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Ron Block: A Fresh Look At Bluegrass Banjo DVD by Ron Block. For Banjo 5 String. Methods. Acutab. Instructional video. Bluegrass. Beginning-Intermediate. DVD. Duration 225 minutes. Published by Acutab Publications (MB.DRB1). There aren't many banjos players more widely heard, or who have performed before more people, than Ron Block. Working with Alison Krauss & Union Station since 1991, Ron's distinctive banjo sound has become nearly as much a part of the group sound as Alison's voice. Ron has taught in a limited number of workshops, but this is his first instructional DVD of any kind, offering a detailed look at his unique approach to the banjo. This 2 DVD release from AcuTab begins with Ron explaining how he learned, and what resources have been useful to him, plus how he looks at both left and right hand patterns. AcuTab's John Lawless leads him through a discussion of several topics, including tone production, Ron's use of bends and chokes, how he arranges solos, and improvisation. Ron goes into great detail about his practice routine, showing examples of exercises and drills he uses to stay in shape. He discusses how to use a metronome in your practice, with several examples. He also describes a number of guitar techniques and concepts which have informed his banjo playing, such as working within "boxes," or blocks of frets, and learning to visualize and play scales and patterns both vertically and horizontally. The meat of the DVD is in the songs Ron teaches, which are played in a number of keys and tunings. You'll learn Cluck Old Hen, Tiny Broken Heart, Man Of Constant Sorrow, I'll Remember You Love In My Prayers, Everytime You Say Goodbye, Bright Sunny South, My Poor Old Heart and Smashville. Each song is played with a band before Ron breaks it down lick by lick, and is then shown (medium and slow) in a split screen orientation. Three screen orientations are available for the split screen sections, based on whether the left or right hand is of greater interest - or seeing them both at equal size. Two audio mixes are available for the band sections: normal, and banjo-heavy. 3 hours and 45 minutes on 2 DVDs, with tab booklet.
$50.00

Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Tony Trischka - Banjo Bundle Pack. (Tony Trischka Teaches 20 Easy Banjo Solos (Book/CD Pack) with Classic Bluegrass Banjo Solos (DVD)). Homespun Tapes. Book & CD & DVD Package. 29 pages. Published by Homespun (HL.642060). ISBN 1423436687. 9x12 inches. Includes the book/CD pack Tony Trischka Teaches 20 Easy Banjo Solos (00699056) and the DVD Classic Bluegrass Banjo Solos (00641567) in one money-saving pack.In the book/CD, Tony Trischka has personally chosen twenty traditional banjo solos that will teach you new ideas and add to your arsenal of licks and techniques. Tony performs each tune slowly, then up to speed, providing invaluable tips and explanations as he goes. By the time you have mastered all of these solos, you'll have acquired the basic skills necessary to play in the styles of Earl Scruggs, Don Reno, Sonny Osborne, and other bluegrass greats.In the DVD, Tony teaches eleven classic pieces. You'll learn them, note-for-note, just as they were played by some of the greatest players in the history of the instrument. By learning these tunes you'll not only expand your repertoire, but in the process will also become more flexible in your ability to mix up various rolls, play in several keys without a capo, and move more freely around the neck. Songs include: John Henry • Sitting on Top of the World • Gold Rush • Bye Bye Blues • Dixie Breakdown • and more.A great value at $44.95!
$44.95

Pages: 29
Instruments: Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Complete Bluegrass Banjo Method Book/CD Set by Neil Griffin. For Banjo (5-String). Methods. Complete. Bluegrass. Multiple Levels. Book/CD Set. 244 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.93345BCD). ISBN 9780786665211. Bluegrass. 8.75x11.75 inches. One of the very best G tuning five-string bluegrass banjo methods available! The book teaches how to pick out tunes single-string style (one note at a time), how to play chord accompaniment, and how to play solos in the full three-finger, bluegrass style. Topics include note and tab reading, chord background styles, traditional bluegrass techniques, fills and endings, use of the capo, rolls, slides, hammers, pull-offs, choking, harmonics, and up-the-neck playing. In notation and tablature. The CD includes acoustic bass, acoustic guitar, and a rhythm track as well as the 5-string banjo. All songs and most exercises are included in this teaching recording, performed at a tempo that the student should be able to maintain in short order.
$35.99

