Learn Banjo Technique... "right" from the beginning! - Learn the basics of 5-string bluegrass banjo playing "right" from the beginning. Study with Ross Nickerson and get your banjo playing off to a good start. Learn Banjo technique correctly first and create good habits right from the start.
Ross Nickerson covers all these subjects with you in a personal and informative way: Banjo rolls and picking patterns, fretting hand techniques, reading tablature,tuning the banjo, slides hammer-ons and pull-offs, practice tips, memorizing and playing without music, understanding timing, how to use a metronome, learning the chords, tightening the head, changing the strings, songs to learn and many other important fundamentals not found in other Books, CDs or DVDs. Comprehensive 52 printable page book
Ross Nickerson's will help you get started with solid correct bluegrass banjo technique. Everything is covered in depth, demonstrated slowly for you and explained thoroughly. The book has loads of helpful advice on all the banjo basics and features easy to read music tablature with both right and left hand figuring indications and accent marks for the melody notes.
The two audio CDs come with all the lessons and songs demonstrated clearly at three speeds and also features backup play along tracks to practice with.
The DVD features high quality video with split screen technology and easy to use click through menus. Also included on the DVD is a special feature lesson on tuning the banjo, changing a string, putting on a strap, using the picks, tightening the head and other important banjo basics. The DVD has an added menu option for scrolling through the songs at the slow, medium or fast tempos separately.
Here are some songs you'll learn: Boil the Cabbage Down, Tom Dooley, Old Time Religion, Two Dollar Bill, Cripple Creek, Blackberry Blossom and John Henry.