This arrangement is going to work on adding two and three note chords to this great melody. I wanted to create an arrangement that would sound good with or without accompaniment. Happy Independence Day!
Here’s a solo for the classic tune Angeline The Baker. We’re going to work on playing in the key of D without retuning!
Here’s another great fiddle tune in the Key of G to work on playing melodic style banjo. This tune will have you spanning the entire neck of the banjo and is a great practice tool to work on shifting positions. Also a great practice tool to get used to playing some of the melody on the 5th string, which is a common tool is melodic style banjo.
A straight ahead interpretation of the fiddle melody, this song is a workout in the Key of C! I wrote this arrangement to show how to play a melody in the Key of C without retuning the banjo. A great exercise in transitioning from down the neck to up the neck. Watch the tab closely as the 5th string is used to play the melody, a common tool in melodic banjo playing.
Here’s a classic fiddle tune that will help you work on your scale patterns and transitioning around the neck. The B part of this tune is played over the relative minor (Em) chord and is common in many fiddle tunes.
Here’s a lesson for the popular fiddle tune Cherokee Shuffle! We’re going to work on blending the Scruggs and Melodic styles in this lesson and work on our speed!
A beautiful tune in the Key of D, this is one of my favorite tunes to play! A note for note interpretation, this tune will give you practice is playing in melodic banjo style. The B Part will also give you some great ideas and give your index finger great practice playing the melody. Included is an alternate single string A Part as extra practice!
Listen to the arrangement before you buy it as there are several different tunes that have this same name. Make sure it’s the version you like!