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Power Pickin' Vol. 4: Bluegrass Banjo Master Class

By Bill Evans

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Power Pickin' Vol. 4: Bluegrass Banjo Master Class composed by Bill Evans. For Banjo (5-String). Boxed, Rhythm/Backup. Acutab. Bluegrass. Intermediate-Advanced. DVD. Duration 140 minutes. Published by Acutab Publications (MB.DBE3).

Master Class is not a term you hear much in the banjo world, though it is quite common in the jazz and classical music worlds. Essentially, it is a chance to attend an instructional event with a noted master of their instrument. In this DVD, Bill Evans follows the same concept, presenting an overview of techniques that will benefit any banjo player.

  • (01) Opening tune  
  • (02) Welcome  
  • (03) Posture/strap placement  
  • (04) Neck angle  
  • (05) Strap height  
  • (06) Right hand technique  
  • (07) Right hand placement  
  • (08) Right hand anchor  
  • (09) Right hand strokes  
  • (10) Pick placement  
  • (11) Right hand review  
  • (12) Practicing rolls  
  • (13) Alternating roll  
  • (14) Reverse roll  
  • (15) Forward roll  
  • (16) Reverse roll 2  
  • (17) Foggy Mountain Breakdown roll  
  • (18) Backward roll  
  • (19) Middle leading roll  
  • (20) Note spacing  
  • (21) Practicing with a metronome  
  • (22) Left hand placement  
  • (23) Slides, hammers and pull-offs  
  • (24) Chokes  
  • (25) Essential licks intro  
  • (26) Earl's favorite lick  
  • (27) Earl's favorite licks split screen  
  • (28) Head Over Heels lick  
  • (29) Rolling In My Sweet Baby's Arms lick  
  • (30) One measure G - D lick  
  • (31) Foggy Mountain Breakdown lick  
  • (32) JD Crowe lick  
  • (33) Eighth vs sixteenth notes  
  • (34) Hammer pull lick  
  • (35) Hammer pull variation  
  • (36) Hammer pull variation 2  
  • (37) Hammer pull variation 3  
  • (38) Terry Baucom lick  
  • (39) Terry Baucom lick 2  
  • (40) Hammer pull variation 4  
  • (41) JD Crowe lick 2  
  • (42) 1st string lick  
  • (43) Scruggs pull off lick  
  • (44) Scruggs pull off lick 2  
  • (45) Scruggs/Osborne lick  
  • (46) Combo lick 1  
  • (47) Combo lick 2  
  • (48) Bill's lick  
  • (49) Exercises intro  
  • (50) Foggy Mountain exercise in G  
  • (51) Foggy Mountain exercise in C  
  • (52) Foggy Mountain exercise in D  
  • (53) Foggy Mountain exercise G - C - D  
  • (54) 3rds in G exercise  
  • (55) 3rds in G exercise split screen  
  • (56) 3rd in D exercise  
  • (57) 6ths in G exercise  
  • (58) 6ths in D exercise  
  • (59) 6ths in D exercise, 4th string drone  
  • (60) 3rds in G (bluesy) exercise  
  • (61) 6ths in G (bluesy) exercise  
  • (62) Passing chords intro  
  • (63) Passing chord exercise 1  
  • (64) Passing chord exercise 2  
  • (65) Passing chord exercise with Bela's roll  
  • (66) D - G passing chord exercise  
  • (67) D - G passing chord exercise with Bela's roll  
  • (68) D - G passing chord exercise (minor)  
  • (69) D - G passing chord exercise (minor) with Bela's roll  
  • (70) Theme Time lick exercise  
  • (71) Dixie Breakdown lick exercise  
  • (72) Closing comments  
  • (73) Outro tune / credits 
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