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Banjo Picking Tunes - Beautiful American Airs & Ballads

Banjo Picking Tunes - Beautiful American Airs & Ballads

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Banjo Picking Tunes - Beautiful American Airs & Ballads (Intermediate)

by Lluis Gomez

This solo collection presents 19 iconic melodies from the American traditional song book plus 6 modern original compositions by William Bay, president of Mel Bay Publications; all selections have been arranged in tablature for the 5-string banjo in gDGBD tuning by Catalonian multi-instrumentalist and bluegrass specialist, Lluís Gómez.

Any collection of American ballads would be incomplete without settings of the beautiful melodies penned by Stephen Foster, several of which appear here including Beautiful Dreamer, Darling Nellie Gray, I Dream of Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair, and Hard Times, Come Again No More. Some of these tunes are arranged in uncommon banjo keys, all without retuning the banjo or using a capo. These keys may be challenging at first but will teach you a lot about the banjo fretboard.

The author’s generous preface offers tips on practice, performance and interpretation rarely found in tablature collections such as these, but this book has it all, including online recordings of each arrangement.


Product Number:    30906M

Format:    Book + Online Audio

Skill Level:    Intermediate

Pages:    40

Size:    8.75 x 11.75

Date Published:    11_30_2023




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