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