Purchase direct from the author at Ross Nickerson's website, BanjoTeacher.com Here is one of my latest books in the made easy series published by Mel Bay. These are easy to learn "must know" banjo banjo fiddle tune instrumental standards. The book includes a CD of me picking each song at three speeds. Below is the more detailed description I wrote for the publisher. Ross Nickerson
Fiddle Tunes for Banjo Made Easy is a collection of must-know, easy-to-learn bluegrass instrumental standards. Ross records each song at three speeds and also includes a rhythm backup track. The slow speed is ideal for hearing the notes clearly and being able to play along in rhythm; the medium speed is a perfect goal for the beginning and intermediate student while the faster speed demonstrates what the song can sound like with a hard, driving push. The tablature is large for ease of reading and includes accent marks for melody notes where needed.
Ross also provides tips and suggestions for each song to save you valuable practice time. These are tips on the more challenging spots that Ross has learned firsthand from teaching these privately for many years. In addition, there is a whole page of instruction on learning the chords to the song, how to play the song using only the chords, chord charts written out for each song and tips for memorizing and playing without tab.
Fiddle Tunes for Banjo Made Easy is not just another tab book; it covers all the bases and gives you a realistic balanced approach for learning the songs the EASY way.
Song Titles: Bill Cheatum, Black Mountain Rag, Blackberry Blossom, Boil that Cabbage Down, Buffalo Gals, Cripple Creek, Cumberland Gap, Devil’s Dream, Eighth of January, Old Joe Clark, Red Wing, Red-Haired Boy, Salt Creek, Soldier’s Joy, Wildwood Flower Hear a Soundclip of Wildwood Flower