Fox, Dan & Weissman, Dick: Alfred's Basic 5-String Banjo Method 1 (+ CD)  new

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ISBN: 9780739086162
Alfred's Basic 5-String Banjo Method 1 (+ CD)

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Subtitle: The Most Popular Method for Learning How to Play

Department: Tutor Methods - Banjo

Publisher: Alfred Music

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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.

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