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You Can Teach Yourself Banjo By Ear: Banjo

Instrumental Work | Sheet Music and Books

AUTHOR: Jack Hatfield
PUBLISHER: Mel Bay Publications
PRODUCT FORMAT: Instrumental Work
Many musicians, including some that are technically quite advanced, never break away from the printed page to learn by simply listening and re-creating. The common name for this process is 'playing by ear'. With some basicguidelines, any musician with rudimentary skills can teach himself or herself
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Author Jack Hatfield
Publisher Mel Bay Publications
Instrumentation 5-String Banjo
Difficulty Easy
Product Format Instrumental Work
Description Product Type Book [Softcover]
Style Traditional
ISBN 9780786690664
No. MB95424M
Number of pages 120
Series You Can Teach Yourself
Description

Many musicians, including some that are technically quite advanced, never break away from the printed page to learn by simply listening and re-creating. The common name for this process is 'playing by ear'. With some basicguidelines, any musician with rudimentary skills can teach himself or herself to play by ear, adding a new dimension to their playing skills. This book teaches the 5-string banjoist to listen and play solos and chord progressionsby ear, providing essential ear training and techniques needed to participate in jam sessions of all types! Chapters include: Learning Chord Progressions by Ear; Faking a Solo; Playing the Melody by Ear; and Using Licks. Writtenin tablature only. The companion recording is in split-track format with the melody track on the left and the rhythm on the right.

Song List
  • 1. How to read tablature
  • 2. Chapter 1 LEARNING CHORD PROGRESSIONS BY EAR
  • 3. Elements of Music
  • 4. Counting Time and Determining the Location of Chord Changes
  • 5. Exercise 1 - DETERMINING METER
  • 6. Locating Chord Changes
  • 7. Exercise 2 - LOCATING SIMPLE CHORD CHANGES
  • 8. Exercise 3 - HEARING CHORD CHANGES WITHIN THE MEASURE
  • 9. Simplifying the Trial-and-Error Procedure
  • 10. The Diatonic Triads
  • 11. The Three Basic Chords
  • 12. Listening for Repetition
  • 13. Listening to the Bass Player
  • 14. "Exercise 4 - LEARNING ""BASIC THREE"" PROGRESSIONS BY EAR "
  • 15. The Supporting Chords
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