101 Three-Chord Songs for Guitar, Banjo and Ukeby Mel Bay Publications Inc
You need only minimal playing skills and three chords--G, C, and D7--to accompany all the great songs in this innovative book. If you are just getting started, or if you are a "casual" player on a chording instrument, this is the perfect book for you. The book is absolutely bursting with a great variety of music: Old-time, bluegrass, gospel, Christmas, children's tunes, Stephen Foster, British and Celtic, cowboy, blues, and more. Because melody and lyrics are provided with every song, singers will also enjoy this wonderful collection of the world's favorite songs. Truly a book of outstanding arrangements, made playable for folks who play for their own enjoyment. (Some of these songs, like "Dark Hollow" and "Way Downtown," are hard to find in print.) Guitar, uke, and five-string banjo diagrams are included for the three chords, along with tips on strumming and transposing tips for singers. An invaluable reference book for teachers and pros, too!
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Good book, and especially for someone who plays both Ukulele & Guitar!
This is a nice book to add to your music library collection. Contains a great deal of old and hard to find music from country, bluegrass, folk, and mountain genres. All music written in the key of "C" with sheet music of melody and simple chord transistions. Great for beginners and the experienced players alike. Well worth the small price.
This book was highly rated on another site, but I ended up returning it because I didn't think it was helpful for advancing my banjo playing skills. (I just assumed there'd be banjo tablature in a banjo song book, but I was wrong. There was no banjo tab, notations on slides, hammer-ons, etc). If you are ready to play with someone on uke and guitar, you probably already know plenty of 3-chord songs. Or, if you just want basic, basic strumming with G, C, and D7, this may get you started with a variety of songs. I did appreciate Barnes' return policy, as I took it back to my local store for instant credit.