Melodic Banjo

Books and CDs | Banjo (with Chord Symbols), Banjo Tab

Publisher: Oak Publications
Author: Tony Trischka
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor
Tony Trischka presents his groundbreaking guide to the melodic (chromatic) Banjo style, made famous by the great Bill Keith. The technique allows the Banjo player to create complex note-for-note renditions of Bluegrass fiddle tunes, as well as ornamenting solos with melodic fragments and motives.

Along with a full step-by-step guide to developing the skills of the melodic style, this book also features

  • Bill Keith's personal explanation of how he developed his formidable technique, in his own words and music.
  • 37 tunes in tablature, including a section of fiddle tunes.
  • Interviews with the stars of te melodic style including Bobby Thompson, Eric Weissberg, Ben Eldridge and Alan Munde.
  • A CD featuring Trischka himself with backing band, demonstrating many of the fiddle tunes featured in the book.
ISBN: 9780825601712
Skill Level: Beginner Explain this
Published on: 17 March 2005
No of pages: 128
Language: English
Catalogue No: OK63149

          Musicroom Reviews

          i liked reading it basically because my husband is listed in the book - Bobby Thompson; besides that though, all the people i know who play banjo really do like the book and use the tablature to play different songs. Tony Trishka is a very good writer - he knows a lot about both bluegrass and banjo.
          Judy Thompson - (Franklin, TN, USA)

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