Pete Wernick presents: the most practical compact songbook yet — The JAM Songbook is perfect for all jammers, including complete beginners! “Ticks all the boxes for becoming the go-to jam songbook”– Bluegrass Unlimited “Getting into jamming, the best first resource to purchase. Highly recommended.” – Bluegrass Unlimited
The Bluegrass Songbook, in print since 1976, has 140 standards, melodies presented in easy tab, and is the only bluegrass songbook to offer instruction on singing — in the words of all-time bluegrass singing greats: Lester Flatt, Ralph Stanley, Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, Charlie Waller, Hazel Dickens, Peter Rowan, Red Allen and more. Extensive appendices on harmony singing, phrasing, pronunciation, songwriting, much more.
“A landmark!” — Bluegrass Unlimited “Highly recommended without reseravation.” — Banjo Newsletter The “classic” that started many professional players, with almost a quarter-million copies in print! A clear, complete course from the easiest chords, songs and beginning rolls to advanced … Read More
Bluegrass Banjo (Music Minus One)
Using a code to access online recordings, you can stream either of two full albums: The first album presents all 14 songs with just banjo in one stereo channel, and the rest of a 5-piece bluegrass band (with vocals) in the other. With your balance control, remove the banjo to play along – or raise its volume for closer study. On the second album the minus-banjo tracks are slowed down to moderate speed, mostly in the 102-120 beats/minute range, for easy playing along.
How to Make a Band Work
The classic from the 90s, based on Pete’s experience with Hot Rize and other groups, now out of print and available as a 142-page pdf for download. Though of course dated in places (pre-internet advice), the book’s info and advice has enduring value throughout most of its sections. See the Table of Contents.
Masters of the 5-String Banjo
“The Banjo Bible”, the most comprehensive banjo book ever published.
“Nothing else even comes close.”
By Pete Wernick and Tony Trischka
432 pages, over 200 photos, 50 tablatures of of all-time favorite arrangements.
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