The Banjo

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Publisher : Harvard University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780674968837
Pages : 374 pages
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Download or read book The Banjo written by Laurent Dubois and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2016-03-14 with total page 374 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: American slaves drew on memories of African musical traditions to construct instruments from carved-out gourds covered with animal skin. Providing a sense of rootedness, solidarity, and consolation, banjo picking became an essential part of black plantation life, and its unmistakable sound remains versatile and enduring today, Laurent Dubois shows.

Crowe on the Banjo

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Publisher : University of Illinois Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780252093531
Pages : 216 pages
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Download or read book Crowe on the Banjo written by Marty Godbey and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2011-09-01 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this first biography of legendary banjoist J. D. Crowe, Marty Godbey charts the life and career of one of bluegrass's most important innovators. Born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, Crowe picked up the banjo when he was thirteen years old, inspired by a Flatt & Scruggs performance at the Kentucky Barn Dance. Godbey relates the long, distinguished career that followed, as Crowe performed and recorded both solo and as part of such varied ensembles as Jimmy Martin's Sunny Mountain Boys, the all-acoustic Kentucky Mountain Boys, and the revolutionary New South, who created an adventurously eclectic brand of bluegrass by merging rock and country music influences with traditional forms. Over the decades, this highly influential group launched the careers of many other fresh talents such as Keith Whitley, Ricky Skaggs, Tony Rice, Jerry Douglas, and Doyle Lawson. With a selective discography and drawing from more than twenty interviews with Crowe and dozens more with the players who know him best, Crowe on the Banjo: The Music Life of J. D. Crowe is the definitive music biography of a true bluegrass original.

The Banjo Encyclopedia

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Publisher : Mel Bay Publications
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ISBN 10 : 9781610657655
Pages : 241 pages
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Download or read book The Banjo Encyclopedia written by ROSS NICKERSON and published by Mel Bay Publications. This book was released on 2015-06-29 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Banjo Encyclopedia is a comprehensive, in-depth banjo instructional tool that covers the many intricacies of bluegrass banjo playing, including numerous topics that may have been overlooked in banjo instruction to date. The Banjo Encyclopedia can take a student from the beginning, to intermediate, and right through to more advanced styles of banjo playing. Ross Nickerson uses his many years of experience helping hundreds of aspiring banjo pickers by offering the banjo student an opportunity to learn in a practical, straightforward manner. This wide-ranging banjo instructional book will focus on many techniques that will help every aspect of a banjo player's musicianship while simplifying many subjects in the learning process. The downloadable audio with 99-track recording will enable the student to learn easily by hearing author Ross Nickerson demonstrate each song, and perform many of the banjo licks and phrases included in the book slow, and up to tempo. The audio download available online includes anadvanced song section with a full bluegrass band accompanying Ross along with additional intermediate songs for the student to learn. The Banjo Encyclopedia is undoubtedly one of the most complete five-string banjo books on the market today and a must for every banjo player's collection. Includes access to onlineaudio

The Banjo Pilot

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ISBN 10 : 9781643002941
Pages : 292 pages
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Download or read book The Banjo Pilot written by Barry Willis and published by Covenant Books, Inc.. This book was released on 2018-10-01 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Banjo Pilot is the story of Duke Steel, a North Carolina bluegrass banjo player who played banjo with Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys in 1949. He then goes on to start his own band. After a personal tragedy involving a plane accident with his wife on board, he later joins a major airline as a pilot in 1958. After twenty years, he reacquaints himself with the bluegrass community when his daughter brings him back into the world of bluegrass. He teaches a new band how to play the style of bluegrass he learned from Bill Monroe and helps them learn enough to possibly win the band contest. The next week he takes the entire band to an important festival in a private plane. He has another flying incident coming home. The novel features extensive coverage of flying, bluegrass music and its pioneers, Christianity, tension and excitement, even a love story. This is for the bluegrass music newbie, as well as the veteran historian. It also features loads of excitement for the bush pilot as well as the airline pilot. It is for the Christian as well as the non-Christian.

