Bluegrass Picker s Tune Book

Author: RICHARD L. MATTESON, JR.
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1609745523
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Bluegrass Picker's Tune Book is a must for all bluegrass pickers! Included are the melody line and chords to over two hundred favorite gospel and bluegrass songs. Detailed information about the origin and performers is given for each song as well as the history and development of the bluegrass genre. the lyrics are large and easy to read during a performance.

You Can Teach Yourself to Make Music with Homemade Instruments

Author: Mark Nelson
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1619117525
Format: PDF, Docs
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Many instruments in this book can be built in a half hour or less by children as young as age 5, using common household items. Songs include guitar and autoharp chords as well as dulcimer tablature. Includes access to online audio.

Mountain Dulcimer

Author: MARK BIGGS
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1610654439
Format: PDF
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This book is a collection of traditional folksongs, Irish and American fiddle tunes, adaptations of classical pieces, and original songs. the songs combine melody lines in standard notation with suggested chords for accompaniment. Unlike Mark's other books, Mountain Dulcimer is best appreciated by a player of intermediate to advanced capability who wishes to learn how to add chords behind a melody line, or how to use octave and rhythm changes in creating an effective arrangement.

Favorite Old Time American Songs for Ukulele

Author: MARK "KAILANA" NELSON
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1619114291
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book features over 100 traditional American folk songs newly arranged for the ukulele, with chord diagrams and melody lines in tablature and standardnotation. This extensive collection makes "Favorite Old-Time American Songs for Ukulele" a treasury of the best songs from the American tradition. Nothing in this book is out of range for novice ukulele players. The songs are in keys that are both easy to sing and that fit the melodic range of the ukulele. Of course, not every voice sings comfortably in every key, so information on transposition and a short discussion for players of the baritone ukulele are included. Although you do not need to read music or tablature to use this book, short introductions to each are included. In putting together this collection, the author was inspired by the old Americanpractice of making a sampler: an endearing needlework design showing off various stitches and techniques. The book presents a sampling of the best American songs for folks working in schools, churches, hospitals, coffeehouses and other public performance spaces, or for anyone wishing to expand their repertoire and brush up on a few old chestnuts. There's a little of everything here: sentimental old hearth songs, laments and lullabies, ballads and play-parties, the sacred and profane. The overwhelming majority of songs come from pre-industrial rural traditions, because this is the kindof music that seems to go well with homemade music-making in any age. Downloadable audio available online.

Favorite Old Time American Songs for Dulcimer

Author: MARK "KAILANA" NELSON
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1609745558
Format: PDF, Docs
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This giant book features over 100 of America's favorite folk songs, expertly arranged for the Appalachaian dulicmer. Children's songs, work songs, old Anglo-American ballads, songs of strife and freedom, love songs and much, much more are all gathered here in arrangements suitable for the beginning and intermediate player. the songs come from all over – old books and sheet music, transcriptions from field recordings, but mostly from the singing of countless folks in kitchens and festival hallways, street corners and concert stages.Songs include Poor Wayfaring Stranger, Tenting Tonight, Don't Let Your Deal Go Down, Oh, Death, Careless Love, and many, many more.Tunings used include D-A-D and D-A-A, as well as C-G-C and C-G-G and several modal tunings. All are playable on any three- or four-stringed dulcimer. Some use a 6 1/2 fret. Includes information on reading music and TAB, notes on transposing, and a useful index of songs by tuning. In standard notation and TAB, with guitar chords.

Bird Woman

Author: Ric Averill
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
ISBN: 9781583420812
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Rural Roots of Bluegrass

Author: WAYNE ERBSEN
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1609745469
Format: PDF, Docs
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Wayne Erbsen's newest book takes a deep look at bluegrass music to uncover its true roots: ballads of early pioneers, Scots-Irish fiddle tunes, black spirituals, plantations melodies, blues, murder ballads, sentimental parlor songs from Tin Pan Alley, North Carolina banjo styles and gospel songs. the book is richly illustrated with over 100 vintage photos and includes lyrics, musical notation, chords, history and playing tips to 94 songs. There are also nearly 80 pages of history and profiles portraying important musicians including the Monroe Brothers, Carter Family, Bradley Kincaid, Riley Puckett, Charlie Poole, Wade & J.E. Mainer, Vernon Dalhart, Carolina Tar Heels, G.B. Grayson and Henry Whitter, Fiddlin' Arthur Smith, Ernest V. Stoneman, Blue Sky Boys, Fiddlin' John Carson, Coon Creek Girls, Earl Scruggs, Eck Robertson, Callahan Brothers, Samantha Bumgarner, Bill Monroe Zeke & Wiley Morris, Jimmie Rodgers and Stringbean. Optional CD by Wayne Erbsen and Laura Boosinger is available containing fourteen songs from the book.

The Dulcimer Book

Author: Jean Ritchie
Publisher: Oak Publications
ISBN: 1783234296
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Words and music for 16 songs from The Ritchie Family of Kentucky. How to tune and play and recollections of the dulcimer's local history. Illustrations and drawings.

Parking Lot Picker s Songbook Bass Edition

Author: DIX BRUCE
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1610659732
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A collection of over 200 great Bluegrass, Old Time, Country and Gospel standards. Learn to play songs written and recorded by the giants of traditional American music: Bill Monroe, the Stanley Brothers, Flatt & Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, the Osborne Brothers, Jimmy Martin, Doc Watson, and many more! Melodies are presented with a BASS LINE, lyrics and chords. the two CDs include recordings of EVERY song in the book!Also included: Valuable information on how to play bass plus step-by- step instruction on how to transpose any song to any key! We now have versions of the Parking Lot Picker's Songbook for every instrument in a typical bluegrass band - guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, dobro, and bass - so every member, no matter what instrument they play, can work from the same collection of songs!