Backup Techniques on the Five-String Banjo (Bluegrass Banjo Method – Book Three) w/ CDs



Backup Techniques on the Five-String Banjo (Bluegrass Banjo Method – Book Three) w/ CDs



Long-awaited book by Jack Hatfield. 231 pages, two CDs (160 minutes!) of play-along with full band in one channel and banjo in the other. All songs include backup. Solos included to many songs in Bluegrass Banjo Method, Book One and Bluegrass Banjo Method, Book Two as well as many new songs, including lead breaks. CDs for “music minus one” playing along.

Includes lyrics, vamping, down and up-the- neck roll backup, fill licks, chord locating system, composing tasteful arrangements, the number system, basic music theory, backup in 3/4 time, transposing, and playing lead in different keys…many tips not found in other manuals.


  • All the Good Times
  • Amazing Grace
  • Battle Hymn of the Republic (in C)
  • Banks of the Ohio
  • Bill Cheatham
  • Bury Me Beneath the Willow (G and Gm)
  • Coming ‘Round the Mountain
  • Cripple Creek
  • Cumberland Gap (in C)
  • D Banjo Boogie
  • Don’t This Road Look Rough and Rocky
  • Down Yonder
  • Handsome Molly
  • House of the Rising Sun
  • In the Pines
  • I’ll Fly Away (in G and D)
  • John Hardy
  • Little Maggie (in G and Gm)
  • Lonesone Road Blues
  • Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor
  • Mountain Dew
  • My Old Kentucky Home
  • Old Joe Clark
  • Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms (in C)
  • Sail Away Ladies
  • Salty Dog Blues
  • Shady Grove (in G and Gm)
  • Sitting on Top of the World
  • Sourwood Mountain
  • Tom Dooley
  • Two-Dollar Bill
  • Twelve Bar Blues (in G, D, A and E)
  • Wafaring Stranger
  • Will the Circle Be Unbroken

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