$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
More Chord Exercises
Train on the Island
Introducing the Pinch
Rhythm
Flats, Sharps, and Naturals
Key Signatures
Hard, Ain't It Hard (Version 2)
The E Minor Chord
Red Apple Juice
The E Minor Chord with a Hammer-On
Chord Exercise
Naming the Notes
The Staff
Measures
Clefs
Open-String Sequence
The D7 Chord
Changing Chords
Backup Playing
The Roving Gambler (Version 2)
The Forward-Backward Roll (Thumb Leads)
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)
The Hammer-On
Hard, Ain't It Hard
The Left Hand
Slides
Hammer-Ons with the C Chord
Hammer-Ons with the G Chord
Hawthorne Hammers
The Capo
The F and G7 Chords
The Key of D
About Capo Notation
Red River Valley
Red River Valley (Solo)
Red Apple Juice (Version 2)
The D Chord
Feelin' Lonesome
The Alternate F Chord
Appendix
Chord Diagrams for Banjo in G Tuning
Chord Diagrams for Banjo in C Tuning
Time Signatures
Right-Hand Picking
Position of the Right Hand When Playing
Different Ways to Pick the Strings with the Right Hand
Three-Finger Pinch
Tom Dooley
Earl Scruggs and the Roll
The Forward Roll
Choice of Banjo Heads
Strings, Bridges, and Fingerpicks
Final Thoughts
Certificate of Promotion
Rhythm
Right-Hand Position
Tom Dooley (Version 2)
Forward Roll Variations
Other Songs
The C Chord
The Roving Gambler
Playing the Strings Individually
The Right Hand
Getting Acquainted with Tablature
Sound-Off: How to Count Time
Bending the Strings
C Tuning
Careless Love
Quarter Notes and Eighth Notes
Careless Love (Solo)
The Backward Roll
Introducing the Accent
Variations
Introduction to "Down in the Valley"
Down in the Valley
Down in the Valley (Version 2)
Pinch Variations
Additional Information on Banjo Heads, Strings, Bridges, and Fingerpicks
Little Maggie
Little Maggie Solo Variations
Chords and Chords
3/4 Time
3/4 Pinch
Alternate Chords
Backup Patterns
Backup Pattern 1
How to Tune Your Banjo
Backup Pattern 2
The Parts of Your Banjo
Choosing a Banjo
How to Hold Your Banjo
Setting Up Your Banjo
Open-String Exercise
Getting Acquainted with Music