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Play Bluegrass Banjo By Ear
Play Bluegrass Banjo By Ear
Actor: Bill Keith
Director: Happy Traum
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2005     1hr 0min

This unique lesson in basic music theory will help you find melody and harmony notes and understand the banjo fingerboard in a way that will open up vast possibilities. Combining this knowledge with basic rolls, harmonized...  more »


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Actor: Bill Keith
Director: Happy Traum
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Independently Distributed
Studio: Homespun Tapes
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 07/08/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

Banjo Lesson
N. Johnson | United States | 03/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If one wishes to learn the banjo, start with this DVD. Several scales are shown in detail and with those scales are thousands of songs. Basic ideas and concepts are covered; including the fretboard and how to understand the fretboard in addition to the banjo, of course. If you wish to learn to play while hearing songs on a bluegrass/folk album, this is the DVD to buy!"
Absolute "must have" for your banjo library
D. Vaughan | 04/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great DVD for any banjo player to own and use. It doesn't matter whether you play bluegrass or clawhammer, the information in this DVD is invaluable to any banjo style played on a 5 string banjo. It's not the typcial sit down and learn a song type DVD, it's about learning the basics of the fretboard and building upon the basics to learn and discover more and more possiblities. I watch this DVD about once a month just to refresh my memory and more importantly, to push myself into new opportunities. The amazing thing is that I no longer us any tab for learning new songs, I just listen and then figure out the patterns and start playing based on what I've learned from this DVD."
Not for Beginners!!!
frmertd | 11/16/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"It's a decent video. He takes a different slant on the banjo than scruggs. I agree with the above poster NOT FOR BEGINNERS. This is definately for intermediate level people. It's really about improvising. So if you aren't improvising yet, stay away."