Description: Here's a surefire way to get going and learn how to play the 5-string banjo bluegrass style! Detailed tips and explanations provide help and understanding of the fundamentals and how to apply them to make you a great banjo player. Topics covered include: tuning • reading tablature • basic rolls • intros, breaks, fills & tags • 30 bluegrass songs • and much more. Includes access to audio tracks online for download or streaming.
Description: The banjo shares many of the same sonic qualities as a harpsichord, so although it's so closely associated with more homespun genres, the instrument actually lends itself very well to classical music! The pieces in Bach for Banjo are in tablature only with chord symbols, arranged at the beginning to intermediate level for five-string banjo players. As in classical guitar arrangements, the melody and harmony are combined. Most pieces are on facing pages with no page turns required, and beginners can pick through the selections at a slow pace. The book features just the best-known parts of 20 beloved Bach pieces: Air on the G String • Arioso • Minuet in G • Sheep May Safely Graze • Sleepers, Awake • and more.
Description: Take your banjo playing to the next level with this fantastic daily resource, providing a year's worth of practice material with a two-week vacation. Banjo Aerobics is for players of all levels – from beginner to advanced – who will benefit from the lessons provided. The accompanying audio, accessed online for streaming or download, includes demo tracks for all the examples in the book to reinforce how the banjo should sound. Teaches essential banjo techniques using lots of musical styles, to increase speed and accuracy, and improve dexterity and coordination.
Description: Mastering the 5-string banjo neck can be a challenge, even for very experienced players. The diagrams in this book will help you quickly memorize scales and chords that may have previously seemed difficult to grasp. You'll be able to easily see and understand how scale and chord shapes are laid out and how they connect and overlap across the neck. The material is presented in all 12 keys, using complete 12-fret neck diagrams with color-coded displays of the most common fingerings.