How to Make Up Your Own Banjo Solos - Lesson 1

Pete Wernick

What to Play When It's Your Turn to "Take It"!

2-hour video, includes tab file on pdf file
  • Code:DLWERSO21
  • Skill Level:Near-Beginner (2)

Learn how to create convincing banjo solos, both "on the fly" in jam sessions and with more precision in your practice time. Here's the alternative to total dependence on tab and memorizing other people's arrangements.

Even novice pickers will be able to follow Pete's gradual approach to soloing. He starts with the basic chords and rolls - showing you how to instantly play a "placeholder" solo, the easiest way to step out in a jam situation with only the chords to go by. He gradually builds in "filler" content - simple moves and phrases adding variety and believability.

Working with five bluegrass standards, Pete shows you how to hunt down a song's melody notes and create a full-fledged arrangement featuring the recognizable tune. The addition of appealing licks, lead-ins, tags and other embellishments will give your solos polish and interest. 

Players at all levels will benefit from the user-friendly information that Pete imparts on this groundbreaking lesson. Whether you're a beginner or a veteran picker, Pete gives you the tools you need to build your improvisational and composing skills.

Close-ups of both hands and printable booklet make every note clear!


"Pete Wernick presents a nice addition to his lineup of instructional DVDs with this gently-graduated two-hour exposition on creating your own banjo solos.... For banjo players who have been hesitant to enter the jamming world for fear of the soloing aspect, this DVD should be a great resource in making this all-important step." -- Bluegrass Unlimited


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