Jens Kruger's Banjo Method for Beginners

Jens Kruger

An Easy and Joyful Way to Start Picking

Banjo virtuoso Jens Kruger has devised a uniquely satisfying way for beginners to get started on this great American instrument. His is a completely different approach to learning to play the banjo: it's liberating, inspiring and will allow anyone to make music in minutes. Even if you already play the banjo there will be revelations here for you. Jens ... Read More

Learning Plectrum Banjo

Buddy Wachter
Now released in digital format for the first time! This unique, much-requested lesson by one of the world's virtuoso 4-string banjo artists will benefit beginners and experienced players alike. Buddy's clear, easy-to-follow instruction will have you playing right from the first minutes of the video. It's filled with innumerable tips and priceless advice for the learning player and is an essential addition ... Read More

Learning Tenor Banjo

Buddy Wachter
Buddy Wachter teaches essentials of pick technique: proper wrist and hand positions, the tremolo, accents and dynamics, developing speed and control, and ten basic strums. Learn movable chords and left-hand exercises for strength and coordination, plus chord theory and basic positions for major, minor, 7th, augmented and diminished chord formations. Invaluable knowledge to enable you to move on to playing ... Read More

Learn To Play Clawhammer Banjo - DVD 1

Bob Carlin

Lesson One: The Basics

Grab your five-string banjo and get ready to frail! Bob Carlin covers all the basics of the traditional clawhammer styles, teaching the chords, scales, tunings and right-hand essentials you'll need to figure out almost any tune. The core of this style is in the right hand, and Bob demonstrates, in detail, how to get the real old-time clawhammer sound ... Read More

Learn To Play Clawhammer Banjo - DVD 2

Bob Carlin

Lesson Two: Intermediate Level

Bob Carlin explores the intricacies of old-time clawhammer banjo for players ready to move beyond the basics. He presents a variety of classic tunes and techniques, each broken down in careful detail and enhanced by Bob's tried-and-true playing tips and advice. Bob kicks off the lesson with an analysis of drop-thumb, applying this and other previously learned skills to ... Read More

Learn To Play Clawhammer Banjo - Two-DVD set

Bob Carlin
Grab your five-string banjo and get ready to frail! Bob Carlin builds technique from the ground up, covering all the chords, scales, tunings, right-hand essentials and other basics needed to get the real old-time sound. Read More

Old-Time Banjo

Frank Lee
Frank Lee, of the sensational old-time band The Freight Hoppers, has one of the strongest banjo sounds around. His clawhammer frailing style locks in tight with David Bass' fiddle, sometimes doubling the melody and other times providing an exciting counterpoint to it. Frank's rhythm playing highlights the solid tempo established by Cary Fridley's guitar and Jim O'Keefe ... Read More

Old-Time Banjo Styles

Mike Seeger
Few people know as much about traditional American banjo styles--or play them as well--as Mike Seeger. On this extraordinary DVD, Mike teaches two- and three-finger picking, up-picking, clawhammer and other dominant old-time banjo techniques in a variety of tunings and regional styles. Many of the skills that Mike teaches are enhanced by demonstrations and performances by some of the country ... Read More

Play Bluegrass Banjo By Ear

Bill Keith
This DVD lesson in basic music theory for five-string banjo conveys an understanding of the instrument that will open up vast possibilities for all players. Although designed for beginners, the material on this lesson will also benefit more experienced pickers who want to fully understand the banjo fretboard. Bill Keith teaches invaluable techniques for finding the notes in any position ... Read More

Rare Bird Alert - TAB Book

Steve Martin

Book of Tablature

  Steve Martin's latest CD, "Rare Bird Alert," has received raves from critics, fans and players alike. His thirteen songs and sparkling banjo solos, in both clawhammer and three-finger picking styles, are whimsical and fun-filled, always beautifully crafted and superbly played by Steve and his band, the Steep Canyon Rangers. This new book features transcriptions for all twelve banjo ... Read More

Singing with the Banjo

Cathy Fink

Songs and Arrangements in Clawhammer Style

Here's a terrific lesson for banjo players who want to sing and accompany themselves in the clawhammer style. Starting with two easy songs, Worried Man Blues and This Little Light of Mine, Cathy shows how to find the right key for your voice, use the capo, play a simple accompaniment and pick out scales and melody notes from within ... Read More
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