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Anyone Can Play Bluegrass Banjo

By Paul W. Hayman

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Banjo (5-string) - Beginning
Composed by Paul W. Hayman. Boxed, Methods. Anyone Can Play. Bluegrass. DVD. Duration 60 minutes. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.94350DVD).

Item Number: MB.94350DVD

5.38 x 7.5 inches.

This DVD is designed to teach the basics of bluegrass banjo playing to the beginning student who has no previous music experience. It includes a broad discussion of Scruggs-style banjo playing with a brief introduction to melodic-style playing. Bluegrass standards such as Cripple Creek, Lonesome Road Blues, Little Maggie, Bury Me Beneath the Willow, and many others are taught in the lessons. A free instructional booklet is available for download on the internet.

  • Introduction 
  • Playing Basics 
  • Lesson 1 - Alternating Thumb Roll 
  • Lesson 2 - Forward Roll 
  • Lesson 3 - Forward Reverse Roll 
  • Lesson 4 - Slides and Hammer-Ons 
  • Lesson 5 - End of Phase Lick 
  • Lesson 6 - A Blues Phrase 
  • Lesson 7 - Pull-Offs 
  • Lesson 8 - F Chord 
  • Lesson 9 - Playing up the Neck 
  • Lesson 10 - Back Up 
  • Lesson 11 - Melodic Style 
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