Man with the Banjo

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ISBN 10 : 9781604946673
Pages : 336 pages
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Download or read book Man with the Banjo written by George Robert and published by Wheatmark, Inc.. This book was released on 2011-12-01 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Eddie Peabody is at the peak of his musical career, known to his many fans as the King of the Banjo. But after entertaining White House guests in the Rose Garden, he is summoned by Franklin Delano Roosevelt and asked to rejoin the armed forces. Secretly commissioned a lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve, he continues performing in theaters across the country while training for his reconnaissance mission in Germany. Eddie photographs a newly constructed German U-boat, verifying the American government's suspicions. His mission complete, he troupes on to Berlin with the theater group. Unbeknown to the Allies, however, German intelligence has found a photograph of Eddie in his uniform. The head of the German state invites him to play at a private party for the chancellor and his entourage. Will this be Eddie's final performance? George Robert is the second son of Eddie and Ragna Peabody. Whenever he heard his mother yell out "George Robert " he knew he was in trouble.

Bach for the Banjo

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ISBN 10 : 9781610650090
Pages : 72 pages
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Download or read book Bach for the Banjo written by JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH and published by Mel Bay Publications. This book was released on 2011-02-25 with total page 72 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bach for the Banjo is a collection of some of Bach's best-known pieces transcribed for the five-string banjo. Several pieces appear in tablature for banjo with a second part for guitar: Inventions 1, 8, 13, and 14; March; Minuet in G; Polonaise in G minor; Minuet in G minor; and Musette. Others appear in notation and tablature for solo banjo: Prelude from Partita No.III for Solo Violin; Bouree II from Suite IV for Solo Cello; Menuets I & II from Suite II for Solo Cello; Courante from Suite I for Solo Cello; Gavotte en Rondeau from Partita No.III for Solo Violin; and Prelude from Suite I for Solo Cello. Finally, Bauerntanz is offered as a banjo duet in tablature only. These transcriptions are taken from the recordings the Classical Banjo and Bach on the Banjo which take Bach's classic pieces to new heights.

The How and the Tao of Old Time Banjo

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ISBN 10 : 0974419001
Pages : 167 pages
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Download or read book The How and the Tao of Old Time Banjo written by Patrick Costello and published by Funkyseagull.com. This book was released on 2003-08 with total page 167 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The How and the Tao of Old Time Banjo by Patrick Costello is a comprehensive guide for all banjo lovers. Novices and old-timers alike will benefit from clear and easy to understand presentations on subjects like the basic strum, melody, rhythm, scales, modes, playing by ear, playing while singing, drop thumb and much more. The author also entertains readers with many heart warming and sometimes amusing accounts of his musical adventures.

Banjo on the Mountain

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Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN 10 : 9781604735918
Pages : 134 pages
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Download or read book Banjo on the Mountain written by Richard Keith Spottswood and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2010 with total page 134 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The tribute to a musician whose career spans hillbilly, bluegrass, and sacred music

The Crown Banjo Method

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ISBN 10 : NYPL:33433031541372
Pages : 73 pages
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Download or read book The Crown Banjo Method written by Thomas J. Armstrong and published by . This book was released on 1889 with total page 73 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Southern Mountain Banjo

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ISBN 10 : 9781609740474
Pages : 120 pages
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Download or read book Southern Mountain Banjo written by WAYNE ERBSEN and published by Mel Bay Publications. This book was released on 2010-10-07 with total page 120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This friendly book is filled with clawhammer banjo instruction, tablature, lyrics, tune histories, chords, playing tips, vintage photos, and more. Includes such classid oldtime tunes as, Soldier's Joy; Cluck Old Hen; Arkansas Traveler; Leather Britches; Mississippi Sawyer; Chicken Reel; Shady Grove; Red Rocking Chair; John Henry; Uncle Joe; Little Rosewood Casket; the State of Arkansas; Hogeye; the Old Spinning Wheel; and When You and I Were Young Maggie. A companion recording, Southern Mountain Classics, is available on CD.

