Traditionally associated with country, folk, and bluegrass music, the banjo is accessible to anyone with the patience and willpower to learn it. This second edition of Banjo For Dummies does the rest of the work for you with updated practice lessons, teaching techniques, and step-by-step examples. With this guide, you will learn tips and techniques for selecting the right instruments and accessories, how to develop correct hand position and posture, and how to tune, care for, and make simple repairs to the instrument. An updated multimedia component features companion audio tracks and complementary video lessons that cement the concepts readers gain during their reading.Written by Bill Evans, an accomplished five-string banjo player, teacher, writer, and historian Includes access to "how-to" videos on Dummies.com Ideal for anyone who wants to learn to play this classic instrument
For musicians hoping to lend their art an edge or interested learners looking to pick up a unique skill, Banjo For Dummies is a must-have, straightforward guide to success.
★ Combines Intervals, Chords, Arpeggios, Modes and Practice to let you play freely on fretboard
★ 38 examples & licks to enhance your playing technique & scale graphic
This handbook let you memorize notes/scales position efficiently by using the best memory technique "Image Memory Method" !! Most students can draw the graphic of scales in 10 minutes after using this method, now you also can try it !!
After learning this method, we also teach you how to practice with it to enhance memorizing, and link it with other musical techniques, develope your brian to think your fretboard in a different way, and you can learn and practice other guitar stuffs with this way in the future!!
== Table of content ==
Section 1. Diatonic Scale & Toy Block
- Toy Block
- Note Name
- 3 Steps To Help Memorizing
- Replace Note Name By Numbers
Section 2. Octaves
Section 3. Other Scales
- Pentatonic Scale
- Harmonic Minor Scale
- Melodic Minor Scale / Jazz Minor Scale
- Modal Scales
Section 4. "One String Three Notes" Graphic
- The Graphics
- Note Name And Numbers
Section 1. Practice The Toy Block On Fretboard
- Single Toy Block On Fretboard
- Combine 2 Toy Blocks As A Pattern
- Play A Chord Then Play Scale
- Play Melody of A Song On Different Positions
Section 2. The Moving Toy Blocks
- Move The Graphic Of C Major
- Play In Other Key
Section 3. Combine The Toy Blocks With Other Graphics
- Toy Block And One String Three Notes Graphic
- Toy Blocks And Octaves Graphic
Section 1. Double Stops And Intervals
- Perfect Fifth & Perfect Fourth
- Major / Minor Third - Major / Minor Sixth
- Major / Minor Seventh
Section 2. Chords & Notes
- Roots Of Triad and Toy Block
- Inverted Chords
- Replace The Root Position With Inversions
- Play Chords & Notes
Section 3. Arpeggio Flavors
- Arpeggios of Major Triads
- Arpeggios of Minor Triads
- Arpeggios and Toy Blocks
Section 4. Modal Training
- Modes And Chords
- Find Out The Difference
- Modes And Chordal Progression
The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Playing the Harmonica, Second Edition, includes more than 100 song texts, both traditional and original to this book, harmonica buying tips, and Interesting historical facts about famous players.
Bluegrass banjo has never been more popular and is heard today not only in country and folk music, but in jazz, rock and country styles. Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies provides everything you need to know to play just about any kind of music on the five-string banjo by getting you started with the roll patterns essential to Scruggs style picking. You’ll then add left-hand techniques such as slides, hammer-ons and pull-offs, play great sounding licks and perform classic tunes like “Cripple Creek” and “Old Joe Clark.” You’ll navigate up the neck on the instrument as well as learn the essential skills you need to play with others in jam sessions and in bands. You’ll even tackle contemporary banjo styles using melodic and single-string scales and picking techniques.Choose a banjo and accessories that are just right for you and your budget. Put on your fingerpicks, find your optimal hand position and start playing with the help of online audio and video. Explore the fingerboard using melodic and single-string playing styles. Accompany others in different keys with roll patterns and chord vamping techniques. Keep your banjo sounding its best with practical and easy set up tips.
Bill Evans is one of the world’s most popular banjo players and teachers, with over forty years of professional experience. In Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies, he shares the tips, secrets and shortcuts that have helped thousands of musicians, including many of today’s top young professionals, to become great banjo players.
Ukulele in a Day For Dummies:Covers ukulele basics Introduces readers to basic chords and strumming patterns Provides everything needed for readers to play a simple tune or two at the end of the day! Comes with access to 29 audio tracks and a half dozen instructional videos so you can read, hear, and see how to play the uke
With the help of Ukulele For Dummies, learning to play this popular string instrument at a basic level has never been easier. Now in a fully updated second edition, this hands-on, friendly guide provides everything you need to know to pick up a uke and get playing—fast. From purchasing a ukulele and the necessary accessories to making sense of simple chord progressions and playing in a variety of styles—including pop, folk, Hawaiian, and holiday favourites—the second edition of Ukulele For Dummies will have you creating beautiful music in no time.
For anyone wishing to learn to play this fun, surprisingly versatile instrument, Ukulele For Dummies covers all the basics, from chords and strumming patterns to guidance on finger picking—and everything in between. Plus, you'll find tips to make certain chord changes easier, chords and tabs for popular Christmas and New Year songs, apps for mobile devices, the ten best ukulele chords, and so much more. Audio tracks are available via online download at Dummies.com, creating a total musical instruction package Features a ukulele buying guide for the novice Offers instruction in a variety of musical styles Provides finger-picking instruction and the chords and patterns you need to know
With its simple and clear instruction, and inspiration on every page, the second edition of Ukulele For Dummies will have fans and first-time musicians making a big splash with this tiny instrument in no time.