Beginner’s Corner: The First Five Years


This book contains 60 articles written by Eddie for his popular monthly column in Banjo NewsLetter magazine. They represent a mix of Inspiration, General Banjo Knowledge, and Instruction in 3-finger stlyle playing. The accompanying CD provides sound files for all of the related music examples at a speed suitable for the average learner. 88 pages.

See product description to view the Table of Contents and a list of included songs.

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Product Description

Songs Included

Auld Lange Syne
Banjo Picker’s Fantasy
Banjos And Gourds
Blackberry Blossom
Blue Ridge Cabin Home
Bluegrass Stomp
Boil ‘Em Cabbage Down
Bugle Call Rag
Coming ‘Round The Mountain
Country Roads
Cumberland Gap
Deck The Halls
Devil’s Dream
Do Lord
Dueling Banjos
Ed’s Cabbage
Five Hundred Miles
Foggy Mountain Breakdown
Golden Wings
Gotta Travel On
Happy Birthday
Hot Corn, Cold Corn
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
Jed Clampett
Jerusalem Ridge
Jingle Bells
Little Maggie
Love Me Tender
Maple On The Hill
Mountain Dew
Nine Pound Hammer
Nobody’s Darling
Oh, Susanna
Sail Away Ladies
Salty Dog
The First Noel
This Land Is Your Land
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Wheel Hoss
Yankee Doodle
Your Love Is Like A Flower

Table of Contents

April, 2004 “Knowing How You Learn”
May, 2004 “To Tab, Or Not To Tab…”
June, 2004 “And The Winner Is…” (Rolls)
July, 2004 “Promotion Quality Banjo Instruction”
August, 2004 “Slithering Slides”
September, 2004 “Taking The Easy Way Out” (Basic Tunes)
October, 2004 “Playing in 3/4 Time”
November, 2004 “Playing in 3/4 Time” (Part 2)
December, 2004 “Holiday Pickin'”
January, 2005 “Retiring To The Banjo”
February, 2005 “Now That’s Stretching it!” (Hand Exercises)
March, 2005 “Anchor’s Away!” (Right-hand Anchoring)
April, 2005 “A Brief History Of Bluegrass Banjo”
May, 2005 “Forward Motion” (Rolls)
June, 2005 “More Forward Motion” (Rolls)
July, 2005 “Beyond The Measure Line” (Extended Rolls)
August, 2005 “Au Naturale”
September, 2005 “Golden Wings”
October, 2005 “What’s So Funny?”
November, 2005 “A Melodic Style Primer”
December, 2005 “A Melodic Stocking Stuffer”
January, 2006 “Fiddle Tunes In Melodic Style”
February, 2006 “A Two-Finger Roll?”
March, 2006 “More Two-Finger Roll”
April, 2006 “Dueling Banjos”
May, 2006 “Ending The Duel”
June, 2006 “Basic Back-up & Playing With Others”
July, 2006 “Stage Freight”
August, 2006 “Back From Europe”
September, 2006 “Earl’s Top 10”
October, 2006 “Earl’s Top 10, Part 2”
November, 2006 “Earl Simplified”
December, 2006 “Silent Night”
January, 2007 “A Resolution You Can Keep”
February, 2007 “Happy Campers”
March, 2007 “Workshops”
April, 2007 “What Are You Trying To Pull?” (Pull-Offs)
May, 2007 “Got Cabbage?”
June, 2007 “Bill Monroe And The Banjo”
July, 2007 “Bill Monroe And The Banjo, Part 2”
August, 2007 “Lessons From Camp”
September, 2007 “Hank Williams For Banjo”
October, 2007 “So, What’s The Hurry?”
November, 2007 “Successful Jamming”
December, 2007 “Holiday Musings”
January, 2008 “Little Things”
February, 2008 “What’s In A Roll?”
March, 2008 “Banjo Vacation”
April, 2008 “Happy Birthday”
May, 2008 “Chiming In” (Harmonics)
June, 2008 “Moveable Chord Shapes, Part 1”
July, 2008 “Moveable Chord Shapes, Part 2”
August, 2008 “What Makes A Great Player?”
September, 2008 “Have Banjo, Will Travel”
October, 2008 “What Makes A Good Album?”
November, 2008 “Thirty-Five And Counting”
December, 2008 “Out With The Old, In With The New”
January, 2009 “Essential Licks”
February, 2009 “Would You Like To BanjoSize That?”
March, 2009 “Five Years And Counting”
Tablature Guide
CD Track Listing
Index Of Songs