Traditional Songs for the 5-String Banjo features 22 classic old-time favorites. The distinctive sound of the 5-string banjo is most usually associated with folk, country and bluegrass music. In this book you'll find a superb collection of traditional songs that lend themselves perfectly to a variety of banjo styles. From the lively “The Midnight Special” to the wistful “Wild Mountain Thyme,” each song has been chosen and arranged to make the most of the instrument's unique capacity for rolling rhythms and flexible fingerpicking patterns. Whether your favorites are jazzy, folky or country, you'll find plenty here to help you play, sing and extend your repertoire.