Pete Wernick – Beginning Bluegrass Banjo
May 21 2015
This is the perfect course for those who want to play three-finger style bluegrass banjo from scratch. You may never have touched a banjo before, but Pete will have you picking right from the opening minutes of this user-friendly DVD. After getting tuned up and learning some easy chords, Pete teaches you the basic rolls and left-hand fingerings that make up your first bluegrass instrumental. As you progress, you’ll learn how to add slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and a variety of right-hand rolls in the three-finger bluegrass style.
By the time you finish this course, you’ll be picking favorite bluegrass songs, including Buffalo Gals, Mama Don’t ‘Low, Columbus Stockade Blues, Handsome Molly, Shady Grove, Worried Man, Big Ball In Boston, Red River Valley, Roll In My Sweet Baby’s Arms, Jesse James, Lonesome Road Blues, Little Maggie and That Good Old Mountain Dew.
This DVD starts out at the basics and moves on from there. A good way to learn basic banjo playing and a lot cheaper than taking lessons. Pete is one of the finest teachers out there, you’ll be rolling and grinning before you know it! While the banjo is still difficult instrument to play, at least some of the mistery has been removed.
Pete Wernick has an easy-going teaching style with a little “goofy” humour thrown in. He starts off at the very beginning–how to tune your banjo and finishes showing you how to pick (that’s a banjo-type pick) a simple tune putting in all the extra notes that make it a “bluegrass” arrangement. In between, he shows you all the familiar rolls and shows you how to form chords. He plays them very slowly at first and then speeds up to show how they should sound. The split-screen views show both hands in close-up so you can clearly see what he’s doing and can follow along.
Running time: 01:40:52
Video: DivX5 512×384 29.97fps 905Kbps
Audio: MP3 44100Hz stereo 128Kbps
Size: 751 Mb