Come into the jam circle; How to use this book; What is bluegrass music?; Structure of a bluegrass jam; Tools & equipment; Tuning your banjo; Your first bluegrass jam; Jamming 101; How to read chord charts; Cruising on bluegrass songs; Chunking on bluegrass songs; Playing by ear; Making up your own licks; How to lead a song; Starting your break; Jamming on songs you don't know; How to read the tab; Handy guide to new vocabulary words; Key of g; Black eyed Susie; Bury me beneath the willow; Columbus stockade blues; East virginia; Hand me down my walking cane; High on a mountain; I am a pilgrim; John henry; Just over in the gloryland; Katy cline; Lonesome road blues; Love of the mountains; Mama don't allow; Pig in a pen; Rocky road blues; Roll on buddy; Sittin' on top of the world; Take this hammer; Wandering boy; Working on a building; Key of c; Back up and push; Colleen malone; Dark hollow; Footprints in the snow; Little birdie; Key of D; Deep Elem blues; I've just seem the rock of ages; Katie dear; Red rocking chair; Run and hide; Key of em; Wild bill jones; Toolbox of rolls; Chunking; Banjo chords; Listening to the masters; Jam camps; G major scale; G blues scale; C major scale; D major scale; D lues scale; Chords to popular bluegrass songs; Chords to popular fiddle tunes; Your burning questions; Glossary.
Wayne Erbsen has made it his lifelong passion to collect, preserve and perform historic American music. An active teacher, musician, writer, and publisher, he is President of Native Ground Music, Inc. He lives with his wife Barbara and their three children near Asheville, North Carolina.