The 5-String Banjo Scrapbook: A Collection of Tips Techniques and Tricks

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ISBN 10 : 9781257573608
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Download or read book The 5-String Banjo Scrapbook: A Collection of Tips Techniques and Tricks written by Robert Piekiel and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2013-03-13 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tips, techniques, instructional aids, mental disciplines and advice, from a veteran teacher, for anyone learning to play the 5-string banjo. Stories from students, shortcuts, advice, things to do and thing NOT to do while learning to play.

Banjo for the Young Beginner

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ISBN 10 : 9781610653084
Pages : 40 pages
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Download or read book Banjo for the Young Beginner written by ALAN MUNDE and published by Mel Bay Publications. This book was released on 2011-01-04 with total page 40 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alan Munde is one of bluegrass music's most renowned banjo performers and educators. In addition to his awarding winning achievements as a professional recording and touring bluegrass musician, Mr. Munde spent twenty-one years as a member of the bluegrass faculty in the Commercial Music Program at South Plains College, Levelland, Texas. He draws on all his performing and teaching experience to present the most direct and understandable approach to the learning of the bluegrass banjo style.A step-by-step method brings the Young Beginner from a simple strum approach through easily doable picking techniques up to playing beautiful melodies like Wildwood Flower, Grandfather's Clock, and Worried Man Blues in the intricate bluegrass banjo three-finger roll style.

How to Set Up the Best Sounding Banjo

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ISBN 10 : 0793589983
Pages : 69 pages
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Download or read book How to Set Up the Best Sounding Banjo written by and published by Hal Leonard Corporation. This book was released on 1999 with total page 69 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: (Book). This renowned author walks banjo players through masterful techniques to maximize the performance of their instrument. Step-by-step instructions cover: tone chamber fit, tailpiece angle, bridge selection, neck angle and heel fit, head adjustments, air chamber tap-tuning and resonator adjustments, string gauge selection, head selection, and much more. Each chapter provides a detailed background and analysis of the parts to be adjusted and explores the differences between archtop, flattop, tube-and-plate, and one-piece flange banjos. More than 100 photos, illustrations and charts make this technical guide easy to follow. To round out this already unique text, amplifications tips are provided by legendary banjo player extraordinaire Earl Scruggs, considered the father of bluegrass music. 80 pages, 9 x 12

Start-Up: 5-String Banjo

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Publisher : Wise Publications
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ISBN 10 : 9780857126481
Pages : 48 pages
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Download or read book Start-Up: 5-String Banjo written by Fred Sokolow and published by Wise Publications. This book was released on 2011-09-12 with total page 48 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Learning to play the 5-string Banjo is a highly rewarding experience, but getting started can be a challenge! Here at last is a book that helps you choose the right instrument and accessories and then gets you playing - fast! Full colour pictures, clear diagrams and genuinely practical advice combine to make Start-Up: 5 String Banjo do exactly what is says on the cover. You'll start off on the right track and that makes everything else come more easily. Topics include tuning, chord shapes, reading tablature, basic strum styles, hammer-ons and pull-offs, clawhammer, drop-thumb frailing, and a selection of timeless bluegrass and folk songs to play! It’s never been easier to start playing 5-string Banjo.

