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Bluegrass Songbook


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.

Sections Include:

  • Harmony Singing: Duets, Trios, and Quartets
  • Singing in Pitch
  • Bluegrass Songwriting
  • Finding the Right Key
  • Your Vocal Range
  • Phrasing and Styling

Interview excerpts with these original bluegrass singing and songwriting legends:

  • Bill Monroe
  • Lester Flatt
  • Ralph Stanley
  • Jimmy Martin
  • Bob Osborne
  • Red Allen
  • Jim and Jesse McReynolds
  • John Duffey
  • Charlie Waller
  • Peter Rowan
  • Keith Whitley
  • Hazel Dickens
  • Mike Seeger
  • John Starling
  • Jack Cooke
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