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"Sometimes I get frustrated and bored with the way I play banjo! I do the same old
licks in G, D, or C with the occasional minor. Yeah, I can play complex songs I
learned from tablature, but there's no escaping the fact that I'm stuck
in a rut. My friends who play guitar, violin, and even mandolin seem to be able
to branch out more easily into many kinds of music. But it's almost as if the
banjo has me trapped into this narrow little band of things that I do over and over
and over and over.... HELP!"
Almost anybody who has ever played banjo for any length of time has come to this
point of frustration. And much of this frustration is simply the result of never
learning the arrangement of notes on the banjo neck. Because players don't know
the notes up and down the neck, and how they combine to make chords, scales, and
modes, they find it hard to branch out of tried and ultimately tired ways of playing
the banjo. The five-string banjo is a wonderful instrument capable of a wider degree
of expression than many players are able to find.
For this reason 'Understanding the 5 String Banjo Neck' was
created. It is
a computer program designed to help banjo players stuck in a few well worn ruts
become musicians who are capable of playing many different kinds of music
all up and down the banjo neck in any number of keys. The banjo is not the problem.
It's simply your present lack of understanding of the banjo neck. If you put
in time with this program, you will soon gain a much greater understanding of your
banjo and find yourself playing far afield from those tired old ruts that are boring
“What will 'Understanding the 5 String Banjo Neck' do for me?”
'Understanding the 5 String Banjo Neck' will teach you to understand the way music theory applies
to the 5 string banjo neck in 'G' tuning. Gaining this understanding
will increase the enjoyment you get from your instrument and significantly decrease
the frustration experienced by many in learning the instrument.
The program will teach you a straightforward, and easy way
to learn the location of all the notes and major chords on the banjo neck.
This is a first and essential step step to gaining an
understanding of the fretboard.
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