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Murphy Method

The Murphy Method is a way of teaching bluegrass music by ear. The Murphy Method uses no tablature in the teaching because they believe that tablature is a crutch that interferes with learning to play bluegrass. They explain each song note-by-note, so that it is easy and quick to learn. As you learn these tunes, you are also developing your ear, so that the learning actually gets easier as you go along! Learning by ear is the first step in learning to play with other people.

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Murphy Method Beginning Fiddle 1 DVD - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Murphy Method Beginning Fiddle 1 DVD - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Now on DVD! Beginning Fiddle Volume 1: For those of you who have never played fiddle. The 8 lessons include tuning, holding the fiddle and bow properly, and 6 complete tunes. Every note explained, every bow stroke explained. No Tab. Includes Cripple Creek, Cotton-Eyed Joe, Sally Goodwin, Old Joe Clark, Boil Them Cabbage, Amazing Grace. (2 hours)
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Murphy Method Beginning Fiddle Vol. 2 - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Murphy Method Beginning Fiddle Vol. 2 - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Use the basics learned in Volume 1 to play 6 familiar songs. Great for jam sessions. Fiddle backup introduced. No Tab. John Hardy, Salty Dog, Foggy Mountain Breakdown, and more. (2 hours) New lower price!
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Murphy Method Christmas Tunes For Fiddle - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Murphy Method Christmas Tunes For Fiddle - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
This beginning level disc has tunes your family will surely recognize. Murphy worked out these arrangements for the Fiddle Sisters, a group of her students that she plays with in Winchester, Va. These very tunes have been performed in nursing homes all around the town, and will be again this Christmas. It features easy versions of holiday favorites: Silent Night, Jingle Bells, Little Drummer Boy, Good King Wenceslas, Away In A Manger and Joy To the World. And just in time for Christmas!
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Murphy Method Beginning Fiddle Vol. 1 - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Murphy Method Beginning Fiddle Vol. 1 - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
For those who have never played fiddle. The 8 lessons include tuning, holding the fiddle and bow properly, and 6 complete tunes. Every note explained, every bow stroke explained. No Tab. Includes Cripple Creek, Cotton-Eyed Joe, Sally Goodwin, Old Joe Clark, Boil Them Cabbage, Amazing Grace. (2 hours) New lower price!
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Murphy Method Beginning Fiddle Vol. 2 - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Murphy Method Beginning Fiddle Vol. 2 - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Use the basics learned in Volume 1 to play 6 familiar songs. Great for jam sessions. Fiddle backup introduced. No Tab. John Hardy, Salty Dog, Foggy Mountain Breakdown, and more. (2 hours) New lower price!
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Murphy Method Intermediate Fiddle Vol. 1 - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Murphy Method Intermediate Fiddle Vol. 1 - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Introduces the key of D with 6 well-known tunes. More complex bowing. Still explained note-by-note, bow-stoke-by-bow-stroke. No Tab. Includes Arkansas Traveller, 8th of January, Liberty, Faded Love, Soldier's Joy, Tennessee Waltz. (2 hours) New lower price!
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Murphy Method Intermediate Fiddle Vol. 2 - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Murphy Method Intermediate Fiddle Vol. 2 - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Expand your repertoire with these harder tunes in the key of G. No Tab. Turkey in the Straw, Golden Slippers, Westphalia Waltz, Sail Away Ladies, Leather Britches. (2 hours) New lower price!
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Murphy Method Advanced Fiddle Vol. 1 - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Murphy Method Advanced Fiddle Vol. 1 - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Advanced versions of 5 great tunes in the key of A. No Tab. IncludesOld Joe Clark, Sally Goodwin, Maiden's Prayer, Salt Creek, Bill Cheatum. (2 hours) New lower price!
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Murphy Method Beginning Dobro - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Murphy Method Beginning Dobro - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Mark Panfil and Murphy have come up with the most down-to-earth Dobro video on the market. Murphy joins Mark with her guitar during each lesson. No Tab. (1 hour, 56 minutes) Download now from PlayBetterBluegrass.com !
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Murphy Method Beginning Bass DVD - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Murphy Method Beginning Bass DVD - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
NOW ON DVD! Never played bass before? Wanna learn? Here it is! We cover the basics from the ground up and explain the chords on every song. Then we introduce more advanced techniques and different keys. Why stand on the sidelines? Learn to play the bass and join the fun!!! No Tab. 12 lessons. (1 hour, 45 minutes)
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Murphy Method Intermediate Bass - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Murphy Method Intermediate Bass - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
BASS RUNS GALORE!! That's what you've been asking for, that's what you get!! They show you the notes, name the notes, and show you how to put the runs in the songs. They introduce waltz time, and how to use the runs here too.
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Murphy Method Beginning Guitar DVD - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Murphy Method Beginning Guitar DVD - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
For those of you who have never played guitar. Using the 3 basic chords G, C, and D, you are guided through 22 songs from the bluegrass, folk, and gospel repertoire. Uses basic bluegrass strum with alternating bass strings. Great ear training! Lesson on keys and capos. NoTab. (2 hours)
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Murphy Method Beginning Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar 1 - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Murphy Method Beginning Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar 1 - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
(Formerly titled Basic Bluegrass Runs on Guitar Volume 1) Tired of just strumming the guitar? Wish you could add a little variety to your ryhthm playing? These runs will do it! Each run is explained note-by-note in Murphy's easy-to-learn style. She also shows you how these runs fit into simple three-chord bluegrass songs. Most of the runs are taught in the key of G, but we also introduce the runs in the key of C. In addition, we show you how to make the F chord and do the rocking bass.
