Folk Instrument Music, Methods and DVD/Video

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  • A comprehensive repertoire book of fiddle tunes adapted for banjo, in easy to read tablature, by the renowned player and teacher of the 5-String Banjo, Tony Trischka. For the early picker to the advanced player, this book and its online audio will enable the player to learn by example and broaden their technical range.Fiddle tunes have been adapted for Banjo since the early 1850's. The explorations contained here include a large collection of pop...
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  • Mel Bay is pleased to present a comprehensive book focused on the mandolin stylings of "The Father of Bluegrass Music," Bill Monroe. Author Joe Carr dissects Monroe's unique approach to the mandolin through analysis of the icon's stylistic nuances, licks and repertoire. This book contains transcriptions, new "in the style of" arrangements, and characteristic chord voicings and rhythm/backup patterns. In addition, the author has included 32 never-...
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  • First Lessons Harmonica - Softcover w/ Online Audio & Video
    Item # QIU245145
    | Mfg # 20118M
    | UPC # 9780786687923
    First Lessons Harmonica is an exciting set-by-step instruction course for the ten-hole diatonic harmonica. Subjects covered are: reading music notation; rhythm training; train patterns; folk tunes; blues; bending; vibrato; tongue blocking single notes and octaves; and instruction on all three common harmonica positions (1st, 2nd and 3rd). Book is accompanied by an online audio recording and video of all examples played by author David Barrett alo...
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  • The American Fiddle Method Volume 2 - Intermediate Fiddle Tunes and Techniques
    Item # QIU205963
    | Mfg # 99472M
    | UPC # 9780786688036
    Designed as a follow-up to Volume 1, Volume 2 addresses such important skills as: 1) expanding a basic repertoire of common intermediate-level tunes, 2) learning to use low first position, 3) mastery of bowing down on the beat and corrective slurring, 4) artistic slurring, 5) understanding basic music theory, and 6) learning double-stop backup combinations. Some students who have studied violin or fiddle music before may be able to skip Volume 1 ...
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  • Wade Ward - Clawhammer Banjo Master - Book/CD Set
    Item # QPC321372
    | Mfg # 22243M
    | UPC # 9780786690329
    Wade Ward Clawhammer Banjo Master is a collection of clawhammer banjo tablature as played by Wade Ward, with modern interpretations by Bob Carlin and Dan Levenson. This book is the second in a series of transcriptions of tunes from the old masters--in this case, Wade Ward--who gave definition to our style of old time clawhammer banjo playing. The repertoire, presented in tablature, is intended to be a starting point for your journey through the o...
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  • 20 Celtic Fingerstyle Uke Tunes - Softcover w/ Online Audio
    Item # QIC321519
    | Mfg # 22129M
    | UPC # 796279112437
    This book includes 20 favorite Scottish and Irish tunes, brilliantly arranged for fingerstyle ukulele by Rob MacKillop. Rob is a master of the campanella style of ukulele fingering, which exploits the unique tuning of the ukulele. This specific style helps these airs, jigs and reels flow across the fingerboard effortlessly, at times sounding like a small Celtic harp. The audio download available online contains all 20 pieces performed by Rob MacK...
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  • Complete Book of Irish and Celtic 5-String Banjo - Book and CD
    Item # QIC225404
    | Mfg # 95759BCD
    | UPC # 796279086073
    An important anthology of Irish and Celtic solos for the 5-string banjo featuring a comprehensive, scholarly treatise on the history, techniques, and etiquette of playing the banjo in the Celtic tradition. Includes segments on tuning, pick preferences, and tablature reading followed by 101 jigs, slides, polkas, slip jigs, reels, hornpipes, strathspeys, O'Carolan tunes, plus a special section of North American Celtic tunes. A generous collection o...
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  • Irish Fiddle Music - Counties Cork and Kerry - CD/Book
    Item # QPC325937
    | Mfg # 22051M
    | UPC # 9780786696277
    The two southern-most counties in Ireland, Cork and Kerry, have legendary music and dance traditions. On the border of these two counties, a rural area called Sliabh Luachra is especially well-known for its fiddle tunes and itinerant fiddle teachers. When speaking of this area's fiddle music, some describe a special lilt or backbeat, or they talk about the special role of set dances, but the most often-expressed quality relates to the frequent us...
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  • Uke Chord Chart
    Item # QIU205957
    | Mfg # 99891
    | UPC # 796279078290
    This chart shows essential chords and secondary minor chord relationships from all 12 root tunes for the soprano ukulele in G-C-E-A tuning. The chords shown for each root note are major, seventh, minor, diminished, and augmented, with relative minor I, IV, and V7 chords also shown. In addition, the chart includes a ukulele fingerboard with all the frets numbered and the corresponding notes shown in standard notation. Unfolds to 17.5" by 11.7...
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  • Ukulele Bluegrass Solos Book
    Item # QIU306666
    | Mfg # 22203
    | UPC # 796279111768
    The ukulele has had a place in American acoustic music for decades; recently, however, interest in the instrument has surged. Historically overlooked by traditional bluegrass groups, the ukulele - an indispensable component of many newgrass bands - is becoming increasingly featured in bluegrass-at-large, often performing the roles traditionally associated with the mandolin. Ukulele Bluegrass Solos will teach you how to use the uke in any bluegras...
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  • You Can Teach Yourself Accordion - Softcover w/ Online Audio
    Item # QIU337247
    | Mfg # 96605M
    | UPC # 9780786690640
    A comprehensive method written especially for serious students learning the accordion without access to formal music lessons. Seasoned music educator and performer Neil Griffin guides the student through music reading fundamentals, correct posture and hand positions, use of the bellows, bass buttons, keyboard, and more. Music theory concepts are introduced as required by the generous selection of carefully graded exercises and pieces. Although th...
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  • You Can Teach Yourself Dulcimer - Softcover w/ Online Audio & Video
    Item # QIU170440
    | Mfg # 94304M
    | UPC # 9780786693306
    Madeline MacNeil's performances are characterized by her effortless vocals and impeccable mountain and hammered dulcimer playing. In this book she reveals some of the secrets of her success with the mountain dulcimer. Early on, she reminds the reader that the dulcimer is not a toy or a stringed kazoo but a serious, expressive musical instrument capable of stretching as far as the imagination. She endorses both playing by ear and learning to read ...
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