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Contents
* Introduction
About Your Banjo
Practice, Perspective & Speed
Tuning
The Frailing Strum *
o The Basic Technique
o Rhythm
o Tablature
o Practice Patterns
o Chords
o Playing and Singing
Scales, Chords & Chord Progressions *
o The Chromatic Scale
o Scales
o Chord Progressions
o Transposing
o Minor Progressions
o Chord Construction
o Moveable Chord Forms
o "Root-Five"
o Chopping And Vamping
o Putting It All Together
Jamming
Timing And Phrasing *
o Quarter Note Patterns o Eighth Note Patterns o Slides
o Double Thumb o Phantom Effects
o Arranging Tunes
Finding The Melody *
o Open Position Scales
o Closed Position Scales
o Chord Patterns
o Other Scale Patterns And Modes
o Chording The Scale
o Putting It All Together
3/4 and 6/8 Time *
o 3/4 Time o 6/8 Time
Drop Thumb
Bluegrass & Blues *
o Bluegrass o The Blues o Delta Blues o Gus Cannon
Walking The Walk, Talking The Talk *
o Teaching
o Improvising
o Stage Presence
o Moving On To The Next Level
o Dealing With The Fifth String
o Alternate Tunings
o Learning Tunes In Three Easy Steps
Why I Play The Banjo






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