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|DVD-Banjo Arrangements of The Kingston Trio|
Actor: George Grove
Director: Happy Traum
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
A fun and easy lesson for those who love the signature sound of the Kingston Trio and want to sing and play their songs on their banjo. Veteran Kingston Trio member George Grove teaches classic folk hits Tom Dooley; M.T.A.... more »
This DVD inspires.
John L. Wright | Ramstein AFB, Germany | 07/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have played the guitar for a while and have just started with the banjo. I have been listening to the Kingston Trio for over forty years. George Grove presents the material starting from easy, progressing to intermediate, and then gets into things that are way out of my league. Everything makes sense and it sounds just like it should; everything passes my sanity test. His instruction of what he calls "Fake Frailing" is just perfect for the beginner. His demonstration of "Early Morning Rain" is just incredible for the more advanced player. ( I will be working on that one for a while.) He keeps the material light using ample amounts of wit and humor.
My limited background of the guitar was all that was needed to get me well into these lessons. For someone starting out cold, some kind of very basic banjo primer would be required. This DVD is perfect for someone who is familiar with the Kingston Trio and is familiar with the basics such as how to tune the banjo and make basic chords.
Wow, I would love to see a companion DVD that demonstrates Kingston Trio guitar technique as well.
John L. Wright
Ramstein AFB Germany