Bluegrass Banjo "Licks-Ercises:" - Video Two

Bill Evans

Video 2 - Single String and Melodic Styles

Turn Powerful Exercises Into An Arsenal of Banjo Licks - Lesson Two In his second “Licks-Ercises” lesson, Bill Evans explores contemporary banjo techniques in both the “melodic” style, developed by Bill Keith, and “single-string” style, pioneered by Don Reno and, more recently, by modern players such as Béla Fleck and others. Bill helps you map out the fretboard and master major ... Read More

Bluegrass Banjo Tunes and Techniques

Tony Trischka
This high-octane course in Scruggs-style banjo is perfect for the intermediate picker who wants to get to the next level. It is chock-full of terrific tunes and invaluable instruction. The traditional instrumentals that Tony teaches are part of the essential repertoire that every aspiring picker should know. He provides an in-depth analysis of each tune, and adds invaluable advice and ... Read More

Bluegrass Jamming

Pete Wernick

A Guide for Newcomers and Closet Pickers

Pete Wernick now has the perfect solution for novice bluegrass players who want to start jamming, or for any picker wanting to build experience and confidence. He has gathered several top musicians to create a "virtual jam session" that players of any level can get in on. Here's an opportunity to participate in this wonderful activity, and get ready ... Read More

Bluegrass Jamming - The Complete Set

Pete Wernick

Get all three levels!

Get all three levels today and SAVE! Pete Wernick gathered an all-professional bluegrass band to provide back-up, tips, instruction and advice for learning bluegrass pickers. Whether you play guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, dobro or bass, these lessons will give you the encouragement and skills to start playing in jam sessions. Play along on more than fifty bluegrass standards! Read More

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
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