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Mel Bay American Banjo Three Finger and Scruggs Style


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A massive collection of transcriptions representing the history of three-finger style five-string banjo playing up to the style’s culmination with Earl Scruggs coming on the scene. This is a one-of-a-kind resource containing 49 transcriptions beginning with some of the style’s earliest forms up through those that approach the fully developed Scruggs style. These solos, written in easy-to-read tablature, are also a great source of beginner to intermediate level arrangements that players will want to learn. Players will gain a deeper understanding of the structure as well as the significance of the Scruggs Style of banjo playing.

These note-for-note transcriptions serve as a companion to the CD recording of the same title featuring such players as Snuffy Jenkins, Larry Richardson, Joe Stuart, Smiley Hobbs, Junie Scruggs, Mike Seeger, Eric Weissburg, Pete Kuykendall, Veronica (Roni) Stoneman Cox, and more. These field recordings were made on location in the hills and hollers of the Appalachian region in the late 1950’s by Mike Seeter. Songs, forty-nine in all, includes favorites like “Cripple Creek”, “Home, Sweet Home”, “John Henry”, “Liza Jane”, “Lonesome Road Blues”, “Sally Goodin”, “Turkey in the Straw,” “Wildwood Flower”, and many more.

• Massive collection of transcriptions representing the history of three-finger style five-string banjo playing
• Great source of beginner to intermediate level arrangements players will want to learn
• Written in easy-to-read tablature
• Includes many banjo favorites performed by a variety of skilled players
• Players will gain understanding of the structure and significance of Scruggs Style banjo playing.

Big Eared Mule
Bucky Mule
Bugle Call Rag
Cackling Hen
Careless Love
Chicken Reel
Cotton Eyed Joe
Cripple Creek
Cumberland Gap
Dear Old Dixie
Don't Let Your Deal Go Down
Down the Road
Ground Hog
Hard Ain't it Hard
Hey, Mr. Banjo
Home, Sweet Home
I Don't Love Nobody
Irish Washerwoman
Jenny Lynn
Jesse James
John Henry
Kansas City Kitty
Little Maggie
Little Pal
Liza Jane
Lonesome Road Blues
Pig in a Pen
Rosewood Casket
Ruben's Train
Sallly Goodin
Sally Ann
Shortening Bread
Spanish Fandango
Take Me Back to the Sweet Sunny South
Train 45
Turkey in the Straw
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Under the Double Eagle (backup only)
Wildwood Flower

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