The Banjo Songs for Beginners Book/DVD/CD set is perfect for improving your ability to play the melody on a 5-string bluegrass banjo. I chose recognizable and easy to hear tunes to help you learn how melodies are translated into 5-string banjo technique. The DVD set includes all songs demonstrated at a slow, medium and faster speed on split screen close-up DVD and CD. The easy to read tablature book includes accent marks for melody notes and both right and left hand fingering indications.
Back up Tracks to Practice with
The CD also includes a back-up track to practice playing along with.
Instruction on Learning and Playing the Chords to the Songs
In the book there is instruction on learning how to play by chords to the song, memorizing tips and advice on how to jump start your progress with the CD backup band practice tracks. The DVD has another added feature allowing you to quickly scroll through the songs without having to re-choose the speed you are working at.
High Quality Audio CD and Split screen DVD showing both hands close up
All Lesson demonstrations are slowed down for easy learning
The songs chosen are all melodies you are familiar with or can pick up easy.
However, it's not about the songs, it's about gaining the skill to play the melody on the 5-string banjo. Playing the melody is a skill that needs to be developed and practiced so you can bring out and accentuate any melody you choose.
Songs used are: Amazing Grace, Wildwood Flower, When the Saints go Marching In, Worried Man Blues, Camptown Races, Old Macdonald, Shortin' Bread, John Hardy, Froggy Went A Courtin', Turkey in the Straw, Skip to My Lou, Bury Me Beneath the Willow, Salt Creek and a bonus performance song of Cripple Creek by Ross Nickerson.