Jens Kruger's Banjo Method for Beginners

Jens Kruger

An Easy and Joyful Way to Start Picking

Banjo virtuoso Jens Kruger has devised a uniquely satisfying way for beginners to get started on this great American instrument. His is a completely different approach to learning to play the banjo: it's liberating, inspiring and will allow anyone to make music in minutes. Even if you already play the banjo there will be revelations here for you. Jens ... Read More

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

Reno Evans Trischka 3-Video Value Pack

Don Wayne Reno, Bill Evans, Tony Trischka

Learn From Three of Our Greatest Bluegrass Banjoists and Save!

Banjo Players!  Here's a package that will teach you the real bluegrass style, presented by three of the world's top players. Each of these pickers has had long experience playing both solo and in bluegrass bands, and will get you playing like never before! Learn the rolls, chord positions, backups and solos you'll need in any ... 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

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
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