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