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