Banjo Scales in Tab: The Major Scales for the 5-String Banjo

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Mel Bay, 2001 - Music - 109 pages
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"This book covers all of the major scales in depth as applied to the 5-string banjo, answering potential questions concerning the use of major scales for any level of player, beginning through advanced. It features finger-strengthening exercises, chords, licks, practical applications of the scales and corresponding exercises which will increase the player's speed, accuracy and ability. While this is not a dictionary of all scales for the banjo, it will teach you how scales work in songs and will help you play in any key. With this knowledge and these skills, you should have a solid foundation and the necessary background for understanding and using all scale types. Written in tablature only."

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This is a great book. It covers all 12 major scales in depth with suggested left and right hand fingering. I just wish it would be released with musical notation either with or without tab. I think It would help with the learning process for those who read music. I would rate such a book 5 stars -- this one with 4.  

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Janet Davis has a master's degree in spiritual nurture (Western Seminary-Seattle) and works as a spiritual director, writer, and speaker after many years in hospital chaplaincy. She has published two books: "The Feminine Soul: Surprising Ways the Bible Speaks to Women "and "Sacred Healing: MRIs, Marigolds, and Miracles". Janet and Bob, her husband of more than thirty years, live in Austin, Texas. She enjoys their four adult children, gardening, and good food.

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