Old-Time Banjo for the Absolute Beginner
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Old-Time Banjo for the Absolute Beginner

An Easy to Learn Old-Time Style of Banjo Playing call Up-Picking. Quick Success, Quick Fun! No Experience Necessary!
4.0 (24 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
217 students enrolled
Created by Anna E. Uptain
Last updated 3/2014
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 7 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Easy and logical step by step method to learn Old-Time Up-Picking style banjo techniques and songs.
  • Lectures include everything you need! PDF files, videos, and audio files are included to help you practice!
  • This course will have you playing banjo in the shortest amount of time and and fun doing it!
  • Play several standard banjo songs that will impress your family and friends!! (But is will also put you on the course to playing all sorts of banjo songs and is a pre-requisite start to learning the 3-finger banjo style.
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Requirements
  • You will need a 5 string banjo, a plastic thumb pick and one metal finger pick.
  • All that is required is a willingness to learn and have a great time doing it.
  • You will also need to be able to view and print PDF files.
  • This class is geared to the Absolute Beginner! No Experience is Necessary!
Description

What is Up-Picking style of playing banjo? It is a great old style of banjo playing that plays the melody of the song with the index finger, while adding a brush chord and pluck of the 5th string to the mix. It emphasizes the melody, but is also a great accompiament to singing and an easy start to playing the banjo. It is also a great way to transition into the bluegrass/three-finger style of playing most are familiar with. No note reading or musical experience necessary! All that is needed is an excitement and willingness to learn! Let's get started!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is intended for folks who have always had an interest in playing the banjo but didn't know where to start. The course is designed for folks who have never played an instrument before now!
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Curriculum For This Course
17 Lectures
01:17:37
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Getting to Know the Banjo Basics
5 Lectures 32:15

This material is for Lectures 1 and 2.

Preview 01:59

How to Read a Chord Chart
05:30

Basic Banjo Chords
13:43

This downloadable material is for Lectures 4 and 5.

Reading and Understanding Tablature
06:43

Understanding Rhythm
04:20
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The Style of Up-Picking Broken Down
4 Lectures 12:46
The Basic Up-Picking Pattern
08:31

This video covers Lecture 7 and 8.

Preview 04:15

Boil 'Em Cabbage Down
1 page

Audio Files for Jesse James.

Jesse James
2 pages
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Banjo Techniques - What Makes it Have that "Banjoey" Sound
2 Lectures 06:01

This PDF has the Slide, Hammer and Pull-Off in one document. No other documents are needed for Lectures 10 and 11.

What is a Slide?
2 pages

This video covers Lectures 10 and 11.

Preview 06:01
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Adding the Techniques to a Song
3 Lectures 15:35

Cripple Creek Part A and B are one PDF File. No Other Documents are Needed for Lecture 12 and 13. Audio files are also available for Cripple Creek.

Cripple Creek Part A
1 page

This video is for Lecture 12 and 13.

Cripple Creek Part B
06:41

Wildwood Flower: A New Chord CV
08:54
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Extra Up-Picking Songs
3 Lectures 00:00

Audio Files Only.

I'll Fly Away Level 1 - No Slides, Hammers or Pull-Offs
2 pages

Audio Files Only.

I'll Fly Away Level 2 - Includes Slides, Hammers and Pull-Off
2 pages

Audio Files Only.

Old Joe Clark- Includes Slides, Hammers and Pull-Offs
1 page
About the Instructor
Anna E. Uptain
4.0 Average rating
24 Reviews
217 Students
1 Course
Music Educator/Instructor/Musician

Anna E. Uptain specializes in group lessons for the adult beginner in guitar, banjo, mandolin and ukulele. She believes that one is never to old to learn...... .anything......including how to play an instrument! Check out her courses, grab your instrument and let's get started! No experience is necessary, just a willingness and openness to learn and have a great time!

Anna earned her Bachelor's of Music Degree in Music Education and Church Music from Lambuth University.