How To Play The 5-String Banjo

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

How To Play The Five String Banjo - Book

Pete Seeger
This classic instruction book is filled with songs, music, tablature, photos, chord charts, harmony lessons, tunings, drawings and other fascinating items of banjo lore. It was the first instruction book of its kind, and is still going strong after more than 50 years! Read More

Learn To Play Clawhammer Banjo - Video 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 - Video 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-Video 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

Play Bluegrass Banjo By Ear

Bill Keith
This 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 on ... 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

Slow Jam for Old Time Music

Mark Schatz, Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer, Bruce Molsky
Here's an exciting way to increase your repertoire of old time tunes and practice up for those inevitable jam sessions at parties, festivals, camps and other musical events. These fourteen great instrumentals are played up-to-speed for those ready to jam, and are slowed down to half speed for the sake of beginning/intermediate pickers who want to play along ... Read More

Steve Kaufman's Four-Hour Bluegrass Banjo Workout

Steve Kaufman
What a great way to improve your picking, build up speed and stamina, and get those licks and solos working so you can really jam! Steve plays 49 must-know bluegrass tunes slowly and then up-to-speed. Learn the lead melody and then play along with the rhythm track to get your soloing together. This is an outstanding way to practice ... Read More

Tony Trischka Teaches 20 Easy Banjo Solos - Book/Audio

Tony Trischka

Play Along with a Master Picker!

Strengthen your skills while building a repertoire of great bluegrass banjo pieces! Tony Trischka has personally chosen twenty traditional banjo solos that will teach you new ideas and add to your arsenal of licks and techniques. You’ll learn as you play along with the audio tracks. Tony performs each tune up to speed, then slowly, providing invaluable tips and explanations ... Read More

"Down the Road" - A Clawhammer Banjo Classic

David Holt

Single Song Download

David Holt was Doc Watson’s traveling companion and musical partner for several years - together they won a Grammy for their 3-CD set “Legacy.” Here, David teaches a version of a song that Doc started out playing on the street and that later became a regular part of his repertoire. "This is the one that brought in all the money ... Read More
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