LeWalt Publishing - Guitar, 5-String Banjo and Mandolin Instruction - Harold Streeter

Basic Bluegrass Banjo

by Harold Streeter

For banjo players with 6 months or more of playing experience...

     If you're looking for a good source of tunes with just a little challenge, and a good source for learning traditional Scruggs style backup treatments and techniques, this 44-page book just may fill the need. The book contains 20 songs, all in the key of G, G tuning, and all are demonstrated at slow and normal tempos on CD. Eleven of the songs include many of the important backup approaches instituted by Earl Scruggs, and eleven of the songs are presented at both basic and intermediate levels.

Here are the songs in Basic Bluegrass Banjo:

  • Amazing Grace - one arrangement + backup tab
  • Bury Me Beneath the Willow - two arrangements + backup tab
  • Boil the Cabbage Down - two arrangements
  • Dark Hollow - two arrangements + backup tab
  • Handsome Molly - two arrangements + backup tab
  • Jesse James - one arrangement
  • Jesus Savior, Pilot Me - one arrangement
  • John Henry - one arrangement
  • Knoxville Girl - two arrangements + backup tab
  • New River Train - G tuning
  • Nine Pound Hammer - two arrangements + backup tab
  • Old Time Religion - two arrangements + backup tab
  • Pallet On Your Floor - two arrangements + backup tab
  • Poor Ellen Smith - one arrangements + backup tab
  • Shortenin' Bread - one arrangement
  • Short Life of Trouble - two arrangements + backup tab
  • Sweet Sunny South - one arrangement
  • Tragic Romance - two arrangements
  • Will the Circle Be Unbroken - one arrangement
  • Wreck of the Old 97 - two arrangements + backup tab

The Recording:

  • All songs are demonstrated at slow and normal tempo, including backup parts, Also included with every song are "play-along" sections of guitar, bass, and mandolin; each time you learn a song from the book, just play it along with its track on the recording to check your timing before playing the song with other musicians.

(Total time of recording: One hour and 20 minutes)

How to order Basic Bluegrass Banjo:

First, click on the ready-for-printing order form, then write in your choice of book, book and recordings, or recordings only, and corresponding order number, all shown below. Next, mail the form along with a check or money order made out to LeWalt Publishing), to:
LeWalt Publishing, 4930 E Horsehaven Ave, Post Falls, Idaho 83854 U.S.A.
Within 15 days of receipt of your check, you'll receive your order.

Basic Bluegrass Banjo (book only):
Order # B7118 - $12.95

Basic Bluegrass Banjo book and CD
Order # BC7119 - $24.95

If you already have the book but would like the CD:
Order # B1165 - $15.95

(Please include shipping and handling as per the information at the bottom of the order form)

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