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Play Banjo By Ear - Video Course
Think about it... Most of the great banjo players, people like Earl Scruggs and Ralph Stanley, DID NOT learn to play using written tablature so why must you? If TAB is failing you, don't give up until you try my no-tab, play by ear method.
This downloadable course will teach you how to play bluegrass style banjo by ear. Many people struggle with trying to read notation for banjo (tablature) and I created this set of 5 QuickTime video lessons to get you playing quickly. You get over 2 hours of video instruction in this course. Here's what you'll learn to do:
• Learn how to tune by ear
• Learn tuning checks
• How to correctly put on the picks
• Learn the right and left hand positions and techniques
• Basic right hand picking patterns
• Two common rolls and three chords you'll use in the songs
• How to play slides and hammer-ons
• Step by step Cripple Creek
• Step by step Boil Em Cabbage Down
Everything I teach you in the videos is designed to get you playing two complete songs. By the end of the course you'll be playing Cripple Creek and two versions of Boil Em Cabbage Down from memory! When you complete the Play By Ear Video Course you'll be ready to continue learning with less fear or confusion of the printed page. (By the way, I also include the tablature for everything you learn as a PDF file.)
If you have been confused by trying to learn from books and tablature give this method a try and you'll be picking in no time. These videos are equal in length to 4 private lessons which would cost you five times as much. And, with these videos you can repeat them as much as you need to.
Note: The video files are pretty large (704 MB) so it is best to download to your home computer and be patient for the download process to complete. You'll download a .zip file which will contain a folder with all 5 videos and the written PDF materials.