Dynamics of Banjo Sound (eBook)
Is an adventure into the many interrelated aspects of banjo sound. Banjo owners, players and repair people can benefit from the wealth of knowledge the Tom Nechville has put into this volume. The results of Nechville's lifetime of banjo experimentation are compiled here in a clear, straightforward way. Tom offers setup secrets and common sense answers to your banjo questions to make your banjo sound and play the way you want it to.
Product Number:
20844EB
Format:
eBook
Skill Level:
Intermediate-Advanced
Pages:
48
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
1-6191-1317-1
ISBN13:
978-16191-1317-6
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
8/1/2012
Is an adventure into the many interrelated aspects of banjo sound. Banjo owners, players and repair people can benefit from the wealth of knowledge the Tom Nechville has put into this volume. The results of Nechville's lifetime of banjo experimentation are compiled here in a clear, straightforward way. Tom offers setup secrets and common sense answers to your banjo questions to make your banjo sound and play the way you want it to.
Dynamics of Banjo Sound

Introduction Chapter One - Evaluating a Banjo
First Impression
Appearance
Feel
Weight
Balance
Sound
Playability
Chapter Two - How Banjos Work
Unwanted Non-Musical Resonance
Tone Ring and Rim Combination
Neck Woods
The Bridge
Break Angle
Chapter Three - Warming Up Your Banjo
Heads
Bridges
Bridge Weight
String Slots
Bridge Height
Tailpieces
Summary
Chapter Four - Heading for Great Sound
Remo Heads
5-Star Heads
Heading My Way
Head Tightening
Heading for Tradition
Heading for Expression
Electric Heads?
Chapter Five - "Magic" Bridges
Musicality
Sustain
Chimes and Bell-like Tone
Bass Response
Wide Sound
Chapter Six - Tailpiece Adjustments
Types of Tailpieces
Chapter Seven - Tone Rings
Aluminum-Bodied Banjos
Old-time Tone Rings
Spun Tone Rings
The Mastertone Rings
Archtop Tone Rings
Flat Head Tone Rings
Problems with Tone Rings
Cyclotronic and Timbre-Tronic Tone Rings
Chapter Eight - Don't Crank Those Rods!
The Flux Capacitor
Chapter Nine - Fine Tuning Your Neck (and Other Intonation Secrets)
Bridge Placement
Neck Bow and Truss Rod Adjustment
Fine-Tuning the Nut
Touch Up the Frets
Chapter Ten - Step-by-Step to Professional Banjo Set-Up
Chapter Eleven - How to Play the Banjo
Appendix - Notes from the Author
About the Author
Nech-tology 101, A Glossary of Nechville Terms
 
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