     Black-Eyed Susie.............................................................................................................................. 26

     Bury Me Beneath the Willow........................................................................................................ 28

     Columbus Stockade Blues.............................................................................................................. 30

     East Virginia....................................................................................................................................... 32

     Hand Me Down My Walking Cane............................................................................................... 34

     High on a Mountain.......................................................................................................................... 36

     I Am A Pilgrim.................................................................................................................................... 38

     John Henry......................................................................................................................................... 40

     Just Over in the Gloryland........................................................................................................... 42    

     Katy Cline............................................................................................................................................. 44     

     Lonesome Road Blues....................................................................................................................... 46

     Love of the Mountains..................................................................................................................... 48    

     Mama Don’t Allow............................................................................................................................. 50

     Pig in a Pen.......................................................................................................................................... 52

     Rocky Road Blues.............................................................................................................................. 54

     Roll on Buddy..................................................................................................................................... 56

     Sittin’ on Top of the World.......................................................................................................... 58

     Take This Hammer............................................................................................................................ 60    

     Wandering Boy.................................................................................................................................. 62    

     Working on a Building..................................................................................................................... 64

Key of C    

     Back Up and Push............................................................................................................................. 66    

     Colleen Malone................................................................................................................................... 68

     Dark Hollow........................................................................................................................................ 70

     Footprints in the Snow................................................................................................................... 72

     Little Birdie......................................................................................................................................... 74      

Key of D

     Deep Elem Blues.................................................................................................................................. 76

     I’ve Just Seen the Rock of Ages ................................................................................................ 78

     Katie Dear............................................................................................................................................. 80

     Red Rocking Chair.............................................................................................................................. 82

     Run and Hide....................................................................................................................................... 84

Key of Em

     Wild Bill Jones................................................................................................................................... 86

Toolbox of Rolls....................................................................................................................................... 88

Chunking....................................................................................................................................................... 90

Banjo Chords.............................................................................................................................................. 91

Listening to the Masters......................................................................................................................... 93

Jam Camps................................................................................................................................................... 94

G Major Scale............................................................................................................................................ 95

G Blues Scale............................................................................................................................................. 95

C Major Scale............................................................................................................................................ 95

D Major Scale............................................................................................................................................ 96

D Blues Scale............................................................................................................................................. 96

Chords to Popular Bluegrass Songs................................................................................................... 97

Chords to Popular Fiddle Tunes.......................................................................................................... 99

Your Burning Questions....................................................................................................................... 100

Glossary...................................................................................................................................................... 106

Contents of CD......................................................................................................................................... 107

Song Index................................................................................................................................................ 111

Native Ground Books & Music............................................................................................................ 112

 
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