Banjo Songbook

 
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The Banjo Player's Songbook: Over 200 great songs arranged for the five-string banjo by Tim Jumper Paperback $32.99 Bluegrass Banjo for the Complete Ignoramus (Book & CD set) by Wayne Erbsen Spiral-bound $20.26 Customers who viewed this item also viewed Page 1 of 1 Start over. Links to slow MP3 files for all 32 songs in the book. Download them to your phone or computer for convenient playback and practice purposes.

The BANJO PLAYER’S SONGBOOK is a collection of over 50 classic songs for banjo, with the lyrics, chord progressions, and melody banjo tabs for each.

Scroll down for the song list.

Ever notice that some songs work really well on the banjo, while others don’t? That some fit like a glove, while others take a good bit of finessing to sound right?

Have you also noticed that finding accurate chord progressions for songs online is surprisingly difficult?

I know I have! And those were two of the problems the “Banjo Player’s Songbook” was designed to solve – to provide songs that were well suited to being played on the banjo, and well us well suited to playing and singing on the banjo (should you so desire, as I do!). And to provide lyrics and accurate chord progressions, too!

The Banjo Player’s Songbook is a 132-page collection of over 50 songs for banjo. Each song contains the lyrics, chord progression, and melody line in banjo tab – raw materials that can be used in countless ways, including to:

  • Work on picking out chords and melodies by ear (using the book as a reference)
  • Create your own arrangements (using the melody and chords as “raw materials”)
  • Practice chord changes and backup
  • Play and sing with the banjo
  • Practice improvising
  • Play music with others (songbooks are perfect when getting together with friends who play music)

For Breakthrough Banjo members I’ll also be using this book in upcoming “Playing & Singing” tutorials in the Breakthrough Banjo course, where we break down the process of learning a new song by ear, using the melody and chords as our raw materials.

(RELATED: Full banjo tab arrangements for the solo banjo break and vocal backup are available for these songs inside The Vault, along with video demonstrations. Click here to see the current list of tunes and songs.)

So how do you get the Banjo Player’s Songbook?

Songbook

It’s currently a free bonus that you’ll receive after signing up for the Breakthrough Banjo course.

AIN’T GONNA WORK TOMORROW
ALL THE GOOD TIMES ARE PAST AND GONE
AMAZING GRACE
BEEN ALL AROUND THIS WORLD
BLACK EYED SUSIE
BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND
BUFFALO GALS
BURY ME BENEATH THE WILLOW
COMING ROUND THE MOUNTAIN
CORRINA
CRAWDAD HOLE
DARLING NELLY GRAY
DEEP ELLUM BLUES
EAST VIRGINIA
EIGHT MORE MILES TO LOUISVILLE
FIREBALL MAIL
THE FOX
FREIGHT TRAIN
HARD TIMES
HOME SWEET HOME
I’LL FLY AWAY
JOHNSON BOYS
JESSE JAMES
KEEP ON THE SUNNY SIDE
LATE LAST NIGHT
LAZY JOHN
LEAVING HOME
LET ME FALL
LITTLE LOG CABIN IN THE LANE
LITTLE MAGGIE
LOCH LOMOND
LONESOME ROAD BLUES
LONESOME VALLEY
LONG JOURNEY HOME
MOLE IN THE GROUND
MORE PRETTY GIRLS THAN ONE
MOUNTAIN DEW
MY HOME’S ACROSS THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS
NEW RIVER TRAIN
NINE POUND HAMMER
OH SUSANNA
OTTO WOOD
PRETTY POLLY
ROLL IN MY SWEET BABY’S ARMS
SHADY GROVE
SWANEE RIVER
TOM CAT BLUES
TRAIN ON THE ISLAND
TROUBLED
WABASH CANNONBALL
WALKIN’ IN MY SLEEP
WALKING CANE
WILDWOOD FLOWER
WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN
WORRIED MAN BLUES
WRECK OF THE NUMBER NINE
YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE

Beginner Banjo Songs With Tabs

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Pick like a pro

Songbook

Straight from Virginia bluegrass country, this unique collection of bluegrass banjo music presents 32 songs arranged especially for beginning to intermediate players of 5 string bluegrass banjo.

How it works

Each song introduces and reviews commonly used rolls, licks and fills characteristic of Scruggs style bluegrass banjo. With every song, you learn essential bluegrass banjo techniques.

Sound super at any speed

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Every arrangement in the book sounds great at any tempo, from slow to fast. As you progress through the book, you develop better technique, timing and musicianship.

Here’s what you get

In addition to the complete 83 page songbook, you also get free access to 64 online MP3 audio files — with both slow and bright versions of every song in the book.

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Beatles Bluegrass Banjo Songbook

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