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

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You Can Teach Yourself Banjo (Book & CD)

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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.

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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 Rhythm 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'" Review 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 Summary