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  • Banjo

    2nd Edition

  • Banjo

    2nd Edition

    by Bill Evans

  • Banjo For Dummies®, 2nd Edition

    Published by: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774, www.wiley.com

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  • Contents at a Glance Introduction ................................................................ 1

    Part I: The Amazing Five-String Banjo ........................... 5 Chapter 1: You Want to Play What?: Banjo Basics ........................................................ 7 Chapter 2: Tuning Your Banjo ........................................................................................ 23 Chapter 3: Starting to Play: Fretting and Strumming .................................................. 35 Chapter 4: Playing by the Rules: Songs and Tablature ............................................... 53

    Part II: Let’s Pick! Basic Banjo Techniques.................. 75 Chapter 5: Getting Right with the Right Hand .............................................................. 77 Chapter 6: Sliding, Hammering, and Pulling: Adding the Left Hand ........................ 103 Chapter 7: Working Up Your First Tunes: Clawhammer and Bluegrass ................. 131

    Part III: Playing Styles Past, Present, and Future ...... 143 Chapter 8: Playing the Old-T ime Way: Clawhammer and Traditional Styles ......... 145 Chapter 9: Playing Three-Finger Styles: Scruggs, Melodic, and Single String ........ 163 Chapter 10: Playing Up-the-Neck Backup: Chords and Vamping ............................. 197 Chapter 11: Playing Historical Styles: African, Minstrel, and Classic Banjo .......... 211 Chapter 12: Net working into Banjo Culture ............................................................... 223

    Part IV: Buying a Banjo and Keeping It in Good Shape ...................................................... 241 Chapter 13: Finding Your Banjo Bliss: A Buyer’s Guide ............................................ 243 Chapter 14: Getting the Right Stuff: Banjo Gear ......................................................... 269 Chapter 15: Taking Care of Your Baby: String

    Changing and Basic Maintenance ............................................................................. 291

    Part V: The Part of Tens ........................................... 311 Chapter 16: Ten T ips to Make Practicing More Fun .................................................. 313 Chapter 17: Ten Great Banjo Players You Need to Hear .......................................... 321

    Part VI: Appendixes ................................................. 327 Appendix A: Banjo Chords and Notes ......................................................................... 329 Appendix B: Audio Tracks and Video Clips ................................................................ 335

    Index ...................................................................... 343

  • Table of Contents Introduction ................................................................. 1

    About This Book .............................................................................................. 1 Foolish Assumptions ....................................................................................... 2 Icons Used in This Book ................................................................................. 3 Beyond the Book ............................................................................................. 3 Where to Go from Here ................................................................................... 4

    Part I: The Amazing Five-String Banjo ........................... 5

    Chapter 1: You Want to Play What?: Banjo Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Getting into Banjo ............................................................................................ 7

    Loving that amazing sound................................................................... 8 Becoming a true believer ...................................................................... 8

    Identifying Different Kinds of Banjos ............................................................ 9 Five-string banjo: The subject of this book ........................................ 9 Tenor and plectrum banjos: Look for another book ....................... 10

    Knowing the Parts of a Banjo ....................................................................... 12 Looking at the neck ............................................................................. 12 Checking out the pot ........................................................................... 15 Picking up string vibrations ............................................................... 17

    Becoming a Banjo Player .............................................................................. 18 Making wise purchase choices .......................................................... 18 Tuning and holding your banjo .......................................................... 19 Fretting chords with the left hand ..................................................... 19 Playing authentic right- and left-hand patterns ............................... 19 Practicing some real tunes ................................................................. 20 Jamming in good company ................................................................. 20 Meeting other banjo lovers ................................................................ 20 Keeping your banjo sounding great .................................................. 21

    Chapter 2: Tuning Your Banjo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 G Tuning: Getting Your Strings in Order .................................................... 24 Relative Tuning: Tuning the Banjo to Itself ................................................ 25 Reference Tuning: Getting a Little Outside Help ....................................... 27

    Using an electronic tuner .................................................................... 28 Tuning with an electronic tuner at a jam session ............................ 30 Using another instrument as a reference ......................................... 30

  • Banjo For Dummies, 2nd Editionviii Chapter 3: Starting to Play: Fretting and Strumming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

    Talking Banjo Talk ......................................................................................... 36 Positioning Body and Banjo ......................................................................... 37

    Strapping on your banjo .................................................................