Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Banjo: Everything You Need to Know to Start Playing the 5-String Banjo Now!

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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.
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Publisher
Alfred Music
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Pages
64
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ISBN
9781457409882
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Language
English
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Genres
Music / Instruction & Study / General
Music / Musical Instruments / Guitar
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This content is DRM protected.
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