$6.99
Alfred's Basic 5-String Banjo Method 1
The Most Popular Method for Learning How to Play
By Dan Fox and Dick Weissman
Item: 00-38921
UPC: 038081432052
ISBN 10: 0739086154
ISBN 13: 9780739086155
PRICE: $6.99
Series: Alfred's Basic Banjo Library
Category: Banjo Method or Supplement
Format: Book
Instrument: Banjo
Level: Beginner
Alfred's Basic 5-String Banjo Method 1 continues the Alfred Music tradition of easy-to-use, thorough, and enjoyable instruction for the absolute beginner. The basics of right-hand picking are covered, including pinches, different kinds of rolls, and backup patterns. Basic left-hand techniques are introduced, including hammer-ons and slides, and chord diagrams are provided for both G-tuning and C-tuning. Important topics such as setting up the banjo, tuning, banjo heads, fingerpicks, strings, and capos are taught as well. Illustrations, diagrams, and photographs throughout the book make learning easy and fun. Learning to play has never been more fun than with Alfred's Basic 5-String Banjo Method 1---the best choice for today's beginning banjo students.
TITLE COMPOSER
Right-Hand Position
Tom Dooley (Version 2)
Forward Roll Variations
Other Songs
The Roving Gambler
The Backward Roll
The Roving Gambler (Version 2)
Little Maggie
Little Maggie Solo Variations
Chords and Chords
3/4 Time
3/4 Pinch
Changing Chords
Chord Exercise
More Chord Exercises
Train on the Island
Additional Information on Banjo Heads, Strings, Bridges, and Fingerpicks
Choice of Banjo Heads
Strings, Bridges, and Fingerpicks
Final Thoughts
Clefs
Naming the Notes
Rhythm
Flats, Sharps, and Naturals
Position of the Right Hand When Playing
Different Ways to Pick the Strings with the Right Hand
Open-String Exercise
Open-String Sequence
Red Apple Juice
The D7 Chord
Key Signatures
Pinch Variations
Three-Finger Pinch
Tom Dooley
Earl Scruggs and the Roll
The Forward Roll
Introducing the Accent
Introducing the Pinch
Certificate of Promotion
The F and G7 Chords
About Capo Notation
Red River Valley
Red River Valley (Solo)
Setting Up Your Banjo
How to Tune Your Banjo
The Left Hand
C Tuning
Careless Love
Careless Love (Solo)
The Key of D
Hard, Ain't It Hard
Hard, Ain't It Hard (Version 2)
The E Minor Chord
How to Hold Your Banjo
Bending the Strings
Backup Playing
The Alternate F Chord
The Hammer-On
The Capo
The Forward-Backward Roll (Thumb Leads)
Rhythm
Hammer-Ons with the C Chord
Hammer-Ons with the G Chord
Hawthorne Hammers
The E Minor Chord with a Hammer-On
Red Apple Juice (Version 2)
The D Chord
Feelin' Lonesome
The C Chord
Introducing the Pickup
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad (Version 2)
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad (Version 3)
Backup Pattern 1
Backup Pattern 2
Slides
Backup Patterns
The Parts of Your Banjo
Choosing a Banjo
Playing the Strings Individually
Variations
Introduction to "Down in the Valley"
Down in the Valley
Down in the Valley (Version 2)
The Right Hand
Appendix
Alternate Chords
Right-Hand Picking
Measures
Getting Acquainted with Tablature
Sound-Off: How to Count Time
Quarter Notes and Eighth Notes
Time Signatures
Chord Diagrams for Banjo in G Tuning
Chord Diagrams for Banjo in C Tuning
Getting Acquainted with Music
The Staff