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New Releases

A-sides CD

Fingerstyle guitar with Darol Anger on violin 

 

Two New Hal Leonard books

BOB DYLAN FOR BANJO

 

FIRST 50 SONGS
To Play on the Banjo 
(co-written with Greg Cahill)

 

CD's On Sale

 

 

 

 

Clawhammer Banjo Arrangements 

Michael J. Miles offers free clawhammer banjo tab -- arrangements that Michael has crafted for his own use and is happy to share with other banjo players. This tablature can be downloaded as .pdf files by clicking on the links below.

 

Perfect for those who already know how to play clawhammer banjo and want to broaden and improve their playing skills!

 

For beginning banjo players who want to learn to play clawhammer banjo, we suggest considering purchasing Michael's classic banjo instruction book and CD set, Teach Yourself To Play Clawhammer Banjo!

 

More advanced banjoists may also wish to consider Michael's Counterpoint: Clawhammer Banjo Duets which is the tablature for the music on Michael's groundbreaking debut CD, Counterpoint.


Suite de Schottishes  
This banjo tablature is most suitable for medium to advanced players.   It is a beautiful melody from Brittany, combining French and Celtic influences.  

 

Wachet Auf  
AKA, Sleeper's Awake.  JS Bach's exquisite melody played as it should be, on the banjo!

 

Cherokee Shuffle.  
With 10 measure A section, it is slightly different than the usual.  

 

Goin Down The Road  
This is Americana at is most classic.  Play it fast for bluegrass, or slow for blues.
 

Oh Susanah  
Stephen Foster left his fingerprints all over American music with this one. 

 

 

Fingerstyle Guitar Arrangements

 

Michael J. Miles offers free finger style guitar tab -- arrangements that Michael has crafted for his own use and is happy to share with other guitar players. This guitar tablature can be downloaded as .pdf files by clicking on the links below.
 

Both Sides Now  
This is Joni Mitchell's classic, inspired by Merle Watson.  

 

Crossroads  
This is Robert Johnson's classic, for solo guitar.
   

Layla (piano solo)   
One of the most enduring melodies of rock and roll, the piano solo from the middle of Layla.

 

Just A Closer Walk With Thee
One of the most beautiful of all gospel songs.  

 

Do You Know What It Means
To Miss New Orleans

Because American music owes a grand debt to the heart of New Orleans.  

 

 

Guitar Ensembles

Michael J. Miles offers a sampling of the guitar ensemble arrangements in his newest book. These musical transcriptions can be downloaded as .pdf files by clicking on the links below. The files can be heard and downloaded on the Guitar Ensembles page. Tablature will be available for all the parts in this soon-to-be-released book. 

Joshua Fit The Battle of Jericho 

Sheebeg Agus Sheemore

Bill Bailey