You may never have touched a banjo before, but Pete (Dr.
Banjo) Wernick will have you picking right from the opening minutes of
this DVD. By the time you finish, you'll be accompanying songs, playing
solos, and will have learned basic chords, slides, hammer-ons and
pull-offs, right-hand rolls in the three-finger bluegrass style and
lots more. More than a dozen easy bluegrass songs are taught, including:
Buffalo Gals Mama Don't 'Low Columbus Stockade Shady Grove Roll
in my Sweet Baby's Arms and lots more.
STAR BLUEGRASS JAM ALONG FOR BANJO Backups, Lead Parts and Note-for-Note
Transcriptions for 21 Essential Tunes
These fabulous collections for players of all
levels feature 21 must-know bluegrass songs & instrumentals, created
especially for learning players by the genre's leading artists. The
artist plays a basic solo that states the melody of the tune, then a
more adventurous improvisation, and each solo is transcribed in detail.
The CD provides the audio versions of the solos, plus multiple rhythm
tracks performed at moderate tempo for easy play-along. This great
series will help you build your repertoire & get your licks in shape, so
you can shine in your next performance or jam session!
Songs include: Bill Cheatham Blackberry Blossom Down in the Willow
Garden I Am a Pilgrim I'll Fly Away In the Pines John Hardy
Old Joe Clark Soldier's Joy more!
Series: Homespun Tapes Publisher: Homespun
Artist: Pete Wernick
GET ROLLING An Ultra-Easy, No-Fail Introduction to
Bluegrass Banjo Pete Dr. Banjo Wernick gets total novices to
make good banjo music almost immediately. With only two chords, Pete has
newcomers strumming and accompanying ten bluegrass standards. By
learning a third easy chord, they are now able to play along with almost
any bluegrass song. Next, it's time for the basic banjo rolls that
really start sounding like bluegrass picking. This super-easy lesson has
been time-tested at Pete's many workshops and music camps, and it works!
Includes play-alongs with guest students.
Bela Fleck covers bluegrass, single-string style, harmonics, blues
improvisations, Celtic sounds and lots more in fascinating arrangements
of: Texas Bar-B-Que Natural Bridge Suite Brilliancy John Henry
The Wind That Shakes The Barley. Includes tab. 60 minutes.
GET STARTED ON 5-STRING BANJO!
With his easy-to-follow, good-humored manner, David Holt can get anyone
started on 5-string banjo. Here he teaches the parts of the banjo, how
to hold it, how to get it in tune and the simple chords, strums and
basic picking beginners will need to play their favorite traditional
true banjo virtuoso provides a detailed roadmap to
his highly original playing and composing, passing on concepts,
exercises and gorgeous original tunes to bring banjo playing to new
heights. Original pieces include: Wind in the Wheat Shower Waterfall
Sarah and Mystical.
Tony Trischka teaches eleven classic pieces, 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
ability to mix up various rolls, play in several keys without a capo,
and move more freely around the neck. Songs include: John Henry
Sitting on Top of the World Gold Rush Bye Bye Blues Dixie
Breakdown and more.
Artist: Ralph Stanley
THE BANJO OF RALPH
STANLEY From Old-Time to Bluegrass
This intimate look at Ralph Stanley's pioneering banjo style begins with
the first tunes he learned in the old-time clawhammer technique, and
progresses through the three-finger bluegrass picking he helped make
famous. Includes performances by Ralph and the Clinch Mountain Boys.
BACKUP Basic Level Here's the ultimate beginners' how-to course for
playing back-up in a band, from the simplest basic strum to the chord
vamping, rolls, up-the-neck positions and fill-in licks that banjo
players use to spark the bluegrass sound. Extra! Includes actual jamming
footage to illustrate Pete's expert instruction.
Four-string banjo players tend to be fiercely devoted to one type of
banjo or the other, so we have produced a separate video for each
instrument. The tenor banjo has a shorter neck and higher, sharper sound
than the plectrum, good for being heard in a band situation. This lesson
includes theory, basic chord formations, picking and strumming
exercises, plus other invaluable knowledge necessary for playing
virtually any tune on the banjo. 60 minutes.