Classical Masterpieces for Banjo

by Claudio Parravicini
$14.99
sku: 02-30719
If you’ve ever felt compelled to play Flight of the Bumblebee on the 5-string banjo, this is the book for you!

Challenging banjo transcriptions of classical masterpieces may seem like a humorous anachronism to some, but not for Italian master Claudio Parravicini, a conservatory graduate who, while majoring in French horn, always believed that the banjo was “a virtuoso instrument capable of enriching any musical genre.”

In the author’s words, “I chose the classical pieces in this book on the basis of how they might advance right and left-hand banjo technique and even refine the player’s musical sensibility...Some pieces, like Flight of the Bumblebee will challenge your ability to play rapidly, while others like Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, are much slower, but will test your musical abilities in other ways.” 

Tablature only in standard G tuning (gDGBD) using three-finger banjo technique in traditional, melodic and single-string styles. Each selection will further your technique and delight your audience, or simply expand your vision of what is possible on the 5-string banjo. Tablature only. 55 pp.   More Details...

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  • Prelude No. 2 in C minor by J. S. Bach
  • Flight of the Bumblebee by Rimsky Korsakov
  • Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven
  • Invention No. 4 in D minor by J. S. Bach
  • Carnival of Venice by Paganini
  • Invention No.  6 by J. S. Bach
  • Toccata for Piano or Harpsichord by Paradisi
  • Perpetual Motion by Paganini