Jens Kruger's Banjo Method for Beginners is an easy and joyful way for you to start picking and playing Banjo today!
Banjo virtuoso Jens Kruger has devised a uniquely satisfying way for beginners to get started on this great American instrument. His is a completely different approach to learning to play the banjo: it's liberating, inspiring and will allow anyone to make music in minutes. Even if you already play the banjo there will be revelations here for you.
Jens' approach is based on playing a simple melody line surrounded by open drone notes. You only have to play one string at a time, finding the tune by ear as you slide up and down the fingerboard. By combining this with a simple forward roll, your songs sound full and deceptively complex.
This easy but highly musical lesson will teach anyone to play the melodies to songs such as Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Aunt Rhody, Grandfather's Clock, Wildwood Flower, Old Folks at Home, Shady Grove and other favorites in the three-finger banjo style.
Rhythmic backup by the Kruger Brothers Band adds a rich and cohesive sound and enables you to play along with Jens for productive practice sessions.
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Submitted 1 year ago
If you are a beginner looking to learn some tunes, this isn't very helpful.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Cubase
Response from Customer Service:
Although this Homespun lesson does show you a couple different tunes, the focus is more on teach a beginner technique. If you are looking for a songbook then this certainly would not be the tutorial for you. But for those wanting to learn proper technique and start to get up to speed on the banjo, these videos can certainly be a good start!
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