The Guitar in American Banjo, Mandolin and Guitar Periodicals, 1882-1933

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ISBN 10 : 0895796449
Pages : 332 pages
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Download or read book The Guitar in American Banjo, Mandolin and Guitar Periodicals, 1882-1933 written by Jeffrey Noonan and published by A-R Editions, Inc.. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the early years of the twentieth century, O.G. Sonneck, the father of American musicology, decried the state of musical bibliography in this country, encouraging musical scholars to dedicate themselves to preserving, cataloging, and promoting the use of America’s musical ephemera, especially newspapers and magazines. Despite his century-old calls, much work in this area remains undone. This volume responds to Sonneck’s call for action by creating a bibliography of periodicals that document the use and place of the guitar in a little-known segment of America’s musical culture in the final decades of the nineteenth century through the first third of the twentieth century. Between 1880 and the mid-1930s, a unique musical movement grew and flourished in this country. Focused on the promotion of so-called “plectral instruments,” this movement promoted the banjo, the mandolin, and the guitar as cultivated instruments on a par with the classical violin or piano. The Banjo, Mandolin and Guitar (BMG) community consisted of instrument manufacturers, music publishers, professional teachers and composers, and amateur students. While some professional soloists achieved national recognition, the performing focus of the movement was ensemble work, with bands of banjos, mandolins and guitars ranging from quartets and quintets (modeled on the violin-family string ensembles) to festival orchestras of up to 400 players (mimicking the late romantic symphony orchestra). The repertoire of most ensembles included popular dances of the day as well as light classics, but more ambitious ensembles tackled Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and even Wagner. Although this movement straddled both popular and cultivated (classical) music-making, its elitist pretensions contributed to its demise in the wake of the explosive growth of modern American popular music linked to Tin Pan Alley or the blues. While the movement’s heyday spanned the early years of audio recording, only a handful of active BMG performers made recordings. As a result few musical scholars are aware of the BMG movement and its contribution to American musical culture, especially its influence on the physical and technical development of America’s instrument, the guitar The movement did, however, leave extensive traces of itself in periodicals produced by manufacturing and publishing concerns. Beginning in 1882, the leadership of the BMG movement fell to the publishers, editors, and contributors from these promotional journals, which were dedicated to the “interests of Banjoists, Mandolinists and Guitarists” While advertising dominated the pages of most of these periodicals, nearly all offered product and publication reviews, historical surveys, biographical sketches, and technical advice. In addition, the BMG magazines not only documented performances with reviews and program lists but also contained musical scores for solo instruments and plucked-string ensembles. These magazines are the primary sources which document this vibrant expression of America’s musical life. While one or two of the BMG magazines have been known by guitar scholars, most have not seen the light of day in decades. Similarly, a few of the leading guitar figures of the BMG movement—principally William Foden, Vahdah Olcott-Bickford, and George C. Krick—have been acknowledged and documented but many more remain completely anonymous. This bibliography offers access to the periodicals which help document the story of the guitar in America’s progressive era—a story of tradition and transformation—as lived and told by the guitar’s players, teachers, manufacturers, composers, and fans in the BMG movement. The bibliography consists of two large sections. The first contains a chronological list of articles, news items, advertisements, illustrations, and photographs as well as a list of musical works for guitar published in the BMG magazines. The second section of the bibliography is a series of indices which link names and subjects to the lists. With nearly 5500 entries and over 100 pages of indices, this bibliography offers researchers access to a musical world that has been locked away on library shelves for the past century.

The Banjo on Record

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015051614520
Pages : 597 pages
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Download or read book The Banjo on Record written by Uli Heier and published by Greenwood. This book was released on 1993 with total page 597 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Heier documents the recording history of the banjo on cylinders and 78-rpm disks from 1889 to the beginning of the LP era in the mid-1950s, offering a comprehensive compilation of all such recordings on which the banjo plays a solo role or dominant part. Organized by performer or performing group, the recordings are listed chronologically with location, date, matrix number, and take-digit, manufacturer and catalog number, and biographical information on the banjoist as available. A true "discopedia" of the banjo, the volume also includes narrative histories of the instrument and its recordings, information on types of banjos, a bibliography, a title index, and historic label reproductions.

The Multi-Instrumental Guitarist

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ISBN 10 : 0739028138
Pages : 96 pages
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Download or read book The Multi-Instrumental Guitarist written by Greg Horne and published by Alfred Music Publishing. This book was released on 2002-10 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Greg Horne, the best-selling author of the Complete Acoustic Guitar Method, and Stacy Phillips, one of the world's foremost DOBRO(R) performers and educators, have teamed up to create the ultimate resource for acoustic guitarists ready to step up to a new level of musicianship. Become an in-demand acoustic musician by learning to play mandolin, ukulele, lap dulcimer, Dobro, and several kinds of banjo. This book covers the tunings, techniques and styles you need to know to become a true multi-instrumentalist. Written in an easy-to-understand and friendly style, The Multi-Instrumental Guitarist is your guide to a new world of music making.