First Lessons on Banjo is an ultra easy instruction manual by Jack Hatfield for beginning 5-string banjo played in the 3-finger style in G tuning. It can be used by those with no previous experience with the banjo or music of any sort. A great starter!
Includes suggestions about developing the proper mental approach and speed reading of tablature. These suggestions are not found in any other banjo instruction book. The 'finale' arrangement is Cripple Creek, a popular banjo standard. Once mastered, the novice will feel a great sense of accomplishment. The CD/DVD includes all enclosed tabbed examples, with the rhythm instruments and lead banjo in separate channels. The songs are played at three tempos, increasing in speed. The final tempo is performing speed with guitar, mandolin, and bass accompaniment. The up- tempo accompanied versions are grouped at the end of the recording so the final tracks can be used as a listening recording. This also allows the student to play along with all the arrangements in sequence without skipping around the recording.
Page Count 32 Plus CD & DVD 60:00 minutes