Davis, Janet: You Can Teach Yourself Banjo (Book & CD)

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Catalogue No: 94429BCD
Shop Product Code: 148344X

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Department: Tutor Methods - Banjo

Publisher: Mel Bay

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Written in tablature, this straightforward, easy-to-understand method teaches rolls, chords, bluegrass banjo techniques, playing up the neck, licks, endings, and other basic information needed to play bluegrass and melodic style banjo. A great beginner's text. The companion stereo play-along CD features Janet Davis' teaching and lively banjo performance.


Contents and Reviews

It's Fun
The Banjo
Lesson 1A: Tuning the Banjo
Lesson 1B: Holding the Banjo
Lesson 1C: The Right Hand
Lesson 1D: Picking the Banjo
Lesson 1E: Tablature
Lesson 2: Roll Patterns
The Basic Roll Patterns
Lesson 3: Chords
Lesson 4: Using the Forward-Roll Pattern
The Forward Roll
"Bile Dem Cabbage Down"
Lesson 5: "The Old Gray Goose"
Variation: Using the Pinch
Lesson 6: The Forward-Reverse Roll
"The Old Gray Goose"
Lesson 7: "Worried Man Blues"
Lesson 8: "Mountain Dew"
Lesson 9: The Backward Roll
"Bile Dem Cabbage Down"
Lesson 10: The Mixed Roll
"Good Night Ladies"
Lesson 11: Left-Hand Techniques
The Slide
"Good Night Ladies"
Lesson 12: The Pull-Off
Lesson 13: The Hammer
Lesson 14: "Cripple Creek"
Lesson 15: Melodic Style
"Cripple Creek"
Lesson 16: "Blackberry Blossom"
Lesson 17: "Cumberland Gap"
Lesson 18: Playing Up the Neck
"Cumberland Gap" -- Part B
Lesson 19: Adding an Ending
"Cumberland Gap" -- Part C
Lesson 20: The G Lick
The Right Hand
The Left Hand
Both Hands
"Bile Dem Cabbage Down"
"Wildwood Flower"
Lesson 21: G Lick #2
The Foggy Mountain Lick
The Left Hand
The Right Hand
"Train 45"
Lesson 22: G Lick #3
Pull-Off Lick
"Train 45"
Lesson 23: D Lick #1
The Salty Dog Lick
"Salty Dog"
Lesson 24: Combining Licks
"Sunnyvale Breakdown"
Lesson 25: D Lick #2
Partial D Chord
"Wabash Cannonball"
Lesson 26: D Lick #3
"John Hardy"
Lesson 27: Using Alternate Licks
"John Hardy"
Lesson 28: Up the Neck
The D Lick
"John Hardy"
Lesson 29: Quarter Notes
"Lonesome Road Blues"
Lesson 30: G Lick #4
"Down the Road"
Lesson 3l: "Pig in a Pen"
Lesson 32: G Lick #5
"Sally Goodin'"
Lesson 33: Roll-Pattern Variations
"She'll Be Coming Around the Moutain"
Lesson 34: Harmonics
"Grandfather's Clock"
Lesson 35: Using a Capo
"Old Joe Clark"
Lesson 36: The F Chord
"Little Maggie
Lesson 37: "Old Man at the Mill"
Lesson 38: "Pretty Polly"
Lesson 39: D Lick #4
"Shady Grove"
Lesson 40: Fretting the Fifth String
"Banjo Signal"
Lesson 41: The Choke
"Lonesome Road Blues"
Lesson 42: Melodic Style
What Is a Scale?
Melodic Style?
Lesson 43: The G Major Scale
Lesson 44: Fiddle Tunes
"Devil's Dream"
Lesson 45: "Turkey in the Straw"
Lesson 46: "Blackberry Blossom"
Lesson 47: "Flop Eared Mule"
Lesson 48: "Sugarfoot Rag"
Lesson 49: "Buffalo Gals"
Lesson 50: "Buffalo Gals"
Lesson 51: "Wildwood Flower"
Lesson 52: Chord Positions
The F Position
The D Position
The Barre Position
Just for Fun... More Exercises
Lesson 53: Working from Chord Positions
"Wildwood Flower"
Lesson 54: "Two Little Boys"
Lesson 55: Waltz Time
"Amazing Grace"
Lesson 56: "Silent Night"
Lesson 57: "Home on the Range" (not on CD)
Lesson 58: C Tuning
"Soldier's Joy"
Lesson 59: D Tuning
"Reuben" (not on CD)
Chord Charts
Major Chords
Minor Chords
Locating Chords Without a Chart