Build a solid foundation with correct 3 finger "Scruggs Style" 5-string banjo technique!
Master "Scruggs Style" Bluegrass banjo with Ross Nickerson's five step process
First, hear the song with the full band up to speed.
Next, hear the same arrangement at a slower speed
Third is verbal instruction breaking down and demonstrating the arrangement while pointing out the importance of certain sections with tips to mastering the technique.
Next the bluegrass band rhythm track at the slower tempo to play along with
Then the backup band to practice with at the faster speed.
Songs Include these Earl Scruggs Classics: Lonesome Road Blues, Little Darlin' Pal of Mine, Fireball Mail, Groundspeed, Sally Goodwin, and Foggy Mountain Breakdown
The book includes extra arrangements for up the neck solos and breaks for Foggy Mountain Breakdown, Little Darlin' Pal of Mine, Fireball Mail, a low break arrangement for Lonesome Road Blues with other tasteful innovations in solid bluegrass Scruggs Style. The tab for Fireball Mail, Lonesome Road Blues and all the other songs included is easy to read and includes the chords to the songs, also right and left hand fingering notations for more difficult passages.
The Scruggs Style Instruction for Five String Banjo Book with two CDs is not for brand new beginners. It is more suited for new intermediate or intermediate players who understand the fundamentals and feel they are ready to improve their technique and learn by this method. The CDs have the songs recorded slower and up to speed along with backup band rhythm tracks to play along with as well as verbal audio instruction on each song.
...Your arrangement is as close to Earl as I have ever heard and your instructions are breaking it down into digestible pieces so I'm actually making progress each time I sit down. It is the best value in instruction that have come across to date...
Hear Ross Nickerson sound clips
Faster versions of Foggy Mountain Breakdown or Ground Speed
from Scruggs Style Instruction for 5-string Banjo
Foggy Mountain Breakdown