Bluegrass Mandolin - Audio Course

Sam Bush

A Complete Course

Here's a powerful course in which one of America's greatest bluegrass mandolinists teaches all the major styles, from the traditional blues-based innovations of Bill Monroe to contemporary "newgrass" instrumentals. Beginners and experienced pickers alike will find these lessons a powerful tool for developing mandolin repertoire and technique. Sam Bush starts you off with some easy tunes, covering essentials ... Read More

Bluegrass Mandolin Solos That Every Parking Lot Picker Should Know - Series One

Steve Kaufman
Steve Kaufman's popular "Parking Lot Picker's" lessons include two series' especially for mandolinists. Beginners to advanced players learn 20 favorite traditional tunes with his four-tiered teaching method. Beginners learn melody; intermediate players master licks and runs;experienced players learn advanced techniques. Steve finishes each tune with a final run-through, including endings. Since the mandolin and violin are tuned ... Read More

Bluegrass Mandolin Solos That Every Parking Lot Picker Should Know - Series Two

Steve Kaufman
Steve Kaufman has created another winner! Learning mandolin players have been clamoring for more tunes to improve their technique, build their repertoire and help them shine at jam sessions. Now, Steve has put together six more hours of instruction at a variety of levels plus back-up tracks, advice and more! Steve's amazing "Parking Lot Pickers" series covers levels from ... Read More

Bluegrass Practice Session

Bill Keith, Larry Campbell, Molly Mason, Happy Traum

Rhythm Tracks for 10 Favorite Fiddle Tunes

Get your chops together and get ready for your next jam session! Four veteran musicians provide solid back-up tracks for ten standard fiddle tunes:  B’ile Them Cabbage Down, Blackberry Blossom, Old Joe Clark, Devil’s Dream, Salty Dog Blues, Arkansas Traveler, June Apple, Turkey In The Straw, All The Good Times Are Past And Gone, Soldier’s Joy.  This Homespun ... Read More

Bluegrass Slow Jam for the Total Beginner

Pete Wernick

A Super-Easy, No-Fail Play-Along Session

Anyone, with any instrument, can get into this bluegrass jam session, even if you've never tried it before. All you need to know are four basic chords (G, C, D and A) to be able to play along with the band! This video will give you the practice and the confidence you'll need to join a real jam ... Read More

Branching Out On Bluegrass Banjo - Two-Video Set

Pete Wernick
Pete presents hundreds of building blocks for creating licks, back-ups and solos. You'll learn dozens of left-hand chord groups, versatile right-hand rolls, classic up-the-neck licks and variations, rhythm patterns and chord vamping for back-up, movable chord positions, and more to help you improvise your own solos and variations. Pete then shows you how to apply the techniques along with ... Read More

Branching Out On Bluegrass Banjo - Video 1

Pete Wernick

Lesson One - A Treasury of Techniques

"Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for his whole life."-- Ancient saying One of America's best-known players and teachers has put together a wealth of musical information to help you really "branch out" on the banjo. Pete Wernick expands your knowledge of the instrument so you ... Read More

Branching Out On Bluegrass Banjo - Video 2

Pete Wernick

Lesson Two - Putting it All into Practice

This 90-minute continuation of Pete (Dr. Banjo) Wernick's "road map to the banjo" will bring your playing to a whole new level as you learn to use his techniques in your favorite songs and instrumentals. You'll learn the "big tree of licks" and all its branches plus chord progressions (how to create 6th, 7th, maj. 7th, 9th, minor ... Read More

Butch Baldassari's Bluegrass Mandolin Workshop

Butch Baldassari

A Complete Guide for Learning Players

This comprehensive, user-friendly mandolin method takes you from bare-bone basics to solidly intermediate material in a single two-hour lesson. Butch Baldassari has distilled his popular teaching workshops into one jam-packed lesson, providing detailed instruction in all aspects of mandolin playing. Butch gives you exercises to build your technique and teaches you how to master fiddle tunes, take solos, and play ... Read More

Classic Bluegrass Banjo Solos

Tony Trischka
Tony Trischka teaches eleven classic pieces that are 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 ... Read More

Classic Bluegrass Mandolin

Jesse McReynolds
Legendary mandolinist Jesse McReynolds invented "crosspicking" over forty years ago, inspiring and influencing all bluegrass mandolin players who have come along since then. Now you can learn it too, straight from the source! Jesse takes you through the basics of crosspicking, chord formations, exercises, variations, endings, backward rolls and his unique method for splitting strings. You'll learn several tunes ... Read More

Clawgrass Banjo

Mark Johnson

From Clawhammer to Bluegrass

"Mark's unique style doesn't really fit into a strict category. It's very bluegrass but has overtones of traditional folk, progressive acoustic, new-grass and old-timey all mixed into one. It's authentic. It's unique. It's Clawgrass". Mark Johnson has redefined banjo picking. His trademark technique, which he calls "Clawgrass," combines the percussive, foot-tapping rhythm of old-time ... Read More
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