Alfred's Basic 5-String Banjo Method 1
The Most Popular Method for Learning How to Play
By Dan Fox and Dick Weissman
Item: 00-38922
UPC: 038081432069
ISBN 10: 0739086162
ISBN 13: 9780739086162
PRICE: $14.99
Series: Alfred's Basic Banjo Library
Category: Banjo Method or Supplement
Format: Book & CD
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 left- and 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. The accompanying CD includes 60 minutes of recordings performed by Dick Weissman that demonstrate all the exercises and songs in the book. 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.
Playing the Strings Individually
Introduction to "Down in the Valley"
Down in the Valley
Down in the Valley (Version 2)
3/4 Pinch
Hard, Ain't It Hard
The E Minor Chord with a Hammer-On
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad (Version 2)
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad (Version 3)
The Hammer-On
Hammer-Ons with the C Chord
Position of the Right Hand When Playing
Different Ways to Pick the Strings with the Right Hand
Open-String Exercise
Open-String Sequence
The Staff
Naming the Notes
The D7 Chord
Tom Dooley
Earl Scruggs and the Roll
The Forward Roll
Introducing the Accent
About Capo Notation
Changing Chords
Chord Exercise
More Chord Exercises
Flats, Sharps, and Naturals
Key Signatures
Additional Information on Banjo Heads, Strings, Bridges, and Fingerpicks
Choosing a Banjo
Backup Pattern 2
The Backward Roll
The Roving Gambler (Version 2)
The Forward-Backward Roll (Thumb Leads)
Introducing the Pickup
How to Hold Your Banjo
Setting Up Your Banjo
How to Tune Your Banjo
The Left Hand
Bending the Strings
C Tuning
The Right Hand
Careless Love
The Parts of Your Banjo
Backup Playing
Alternate Chords
Backup Patterns
Backup Pattern 1
The Roving Gambler
Introducing the Pinch
Pinch Variations
Three-Finger Pinch
Strings, Bridges, and Fingerpicks
Final Thoughts
Certificate of Promotion
Tom Dooley (Version 2)
Forward Roll Variations
Other Songs
The C Chord
Train on the Island
Choice of Banjo Heads
Getting Acquainted with Tablature
Sound-Off: How to Count Time
Quarter Notes and Eighth Notes
Time Signatures
Careless Love (Solo)
Chord Diagrams for Banjo in G Tuning
Chord Diagrams for Banjo in C Tuning
The Alternate F Chord
Little Maggie
Little Maggie Solo Variations
Chords and Chords
3/4 Time
Right-Hand Position
Hard, Ain't It Hard (Version 2)
The E Minor Chord
Red Apple Juice
Red Apple Juice (Version 2)
The D Chord
Feelin' Lonesome
Red River Valley
Red River Valley (Solo)
The Key of D
Hawthorne Hammers
The Capo
The F and G7 Chords
Hammer-Ons with the G Chord
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
Right-Hand Picking
Getting Acquainted with Music