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 historianIncludes access to "how-to" videos on Dummies.comIdeal 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.
The ukulele is hot. The season one finale of Gleefeatured a ukulele. The recent hit song "Hey Soul Sister" by Trainincludes the dulcet tones of a uke. Not to mention the runawaysuccess of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. For anyonewishing to master this fun, surprisingly versatile instrument,Ukulele For Dummies covers all the basics—from chordsand strumming patterns to guidance on finger-picking.The print version of the book includes a CD with audio tracksof the entire musical notation in the book—creating a totalmusical instruction packageOffers instruction in a variety of styles—including pop,folk, holiday favorites, and Hawaiian musicFeatures a buying guide for the novice—with tips onpurchasing a ukulele plus other necessary accessories
With its simple and clear instruction, and inspiration on everypage, Ukulele For Dummies will have fans and first-timemusicians making beautiful music—as they tiptoe through thetulips—in no time.
Note: CD files are available to download after purchasing thee-Book version
Everybody loves the sound of a harmonica, and the thought oflearning to play one is even more appealing. The instrument'sportability, versatility, and affordability make it a great choicefor those interested in learning how to produce the unmistakable,signature sound found in many styles of American music. WithHarmonica For Dummies, you can learn to master the harmonicafaster than you ever thought possible, even if you have little tono playing experience. This easy-to-use resource is filled withtips, tools, and instructions that will have you playing in notime.
In Harmonica For Dummies, you'll find an accessibleformat designed to help you access new techniques, songs, andstyles of playing. Accompanying digital content and interactivetools will help you learn the nuances of playing harmonica and giveyou the know-how to use this versatile instrument to its fullestpotential.Provides you with a high-quality, comprehensive instructionalmanualInstructs you with detailed instructions and tips to help youlearn to play quicklyWritten in a clear, easy-to-understand format complete withaccompanying audio/video contentHelps you improve your playing and embrace the many musicalstyles that have made the harmonica an iconic instrument
The harmonica is a very accessible instrument, but only thosewith the right instruction and direction will be able to experiencethe joy of using it for accompaniment and solos. Let HarmonicaFor Dummies guide you through the learning process and make youa harmonica expert in a flash!