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 exciting fusion sounds of the Newgrass Revival, the Flecktones and other groups, as well as Bela's formidable solo work. The perception of the banjo has never been quite the same.
On this richly detailed 6-CD set, Bela starts by covering fairly easy bluegrass basics, and then helps you develop your skills by teaching techniques such as single-string work, moving bass lines, counter melodies, chromatics and scales in a variety of keys and tunings. His clear, easy-to-follow instruction method will bring new ideas and exciting techniques to your playing. Songs include: East Virginia Blues, Snakes Alive, Reach, Sapporo, Cotton Patch Rag, Christina’s Jig, The Plain Brown Jug, Kitty’s Wedding, Too Hot for Words, Flexibility, Reverie, How Can You Face Me Now, In the Pines, Wildwood Flower, White Freight Line, Eager and Anxious, Frosty Morning, Salty, Eighth of January, Blackberry Blossom, Lowdown,Daybreak