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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.

Performed by Country Cooking:
Pete Wernick, banjo
Russ Barenberg, guitar
Greg Root, mandolin
Kenny Kosek, fiddle
John Miller, bass
Joan (“Nondi”) Leonard (Wernick), vocals

The book you’ll be sent includes the code to stream the music, as well as the chords for all 14 standards (see list below) plus tab for solos. Great for practicing breaks, backup, timing! Solos are typical melody-based, standard content and licks. Typical choice of keys, including G, A, B, C, and E. Many applications for all players, beginning/advanced.

Songs Include:

  • Ballad of Jed Clampett
  • Foggy Mt. Breakdown
  • It’s In My Mind to Ramble
  • Salty Dog Blues
  • Dark Hollow
  • Late Last Night (Way Downtown)
  • Dueling Banjos
  • Mountain Dew
  • Lonesome Road Blues
  • Little Maggie
  • All the Good Times Are Past and Gone
  • Roll On Buddy
  • Sitting On Top of the World
  • Jesse James