Learn Seven Beloved Songs and Carols
Master banjo picker Bill Evans has made a joyous lesson for novice and intermediate players, bringing the holidays to you through seven classic songs and carols that you can play in bluegrass style. While learning these tunes, you’ll also be gaining invaluable banjo techniques that will help you with any song or instrumental you want to play.
Bill starts you off with the simple two-chord song, Go Tell It on the Mountain, building your basic technique: forward and reverse rolls, single string melody notes, basic chord changes and more. He then builds the arrangement, showing you how to combine these skills into a real bluegrass solo, complete with slides, hammers and pull-offs.
Continuing his lesson, Bill takes you through six more much-loved Christmas favorites, each one designed to increase your musical knowledge and build your banjo skills: Away in a Manger, Deck the Halls, What Child Is This? (Greensleeves), Silent Night, Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella and, of course, Jingle Bells.
You’ll learn to move up and down the fretboard with new chord shapes and picking patterns, accompany vocals, and make any song come alive in three-finger bluegrass style.
A gifted and patient teacher, Bill brings a plethora of ideas to his lesson, building your overall musical knowledge along with your banjo technique. By the time you have worked through this engaging course, you’ll be able to regale friends and family with a wonderful repertoire of holiday classics, and add your newfound skills to your entire bluegrass set list.