PLECTRUM BANJO - C TUNING (pdf)
5-STRING BANJO - G TUNING (pdf)
TENOR BANJO (pdf)
GUITAR TUNED BANJO (pdf)
- Jim Bottorff's Banjo Page
- CIRCLE OF 5ths
- CHORD PRACTICE
- Return to Home Page
- Return to Beginner's
Items (Home Page)
- Go to bottom of this page
- The Circle of
5ths diagram shown below can be used to practice chord progressions.
- The following
diagram shows a sample chord family for the Key of C:
- Start at "Home"
(C) and jump left or right and return back Home.
- Try this chord
progression: C F C D G C
- Chord Practice
Chart for the Plectrum Banjo:
- Click below to
view or print a practice chart for your banjo:
Why are some Circle
of 5th Charts clockwise and others counter-clockwise?
- Both arrangements of the
circle of 5ths are popular.
Older books tend to show the counter-clockwise arrangement.
- The chart has many uses
as you can discover by searching the Internet.
- Following is a use that
I've found to be helpful:
- The counter-clockwise version
works for finding notes on the bass guitar and last four strings
of the guitar.
Bar across any fret on your bass or guitar and the notes can
be read from the circle of 5ths chart.
- For example, the bass is
tuned E A D G (at the nut), same order as the names on the counter-clockwise
Bar across the 5th fret and the notes are A D G C, as per the
- For the tenor banjo, the
clockwise arrangement works for finding notes.
The tenor banjo is tuned C G D A (at the nut), same order as
the names on the clockwise chart.
- Bar across the 5th fret
and the notes are F C G D, as per the clockwise chart.
Return to top of