Banjo tutor DVD
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A step-by-step and note-for-note DVD tutor for the complete beginner. In this DVD Gerry O'Connor takes you from scratch, all the way form holding the pick to playing your first notes and finally your first tunes.
An instructional 2 DVD Set that starts from the beginning! Clawhammer From Scratch begins as though you really have NO knowledge of how to play the five string banjo clawhammer style. Beginning at the beginning, Dan presents a brief history of the 5-string banjo then goes over the parts of the banjo, holding the banjo, right and left hand styles and his basic clawhammer strum. Even the strum is broken down into the steps of the finger and thumb.
Learn to play the banjo with just two fingers! Believe it or not, you CAN play the 5-string banjo. This simple approach is designed to make banjo playing immediately accessible to EVERYONE! If you've believed that you can't make music, this DVD will change your mind and bring the richness of music making to your life. Run time is 30 minutes.
Put this DVD in, tune up, learn the parts of the banjo... and before you know it, you're playing and singing right along with David! 45 Mins. Tab Enclosed.
With Pete 'Dr.Banjo' Wernick. Anyone with any instrument can join in with this Bluegrass jam session, even if you've never tried it before...all you need are four basic chords to play along with the band! 2 hours. Chords and lyrics enclosed.
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.
Mike Seeger's important survey of 19th and 20th century banjo styles teaches old-time pieces and traditional techniques. Each lesson features a complete performance of each song (played on a different banjo), detailed instruction and historical commentary.
Gabriele Weber and Brigitte Bernhard, also known as Dames Don’t Care, made a film investigating the personal side of the Kruger Brothers, their life before coming to the U.S., and their life in the U.S. The Dames sought to share the joy and love the Kruger Brothers bring to their audiences with their music. PAL version available only
A terrific lesson specifically devised for Banjo players that wish to sing and accompany themselves in the clawhammer style, featuring Grammy-winning performer Cathy Fink. 1 Hour 45 mins. Music and Tab enclosed.
Let Jake show you important techniques and ideas that will incorporate some modern sounds into your playing. In this lesson, Jake teaches the magic of the harmonized major scale as well as how to harmonize a melody in your solos. Banjo players at the beginner/intermediate level will get lots to work with from Jake’s Modern Banjo Techniques DVD.
Get your hands around the basic techniques of the Clawhammer Banjo with one of the best around! Ken Perlman gives you a thorough introduction to the Clawhammer Banjo, with clear explanations and plenty of close-ups so you can see exactly what is happening.
This DVD picks up where Beginning Clawhammer Banjo leaves off. This 60 minute tutorial includes the tunes The Meeting of the Waters, Old Joe Clark, Boatsman, Green Willis, Little Billy Wilson, Magpie, Country Waltz and more.
This DVD guides the 5-string banjo player step by step in working out song arrangements from basic melodies in both Scruggs/bluegrass style and melodic/chromatic style. Based on her best-selling book of the same title. 65 min.
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 you to sample lessons before purchasing any of these DVDs in full. Taught by seven of the most celebrated pickers, this collection will expand your repertoire, improve your technique and enhance your musical knowledge. Before long you'll be tackling everything from working on your basic rolls to playing hot bluegrass solos.
Get in on the jam session! Novice pickers can just grab an instrument, slip the DVD into the player and play along with confidence. Pete Wernick and his all-star team teach you the ins and outs of 'jam etiquette', along with the basics of music theory and important jamming hints.
This DVD lesson is perfect for those who want to play three-finger style bluegrass banjo -from scratch. Pete (Dr.Banjo) Wernick will have you picking right from the opening minutes of this DVD. By the time you finish, you'll accompany songs, play solos, and have a real understanding of the instrument. 100 minutes. Includes tab.
Spice up your repertoire with more advanced techniques and a new tuning, G modal! Bob provides a deeper analysis of previously-learned skills, adds drop thumb style to the mix, and experiments with variations and endings. Advice on choosing a banjo. Songs: Arkansas Traveler, Cluck Old Hen, The Eighth Of January, Sally Goodin. 50 Minutes. Tab Enclosed.
Frank Lee breaks down the traditional clawhammer style that has become his trademark. Fiddler David Bass joins Frank to show how a banjo and fiddle work together playing a traditional tune, and all the Freight Hoppers join in for a rousing finale. 55 Mins. Tab Enclosed.
The Tenor Banjo has a shorter neck and higher, sharper sound, great for being heard in a band situation. Buddy Wachter's tutorial provides everything you need to know, and is specifically produced for this particular kind of Banjo.
If you're among the millions of fans who love the signature sound of the Kingston Trio and want to create it on your banjo, this fun and easy lesson on DVD complete with enclosed Tab is for you
A wonderful combination of detailed instruction, historical reminiscences and insightful advice from the legend of the Bluegrass Banjo, Sonny Osborne.
The improvisational flair and amazing technical skill of the legendary Don Reno are laid bare for you to discover in this DVD tutorial by his very own son, Don Wayne Reno. His unique style combines chord-based solos, percussive techniques and flamboyant single-string runs. 60 Mins. Tab enclosed.
A lesson in basic music theory for the five-string Banjo player that will open vast possibilities and help you develop your musical ear. Bluegrass master Bill Keith will give you the knowledge needed to gain a total understanding of the Banjo fretboard and find the right notes anywhere, first time!
This is the second volume and here Seeger concentrates on two and three finger chord accompaniment and picking styles. Songs include: Flop Eared Mule, Lost Gander, The Sailor and the Soldier, American Spanish Fandango, The Last of Callahan, Lady Gay and more!