This week we'll learn 3 banjo solos for Red River Vally in 3 different keys. But here's the kicker–no capo or retuning! Let's start in the key of C, then modulate to D and G. There's different strategy involved for each key, which is what we'll focus on t
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I'll be honest and state this is some of my most extensive and applicable teaching regarding banjo backup–a HOT topic amongst players. We're gonna learn four different closed boogie woogie licks that build upon each other. I'll show you how to use, modify
I get TONS of questions about playing in B on the mandolin. I can teach you some licks (and I will...you know me), but I also want you to understand what you're doing. We'll start with 3 different positions you HAVE to know, then give you a killer finger-
Let's have some fun. I've built a Blackberry Blossom that doubles as a speed exercise, and we'll also dive deep into some rhythm options that'll tickle your toes. And, don't forget them 3 speeds of jamtrack mp3's!
This is the last week in our "Life's Railway" series, and I leave you banjo pickers with a bang. Let's learn a challenging solo AND some rolling backup! I've got tabs for both, as well as five jamtrack mp3's, and I'll explain how I arrived at both.
One of the top questions I receive regarding banjo is how to know which roll to play and when to play it. We're gonna address that here as we learn 3 solos for "Amazing Grace" in G! And, for those of you wanting to learn banjo, this basic melody is a grea
We'll land on a super tasty 3rd solo for "Amazing Grace" in G, but I'll first show you the pieces of the puzzle to get there, beginning with the basic melody! This is a great key to sing it in, as well.
By the grace of God, we start a new year! Now let's get to pickin'! We'll start with the basic melody of "Amazing Grace" that ANYONE can learn, then add strums and continue to beef it up. Also, this is a KILLER pick accuracy exercise, and we'll have fun d
Let's get in the Christmas spirit and get better at banjo. Want to? Me too. We'll start with the basic melody, add rolls and fillers to thicken it up, and finally import licks to build a solo hotter than Granny's cocoa! Don't forget the 3 speeds of mp3 ja
We have three solos to this classic Christmas tune in build-a-break fashion. This means we'll start with the basic melody, then add eighth notes and scale licks to beef it up, then a third solo full of licks and tricks that will make Granny giddy. Enjoy t
It's my favorite time of the year, and I've coupled that with my favorite style of lesson: build-a-break! We'll first learn the basic melody to this Christmas favorite, then add eighth notes and scales, and finally fill it full of licks to top it off! Don