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