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It's easy to hang with the jammers if you have this:
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What is this eBook?
Why did I write this book?
What is in the book?
Why is the book called "Family Band Song Book"?
How to use the book?
Perhaps, one of your neighbors plays bass (electric or upright) and you'd like to invite him to play some bluegrass but he confesses that all he has ever played is rock and blues. No problem. Give him the bass section and he'll be off and running. Once again, this book solves the problem.
Maybe you have a daughter who is taking violin lessons, mom is learning guitar, you play the banjo and the violin teacher is not really familiar with bluegrass fiddling. Any violin player who is learning to read standard music notation can read the fiddle parts in this book and learn to play the tunes! Take the fiddle parts to the teacher and ask them to help you learn. Again, problem solved. (You might even convince that violin teacher to play some bluegrass!)
Don't all of these songs exist in other books?
And then there is the problem of keys. You might find the same song in two method books and the banjo book might have the song in the key of G while the mandolin book has the same song in the key of A. Can't play those together without ear plugs!
And then there is the problem of the difficulty of each instrument's part. If you find a version of a song in the right key it might be "from the back of the book" and be way too complex for a beginner to learn. I have arranged ALL of these songs in a fairly simple way without losing the "essence" of the tunes. They are not all "baby" versions but they are on the easy end of the scale.
Once, again, this 83 page collection comes to the rescue.
What Songs Are Included?
Boil 'Em Cababge Down
Bury Me Beneath The Willow
Comin' Round The Mountain
Nine Pound Hammer
Old Joe Clark
Worried Man Blues
What Else Is In The Book?
The book also includes tips and suggestions, for each particular instrument, to make things easier to understand.
What if some of the players have zero experience?
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