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