$14.99
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.
TITLE COMPOSER
The Roving Gambler (Version 2)
The Forward-Backward Roll (Thumb Leads)
Introducing the Pickup
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
3/4 Time
The Key of D
Hard, Ain't It Hard
Hard, Ain't It Hard (Version 2)
The E Minor Chord
The E Minor Chord with a Hammer-On
Red Apple Juice (Version 2)
The D Chord
Position of the Right Hand When Playing
Different Ways to Pick the Strings with the Right Hand
Open-String Exercise
Rhythm
Flats, Sharps, and Naturals
Key Signatures
Tom Dooley (Version 2)
3/4 Pinch
Playing the Strings Individually
Variations
Introduction to "Down in the Valley"
Down in the Valley
Forward Roll Variations
Other Songs
The C Chord
The Roving Gambler
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad (Version 2)
The Alternate F Chord
Little Maggie
Little Maggie Solo Variations
Chords and Chords
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
The Capo
The F and G7 Chords
About Capo Notation
Red River Valley
Red River Valley (Solo)
The Parts of Your Banjo
Choosing a Banjo
How to Hold Your Banjo
Setting Up Your Banjo
How to Tune Your Banjo
The Left Hand
Careless Love (Solo)
Appendix
Chord Diagrams for Banjo in G Tuning
Train on the Island
Introducing the Pinch
Pinch Variations
Three-Finger Pinch
Tom Dooley
The Forward Roll
Introducing the Accent
Rhythm
Right-Hand Position
The D7 Chord
Changing Chords
Chord Exercise
More Chord Exercises
Choice of Banjo Heads
Strings, Bridges, and Fingerpicks
Final Thoughts
Certificate of Promotion
Open-String Sequence
Additional Information on Banjo Heads, Strings, Bridges, and Fingerpicks
Backup Pattern 1
Backup Pattern 2
Slides
Bending the Strings
C Tuning
Earl Scruggs and the Roll
The Right Hand
Chord Diagrams for Banjo in C Tuning
Right-Hand Picking
Naming the Notes
Feelin' Lonesome
Red Apple Juice
Careless Love
The Backward Roll
Down in the Valley (Version 2)
Backup Playing
Alternate Chords
Backup Patterns
Getting Acquainted with Tablature
Sound-Off: How to Count Time
Quarter Notes and Eighth Notes
Time Signatures
Getting Acquainted with Music
The Staff
Measures
Clefs