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