Here are some materials Greg and I (Tim Twiss) put together for the Harpers Ferry Early Banjo Workshop Weekend. This is certainly starting from the beginning, but it cuts no corners, and is not watered down or sugar coated. It is simply the authentic instruction form the original tutors put together in a logical, progressive manner. All newbies are welcome to try this material out, and give feedback to let us know if it was helpful in your learning. It starts with providing a solid understanding of the technique, and moves into repertoire as soon as possible.
Here are links to the video, covering the material in the book.
http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/video/harpers-ferry-1
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Those of you who will be using this material, notice the fingerings in the TAB. It will mirror the experience of the notation...for better or for worse. It will give you reference points to look at the notation. Associations such as these will wean you into the notation as you glance up to see where you are. Pretty soon the numbers and the notes start to gel together...I mean, there aren't that many of them, you know. Just different patterns (which will also become recognizable).
With the TABs how do you know which fret to play the notes on? I understand that the numbers are the fingers and the lines are the strings but how do I know where on the fret board to play the notes?
Do you have a pdf that explains where the notes are on the banjo fret board? I know the notes on a guitar and I can read music, but starting out new on the banjo I don't know where the notes are.
Any help you can give would be appreciated.
Thanks.
Tim Twiss said:Those of you who will be using this material, notice the fingerings in the TAB. It will mirror the experience of the notation...for better or for worse. It will give you reference points to look at the notation. Associations such as these will wean you into the notation as you glance up to see where you are. Pretty soon the numbers and the notes start to gel together...I mean, there aren't that many of them, you know. Just different patterns (which will also become recognizable).
Daniel, the numbers ARE the frets. The left-hand finger indications are absent.
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