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