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Power Pickin' Vol. 4: Bluegrass Banjo Master Class 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
Power Pickin' Vol. 4: Bluegrass Banjo Master Class
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