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.
Forward Roll Variations
Other Songs
The C Chord
Red River Valley
Quarter Notes and Eighth Notes
Additional Information on Banjo Heads, Strings, Bridges, and Fingerpicks
Backup Pattern 1
Time Signatures
Right-Hand Picking
Position of the Right Hand When Playing
Choice of Banjo Heads
Strings, Bridges, and Fingerpicks
Final Thoughts
Down in the Valley (Version 2)
Backup Playing
Alternate Chords
Backup Patterns
The D7 Chord
Down in the Valley
The Left Hand
The Right Hand
Getting Acquainted with Tablature
Sound-Off: How to Count Time
Naming the Notes
Flats, Sharps, and Naturals
Key Signatures
Different Ways to Pick the Strings with the Right Hand
Open-String Exercise
Open-String Sequence
Certificate of Promotion
C Tuning
Introducing the Pinch
The Forward-Backward Roll (Thumb Leads)
Introducing the Pickup
The Backward Roll
The Roving Gambler (Version 2)
Choosing a Banjo
How to Hold Your Banjo
Setting Up Your Banjo
Getting Acquainted with Music
The Staff
How to Tune Your Banjo
The Alternate F Chord
Little Maggie
Little Maggie Solo Variations
Chords and Chords
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
The E Minor Chord
Red Apple Juice
The E Minor Chord with a Hammer-On
Red Apple Juice (Version 2)
The D Chord
The Roving Gambler
Tom Dooley (Version 2)
Careless Love
Careless Love (Solo)
Chord Diagrams for Banjo in G Tuning
The Parts of Your Banjo
Chord Diagrams for Banjo in C Tuning
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)
Changing Chords
Chord Exercise
More Chord Exercises
Train on the Island
Feelin' Lonesome
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
Hawthorne Hammers
The Capo
The F and G7 Chords
About Capo Notation
Backup Pattern 2
Bending the Strings
3/4 Time
3/4 Pinch
Playing the Strings Individually
Introduction to "Down in the Valley"
Pinch Variations
Three-Finger Pinch
Tom Dooley
Earl Scruggs and the Roll
The Forward Roll
Introducing the Accent
Right-Hand Position