"Pete Seeger has led millions of people in joyful singing for over sixty years, and his banjo style has influenced innumerable players. On this unique DVD he teaches up-picking, frailing, whamming, double-thumbing, tremolo, 6/8 time, calypso rhythm, hammering-on, pulling-off, two-and three-finger picking and a variety of wonderful songs"--Container.
(Banjo). The best-selling banjo method in the world! Earl Scruggs's legendary method has helped thousands of banjo players get their start. The "Revised and Enhanced Edition" features more songs, updated lessons, and many other improvements. It includes everything you need to know to start playing banjo, including: a history of the 5-string banjo, getting acquainted with the banjo, Scruggs tuners, how to read music, chords, how to read tablature, right-hand rolls and left-hand techniques, banjo tunings, exercises in picking, over 40 songs, how to build a banjo, autobiographical notes, and much more! Includes audio of Earl Scruggs playing and explaining over 60 examples!
A collection of over 100 Celtic tunes from Scotland and Ireland arranged for the 5-string banjo. This book contains reels, jigs, marches, stathspeys, hornpipes and waltzes, which are played for traditional dances throughout Scotland. All the tunes are played out of standard G tuning without the use of a capo. They will expand your repertoire and challenge your playing using a mixture of single string, melodic and Scruggs style that will give both of your hands a good workout.This collection takes the banjo back to the music where Bluegrass and Old Time music has its roots. Although many tunes in this collection are going to be challenging to the beginner, all levels of player will gain from studying these tunes and adding them to their collection, will enhance their ability and knowledge of the 5-string banjo. In tablature.•
Start pickin' like a pro with this great guide to bluegrass banjo! Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies is the definitive guide to mastering the most popular banjo-playing skills and techniques. If you've always wanted to strum and pick a five-string, but never knew where to start — or if you'd like to polish your bluegrass licks — this book provides the instruction you'll need to take your playing to a new level. The accompanying online video and audio instruction helps drive home the key points, and makes for a great interactive experience to brush up on your roll patterns, picking, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and a whole lot more! Bluegrass is taking the music scene by storm all over again and permeating other genres, including rock, pop, folk, and country music. With this widespread popularity, and the introduction of bluegrass into university music programs, the time to brush up on these newly-popular, old-school techniques is now. Join such famous acts as Mumford and Sons, the Avett Brothers, Alan Jackson, and Bela Fleck by adding bluegrass banjo to your repertoire Use online video and audio instruction to truly hone your technique and style Expand your abilities in other genres with techniques that cross over into other styles Get to know roll patterns and start picking, hammering-on, and pulling-off with aplomb For the aspiring bluegrass banjo player, Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies is the definitive resource to picking like a pro!
Everything You Need to Know to Start Playing the 5-String Banjo Now!
Author: Morty Manus
Publisher: Alfred Music
Learn to play banjo and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about the history of the banjo, its components, how to hold and tune it, caring for your very own instrument, and getting acquainted with standard musical notation. You will then move right along to playing different notes, scales, and songs, lesson by lesson, all while continuing to increase your knowledge of reading and understanding standard musical notation. You will learn important banjo techniques such as the hammer-on, pull-off, and more. Upon completion of the book, you will be able to play your favorite songs on the banjo, read music, play over a dozen different strums and perform with a musical group. The book features the following resources for reference during and after your lessons: * Chords in G & C tuning * Fingering charts. Be your own teacher, and let Alfred be your resource every step of the way.
This book and accompanying audio present Irish, Celtic and British Isles folk melodies for the 5-string banjo. The book demonstrates contemporary Celtic fingerstyle banjo in G tuning using modern techniques. 32 airs and song melodiesare presented, with chords written in standard notation and tablature. Play-along and up-to-speed tracks are included in the audio online. The tunes are suited for beginner and intermediate players, and include practice tempo suggestions. Advanced players will also benefit by learning subtle arrangements of traditional pieces. This is the companion work to Mel Bay's Easy Irish and Celtic Tunes for 5 -String Banjo: Best-Loved Jigs and Reels (2012), with 68 tunes, combining for a total of 100 Celtic melodies. The pieces can be played individually or combined for session playing. Audio available for download online
A Complete Banjo Course for the Beginner that is Easy and Fun to Play
Author: Morton Manus
Publisher: Alfred Music
This is a complete five-string banjo course for the beginner that is easy and fun to play. Learn to play the basic strums, chords, banjo techniques and many folk songs. You will learn how to read music as well as tune the banjo to G, C and D tuning. There is a fingering chart to help you find notes on the first four strings in all three tunings.
Everything You Need to Play 5-string Banjo in Every Style
Author: Dick Weissman
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Play the 5-string banjo in virtually every musical situation now! Beginning with fundamentals like choosing the best instrument and tuning, this comprehensive book covers basic to advanced techniques in a variety of styles, from classical and bluegrass to reggae and bossa nova. Banjo virtuoso and educator Dick Weissman leads musicians through every topic with easy-to-understand lessons and a CD that demonstrates each example and tune. Every player, from beginner through intermediate and up to professional, will enjoy exploring styles and expanding their repertoire with Banjo A to Z. All music is presented in standard notation and TAB. Special features: Techniques include the Seeger strum, hammer-ons, pull-offs, clawhammer strums, double thumbing, two- and three-finger picking, forward and backward rolls, bending, rasguado, and tremolo. * Styles include traditional, bluegrass, blues, Dixieland, ragtime, waltz, Irish, flamenco, calypso, reggae, South American, Middle Eastern, minstrel, and classical. * Learn effective ways to tune, use the capo, play melodically, and understand basic music theory.
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 Method for Five-String Banjo is in tablature only.