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Alan Munde, long time banjo player for "Country Gazette" and innovative solo artist, is a frequent instructional contributor to Banjo newsletter and Frets magazine. His impressive discography includes sessions with Jimmy Martin, Clarence White, Sam Bush, Linda Ronstadt, The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Eagles and many more. This course offers the intermediate to advanced banjo player an opportunity to learn the secrets of Alan's techniques of solo development, applications of chordal and melodic theory and unique approaches to arranging music for the banjo.
Basic Bluegrass Banjo with Alan Munde
This course starts with very easy chord forms for song accompaniment and progresses to a variety of five string banjo techniques. Even the absolute beginner will soon be playing his favorite bluegrass songs and having a great time with this video course. Over 15 all time favorite bluegrass banjo songs are presented in this exciting banjo course.
If you are a beginner, this instruction is for you. Special emphasis is placed on helping the beginner. The first song opens the door to accomplishment. The beginner can take advantage of split-screen views and special effect not possible with book or even private music lessons. Graphic illustrations of every detail are fully explained. Songs are broken down into small sections and demonstrated slowly.
Beginning Bluegrass Banjo with Pete Wernick
Here is your chance to sound like Earl Skruggs and other bluegrass pickers.
Beginning Old Time Banjo
Evo Bluestein is a well-known teacher and performer of many folk instruments and has recorded a number of albums with the Bluestein Family and as a solo artist. Evo teaches you the basic frailing (clawhammer), double thumbing, drop thumbing, hammer-ons, pull-offs and slides. Tunings included are open G, double C, G modal, using a capo for other keys.
Bluegrass Banjo Favorites
If you have completed the Basic Bluegrass Banjo Course or if you have been playing the banjo for a while and are ready to play some professional arrangements, this will provide a great new challenge for you. Instructed by Alan Munde.
Bluegrass Banjo Tunes and Techniques
Clawhammer Style Banjo
Basics to fundamental clawhammer techniques like the brush, the bumm-titty, strums, pull-offs, slides and more. Progresses to more advanced techniques.
Easy Solos for 5-String Banjo
With just a few elementary right hand roll picking patterns and some easy left hand fretting positions, you can learn to play ten all-time great country, gospel and bluegrass standards and participate in informal jam sessions with your picking friends. Instructed by Alan Munde.
Five-String Banjo For Beginners by Happy Traum
Beginning five-string banjoists will pick and sing along with Happy Traum within minutes with his clear, easy, hands-on lessons. He starts with the basics - the parts of the banjo, how to hold and tune it - and quickly moves on to teach two-chord melodies to country and folk tunes in traditional banjo style. You'll learn right-hand picking patterns, hammer-ons, slides, pull-offs and more essential skills to use in hundreds of songs, including the favorites taught here: "My Home's Across the Smoky Mountains," "Handsome Molly," "Cumberland Gap," "Jesse James," "Black-Eyed Susie" and "Banks of the Ohio."
Get Started on 5-String Banjo! Taught by David Holt
Award winning musician, TV host, and entertainer, David Holt helps beginners get started quickly and easily, from how to hold and tune up their banjo to their first chords, strums, and songs.
How to Play the 5-String Banjo by Pete Seeger
Learn the techniques Pete Seeger uses to make songs come alive - up-picking, frailing, whamming, double thumbing, hammering-on and pulling-off, two and three finger picking and more.
Irish Tenor Banjo & Mandolin with Seamus Egan
This video teaches tuning, basic melody, techniques including: picking, triplets, slides, moving triplets, longnotes, different rhythms and repertoire. Recommended for players of the Tenor Banjo, Mandolin, Cittern, Mandola and Irish Bouzouki.
Learn Plectrum Banjo with Buddy Wachter.
Pick any rhythm technique, proper fretting position, chord theory and structure, movable chords and left-hand exercises for strength and coordination.
Learn Tenor Banjo with Buddy Wachter
Theory, basic chord formulations, picking and strumming exercises and more. Includes chords and music.
Learning Plectrum Banjo by Buddy Wachter
This is essentially the same lesson as "Learning Tenor Banjo," making use of the longer-necked, mellower plectrum model. The plectrum banjo is tuned C, G, B, D (like a 5-string). Because of its longer scale, the tone tends to be deeper and richer, better suited to solo playing. (The tenor model has a shorter neck and a higher, sharper sound, good for cutting through other instruments in a band situation.) Four-string players tend to be fiercely devoted to one type of banjo or the other because of these differences.
Learning Tenor Banjo
The tenor banjo has a shorter neck and higher, sharper sound than the plectrum, good for being heard in a band situation. This lesson includes theory, basic chord formations, picking and strumming exercises, plus other invaluable knowledge necessary for playing virtually any tune on the banjo. Instructed by Buddy Wachter, this video program includes chords & music.
Play Bluegrass Banjo by Ear by Bill Keith
Bill Keith's unique banjo lessons to make music theory teach valuable techniques for finding melody and harmony notes. You'll learn how to combine these techniques with basic rolls and soon be able to develop powerful and creative bluegrass solos. At the same time, Bill conveys an understanding of the fingerboard that will open up vast possibilities for all players. Includes details of right-hand rolls, harmonized scales, pentatonic runs and licks, and more!
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