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  • Front Cover of Two Finger Banjo Book - SKU# 821-1

    In this spiral-bound book, old-time banjo teacher Matt Brown shares forty six arrangements in the thumb lead, two-finger banjo style. Six of the tunes are presented at two difficulty levels. Ranging in difficulty from beginner to advanced, the repertoire ranges from jam favorites to rare showpieces. This collection is an excellent resource for learning the two-finger style at home, whether studying with a teacher like Matt or figuring it out yourself. Chord suggestions are included where appropriate. This book highlights Matt's transcriptions of Kentucky banjoists Roscoe Holcomb, Granville Bowlin, Lee Sexton, and Morgan Sexton. He also shares his tablature for Benton Flippen’s “June Apple” and Paul Brown’s “Cacklin’ Hen.” Audio recordings of each tune are available for free on twofingerbanjo.com.

    "Matt’s approach to teaching thumb lead two-finger banjo is beautifully straightforward, and his arrangements perfectly combine accessibility and musicality. I highly recommend this manual to any banjo player looking for a structured way to make compelling old-time music without getting boxed in by clawhammer-centric guidance."
    -Adam Hurt

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  • Arkansas Traveler - intermediate
  • Bile Them Cabbage Down - beginner & intermediate
  • The Blackest Crow - intermediate
  • Bury Me Beneath the Willow - intermediate
  • Cacklin' Hen - advanced
  • Charlie's Neat - advanced
  • Cluck Old Hen - beginner & intermediate
  • Cotton-Eyed Joe - advanced
  • Cripple Creek - beginner & advanced
  • Darling Corey - advanced
  • Done Laid Around - intermediate
  • Down the Road - advanced
  • Ducks on the Millpond - intermediate
  • Groundhog - beginner & intermediate
  • Hand Me Down My Walking Cane - beginner & intermediate
  • Handsome Molly - beginner & intermediate
  • The Hills of Mexico - advanced
  • John Dye - intermediate
  • June Apple - advanced
  • Little Maggie - advanced
  • Little Sunshine - advanced
  • Lost Gander - advanced
  • Mississippi Sawyer - intermediate
  • Old Joe Clark - intermediate
  • Over the Waterfall - advanced
  • Rachel - advanced
  • Ruben's Train (Train 45) - intermediate
  • Sandy River Belle - advanced
  • Say Darling Say - intermediate
  • Shady Grove - advanced
  • Soldier's Joy - intermediate
  • Soldier's Joy (accompaniment)
  • Sourwood Mountain - intermediate
  • Spotted Pony - intermediate
  • Stay All Night - beginner & intermediate
  • Trouble on the Mind - intermediate
  • Wayfaring Stranger - advanced
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast - advanced
  • Wild Bill Jones - advanced
  • Wildwood Flower - advanced

Two Finger Banjo Book

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by Matt Brown

SKU: 821-1

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In this spiral-bound book, old-time banjo teacher Matt Brown shares forty six arrangements in the thumb lead, two-finger banjo style. Six of the tunes are presented at two difficulty levels. Ranging in difficulty from beginner to advanced, the repertoire ranges from jam favorites to rare showpieces. This collection is an excellent resource for learning the two-finger style at home, whether studying with a teacher like Matt or figuring it out yourself. Chord suggestions are included where appropriate. This book highlights Matt's transcriptions of Kentucky banjoists Roscoe Holcomb, Granville Bowlin, Lee Sexton, and Morgan Sexton. He also shares his tablature for Benton Flippen’s “June Apple” and Paul Brown’s “Cacklin’ Hen.” Audio recordings of each tune are available for free on twofingerbanjo.com.

"Matt’s approach to teaching thumb lead two-finger banjo is beautifully straightforward, and his arrangements perfectly combine accessibility and musicality. I highly recommend this manual to any banjo player looking for a structured way to make compelling old-time music without getting boxed in by clawhammer-centric guidance."
-Adam Hurt

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  • Arkansas Traveler - intermediate
  • Bile Them Cabbage Down - beginner & intermediate
  • The Blackest Crow - intermediate
  • Bury Me Beneath the Willow - intermediate
  • Cacklin' Hen - advanced
  • Charlie's Neat - advanced
  • Cluck Old Hen - beginner & intermediate
  • Cotton-Eyed Joe - advanced
  • Cripple Creek - beginner & advanced
  • Darling Corey - advanced
  • Done Laid Around - intermediate
  • Down the Road - advanced
  • Ducks on the Millpond - intermediate
  • Groundhog - beginner & intermediate
  • Hand Me Down My Walking Cane - beginner & intermediate
  • Handsome Molly - beginner & intermediate
  • The Hills of Mexico - advanced
  • John Dye - intermediate
  • June Apple - advanced
  • Little Maggie - advanced
  • Little Sunshine - advanced
  • Lost Gander - advanced
  • Mississippi Sawyer - intermediate
  • Old Joe Clark - intermediate
  • Over the Waterfall - advanced
  • Rachel - advanced
  • Ruben's Train (Train 45) - intermediate
  • Sandy River Belle - advanced
  • Say Darling Say - intermediate
  • Shady Grove - advanced
  • Soldier's Joy - intermediate
  • Soldier's Joy (accompaniment)
  • Sourwood Mountain - intermediate
  • Spotted Pony - intermediate
  • Stay All Night - beginner & intermediate
  • Trouble on the Mind - intermediate
  • Wayfaring Stranger - advanced
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast - advanced
  • Wild Bill Jones - advanced
  • Wildwood Flower - advanced