This series of four lessons combines traditional bluegrass banjo picking with the unique and exciting “melodic” style that has won Bill Keith accolades throughout the world. These tapes are simple enough to get a beginner started, but so filled with valuable ideas that they will benefit a professional player as well. Starting with some standards of the bluegrass repertoire, you will quickly progress to runs, licks, and complex fiddle tunes for the banjo, including variations and hints to help you create your own playing style. Along the way, you’ll learn right hand picking patterns, scales, music theory for banjo, back up and lead techniques, a variety of tunings, and sixteen show-stopping banjo solos.
Here are the great tunes you’ll be playing: Cripple Creek, B’ile Them Cabbage Down, Devil’s Dream, Dill Pickle Rag, Turkey In The Straw, Reuben’s Train, Black Mountain Rag, Soldier’s Joy, Blackberry Blossom, Cumberland Gap, Salty Dog Blues, Arkansas Traveler, Old Joe Clark, Little Sadie, Out Of Joint and Pig In A Pen.