This is a landmark instructional text on bluegrass banjo. Written by the legendary Sonny Osborne, it presents the basics needed to successfully play bluegrass banjo (G tuning). A special bonus is the inclusion of seven favorite songs for banjo solo. In notes and tab.
The Osborne Bros. The Banjo Holding the Banjo The Left Hand The Right Hand - Position, Fingering, Picks Bridge Adjusting the Bridge Strings Tuning the Banjo Another Way to Tune 'D' Tuning Another Way to Tune The Rudiments of Music Notes on the First String (D) Notes on the Second String (B) Notes on the Third String (G) Notes on the Fourth String (D) The Fifth String (G) Tablature Tablature Symbols Counting Time in Tablature Preparatory Songs London Bridge Yankee Doodle Go Tell Aunt Rhody Little Brown Jug Repeat Signs Cripple Creek Shady Grove The Tie Examples Pick-up Notes Red River Valley The Eighth Note I've Been Working On The Railroad Tom Dooley It Ain't Gonna Rain No More The Sharp The Sharpie The Flat Flat Land The Natural A Pair Of Naturals The Key of G Gee-Whiz The Capo Chimes Rolls Forward Roll Patterns Backward Roll Patterns Split Roll Patterns Alternating Roll Patterns Slides Hammers Pull-Offs Backward Slides Double-Hammers Basic Bluegrass Sound -- Bluegrass Solos -- Sonny's Breakdown Old Joe Clark Sonny's Chimes Red Wing Cumberland Echoes John Henry The Bird
The Bluegrass Style Chords -- The Major Chords The Minor Chords The Seventh Chords The Diminished Chords The Augmented Chords