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