Beginning Bluegrass Banjo

Pete Wernick
100 Minute DVD, includes tab on a pdf file to view or print.
  • Code:DLWERBJ21
  • Skill Level:Novice (1)

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 get started.

This is the perfect course for those who want to play three-finger style bluegrass banjo from scratch. You may never have touched a banjo before, but Pete will have you picking right from the opening minutes of this user-friendly DVD. After getting tuned up and learning some easy chords, Pete teaches you the basic rolls and left-hand fingerings that make up your first bluegrass instrumental. As you progress, you'll learn how to add slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and a variety of right-hand rolls in the three-finger bluegrass style.

By the time you finish this course, you'll be picking favorite bluegrass songs, including Buffalo Gals, Mama Don't 'Low, Columbus Stockade Blues, Handsome Molly, Shady Grove, Worried Man, Big Ball In Boston, Red River Valley, Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms, Jesse James, Lonesome Road Blues, Little Maggie and That Good Old Mountain Dew.

Reviews

Andrew 5 months ago

I play the guitar at an intermediate level and was looking for a banjo tutorial for beginners, if you stick with it and practice all the lessons in the PDF booklet and listen to Pete explaining each section this will give you a good foundation into learning banjo rolls and alternating between each type in different tunes, the second half of the tutorial which took some time to master develops your skills at understanding how to play and sing a tune using single notes and then progress this to playing more complex rolls along to the tune, at first I almost gave in with this course and looked around for something else, but I kept revisiting this tutorial, Pete is a good tutor and once you've been through the course and dedicated yourself to practise you will advance well.

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