Modern 5-String Banjo Method Grade 1 (Book + Online Audio)
This method is designed for learning the finger style five-string banjo in a larger musical context than previous single style based methods. The Modern 5-String Banjo Method 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 bluegras ...more
Product Number:
21639M
Format:
Book + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning
Notation Type:
Tab
Pages:
112
Binding:
Squareback Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-9383-5
ISBN13:
978-07866-9383-2
Series:
Modern Method
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
12/16/2015
This method is designed for learning the finger style five-string banjo in a larger musical context than previous single style based methods. The Modern 5-String Banjo Method 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 and beautiful musical studies and exercises come from many traditions and offer a logical and organic approach to learning the five-string banjo leading the student to an authentic understanding of the processes and techniques needed for creating music on the five-string banjo. The Modern 5-String Banjo Method is in tablature only. Includes access to online audio.

Holding the Banjo 
 Tuning the Five-String Banjo 
 Rests 
 Reading Tablature 
 First String - Notes on the First D String 
 Second String - Notes on the B String 
 Three-Four Time 
 Third String - Notes on the G String 
 Pick-up Notes 
 The Tie 
 Fourth String - Notes on the D String 
 Four String Note Review 
 Dotted Quarter Notes 
 Note Review 
 Introducing the High A Note 
 Introducing the Fifth String 
 Chords 
 Chord Songs 
 Chord Studies 
 Folk Strum Chord Accompaniment 
 The Eighth Note 
 Melody, Harmony and Rhythm Using the Folk Strum 
 Slur: The Hammer-On 
 Slur: The Pull-Off 
 The Double Thumbing Technique 
 Combining Double Thumbing with the Folk Strum 
 The Key of C 
 C Scale Studies 
 The Strum Adding the Fifth String 
 Chord Studies 
 Diatonic Chords in the Key of C 
 Arpeggio Technique - Eighth Note Arpeggios 
 The Triplet 
 Chromatics 
 The Key of A Minor 
 Chords in the Key of A Minor 
 Chord Studies in the Key of A Minor 
 The Key of G 
 The Slide 
 The Repeat 
 Three Chords in the Key of C Major 
 Chord Studies - G, C, D 
 Bluegrass Banjo Style 
 Three chords in the Key of G 

 
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