Bluegrass Practice Session

Bill Keith, Larry Campbell, Molly Mason, Happy Traum

Rhythm Tracks for 10 Favorite Fiddle Tunes

Get your chops together and get ready for your next jam session! Four veteran musicians provide solid back-up tracks for ten standard fiddle tunes:  B’ile Them Cabbage Down, Blackberry Blossom, Old Joe Clark, Devil’s Dream, Salty Dog Blues, Arkansas Traveler, June Apple, Turkey In The Straw, All The Good Times Are Past And Gone, Soldier’s Joy.  This Homespun ... Read More

Bluegrass Slow Jam for the Total Beginner

Pete Wernick

A Super-Easy, No-Fail Play-Along Session

Anyone, with any instrument, can get into this bluegrass jam session, even if you've never tried it before. All you need to know are four basic chords (G, C, D and A) to be able to play along with the band! This video will give you the practice and the confidence you'll need to join a real jam ... Read More

Branching Out On Bluegrass Banjo - Two-Video Set

Pete Wernick
Pete presents hundreds of building blocks for creating licks, back-ups and solos. You'll learn dozens of left-hand chord groups, versatile right-hand rolls, classic up-the-neck licks and variations, rhythm patterns and chord vamping for back-up, movable chord positions, and more to help you improvise your own solos and variations. Pete then shows you how to apply the techniques along with ... Read More

Branching Out On Bluegrass Banjo - Video 1

Pete Wernick

Lesson One - A Treasury of Techniques

"Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for his whole life."-- Ancient saying One of America's best-known players and teachers has put together a wealth of musical information to help you really "branch out" on the banjo. Pete Wernick expands your knowledge of the instrument so you ... Read More

Branching Out On Bluegrass Banjo - Video 2

Pete Wernick

Lesson Two - Putting it All into Practice

This 90-minute continuation of Pete (Dr. Banjo) Wernick's "road map to the banjo" will bring your playing to a whole new level as you learn to use his techniques in your favorite songs and instrumentals. You'll learn the "big tree of licks" and all its branches plus chord progressions (how to create 6th, 7th, maj. 7th, 9th, minor ... Read More

Classic Bluegrass Banjo Solos

Tony Trischka
Tony Trischka teaches eleven classic pieces that are prime examples of banjo playing at its best. You'll learn them, note-for-note, just as they were played by some of the greatest players in the history of the instrument. By learning these tunes you'll not only expand your repertoire, but in the process will also become more flexible in your ... Read More

Essential Practice Techniques for Bluegrass Banjo

Tony Trischka
Here's a lesson that's a "must-have" for all bluegrass banjo players. Tony Trischka, who has been called "one of the most inventive banjo players alive" by Billboard Magazine, has recorded a nuts and bolts practice session that is designed to improve your timing, strengthen your hands and help you play with precision, power and rhythmic sophistication. It is ... Read More

Get Rolling

Pete Wernick

An Ultra-Easy, No-Fail Introduction to Bluegrass Banjo

You can make good banjo music almost immediately with "Dr. Banjo" himself! Pete Wernick has taught thousands of people, young and old, to play three-finger style bluegrass "Scruggs" picking. This super-easy lesson has been time-tested at Pete's many workshops and music camps, and he will have you playing along in the very first minutes. With only two chords (one ... Read More

Great Banjo Lessons

Sonny Osborne, Eddie Adcock, Bill Keith, Tony Trischka, Don Wayne Reno, Ralph Stanley, Pete Wernick

Bluegrass Style

Bluegrass banjo has all the drive, excitement, rhythmic complexity and melodic possibilities that you could want in an instrument. This collection of lessons, compiled from Homespun's vast library of music instruction, covers a variety of skills and tunes. The segments are graded to take you from elementary to advanced levels, and will open up myriad playing possibilities while allowing ... Read More

How to Make Up Your Own Banjo Solos - Lesson 1

Pete Wernick

What to Play When It's Your Turn to "Take It"!

Learn how to create convincing banjo solos, both "on the fly" in jam sessions and with more precision in your practice time. Here's the alternative to total dependence on tab and memorizing other people's arrangements. Even novice pickers will be able to follow Pete's gradual approach to soloing. He starts with the basic chords and rolls - showing ... Read More

How to Make Up Your Own Banjo Solos - Two-Video Set

Pete Wernick

What To Play When It's Your Turn to Take it!

BUY THE COMPLETE TWO-VIDEO SET AND SAVE! Players at all levels will benefit from the user-friendly information that Pete imparts on these two groundbreaking lessons. Whether you're a beginner or a veteran picker, Pete gives you the tools you need to build your improvisational and composing skills. Magazine Review: "The two volumes in this series are well worth having ... Read More

How to Make Up Your Own Banjo Solos - Video 2

Pete Wernick

What To Play When It?s Your Turn to ?Take it?!

An accomplished banjo player should be able to step out and take a solo in a wide variety of keys, even without the use of a capo. Many learning pickers are challenged by this concept, but master teacher Pete Wernick breaks it down in a way that makes it easy. You'll learn how to create solos in the keys ... Read More
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