Learn To Play Clawhammer Banjo - Video 2

Bob Carlin

Lesson Two: Intermediate Level

Bob Carlin explores the intricacies of old-time clawhammer banjo for players ready to move beyond the basics. He presents a variety of classic tunes and techniques, each broken down in careful detail and enhanced by Bob's tried-and-true playing tips and advice. Bob kicks off the lesson with an analysis of drop-thumb, applying this and other previously learned skills to ... Read More

Old-Time Banjo

Frank Lee
Frank Lee, of the sensational old-time band The Freight Hoppers, has one of the strongest banjo sounds around. His clawhammer frailing style locks in tight with David Bass' fiddle, sometimes doubling the melody and other times providing an exciting counterpoint to it. Frank's rhythm playing highlights the solid tempo established by Cary Fridley's guitar and Jim O'Keefe ... Read More

Old-Time Banjo Styles

Mike Seeger
Few people know as much about traditional American banjo styles--or play them as well--as Mike Seeger. On this extraordinary DVD, Mike teaches two- and three-finger picking, up-picking, clawhammer and other dominant old-time banjo techniques in a variety of tunings and regional styles. Many of the skills that Mike teaches are enhanced by demonstrations and performances by some of the country ... Read More

One Set Bill Keith Banjo Strings


Play Bluegrass Banjo By Ear

Bill Keith
This lesson in basic music theory for five-string banjo conveys an understanding of the instrument that will open up vast possibilities for all players. Although designed for beginners, the material on this lesson will also benefit more experienced pickers who want to fully understand the banjo fretboard. Bill Keith teaches invaluable techniques for finding the notes in any position on ... Read More

Rare Bird Alert - TAB Book

Steve Martin

Book of Tablature

  Steve Martin's latest CD, "Rare Bird Alert," has received raves from critics, fans and players alike. His thirteen songs and sparkling banjo solos, in both clawhammer and three-finger picking styles, are whimsical and fun-filled, always beautifully crafted and superbly played by Steve and his band, the Steep Canyon Rangers. This new book features transcriptions for all twelve banjo ... Read More

Singing with the Banjo

Cathy Fink

Songs and Arrangements in Clawhammer Style

Here's a terrific lesson for banjo players who want to sing and accompany themselves in the clawhammer style. Starting with two easy songs, Worried Man Blues and This Little Light of Mine, Cathy shows how to find the right key for your voice, use the capo, play a simple accompaniment and pick out scales and melody notes from within ... Read More

Southern Banjo Styles - The Complete 3-Video Set

Mike Seeger
Mike Seeger presents a survey of Southern banjo styles, teaching important historic pieces to help you develop a full range of repertoire and traditional techniques. Each lesson features a complete performance of a song or tune (played on a different historical banjo), commentary on its style and source, and detailed instruction for playing it using our easy-to-follow split-screen camera work ... Read More

Southern Banjo Styles - Volume 1

Mike Seeger
The banjo inspired a great variety of playing styles in the South during the nineteenth and early twentieth century. On this in-depth lesson and demonstration, Mike Seeger presents a survey of those styles, teaching each of them to help you develop a full range of repertoire and traditional techniques. This is the first of a 3-volume series covering virtually all ... Read More

Southern Banjo Styles - Volume 2

Mike Seeger
Picking up where DVD One left off, Mike Seeger continues his in-depth lesson/demonstration of predominant banjo styles of the 19th and early 20th century. Volume Two focuses on two- and three-finger techniques, some of which are the foundation for contemporary three-finger style. Each segment features a complete performance of a song or tune, comment on its style and source ... Read More

Southern Banjo Styles - Volume 3

Mike Seeger
The banjo inspired a great variety of playing styles in the South during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In this three-volume in-depth instructional series, Mike Seeger presents an overview of this great American tradition, helping you develop a full range of traditional techniques and repertoire. Mike has acquired his knowledge of these styles directly from traditional players and their recordings ... Read More

Steve Kaufman's Four-Hour Bluegrass Banjo Workout

Steve Kaufman
What a great way to improve your picking, build up speed and stamina, and get those licks and solos working so you can really jam! Steve plays 49 must-know bluegrass tunes slowly and then up-to-speed. Learn the lead melody and then play along with the rhythm track to get your soloing together. This is an outstanding way to practice ... Read More
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