Modern 5-String Banjo Method, Grade 1

by Alan Munde
$19.99
sku: 02-21639BCD
Book/2-CD set. Designed for learning the finger style five-string banjo in a larger musical context than previous single style based methods. Builds the theoretical and technical foundations needed to play in many styles. Beginning with a thorough grounding in the scales and chords coupled with well thought out fingerings in the keys of C, Am, and G, the student is presented with melodies, chord melodies, the folk strum, arpeggios, and the beginnings of the bluegrass banjo style. The varied musical studies and exercises come from many traditions and offer a logical and organic approach to learning the banjo. Tablature only. Beginners. 112 pp.

Contents:

  • 01) Holding the Banjo
  • 02) Tuning the Five-String Banjo
  • 03) Rests
  • 04) Reading Tablature
  • 05) First String - Notes on the First D String
  • 06) Second String - Notes on the B String
  • 07) Three-Four Time
  • 08) Third String - Notes on the G String
  • 09) Pick-up Notes
  • 10) The Tie
  • 11) Fourth String - Notes on the D String
  • 12) Four String Note Review
  • 13) Dotted Quarter Notes
  • 14) Note Review
  • 15) Introducing the High A Note
  • 16) Introducing the Fifth String
  • 17) Chords
  • 18) Chord Songs
  • 19) Chord Studies
  • 20) Folk Strum Chord Accompaniment
  • 21) The Eighth Note
  • 22) Melody, Harmony and Rhythm Using the Folk Strum
  • 23) Slur: The Hammer-On
  • 24) Slur: The Pull-Off
  • 25) The Double Thumbing Technique
  • 26) Combining Double Thumbing with the Folk Strum
  • 27) The Key of C
  • 28) C Scale Studies
  • 29) The Strum Adding the Fifth String
  • 30) Chord Studies
  • 31) Diatonic Chords in the Key of C
  • 32) Arpeggio Technique - Eighth Note Arpeggios
  • 33) The Triplet
  • 34) Chromatics
  • 35) The Key of A Minor
  • 36) Chords in the Key of A Minor
  • 37) Chord Studies in the Key of A Minor
  • 38) The Key of G
  • 39) The Slide
  • 40) The Repeat
  • 41) Three Chords in the Key of C Major
  • 42) Chord Studies - G, C, D
  • 43) Bluegrass Banjo Style
  • 44) Three chords in the Key of G