You've bought a brand new banjo. You take it home and pull it out of the case. Now what? Well, you put this DVD in your player, learn the parts of the banjo, how to hold it, and how to get it in tune... and start to play!
With his easy, good-humored manner, David Holt introduces you to a simple strum and your first chords. Before you know it, you're playing and singing the traditional ballad Tom Dooley. Learn the "guitar strum" and the basics of old-time clawhammer picking to give your songs shape and style. Old Dan Tucker, My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains and O! Susanna-- plus literally hundreds of other songs -- will become part of your growing repertoire. You are now on your way to becoming a real banjo player.
This easy and enjoyable lesson will get you started quickly - the right way - and will prepare you for years of musical adventures on your new instrument.