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Festival Favorites RevisitedALAN MUNDE, FESTIVAL FAVORITES, REVISITED TAB BOOK – Several years ago I recorded a series of albums for Ridge Runner called Festival Favorites. Rounder Records released a compilation of the best of those recordings. This is the tab book of all the banjo solos from that CD. Includes, “Salt Creek,” “Cripple Creek,” “Clinch Mountain Backstep,” “Doug’s Tune,” “Shenandoah Valley Breakdown,” “Dusty Miller,” “Little Rock Getaway,” “Sally Goodin’,” 20 tunes in all.

Hot Burrito Breakdown • Molly Bloom • Clinch Mountain Backstep • Doug’s Tune • Shenandoah Valley Breakdown • Santa Claus • Buffalo Gals (Texcohomanewmexiline Gals) • Liberty • John Hardy • Salt Creek • Sally Goodin’ • The Girl I Left Behind Me • Bill Cheatem • Cripple Creek • Devil’s Dream • Little Rock Getaway • Dusty Miller • No Title Yet Blues • Earl’s Breakdown • Billy Boy

Festival Favorites Revisited Tab Book
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Festival Favorites Revisited CD
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Blue Ridge ExpressALAN MUNDE, BLUE RIDGE EXPRESS TAB BOOK – All banjo solos from the compilation CD of the same name.

Blue Ridge Express • Peaches and Cream • Leather Britches • Remington Ride • Darcy Farrow • Tennessee Wagoner • Dear Old Dixie • Meloon’s Tune • Paddy on the Turnpike • The Earl of Broadfield • Sail Away Ladies • Munde’s Child • Sleepy Eyed John • I Don’t Love Nobody • Train To Mexico • Sally Johnson (misstated, should be Durang’s Hornpipe) • Hank’s Lonesome Cowdog Blues • Doc’s Riverboat Reel • Sabrosa • Sockeye

Blue Ridge Express Tab Book
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Blue Ridge Express CD
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SOLO BANJO TAB BOOK & Online Music Download from Mel Bay Website!

Solo Banjo Tab Book SOLO BANJO Tab Book & Online Music Download from Mel Bay Website! – Here are some of my favorite tunes just to sit and play. It also features an impressionistic piece “The French Broad (The River Song),” and a classical number “Pavan for a Dead Princess.” Also included are “Gold Rush,” “Old Joe Clark,” “Titanic,” “Red Wing,” and many more. (Book does not include Nashville Skyline Rag or Gold Rush.)

Old Joe Clark • Fred’s Frolic • Red Wing • Old Spinning Wheel Medley • Liza Jane • Lonesome Road Blues • Peaches and Cream •Prisoner’s Song • Grandfather’s Clock • Titanic • John Henry • The French Broad • Pavan for a Dead Princess

Solo Banjo Tab Book & Download
Tab book and download of all banjo solos from this album
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GETTING INTO BLUEGRASS BANJO Book and Online Music Download from Mel Bay Website

GETTING INTO BLUEGRASS BANJO Book & Online Music Download from Mel Bay Website – The Getting Into Bluegrass Banjo book and music download by Alan Munde is the accumulation of successful teaching concepts developed in his 40 plus years as a professional bluegrass musician and teacher. Munde presents a straight-forward and well-founded course of bluegrass banjo essentials. Designed for those who have never played a stringed instrument to those taking up bluegrass banjo as a second instrument.

  • Getting Started – Covers the parts of the banjo, hand positions, first picking patterns, pull-offs, hammer-ons, slides, exercise songs, ending with the professional sounding “Levelland Mountain Breakdown.”
  • Review of Rolls, New rolls, and combinations of Rolls, with Examples – Offers the most used rolls in bluegrass banjo playing with often-played examples of each. The player learns many of the licks used in the style with an example of how to combine them to make a solo.
  • Roll Logic – How to place a melody into the several different roll patterns.
  • Tools and Techniques – Helps develop left hand techniques through the use of intervals of thirds and sixths.
  • Creating Solos to Songs – At the heart of the book is this revealing section with many examples of how to create many, many solos to the song “Jesse James.”
  • Songs – Put to use all you have learned on these great standards “Ground Hog,” “Wildwood Flower” (two versions),“Nine Pound Hammer,” “Worried Man Blues,” “Lost All My Money,” “Old Country Church,” “Kneel at the Cross,” and “Train 45.”

Getting Into Bluegrass Banjo Book & Online Music Download from Mel Bay Website
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Made To LastMADE TO LAST CD – This sparkling new offering features many bluegrass classics to-be. Four really fine performances of Elliott Rogers’ compositions, “Wave Goodbye,” “Little Teardrops,” “From the Penthouse to the Poorhouse,” “Haul Away,” and two by Bill Honker gems, “Made to Last,” and “Above the Waterline.”  I offer a couple of new instrumentals with the steaming versions of “Traditional Family Breakdown,” and “The Run of ‘89”.  Steve Smith, accompanied with unsurpassed mandolin styling, sings a song of love lost with “Fool’s Gold,” and soars on the bad man ballad “John Hardy.”  Nate Lee on fiddle shines as no other on all the cuts and offers a twin fiddle arrangement of the Bill Monroe classic “Brown County Breakdown.”   Bluegrass Made To Last.

