Through his books, videos, classes and workshops, Pete (Dr. Banjo) Wernick has probably gotten more people playing bluegrass banjo than just about anyone. His video, "Beginning Bluegrass Banjo, " has been one of Homespun’s most popular titles since it was issued in 1986. Now we are re-releasing it in DVD format, making it easier than ever for new players to get started.
Master the basics of bluegrass, plus learn the standard tune "Whiskey Before Breakfast." This lick pack will teach you standard strum accompaniment patterns in the keys of C and G, alternating bass lines, walk-ups, hammer-on and pull-off embellishments, flatpicking melodies, banjo-style forward and backward rolls, "old-timey" and traditional Irish fiddle–-style licks with unison notes and "floaters," and much more.
One of America's most renowned bluegrass musicians imparts wisdom and advice based on decades of experience playing in bands from Bill Monroe an d the Blue Grass Boys to Old And In The Way. With Peter Rowan's help, you'll improve your lead singing and establish an authentic bluegrass guitar sound. Peter's invaluable tips on breathing, phrasing, vocal improvisation, and his exercises to increase your power and range, will help you excel as a lead singer. His guitar accompaniment techniques show you how to back up your singing wiht a strong sense of time, add bluegrass style bass.
A high-octane course in Scruggs-style banjo. Tony Trischka will take your playing up to the next level with a host of terrific tunes and invaluable instruction. Learn some of the traditional instrumentals that form the essential repertoire for every aspiring picker. Discover the inner workings of each tune, and how to employ rolls, chokes, slides and inversions to achieve an authentic Bluegrass sound.