Mel Bay Complete Bluegrass Banjo Method

by Neil Griffin
$29.99
sku: 02-93345M
Book/Online audio set. One of the very best G tuning five-string bluegrass banjo methods! Teaches how to: pick out tunes single-string style (one note at a time), play chord accompaniment, and solos in the full three-finger style. Topics include note & tab reading, chord background styles, bluegrass techniques, fills & endings, capos, rolls, slides, hammers, pull-offs, choking, harmonics, and up-the-neck playing. The audio includes bass, guitar, and a rhythm track as well as banjo, with all the songs & most exercises. Note/tab. Spiralbound, 240 pp.   More Details...
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Contents:

  • About Part One
  • The Author
  • Left-Hand Position
  • Right-Hand Position and Fingering
  • The Picks
  • The Quickest Way to Learn
  • Music-Reading Section
  • The Rudiments of Music
  • Other Musical Signs and Terms
  • Tuning the Banjo
  • Reading Tablature
  • Time Values of Notes and Rests
  • The Time Signature
  • Counting Time in Tablature
  • Counting Time
  • Playing Songs on the First, Second, and Fifth Strings
  • Playing a Song on the Second and Third Strings
  • Chord Background
  • The Chord Symbol
  • The Basic Chords
  • Down and Up Strumming
  • Pinching the Chords
  • Melody and Pinch Chords Together
  • Chromatics
  • Key Signatures
  • Counting Review
  • 3-Finger Picking Section
  • Counting Bluegrass Style
  • The Basic Rolls
  • Forward Rolls
  • Backward Rolls
  • Thumb-Alternating Rolls
  • Combination Rolls
  • Rolls on the D and D7 Chords
  • Daily Practice Patterns
  • Right-Hand Patterns
  • The Basic Banjo Picking Effects
  • Fills and Endings
  • The Capo
  • Solo Section
  • The Banjo and Its Parts
  • Part Two
  • Chart of Banjo Tunings
  • Foreword
  • Chord Studies
  • Playing in the Higher Positions
  • Mixing the Major Chord Forms
  • The I, IV, and V Chords
  • The I, IV, V, I Progression
  • Other Movable Chord Forms
  • The Dominant Seventh Chord
  • The Diminished Seventh Chord
  • The Augmented Seventh Chord
  • Right-Hand Chord Background patterns
  • Blues & Boogie Back-Up Section
  • Blues Rock Back-Up
  • 5-String Boogie
  • Melodic Thirds and Sixths
  • Melodic Thirds and Sixths Mixed
  • Blues-Rock Chorus
  • "Melodic" or "Chromatic" Picking
  • Advanced Solo Song Section
  • Chord Diagrams for Solo Section
  • Circled Tab Numbers
  • The Choke
  • Chimes
  • Endings