Banjo Picking Styles

Bela Fleck
Here's a unique opportunity to learn a variety of banjo styles and techniques as played by one of the hottest players on the scene today. Bela Fleck shows you stylistic innovations that will add sparkle and interest to your playing, as well as several great tunes. He covers bluegrass, single-string picking, harmonics, Keith Tuners, blues improvisations and fabulous tunes ... Read More

Banjo Picking Styles - Six CD Set

Bela Fleck
Bela Fleck has long been admired as the most innovative and accomplished banjo player of his day. He has brought the sounds of his instrument to audiences around the world, many of whom had never heard it played in its original folk or bluegrass context. Jazz, pop and rock listeners have been introduced to this quintessential American instrument through the ... Read More

Bluegrass Banjo Don Reno Style

Don Wayne Reno
The legendary Don Reno is revered in American bluegrass history for his improvisational flair, technical skills and good-humored personality. The Reno banjo style he created melds traditional bluegrass breakdowns with chord-based solos, percussive techniques and flamboyant single-string runs. Don taught his groundbreaking banjo techniques to his son, Don Wayne Reno, who now passes it on -- with lots of his dad ... 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

How to Make Up Your Own Banjo Solos - DVD 1

Pete Wernick

What to Play When It's Your Turn to "Take It"!

Learn how to create convincing banjo solos, both "on the fly" in jam sessions and with more precision in your practice time. Here's the alternative to total dependence on tab and memorizing other people's arrangements. Even novice pickers will be able to follow Pete's gradual approach to soloing. He starts with the basic chords and rolls - showing ... Read More

How to Make Up Your Own Banjo Solos - DVD 2

Pete Wernick

What To Play When It?s Your Turn to ?Take it?!

An accomplished banjo player should be able to step out and take a solo in a wide variety of keys, even without the use of a capo. Many learning pickers are challenged by this concept, but master teacher Pete Wernick breaks it down in a way that makes it easy. You'll learn how to create solos in the keys ... Read More

How to Make Up Your Own Banjo Solos - Two-DVD Set

Pete Wernick

What To Play When It?s Your Turn to ?Take it!?

BUY THE COMPLETE TWO-DVD SET AND SAVE! Players at all levels will benefit from the user-friendly information that Pete imparts on these two groundbreaking DVD lessons. Whether you're a beginner or a veteran picker, Pete gives you the tools you need to build your improvisational and composing skills. Magazine Review: "The two volumes in this series are well worth ... 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

The Banjo According To John Hartford - DVD 1

John Hartford

Licks, Ideas and Music- Lesson One

This is the first of two highly-packed lessons that provide a rare opportunity to spend time with the late John Hartford and get his personal take on how he plays the five-string banjo. A thoughtful and knowledgable musician, John had many unusual theories and a treasure-trove of ideas and techniques that he enthusiastically shares with learning players. With Chris Sharp ... Read More

The Banjo According To John Hartford - DVD 2

John Hartford

Licks, Ideas and Music - Lesson Two

On this second part of his unique banjo lesson series, John Hartford once again imparts numerous ideas and a myriad of techniques for the learning player. He explains chromatic scales and teaches his famous "slide whistle" lick, which allows you to play ear-catching runs that will enhance any tune. You'll also learn to add color and excitement to your ... Read More

The Banjo According To John Hartford - Two-DVD Set

John Hartford

Licks, Ideas and Music

These two highly-packed lessons provide a rare opportunity to get John Hartford's personal take on how he plays the five-string banjo. A thoughtful and knowledgable musician, John has a treasure-trove of ideas and techniques that he enthusiastically shares with learning players. Review: "Hartford was a beacon of musical integrity and a whimsical spirit whose childlike enthusiasm for music and ... Read More

The Banjo of Eddie Adcock

Eddie Adcock
Eddie Adcock has forged new pathways into traditional three-finger picking by developing a style that combines traditional Scruggs-style bluegrass with country, folk, jazz, blues, gospel and rockabilly sounds. On this fascinating lesson, Eddie takes some of his most requested instrumentals and breaks each down into "little bits and parts," analyzing the chord shapes and licks in a way that will ... Read More
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