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