Complete Bluegrass Banjo Method Book



Complete Bluegrass Banjo Method 
by Neil Griffin 

Product Number: 93345 
ISBN: 0871668793 
Publisher: Mel Bay Pub., Inc. 
Difficulty Level: Multiple Levels 
Format: Book

Collections: Accessories

Category: Banjo Book, Book, Melbay

Type: Book

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One of the very best G tuning five-string bluegrass banjo methods available! The book teaches how to pick out tunes single-string style (one note at a time), how to play chord accompaniment, and how to play solos in the full three-finger, bluegrass style. Topics include note and tab reading, chord background styles, traditional bluegrass techniques, fills and endings, use of the capo, rolls, slides, hammers, pull-offs, choking, harmonics, and up-the-neck playing. In notation and tablature. The stereo recording includes acoustic bass, acoustic guitar, and a rhythm track as well as the 5-string banjo. All songs and most exercises are included in this teaching recording, performed at a tempo that the student should be able to maintain in short order. 



Part One
About Part One
The Author
Left-Hand Position
Right-Hand Position and Fingering
The Picks
The Quickest Way to Learn
Music-Reading Section
The Rudiments of Music
Other Musical Signs and Terms
Tuning the Banjo
Reading Tablature
Time Values of Notes and Rests
Counting Time in Tablature
Counting Time
Playing Songs on the First, Second, and Fifth Strings
Playing a Song on the Second and Third Strings
Chord Background
The Chord Symbol
The Basic Chords
Down and Up Strumming
Pinching the Chords
Melody and Pinch Chords Together
Key Signatures
Counting Review
3-Finger Picking Section
Counting Bluegrass Style
The Basic Rolls
Forward Rolls
Backward Rolls
Thumb-Alternating Rolls
Combination Rolls
Rolls on the D and D7 Chords
Daily Practice Patterns
Right-Hand Patterns
The Basic Banjo Picking Effects
Fills and Endings
The Capo
Solo Section
The Banjo and Its Parts

Part Two
Chord Studies
Mixing the Major Chord Forms
The I, IV, and V Chords
The I, IV, V, I Progression
Other Movable Chord Forms
The Dominant Seventh Chord
The Diminished Seventh Chord
The Augmented Seventh Chord
Right-Hand Chord Background Patterns
Blues & Boogie Back-Up Section
Blues Rock Back-Up
5-String Boogie
Melodic Thirds and Sixths
Melodic Thirds and Sixths Mixed
Blues-Rock Chorus
"Melodic" or "Chromatic" Picking
Advanced Solo Song Section
Chord Diagrams for Solo Section
Circled Tab Numbers
The Choke


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