Banjo Intermediate

Banjo Intermediate: Week #3

Week #3


List of Goals for the week:

  • Warm Up:

  • Scale:

  • Technique:

  • Repertoire: Angeline the Baker

  • Additional Studies:


Paragraph summary of what was covered in class

We reviewed all of the techniques we've been working on so far this semester. We learned how to get into Double C tuning, which is like Mountain Minor tuning, but with the 4th string tuned down to C, resulting in this tuning: gCGCD. We learned Angeline the Baker.


Assignment for next week

Keep working on Angeline the Baker, Little Sadie, and Red Haired Boy.


How to Practice this at home

Practice slowly with the audio in recaps.


Charts + Sheet Music + Diagrams


Angeline the Baker.JPG
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Banjo Intermediate: Week #2

Week #2


List of Goals for the week:

  • Warm Up: double thumb exercise

  • Scale: n/a

  • Technique: double thumbing

  • Repertoire: Old Joe Clark

  • Additional Studies:


Paragraph summary of what was covered in class

Today we reviewed the triplet exercise in the first class and went over June Apple. We officially started learning double thumbing and we started working on Old Joe Clark.


Assignment for next week

Be able to play Old Joe Clark. at the medium tempo


How to Practice this at home 

Practice Along with the recordings.


Charts + Sheet Music + Diagrams 

Old Joe Clark pdf

Double Thumbing pdf


double thu,b.JPG
 
old joe clark.JPG
Maryruth BarnettComment
Banjo Intermediate: Week #1

Week #1


List of Goals for the week:

  • Warm Up: 

  • Scale: N/A

  • Technique: Triplets 

  • Repertoire: June Apple

  • Additional Studies:


Paragraph summary of what was covered in class

Welcome back!  We spent some time shaking reviewing the fundamentals and working on or accuracy. We learned how to play triplets, and we worked on June Apple. We also talked about how to approach playing the accompaniment , AKA “comping”, for June Apple and in general. 


Assignment for next week

Practice the triplet worksheet and try to be able to play June Apple

 at the medium speed. 


How to Practice this at home 

Play along with the recordings.


Charts + Sheet Music + Diagrams


 
June Apple.JPG
 
Triplet exercise.JPG
 
Maryruth BarnettComment