Getting Into Bluegrass Banjo

by Alan Munde
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Book with online audio. The accumulation of successful teaching concepts developed in his 40+ years as a professional bluegrass musician and teacher. Munde presents a straight-forward and well-founded course of bluegrass banjo essentials: the parts of the banjo, first picking patterns, pull-offs, hammer-ons, rolls, licks, tools and techniques, creating solos to songs, more. Then use all you have learned on these great standards "Ground Hog," "Wildwood Flower" (two versions), "Nine Pound Hammer," "Worried Man Blues," "Lost All My Money," "Old Country Church," "Kneel at the Cross," and "Train." Beginning/intermediate. 96 pp.   More Details...

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Contents:

SECTION 1: Getting Started

Introduction
Hints and Suggestions
A Few Hints on Practice
Parts of the Banjo
Reading Banjo Tablature
Tuning the Five-String Banjo
Left and Right Hand
Chords
First Picking Pattern: Single Note With Pinch
“Good Night Ladies”
“Boil Them Cabbage Down”
Slide With Pinch: “Boil Them Cabbage Down”
Hammer-on: “Boil Them Cabbage Down”
Four-Note Roll with Single Note and Pinch
with G C D7
“Boil Them Cabbage Down”
“Good Night Ladies”
“Cumberland Gap”
Alternating Roll
New “C” Position
“Boil Them Cabbage Down”
“Good Night Ladies”
“Cripple Creek”
Forward Roll
“Boil Them Cabbage Down”
“Good Night Ladies”
“Boil Them Cabbage Down” (Mixed Rolls)
Forward Backward Roll
“Cripple Creek”
The Pull-off
Train 45 Roll
Modified Forward Backward Roll, F chord
“Levelland Mountain Breakdown”
Guidelines for Determining Right-Hand Fingering

SECTION 2: Review of Rolls, New Rolls and Combinations of Rolls with Examples

Four-Note Roll with Single Note and Pinch
Alternating Roll
Forward/Backward Roll
Variations of the Forward Roll
Train 45 Roll
Modified Forward Backward Roll
New Rolls
Reno Roll
Timing Fill-in Lick
Four-string Forward Roll
Four-string Backward Roll
Combinations of Rolls
“(Insert Your Name Here)” Breakdown

SECTION 3: Roll Logic

Rolls for Melody on the First String
Rolls for Melody on the Second String
Rolls for Melody on the Third String
Rolls for Melody on the Fourth String
“Bury Me Beneath the Willow”-Variations

SECTION 4: Tools and Techniques

COMMONLY USED INTERVALS
Thirds on the First and Second Strings
Sixths on the First and Third Strings
Thirds on the Second and Third Strings
Sixths on the Second and Fourth Strings
Thirds on the Third and Fourth
Using Thirds and Sixths in “Grandfather’s Clock”
Scales and Arpeggios

SECTION 5: Creating Solos to Songs

Jesse James Melody
Phrases #1-#11
Jesse James all “A” Choices
Jesse James using mixed Choices

SECTION 6: Songs

“Ground Hog”
“Wildwood Flower #1”
“Wildwood Flower #2”
“Lost All My Money”
“Nine Pound Hammer”
“Worried Man Blues”
“Train 45”
“Old Country Church”
“Kneel at the Cross”


Acknowledgements