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Murphy Method Beginning Mandolin - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Murphy Method Beginning Mandolin - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
This DVD starts at the very beginning, by covering all the basics. The techniques are applied to 7 well-known bluegrass songs, plus learn the chording for each song, which will enable you to play with other people! Taught by Murphy Henry. No Tab. Boil Them Cabbage, Cripple Creek, Worried Man, and more! (2 hours)n
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Murphy Method Intermediate Mandolin Vol. 1 - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Murphy Method Intermediate Mandolin Vol. 1 - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
The perfect follow-up to Beginning Mandolin. Extensive lesson on chords and movable chord positions. Note-by-note explanation of 5 great tunes. Taught by Murphy Henry. No Tab. Sally Goodwin, Old Joe Clark, Golden Slippers, The Gold Rush, Shenandoah Breakdown. (2 hours). New lower price!
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Murphy Method Slow Jam with Murphy and Casey - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Murphy Method Slow Jam with Murphy and Casey - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Slow Jam With Murphy and Casey You just wanna jam. Why does that seem to be so hard? Is it because nobody plays slow enough? Because nobody will keep playing the same tunes over and over till you can get the hang of it? Slow Jam with Murphy and Casey is the answer to all your jamming woes! This brand-new DVD features Murphy Henry (banjo) and Casey Henry (guitar) along with friends on fiddle and mandolin playing 17 songs at slow speeds. You can chord along, play the lead with Murphy, or play a solo break in the space left just for you. Can be used with any instrument. Almost two hours of jamming fun!
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Murphy Method Picking Up The Pace - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Murphy Method Picking Up The Pace - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
You enjoyed our first Slow Jam DVD so much, we're back with another! Picking Up the Pace features Murphy and Casey along with David McLaughlin on mandolin and Malia Furtado on fiddle, playing an assortment of jam tunes at a slightly quicker pace. Still slow. though! Includes I Saw the Light, Salty Dog, Old Home Place, Girl of Constant Sorrow, Nine-Pound Hammer, Mama Don't Allow, and many more in several keys. Great for beginners and intermediates! No TAB.
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Murphy Method Learning To Hear Chord Changes - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Murphy Method Learning To Hear Chord Changes - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
NEW! For banjo, mandolin, fiddle, and guitar. This brand-new DVD will help you learn to hear those chord changes! Even if you've never heard a chord change before in your life! Now you can jam with confidence, even to songs you don't know. Starts with easy 2-chord songs and moves to 3-chord songs.
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Murphy Method Beginning Banjo Vol. 1 - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Murphy Method Beginning Banjo Vol. 1 - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
If you've never played banjo before, this is the place to start! Learn the basics of Scruggs-style three-finger bluegrass banjo picking. No Tab! Each tune is explained note-by-note. Banjo in the Hollow, Cripple Creek, Cumberland Gap, Foggy Mountain Breakdown, John Hardy. (1 hour, 50 mnutes) Download from PlayBetterBluegrass.com !
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Murphy Method Beginning Banjo Vol. 2 - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Murphy Method Beginning Banjo Vol. 2 - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Build on what you learned in Volume One. More advanced tunes teach the harder basic licks. Move up-the-neck to play several tunes. No Tab. Includes Foggy Mountain Breakdown (high break), Lonesome Road Blues, Old Joe Clark, Salt Creek, and Fireball Mail. (1 hour 45 minutes) Download from PlayBetterBluegrass.com !
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Murphy Method Jam Session Standards - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Murphy Method Jam Session Standards - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Five banjo standards, guaranteed to come up in almost any jam session. Chock full of great, new licks! Vamping explained. No Tab. Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms, Salty Dog, Mountain Dew, Dueling Banjo, Rocky Top. (1 hour, 45 minutes)
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Murphy Method Banjo for Misfits - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Murphy Method Banjo for Misfits - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Having trouble with banjo? Want to play songs that sound like something? Banjo for Misfits is what you need! Uses basic licks to play great arrangements. Basic chording explained. No Tab. Includes Boil Them Cabbage Down, I Saw the Light, Worried Man, Do Lord, and Two-Dollar Bill. (1 hour, 50 minutes) New Lower price!
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Murphy Method Blackberry Blossom - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Murphy Method Blackberry Blossom - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
(Formerly Titled "Melodic Banjo") Murphy Method students have been waiting a long time to learn Blackberry Blossom. Well, here it is and the teacher is none other than Casey Henry! Following in her mother's footsteps, Casey is a natural at teaching without tab. No Tab.(1 hour 48 minutes)
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Murphy Method Advanced Earl - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Murphy Method Advanced Earl - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Earl Scruggs is THE MASTER! Murphy has studied Earl's picking closely for over twenty years. SHE CAN TEACH IT! Here are five of Earl's greatest tunes, carefully explained note-by-note. Sally Goodwin, Groundspeed, Pike County Breakdown, Bugle Call Rag,and Foggy Mountain Special. 2 hours and 21 minutes! No Tab. New Lower Price!
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Murphy Method Amazing Grace - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Murphy Method Amazing Grace - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
NOW ON DVD! Gospel tunes for banjo! Murphy teaches hard-driving Scruggs-style breaks to 5 favorite gospel tunes. Each tune explained note-by-note. 'When the Roll is Called Up Yonder', 'I'll Fly Away', 'What a Friend We Have in Jesus', 'Will the Circle Be Unbroken', and 'Amazing Grace'. No Tab. (1 hour 45 minutes)
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Murphy Method Clawhammer Banjo 1 DVD - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Murphy Method Clawhammer Banjo 1 DVD - Bluegrass Books & DVD's
Clawhammer Banjo Volume 1: Rounder Records artist Lynn Morris has taken the mystery out of clawhammer playing! She has broken clawhammer playing into small segments so that you can easily learn this popular style. Using the frailing strum, Lynn takes you through 5 songs in note-by-note detail. Introduces double C tuning. No Tab.
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