Book/CD pack. Learn to improvise with more expression and freedom in bluegrass and related styles. These ideas, exercises and etudes will help you expand your palette of improvisational and compositional techniques. You'll learn to build solos by: uncovering a melody's defining notes and using them in a new context; reharmonizing chords and changing modes; breaking down, rearranging, and varying melodic and rhythmic cells; arranging melodies in different registers that span the full length of the neck; drawing from tetrachords, guide tone lines, and other contructs. CD features demo and play-along tracks performed by an all-star bluegrass band. "This book opens up new vistas on the banjo, particularly useful for advanced players." - Tony Trischka, Banjo Great. Note/tab. 64 pp.