Wave Goodbye • Fool’s Gold • Traditional Family Breakdown • Made To Last • Little Teardrops • Brown County Breakdown • Above the Waterline • John Hardy • Penthouse to the Poorhouse • The Run of ’89 • Haul Away • What’s So Good About Goodbye?

Made To Last CD
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Made To Last Tab Book
Tab book of all banjo solos from this album
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Made To LastALAN MUNDE, IN THE TRADITION Book/CD – My favorite of my Ridge Runner recordings is In the Tradition.  It feels especially good to me even after all these years.  It features the late and really great Dobro man, Gene Wooten.  Five by Two is a very fine two-banjo piece written by and featuring Bill Evans.  Joining in on much of the music are Billy Joe Foster on bass and fiddle, Roland White on mandolin and guitar, a special guest appearance of Craig Fletcher on mandolin, and Joe Carr on guitar and mandolin.

Leather Britches • Sockeye • Five by Two • Release Me/Danny Boy •Sugarfoot Rag • Train to Mexico * Hanks’ Lonesome Cow Dog Blues• Tennessee Wagoner * Munde’s Child • Old Pecan Street • Paddy on the Turnpike • Tennessee Breakdown • Smith’s Reel (the tab book does not include Five by Two and Old Pecan Street)

Alan Munde, In the Tradition Book/CD
CD of album plus tab book of banjo solos
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BANJO FOR THE YOUNG BEGINNER Book and Online Music Download from Mel Bay Website

Modern 5-String Banjo Method - Grade 1BANJO FOR THE YOUNG BEGINNER Book and Online Music Download from Mel Bay Website – Alan Munde is one of bluegrass music’s most renowned banjo performers and educators.  In addition to his award-winning achievements as a professional recording and touring bluegrass musician, Mr. Munde spent twenty-one years as a member of the bluegrass faculty in the Commercial Music Program at South Plains College, Levelland, Texas. He draws on all his performing and teaching experience to present the most direct and understandable approach to the learning of the bluegrass banjo style.

A step-by-step method brings the Young Beginner from a simple strum approach through easily do-able picking techniques up to playing beautiful melodies like Wildwood Flower, Grandfather’s Clock, and Worried Man Blues in the intricate bluegrass banjo three-finger roll style

Banjo for the Young Beginner Book and Online Music Download from Mel Bay Website
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GREAT AMERICAN BANJO SONGBOOK –  Created by gifted composers and lyricists, the songs that comprise the The Great American Songbook are the most influential popular and jazz standards of the early 20th century to come from Broadway stages and film screens. These American standards have been celebrated by vocalists for decades, and Hal Leonard is proud to offer them to a new audience.

This 70-song collection, masterfully arranged by Alan Munde and Beth Mead-Sullivan for 3-finger, Scruggs-style 5-string banjo, will help players explore the repertoire already beloved by pianists and crooners. Rhythm tab, right hand fingerings and chord diagrams are included for each of these beloved melodies.

Songs include: “Ain’t She Sweet,” “All of Me,” “Blue Skies,” “Cheek to Cheek,” “Embraceable You,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Home on the Range,” “It Had to Be You,” “The Nearness of You,” “Over the Rainbow,” “Pennies from Heaven,” “Stardust,” “Sweet Georgia Brown,” and many more.

Great American Banjo Songbook
Tab book of all banjo solos
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Alan Munde & Billy Bright

Billy Bright, a great friend and wonderful musician, lives very near by, and for several years we have been making music together in various formats (see Two High String Band – Hot Texas Burrito). Here we are playing in a duo format – just banjo and mandolin (I grew up musically on the sound of Doug Dillard’s banjo and Dean Webb’s mandolin in the Dillards – always loved that sound). We have put our heads together and come up with the 13 pieces recorded on Bright Munde – 10 original, 2 traditional, and 1 Bill Monroe number. It was a real creative boost for me to work with Billy. What was way cool is that he made my few original numbers make sense and really come to life. Hope you enjoy the banjo and mandolin music we made.

Geezer Ride * G * Sad Eyes * Old Yellow Rocking Chair * Like Sonny * Tumblin’ * Methodist Preacher * Jaybird * Hot Dog Dreams * Everybody Say Wow * Plurabelle * Red Fox in the Bush * Who Killed the Shanghai Rooster

Bright Munde Tab Book
Tab book of all banjo solos
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Bright Munde CD
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