Develop Your Skills with 8 Essential Jam Tunes
Learn to play eight must-know bluegrass instrumentals that you are likely to hear in jam sessions, picking parties and band performances. Bill Evans, one of America’s best-loved players and teachers, helps you build your technique from the ground up, showing you the techniques that will give these tunes power and authenticity:
Jesse James • John Hardy • Foggy Mountain Breakdown • Clinch Mt. Backstep • Old Joe Clark • Salt Creek • Fireball Mail • Soldier’s Joy.
This lesson is perfect for banjo players at all levels. Beginners will learn the rolls, licks and chord shapes that will get you started picking these tunes the right way; more experienced players will add the cool touches that will make each of these familiar tunes uniquely your own.
Each song is played slowly and at an "almost" up-to-speed tempo so you can build up your picking speed. Practice your newly-learned solos with backup rhythm provided by Bill and guitarist Jim Nunally for a great learning experience and jam session success.