Pages: 244
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Ron Stewart - A Bluegrass Banjo Professional DVD by Ron Stewart. For Banjo 5 String. Methods. Acutab. Bluegrass. Beginning-Intermediate. DVD. Duration 120 minutes. Published by Acutab Publications (MB.DRS1). Ron Stewart has emerged in recent years as one of the most admired and influential banjos players in bluegrass music. His fluid - almost effortless - style is on display in this DVD, where Ron discusses his thoughts on many aspects of professional-level banjo playing - like finding and playing the melody on a vocal tune and positioning/adapting the right hand for the best tone. AcuTab's John Lawless hosts the DVD which will be of interest and great value to players at all levels of skill or experience. Beginning and interediate players will be able to learn several of the tunes and also profit from Ron's descriptions of finding the melody. More advanced players can tackle some of the tougher tunes, but can learn a great deal from simply watching and listening to Ron's fabulous tone! Ron also demonstrates and teaches a number of songs he has recorded.
$35.00

Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
By Dix Bruce and Bill Evans. For Banjo 5 String. Tune Book. Bluegrass. Multiple Levels. Book/CD Set. 304 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc
$34.99

Pages: 304
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Tony Trischka Master Collection of Fiddle Tunes for Banjo Book/2-CD Set edited by Tony Trischka. For Banjo (5-String). Solos. Bluegrass. Beginning-Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 256 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99583BCD). ISBN 9780786676316. Bluegrass. 8.75x11.75 inches. A comprehensive repertoire book of fiddle tunes adapted for banjo, in easy to read tablature, by the renowned player and teacher of the 5-String Banjo, Tony Trischka. For the early picker to the advanced player, this book and its companion recordings on 2 CDs will enable the player to learn by example and broaden their technical range. Fiddle tunes have been adapted for Banjo since the early 1850s. The explorations contained here include a large collection of popular American fiddle tunes and a section of Celtic tunes played in the three major Bluegrass Banjo styles. These Bluegrass, Old Time and Celtic banjo traditions will expand the players' knowledge of the instrument, and deepen their understanding of bluegrass and traditional music. The techniques employed will build the players technical prowess and broaden their enjoyment of playing. And the tunes, both popular and lesser known, will add new variety to the next jam session! Tablature only. --Repertoire of fiddle tunes for the early to the advanced banjo player. --In easy to read tablature with 2 companion CDs. --Expands the players' knowledge of Bluegrass banjo styles and banjo music. --Builds playing skills and adds variety to their playing.
$34.99

Pages: 256
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
(Revised and Enhanced Edition). For 5-string banjo. Hal Leonard Banjo. Instructional, Method and Bluegrass. Instructional book and accompaniment CD. Introductory text. 200 pages. Published by Hal Leonard
$34.99

Pages: 200
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Sammy Shelor- Banjo DVD. (A Demonstration & Analysis of an Award-Winning Style). By Sammy Shelor. For Banjo (5-String). Technic. Acutab. Bluegrass. Multiple Levels. DVD. Duration 80 minutes. Published by Acutab Publications (MB.DSS1). Four-time IBMA Banjo Player of the Year, Sammy Shelor shares his insight and experience in this 80 minute instructional video. AcuTab's John Lawless takes Sammy through a discussion of such tricky concepts as playing the melody in a roll style, effective roll-oriented backup, filling the holes on a vocal number and finding the best tone. In addition, several songs are presented in a split screen format allowing you to watch Sammy's left and right hands simultaneously. A tab booklet is provided and most examples are played both up to speed and a bit slower. While not a specifically instructional video per se, pickers at even an introductory level will find much to interest and educate in this presentation. More experienced pickers and fans of Sammy's playing will not want to miss this one.
$30.00

Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Easy Songs for Banjo by Casey Henry. For Banjo (5-String). Solos. Bluegrass. Beginning. DVD. Duration 120 minutes. Published by Murphy Method (MB.22030DVD). This video teaches easy arrangements of popular banjo songs. The breaks on this new video have been tried and tested by both Murphy and Casey with their live students. Songs include: Old Home Place, Nine Pound Hammer, Salty Dog, Ballad of Jed Clampett, Amazing Grace, and a high break for the standard bluegrass G-C-D-G chord progression.
$29.99

Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Vamping: Beginning Banjo Backup by Murphy Henry. For Banjo (5-String). Rhythm/Backup. Bluegrass. Beginning. DVD. Duration 120 minutes. Published by Murphy Method (MB.22027DVD). Vamping - Beginning Banjo Backup Learn how to vamp to all the songs on our Beginners' Banjo Videos. And what is vamping? When you vamp on the banjo, you are playing just chords, no melody. Vamping is what you do when the other person is playing the melody or playing the "lead" or "taking a break," as we sometimes say. These chords are all 4-finger chords made up the neck (in the higher positions on the banjo). When you vamp, these chords are played on the off beat. All of this is explained on the video! On the video, we show you how to make these chords, and we go over the chord changes to each song, one beat at a time. As always, we stress learning to hear and play these chord changes BY EAR. This video is a MUST for the beginning banjo player! Lots of slow playing so you can play along. Ending licks taught for each song.
$29.99

Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Great Banjo Tunes. (Learn Bluegrass by Ear). By Murphy Henry with Casey Henry. For Banjo (5-String). Solos. Learn Music by Ear. Bluegrass. Intermediate. DVD. Duration 135 minutes. Published by Murphy Method (MB.22046DVD). Great Banjo Tunes (formerly titled Advanced Banjo) (Now on DVD!) Six challenging new tunes are taught including Don Reno's Limehouse Blues and Dixie Breakdown. Basic melodic licks, new chord positions, and jazzy Reno sounds are introduced. Guest teacher for Kansas City Railroad Blues is Casey Henry. No Tab. Also includes The Goldrush, Bill Cheatum, and Shenandoah Breakdown. (2 hours, 15 minutes).
$29.99

Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
More Advanced Earl by Murphy Henry. For Banjo (5-String). Solos. Bluegrass. Intermediate-Advanced. DVD. Duration 120 minutes. Published by Murphy Method (MB.22045DVD). Earl's "tuner" songs are not as hard to play as you think! "Reuben", with the banjo retuned in the Key of D, is just plain fun to play; and very impressive! How to set the tuners is carefully explained. On "Earl's Breakdown" and "Randy Lynn Rag", Murphy also shows how to play these numbers without the special tuners. "Flint Hill Special", and is also taught. No Tab.
$29.99

Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Soldier's Joy and Other Banjo Favorites by Murphy Henry. For Banjo (5-String). Songbook. Learn Bluegrass by Ear. Bluegrass. Beginning-Intermediate. DVD. Duration 120 minutes. Published by Murphy Method (MB.22031DVD). Soldier's Joy and Other Banjo Favorites (formerly titled Playing in C, Volume 2). More great tunes played in C position. (without using a capo) Includes the very popular fiddle tunes Soldier's Joy and Liberty. Scruggs favorites Home Sweet Home, Farewell Blues and Old Spinning Wheel. No Tab. (2 hours).
$29.99

Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Rawhide & Other Blistering Banjo Favorites by Murphy Henry. For Banjo (5-String). Solos. Bluegrass & Country. Beginning-Intermediate. DVD. Duration 120 minutes. Published by Murphy Method (MB.22047DVD). Rawhide and Other Banjo Favorites: - Now on DVD! Been wanting'o tackle these hot jam tunes, but didn't know where to start? Murphy makes it easy! How? 1. By using easy-to-learn variations of basic Scruggs licks. 2. By explaining the hard parts in detail. Don't let mandolin players leave you in the dust when they play Rawhide! Leave them in the dust with Bluegrass Breakdown! Amaze other pickers with Theme Time. And finally, learn Hazel Creek, the theme song of the Murphy Method banjo videos. Bluegrass Breakdown, Theme Time, Rawhide, and Hazel Creek. No Tab. DVD length 2 hours.
$29.99

Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Beyond Vamping: Fancy Banjo Backup. (Learn Bluegrass by Ear). For Banjo (5-String). Rhythm/Backup. Learn Bluegrass by Ear. Bluegrass. Beginning. DVD. Duration 150 minutes. Published by Murphy Method (MB.22185DVD). What is the first thing most banjo players want to do as soon as they have learned a few songs? They want to learn some FANCY SCRUGGS BACKUP! Now, for the first time, these seemingly difficult fancy backup licks are explained note-by-note by Casey Henry, who has been studying Earl's playing for years. Casey makes learning them easy, by starting with the simplest licks and building up to the more complex. And best of all, she shows you how to use them in real bluegrass songs. Each section on this DVD includes three to four separate lessons that teach individual licks. Then we put the licks into backup patterns for the classic numbers iThinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes," "Bury Me Beneath the Willow," "Titanic," and "Will the Roses Bloom." Once learned, these licks can be used in a wide variety of other songs, including several that have identical chord progressions to the ones taught here.
$29.99

Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
The Banjo Encyclopedia Book/CD Set. (Bluegrass Banjo from A to Z). By Ross Nickerson. For Banjo (5-String). Reference. Encyclopedia. Bluegrass. Beginning-Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 228 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99443BCD). ISBN 9780786670741. Bluegrass. 8.75x11.75 inches. The Banjo Encyclopedia is a comprehensive, in-depth banjo instructional tool that covers the many intricacies of bluegrass banjo playing, including numerous topics that may have been overlooked in banjo instruction to date. The Banjo Encyclopedia can take a student from the beginning, to intermediate, and right through to more advanced styles of banjo playing. Ross Nickerson uses his many years of experience helping hundreds of aspiring banjo pickers by offering the banjo student an opportunity to learn in a practical, straightforward manner. This wide-ranging banjo instructional book will focus on many techniques that will help every aspect of a banjo player's musicianship while simplifying many subjects in the learning process. The included 99-track CD recording will enable the student to learn easily by hearing author Ross Nickerson demonstrate each song, and perform many of the banjo licks and phrases included in the book slow, and up to tempo. The CD also includes an advanced song section with a full bluegrass band accompanying Ross along with additional intermediate songs for the student to learn. The Banjo Encyclopedia is undoubtedly one of the most complete five-string banjo books on the market today and a must for every banjo player's collection.
$29.99

Pages: 228
Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Improvising: The First Stage DVD by Murphy Henry. For Banjo 5 String. Methods. Bluegrass. Beginning. DVD. Duration 110 minutes. Published by Murphy Method (MB.21936DVD). Ever wondered how banjo players play a song they don't know? The improvise using licks that they do know! You can learn this and we can teach you! Explained at a basic level. No Tab.
$29.95

Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Wildwood Flower and Other Banjo Classics DVD by Murphy Henry. For Banjo (5-String). Solos. Bluegrass. Intermediate. DVD. Duration 116 minutes. Published by Murphy Method (MB.21963DVD). Are you finding the key of G too limiting? What do you do if someone calls for a song in C, or D, or E, or F? Learn to play out of C position and expand your horizons on the banjo. No Tab. Featuring Wildwood Flower. Also Uncloudy Day, Arkansas Traveler, Worried Man, more.
$29.95

Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
High Breaks and Backup for Banjo DVD by Murphy Henry. For Banjo 5 String. Technic. Bluegrass. Beginning-Intermediate. DVD. Duration 110 minutes. Published by Murphy Method (MB.21965DVD). Want to learn some fancy Scruggs backup? Here it is! Murphy teaches you five up-the-neck breaks, and then shows you how to add some cool Scruggs back-up licks to each song. Also includes a boogie-woogie vamp pattern. All carefully explained one note at a time. No Tab. Two-Dollar Bill, Mountain Dew, Worried Man, Do Lord, I Saw the Light.
$29.95

Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Picking Up The Pace DVD. (More Slow Jamming with Murphy and Casey). By Murphy Henry and Casey Henry. For Banjo (5-String). Methods. Learn Bluegrass by Ear. Bluegrass. Beginning-Intermediate. DVD. Duration 82 minutes. Published by Murphy Method (MB.21966DVD). You enjoyed our first Slow Jam DVD so much, we're back with another! Picking Up the Pace features Murphy and Casey along with David McLaughlin on mandolin and Malia Furtado on fiddle, playing an assortment of jam tunes at a slightly quicker pace. Still slow. though! Includes I Saw the Light, Salty Dog, Old Home Place, Girl of Constant Sorrow, Nine-Pound Hammer, Mama Don't Allow, and many more in several keys. Great for beginners and intermediates! No TAB.
$29.95

Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Mark Johnson Teaches Clawgrass Banjo. (From Clawhammer to Bluegrass). DVD/Instructional/Folk Instrmt. DVD. Guitar tablature. Homespun #DVDJHNBJ21. Published by Homespun (HL.642087). ISBN 1597732591. With guitar tablature. 5.25x7.5 inches. “Clawgrass” is a powerful banjo style that combines the percussive sounds of old-time clawhammer with the driving, complex rolls of bluegrass picking. Mark Johnson developed this exciting technique, and it's transforming the way many players are approaching their instrument. Seven traditional and original instrumentals are taught. INCLUDES TAB • LEVEL 3 • 105 MIN.
$29.95

Instruments: Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Capos, Chords and Theory for Banjo DVD. For Banjo 5 String. Technic. Instructional video. Bluegrass. Beginning. DVD. Duration 80 minutes. Published by Murphy Method (MB.21978DVD). Learn to use a capo on your banjo! We explain what key you are playing in when you capo at different frets; what 1, 4, and 5 chords are and how to find them; how to vamp with the capo on and lots more. We also talk about the barre, F, and D positions and the names of the chords as they move up the neck. No Tab.
$29.95

Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Playing Banjo by Ear & Learning The Chords by Ross Nickerson. For Banjo (5-String). Chord Book. Bluegrass. Beginning-Intermediate. DVD. Duration 130 minutes. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.881837001138). 130 minute DVD instruction to help you play without tablature, learn to memorize, learn the chords better, learn to jam on banjo and loads of practical tips for the student wanting to play with others and trying to reach the next level. Includes instruction on learning the chords to songs, playing rolls and chords, up the neck chords, minor major and seventh chords. Tips and exercises to improve your chord changing ability and practice backup. How to improve timing, pick steady, improvise simply, add slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs to chords and chord changes in the song.
$29.95

Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Banjo Jamming and Play Along. (with bonus Learning the Chord Forms video). By Ross Nickerson. For Banjo (5-String). Play Along. Bluegrass. Beginning-Intermediate. DVD. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.881837001237). Learning the Chord Forms Up and Down the Neck. *Learn the Chords to Each Song !*Songs Played at Three Speeds *Ross Nickerson plays a solo and then plays backup for you **Includes Guitar and Bass Backup at all three speeds *Includes a booklet with tablature arrangements for each song *The DVD comes with written tablature arrangements for the songs and instruction on how best to utilize the DVD.
$29.95

Instruments: 5-String Banjo, Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country