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    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.
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  • Lamb Chops (Skeletal Melody And The Five Levels Of Improvisation)
  • The Girl I Left Behind Me (Reharmonization)
  • The Infinite Blackberry Blossom (Melodic Cells And Progressive Rhythmic Variation)
  • The Ark And The Saw (Changing The Mode)
  • Act Natural (Mutually Exclusive Triads)
  • High Windy (Developing Motifs And Upper-Structure Triads)
  • IHOP (Mixolydian Melody)
  • Hot Lick Fiddle Chick (Constantly Flowing Eighth Notes)
  • Gunshot Wound In The E.R. (Dominant 7th Chords Around The Cycle)
  • Fishy Hornpipe (Tetrachords)
  • That Tumble-Down Shack In Athlone (Guide-Tone Lines In Double Stops)
  • The Girl I Left Behind Me (Solo Banjo with Reharmonization)

Beyond Bluegrass Banjo - Etudes and Ideas for the Modern Banjo Player

by Dave Hollender and Matt Glaser

SKU: 49-449610

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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.
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  • Lamb Chops (Skeletal Melody And The Five Levels Of Improvisation)
  • The Girl I Left Behind Me (Reharmonization)
  • The Infinite Blackberry Blossom (Melodic Cells And Progressive Rhythmic Variation)
  • The Ark And The Saw (Changing The Mode)
  • Act Natural (Mutually Exclusive Triads)
  • High Windy (Developing Motifs And Upper-Structure Triads)
  • IHOP (Mixolydian Melody)
  • Hot Lick Fiddle Chick (Constantly Flowing Eighth Notes)
  • Gunshot Wound In The E.R. (Dominant 7th Chords Around The Cycle)
  • Fishy Hornpipe (Tetrachords)
  • That Tumble-Down Shack In Athlone (Guide-Tone Lines In Double Stops)
  • The Girl I Left Behind Me (Solo Banjo with Reharmonization)