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You can make good banjo music almost immediately with "Dr. Banjo" himself! Pete Wernick has taught thousands of people, young and old, to play three-finger style bluegrass "Scruggs" picking. This super-easy lesson has been time-tested at Pete’s many workshops and music camps, and he will have you playing along in the very first minutes.
With only two chords (one "open," the other using just two fingers), Pete gets you started strumming and accompanying ten bluegrass standards. By learning just one more easy chord, you are now able to play along with almost any bluegrass song. You’ll learn a sizeable group of favorites by simply strumming and changing chords in the right places. Getting started this way builds results and confidence quickly, and is extremely effective in learning timing, left hand, and "ear" skills -- all necessary for eventually playing in jam sessions.
Next, it’s time for the basic banjo rolls that really start sounding like bluegrass picking! With just a four-note pattern, your banjo sparkles as you roll along with the video on all of the songs you’ve learned up to now. You’re ready to jam with Pete’s guest students Joel Adamson and Marie Steen, who show how strumming and picking work together on "Tom Dooley," 'Take Me Back to Tulsa" and "Long Journey Home."
Finally, Pete shows more roll patterns: the Foggy Mountain Breakdown roll, the forward roll, and others. He closes with a lead banjo version of "When the Saints Go Marching In," using your new rolls. By now, you’re well on your way to becoming a real bluegrass picker.
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Book Description Hal Leonard Publishers. Condition: New. Brand New, This is an audio book. Seller Inventory # 1932537694
Book Description Music Sales, 2004. DVD. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Pete Dr. Banjo Wernick gets total novices to make good banjo music almost immediately. With only two chords, Pete has newcomers strumming and accompanying ten bluegrass standards. By learning a third easy chord, they are now able to play along with almost any bluegrass song. Next, it s time for the basic banjo rolls that really start sounding like bluegrass picking. This super-easy lesson has been time-tested at Pete s many workshops and music camps, and it works! Includes play-alongs with guest students. 60-MIN. DVD * INCLUDES CHORDS + LYRICS * LEVEL 1. Seller Inventory # BZE9781932537697