School of Banjo: Bluegrass Melodic Style

by Janet Davis
sku: 02-21549M
Book/Online audio set. Melodic is a beautiful three finger picking style which can be traced to the early 1900's, and is today an integral part of the three-finger style. Although the melodic style may sound impossible you'll find that songs in this style are easy and fun to learn, and no previous musical knowledge is needed. Covers the very basics of this picking style to the advanced techniques, teaching many well-known songs for upper level beginning players through advanced. Beginning/intermediate. 92 pp.

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Chapter 1: The 3 Left Hand Melodic "Shapes" 
Lesson 1: Shape #1 – D7 Shape 
Song: Cripple Creek 
Lesson 2: Shape #2 – Barre Shape
Song: Blackberry Blossom 
Lesson 3: Shape #3 – Partial D Shape
Song: Fisher's Hornpipe
Lesson 4: Choosing Shapes 
Song: Devil's Dream 
Lesson 5: Review of Basic Melodic "Shapes" 

Chapter 2: Melodic 4–Note Mini Scale Patterns
Lesson 6: The Melody & "G" Major Scale Tones 
Song: Flop Eared Mule 
Lesson 7: "Scale Pattern" #1 
Song: Fire on the Mountain 
Lesson 8: "Scale Patterns" #2 & #3 
And How to Work Out A Melodic Arrangement
Song: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star 
Lesson 9: "Scale Patterns" #4 & #5
Song: Red Wing
Lesson 10: Review of Melodic 4-Note Scale Patterns 

Chapter 3:

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