The first important goal for beginning banjo players is to learn to play with other musicians and singers in a bluegrass jam session. On this two-hour video, one of the world's most experienced banjo teachers provides all the tools you need to give rhythmic support, play fill-ins and help the music sparkle.
Pete "Dr. Banjo" Wernick developed this lesson especially for new pickers. Using actual footage of a bluegrass jam session, Pete shows in slow and clear detail the techniques you'll need to fit into a real jamming situation. You'll move from the simplest strum for the total beginner to chord vamping, rolls, up-the-neck positions and many of the fill-in licks that banjo players use to spark the bluegrass sound.
As you learn the techniques, you can put them into practice by playing along with Pete's companion bluegrass jamming lessons. Dr. Banjo's prescription for solid banjo accompaniment is filled with sage advice and powerful pointers on how to become a great backup player.
"WOW Dr. Pete!.... Where has this DVD been? This is probably the most important instruction tool I've ever purchased! I have all three of your jamming videos, but I couldn't seem to keep up all the time, even on the basic level. I just got the Bluegrass Banjo Backup - Basic Level DVD today. The light bulbs are popping on in my head so fast that they are outdoing the Christmas display my wife makes me put out every year! This DVD brings everything I've struggled with over the years together. Some of it is even making sense to me now!
Thank you, thank you, thank you for this invaluable learning tool. I sincerely hope that you are planning on intermediate and advanced levels coming out in the near future. I have learned more in one sitting than I have in years of struggle with the banjo." -- Tom Fleming, Jackson, MI
"Bluegrass Banjo Backup" basic level is what I was looking for, It has so much information on one disk, plus you describe everything so well as you go, even down to how to study and learn every thing. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You have opened a whole new world for me." - Carroll