First Lessons: Banjo - Softcover w/ Online Audio & Video

Item # QIU205934
| Mfg # 99799M
| UPC # 796279032896
Our Price: $14.99

First Lessons on Banjo is an ultra-easy instruction manual for beginning five-string banjo played in the three finger style in G tuning. All musical examples are presented in tablature, with the melody notes in boldface type so the student knows which notes to emphasize. All arrangements include lyrics, which is very important to the novice who is trying to train the ear to hear the melody among the fill notes. There are also suggestions about developing the proper mental approach and about speed reading of tablature. The accompanying audio download includes all tabbed examples, with the rhythm instruments and lead banjo in separate channels.  Audio and video download available online.

  • Detailed descriptions of basic aspects such as wearing the picks properly, the correct picking motion, and noting the strings properly
  • Detailed photos from the player's point of view
  • Covers basic chords and rolls
  • Several tips and suggestions about the proper mental approach that will lead to playing by ear and arranging at an earlier stage in the student's development
  • Accompanying audio download with songs played at three different tempos

Product Number: 99799M
Format: Book + Online Audio/Video
Skill Level: Beginning
Notation Type: Tab
Pages: 32
Binding: Saddle Stitched
Size: 8.75 x 11.75
ISBN: 0786687266
ISBN13: 9780786687268
Series: First Lessons
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published: 4/29/2015

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Mel Bay was a musician and publisher best known for his series of music education books. His Encyclopedia of Guitar Chords remains a bestseller.
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