Free Toolbox 5-String Banjo Videos: (free tools below)
Click the drop-down menu in the upper left corner of the video to the right to watch these videos, or click here for the 5-String Banjo Playlist on the Fretboard Toolbox YouTube Channel.
Free Chord Builder (in color): Click the image to the left to download this ten-page, interactive (hyperlinked) tool. It overlays colored circles over the Complete 5-String Banjo Edition's Key of G Major/E minor page, so you can see how each of the six main chords in G Major are built all up and down the fretboard. Each of the six chords has it's own page, showing all the locations of the notes that make each chord. There's also page that shows, all at once, where the notes from the 3 main Major chords (the I, IV, and V chords) are found all over the fretboard. There's a page showing the three minor chords (ii, iii, and vi) simultaneously as well.
Standard Notation Jig: This tool comes from page 8 of the Complete 5-String Banjo Edition. You can use it to see how the notes of a banjo match up with the notes of a piano. You can use it to see which notes are in the same octave on different strings (any notes that have the same colored background). If you're interested in using sheet music to play a melody, you can also use it to see where the notes on a treble clef are found all over the fretboard.
5-String Banjo GFD Jig (NEW): This tool shows how to use the shapes of
G Major, F Major, and D Major chords to play G Major chords all the way up the fretboard using the Essential Five-String Banjo Edition's Key of G Major page.
These same patterns can be used for ALL THE MAJOR CHORDS!
(click images to download free tools)
Free Toolbox 5-String Banjo Tools: