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Bluegrass Banjo Favorites

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    Chapter 2 (4:56)


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    Chapter 3 (15:08)


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    Chapter 4 (11:13)


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    Chapter 5 (14:35)


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    Chapter 6 (15:08)


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    Chapter 7 (11:13)


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    Chapter 8 (13:19)


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    Chapter 9 (14:06)


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    Chapter 10 (17:58)


In this Homespun video tutorial series, you’ll learn to play eight must-know bluegrass instrumentals that are likely to be heard in jam sessions, picking parties and band performances. Bill Evans, one of America’s best-loved players and teachers, helps you build your technique from the ground up, showing you the techniques that will give these tunes power and authenticity.

You’ll learn how to play Jesse James, John Hardy, Foggy Mountain Breakdown, Clinch Mt. Backstep, Old Joe Clark, Salt Creek, Fireball Mail and Soldier’s Joy.

This video series is perfect for banjo players at all levels and beginners will learn the rolls, licks and chord shapes that will get you started picking these tunes the right way. More experienced players will add the cool touches that will make each of these familiar tunes uniquely your own.

Each song is played slowly and at an "almost" up-to-speed tempo so you can build up your picking speed. Practice your newly-learned solos with backup rhythm provided by Bill and guitarist Jim Nunally for a great learning experience and jam session success!


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Bill Evans is an internationally recognized five-string banjo life force. As a performer, teacher, writer and composer, he brings a deep knowledge, intense virtuosity and contagious passion to all things banjo, with thousands of music fans and banjo students from all over the world in a music career that now spans over thirty-five years.

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    Bluegrass Banjo Favorites

    In this Homespun video tutorial series, you’ll learn to play eight must-know bluegrass instrumentals that are likely to be heard in jam sessions, picking parties and band performances. Bill Evans, one of America’s best-loved players and teachers, helps you build your technique from the ground up, showing you the techniques that will give these tunes power and authenticity.

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