Beginning Bluegrass Banjo

Pete Wernick
Through his books, videos, classes and workshops, Pete (Dr. Banjo) Wernick has probably gotten more people playing bluegrass banjo than just about anyone. His video, "Beginning Bluegrass Banjo, " has been one of Homespun's most popular titles since it was issued in 1986. Now we are re-releasing it in DVD format, making it easier than ever for new players to ... 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 DVD will give you the practice and the confidence you'll need to join a real jam ... Read More

Clawhammer Banjo

Ken Perlman

From Basic Frailing to Melodic Style

This complete course by one of America's best-known players and teachers takes you from the most basic banjo skills through complex melodic clawhammer style. Ken Perlman breaks down more than 40 great tunes, including old-time banjo songs, fiddle tunes and Irish and New England dances to provide you with a rich repertoire and months of exciting study. The pieces ... Read More

Clawhammer Banjo: The Basics and Beyond

David Holt
“You’ll never be sorry you spent time learning the banjo.” - David Holt Want to play clawhammer banjo? Here’s a nearly foolproof way to learn this popular old-time mountain style! David Holt’s easy-to-follow instructions, friendly approach and invaluable exercises will have you picking and singing in no time. David gets you started in the simplest way, with an open G ... Read More

Five-String Banjo For Beginners DVD

Happy Traum
The emphasis of this easy, hands-on lesson is on traditional folk picking styles and song accompaniment, and almost anyone can do it. Newcomers to the five-string banjo will be playing and singing along with Happy Traum within minutes! Happy starts with the basics - how to hold and tune your banjo - then quickly moves on to teach basic chords along with ... Read More

Get Rolling

Pete Wernick

An Ultra-Easy, No-Fail Introduction to Bluegrass Banjo

You can make good banjo music almost immediately with "Dr. Banjo" himself! Pete Wernick has taught thousands of people, young and old, to play three-finger style bluegrass "Scruggs" picking. This super-easy lesson has been time-tested at Pete's many workshops and music camps, and he will have you playing along in the very first minutes. With only two chords (one ... Read More

Get Started On 5-String Banjo

David Holt
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 ... Read More

How To Play The 5-String Banjo - DVD

Pete Seeger
Take a lesson with America's most beloved banjo picker! You'll learn the techniques Pete uses to make songs come alive-- up-picking, frailing, whamming, double-thumbing, hammering-on and pulling-off, two- and three-finger picking and more. Pete teaches more than a dozen songs including: Darlin' Cory, Lady Gay, Risselty Rosselty, Sloop John B., Dink's Song, Leather Britches, Coal Creek March ... Read More

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