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Key to Five-String Banjo

Home Improvisation Workshop

By Patrick Cloud

Banjo (5-string) - Intermediate
Home Improvisation Workshop. Composed by Patrick Cloud. Saddle-stitched, Theory & Harmony. Jazz. Book/CD Set. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.96926BCD).

Item Number: MB.96926BCD

ISBN 9780786632640. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

This insightful book is about sound perception and execution on the banjo. Its purpose is to shed light on simple aural connections unique to this instrument, including closed-position as well as open-string fingerings found throughout the entire fretboard. In notation and tablature.

  • About Right and Left Hand Technique  
  • About the Author 
  • C/Am  
  • Changing One Note Ð Again!  
  • D/Bm  
  • D7 chord  
  • Dominant Seventh Chord 
  • Exercise for G-C-D  
  • Exercises on G/Em  
  • Extended Harmony  
  • G Major Scale 
  • G Seventh Scale  
  • G-C-D in the first position  
  • G/Em  
  • Interval Studies  
  • Into Action  
  • JazzinÕ It Up Appendix  
  • Major Chord Triads  
  • Now Hear This 
  • Open String Exercises 
  • Position Shifts  
  • Practical Theory Appendix  
  • Practice Tips  
  • Riding the Cycle  
  • Song study: Sally Johnson  
  • The Dominant Progression  
  • The Key Banjo Icons  
  • The Key to Five String Banjo!  
  • The Pentatonic Scale  
  • Total View  
  • What is Improvisation?  
  • What! Not Another Banjo Book!  
  • Where are the Notes on this Thing?  
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 4

    Clayton Green
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  • 2002-03-15 00:00:00.0 excellent dexterity exercise

    The author gives some good pointers on music theory that have been lacking in other banjo texts. The way he groups related notes to certain regions of the fret board has been very helpful in understanding how licks for a particular chord are derived. The exercises have been useful for...

    dexterity, as well as for learning the neck. This book is meant for aspiring jazz musicians, but the exercises certainly wouldn't hurt the bluegrass players.

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