Steve Kaufman's Four-Hour Bluegrass Workout, Volume One

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! On these four lessons, Steve plays 49 classic bluegrass tunes slowly and then up-to-speed. With the stereo balance control, you can turn off the lead and play along with the rhythm track to get your ... Read More

Steve Kaufman's Four-Hour Bluegrass Workout, Volume Two

Steve Kaufman
You've got hours of fantastic jamming ahead of you! This project provides you with a backup band that will give you rhythmic support, encourage you to learn new material and provide invaluable practice sessions. Each song is played three times slowly and then three times at a faster pace. (Lessons 1 and 2 contain the slow versions, while lessons ... Read More

Steve Martin's The Crow

Steve Martin

Book of Tablature

Steve Martin is a comedian, novelist, screenwriter, actor and many other things, but his first love is the banjo, which he started playing as a teenager. His recent hit CD, "The Crow," features 15 original tunes in both clawhammer and three-finger Scruggs style in a variety of tunings. Each piece is challenging and ultimately very playable for most intermediate-level banjo ... Read More

The Banjo According To John Hartford - Two-Video Set

John Hartford

Licks, Ideas and Music

These two highly-packed lessons provide a rare opportunity to get John Hartford's personal take on how he plays the five-string banjo. A thoughtful and knowledgable musician, John has a treasure-trove of ideas and techniques that he enthusiastically shares with learning players. Review: "Hartford was a beacon of musical integrity and a whimsical spirit whose childlike enthusiasm for music and ... Read More

The Banjo According To John Hartford - Video 1

John Hartford

Licks, Ideas and Music- Lesson One

This is the first of two highly-packed lessons that provide a rare opportunity to spend time with the late John Hartford and get his personal take on how he plays the five-string banjo. A thoughtful and knowledgable musician, John had many unusual theories and a treasure-trove of ideas and techniques that he enthusiastically shares with learning players. With Chris Sharp ... Read More

The Banjo According To John Hartford - Video 2

John Hartford

Licks, Ideas and Music - Lesson Two

On this second part of his unique banjo lesson series, John Hartford once again imparts numerous ideas and a myriad of techniques for the learning player. He explains chromatic scales and teaches his famous "slide whistle" lick, which allows you to play ear-catching runs that will enhance any tune. You'll also learn to add color and excitement to your ... Read More

The Banjo of Eddie Adcock

Eddie Adcock
Eddie Adcock has forged new pathways into traditional three-finger picking by developing a style that combines traditional Scruggs-style bluegrass with country, folk, jazz, blues, gospel and rockabilly sounds. On this fascinating lesson, Eddie takes some of his most requested instrumentals and breaks each down into "little bits and parts," analyzing the chord shapes and licks in a way that will ... Read More

The Banjo Of Ralph Stanley

Ralph Stanley Hosted by Mike Seeger

From Old Time to Bluegrass

This intimate look at Ralph Stanley's pioneering banjo style begins with the first tunes he learned from his mother in the old-time clawhammer technique, and progresses through the three-finger bluegrass picking he helped make famous. Included are both detailed instruction and full-band performances of some of the most beloved Stanley Brothers tunes: Little Maggie, Hard Times, Dickenson County Breakdown ... Read More

The Banjo Techniques of Jens Kruger

Jens Kruger

Developing Skills, Creativity and Musicianship

Join Jens Kruger for an exciting journey into the art of the five-string banjo. This outstanding lesson by a true virtuoso contains a wealth of ideas for players at all levels, and will help you expand your musical knowledge, build your technique and make your playing "stand out in a crowd". Jens provides a detailed roadmap to his highly original ... Read More

The Bluegrass Banjo of Sonny Osborne

Sonny Osborne
Learn from a legendary figure in the world of bluegrass banjo! Sonny Osborne fills this lesson with detailed instruction, historical reminiscences and insightful advice for all learning banjo pickers. Playing his treasured 1935 Gibson Grenada flathead banjo, Sonny pays homage to Earl Scruggs, who inspired his earliest licks and instrumentals. He then demonstrates the stylistic innovations that made him a ... Read More

Tony Trischka Teaches 20 Easy Banjo Solos - Book/Audio

Tony Trischka

Play Along with a Master Picker!

Strengthen your skills while building a repertoire of great bluegrass banjo pieces! Tony Trischka has personally chosen twenty traditional banjo solos that will teach you new ideas and add to your arsenal of licks and techniques. You’ll learn as you play along with the audio tracks. Tony performs each tune up to speed, then slowly, providing invaluable tips and explanations ... Read More
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